GVNW News Feed – Telecom/Broadband Industry
Just So You Know
On November 19, 2019, the FCC released an Order that waived the Lifeline-supported minimum standards for Mobile Broadband. According to existing FCC rules, the Mobile Broadband minimum standard was to increase from 2 GB/month to 8.75 GB/month effective December 1,...
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
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...
Industry Resources / LinksFor 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
GVNW – Midwest Division
2270 La Montana Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
2930 Montvale Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
GVNW – Southwest Division
1836 Junction Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
GVNW – Western Division
8050 SW Warm Springs Street
Tualatin, OR 97062
Vantage Point Solutions
2211 N. Minnesota Street
Mitchell, SD 57301