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On May 2, 2019, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a revised version of the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) v2.5.1 and announced the offers of model-based A-CAM II support to rate-of-return carriers that are still receiving legacy support...
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) on January 3, 2019, announced that at noon it was suspending most of its operations due to a potential lapse of funding caused by the partial federal government shutdown. The Public Notice can be viewed using the...
G-Point 18-11: FCC to Adopt USF Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule-making at December 12th Open Meeting
Summary of Draft Order and Further Notice Pursuant to its new practice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released adraft of the Report and Order (R&O) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that it will consider and undoubtedly adopt at...
G-Point 18-10: FCC Allows Rate-Of-Return Carriers To Elect To Transition Their Business Data Services Out Of Rate-Of-Return Regulation
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) recently adopted new rules allowing rate-of-return carriers that receive fixed universal service support to choose to migrate their Business Data Service (“BDS”) offerings on a voluntarily basis to a reduced...
G-Point 18-09: Wireline Competition Bureau Issues Order Establishing Uniform Framework For Measuring Speed & Latency Performance for Recipients of High-Cost Universal Support
The Wireline Competition Bureau (“WCB”) along with the Wireless Competition Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology recently adopted a uniform framework for measuring the speed and latency performance to set fixed locations for carriers receiving high-cost...
For those carriers electing to have USAC perform their rolling Lifeline recertification, it is necessary to elect USAC using the online election form. The election period for USAC- elected recertification is open from July 16, 2018 to August 31, 2018. The USAC notice...
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