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FCC Open Meeting

Posted In: FCC Open Meeting
Date: 10.23.2018
Background: At an open commission meeting today, the FCC adopted an order that will streamline regulations so rate-of-return carriers receiving fixed universal service support can elect a lighter touch incentive-based approach for their business data services. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO...
Date: 08.02.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered seven items during its August 2, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Wireline Infrastructure Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79) on pole attachments, and the Connected Care Pilot Program Notice of Inquiry (WC Docket No. 18-213) supporting telehealth...
Posted In: FCC, FCC Open Meeting
Date: 07.12.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered six items during its July 12, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Nationwide Number Portability Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-244) that eliminates and eases regulatory requirements that the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions identified as barriers...
Date: 06.14.2018
This month’s FCC open meeting boasted a full docket, including a number of items of particular interest to USTelecom members. Each one of these items accomplishes, in different ways, the FCC’s goal of improving the customer experience with broadband and phone service. Below are more details on three of the FCC’s June...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules on slamming and cramming at its open commission meeting on June 7, 2018. The order will protect consumers from unauthorized charges and other abuses. The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom: “The FCC’s...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to eliminate disparate treatment of Rural Broadband Providers. The order grants forbearance from applying Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to rural carriers' broadband Internet access transmission services. The following statement can be attributed to...
Date: 06.07.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today passed a Second Report and Order on Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment. The order will streamline the section 214(a) discontinuance process and the network change notification process. The following statement can be attributed to...
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek comment about enabling model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and emoving ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings. The following...
Date: 04.17.2018
Background: The FCC today adopted new measures to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—particularly those in rural America. The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter: “The Commission’s action is another significant...
Date: 12.14.2017
Background: The Federal Communications Commission today adopted the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which reversed the agency’s previous decision to regulate broadband internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. The following statement is attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “Today...

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