GVNW News Feed – Telecom/Broadband Industry
Just So You Know
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...
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
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...
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...
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