GVNW News Feed – Telecom/Broadband Industry
Just So You Know
A reminder that beginning December 1, 2019, the Lifeline minimum service standards will increase as follows with the specific changes highlighted in orange: Fixed Broadband – 20/3 with 1024 GB of usage per month Exception - if 20/3 is unavailable at the subscriber’s...
On June 17, 2019, the FCC published a notice in the Federal Register which announced that OMB has approved a rule change to section 54.313(f)(4). The rule change requires rate-of-return ETCs receiving high-cost USF support to identify on their annual FCC Form 481...
Some great news for a Thursday afternoon! The FCC released a Public Notice on May 30, 2019 announcing a delay in performance measure testing and reporting until 1st quarter 2020. As you recall, all carriers with deployment obligations were to begin performance...
As mentioned in the April 15, 2019, GVNW Just So You Know publication, the FCC has eliminated the Local Rate Floor rule that has been in effect since 2011. The Order released on April 15, 2019, further explains that the FCC will continue to monitor residential local...
On April 12, 2019, the FCC eliminated the Local Rate Floor rule that has been in effect since 2011. Had the FCC not eliminated the rule, many rural consumers would have seen their local phone bill increase from $18 to $26.98 on July 1, 2019. The FCC will release an...
Current or Pending Telecom Industry Issues
G-Point 19-05: FCC Issues Order Modifying Performance Measurement Testing Requirements and Schedule to Meet Testing & Reporting Requirements
The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) adopted an Order that modified its previous order on Performance Measurement Testing and set a new timeline for carriers to perform the required testing and then to report the results. The Order can be viewed online...
G-Point 19-04: FCC Adopts Order Updating Intercarrier Compensation Regime to Eliminate Access Arbitrage
The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) adopted an Order with new rules aimed at eliminating the financial incentives for intermediate access providers and access- stimulating LECs to increase tandem switching and transport charges by inefficiently...
USAC PROVIDES NOTICE THAT CARRIERS REMAINING ON LEGACY SUPPORT MUST MAKE A SELECTION REGARDING THEIR CAF BLS METHODOLOGY BUILD-OUT REQUIREMENTS On August 26, 2019, USAC provided notice via email to all carriers that are remaining on Legacy CAF BLS support that they...
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...
Industry Resources / Links
For your convenience, we have links to the home pages for each state, regional and national association, as well as each state public utility. You can also click HERE for the FCC home page. Please open a toggle below to access the links.
Regional & National Associations
State Telecom Associations
State Public Utilities
2270 La Montana Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
2930 Montvale Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
1836 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
8050 SW Warm Springs Street
Tualatin, OR 97062