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Lifeline-Supported Services Minimum Standards

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...

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FCC Requirement To Report Cost Consultant on FCC Form 481

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...

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FCC Delays Performance Measure Testing & Reporting

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...

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FCC Eliminates Local Rate Floor – Follow Up

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...

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FCC Eliminates Local Rate Floor

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...

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G-Point 19-03: USAC Notice Regarding Legacy Support

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...

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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.

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Midwest Division
Judi Ushio
Division Manager
jushio@gvnw.com

2270 La Montana Way
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
719.594.5800

2930 Montvale Drive
Suite B
Springfield, IL 62704
217.698.2700

Southwest Division
Stephen Gatto
Division Manager
sgatto@gvnw.com

1836 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
830.896.5200

Western Division
Jim Rennard
Division Manager
jrennard@gvnw.com

8050 SW Warm Springs Street
Suite 200
Tualatin, OR 97062
503.612.4400