GVNW News Feed – Telecom/Broadband Industry
Just So You Know
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...
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...
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...
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....
Current or Pending Telecom Industry Issues
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...
G-Point 18-07: Addendum to G-Point, Key Dates for FCC Forbearance of the Broadband Contribution Assessment
Yesterday GVNW announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted forbearance (Press Release) from applying the USF contribution requirements to rural LEC- provided broadband Internet access transmission services offered on a common carrier basis. This...
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