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Lifeline-Supported Services Minimum Standards

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,...

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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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