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Updating and Recertifying Study Area Boundary Data

Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and/or certifying state commissions (“state entities”) are required to submit updated Study Area Boundary data by March 15 of each year, showing any changes made by December 31 of the previous year. In addition, ILECs and...

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NPAC Annual Continuation Qualification

A reminder that all carriers that utilize the National Portability Administration Center (NPAC) database due to either porting or pooling must comply with the new Annual Continuation Qualification (ACQ) requirements by keeping the information on file with iconectiv...

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High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) Filing Reminder

A reminder that carriers participating in Connect America Fund (CAF) programs with set broadband deployment obligations must file geocoded data via USAC’s HUBB portal by March 1, 2019. The filing will consist of the latitude and longitude coordinates for every...

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Lifeline-Supported Services Minimum Standards

A reminder that beginning December 1, 2018, the Lifeline minimum service standards will increase as follows: Fixed Broadband – 18/2 with 1000GB of usage per monthException - if 18/2 is unavailable at the subscriber’s location, the Lifelinebenefit can be applied toward...

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Backup Power Obligations

If you recall, the FCC released an Order that was effective August 11, 2016 requiring Covered Providers to notify residential non-line powered subscribers (i.e. those served via fiber, fixed wireless, etc.) of service limitations in the event of a power outage....

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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

2270 La Montana Way
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO  80918

2930 Montvale Drive
Suite B
Springfield, IL 62704

Southwest Division
Stephen Gatto
Division Manager

1836 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028

Western Division
Jim Rennard
Division Manager

8050 SW Warm Springs Street
Suite 200
Tualatin, OR 97062