Today, NECA, NTCA, WTA, OPASTCO, ERTA and ITTA filed comments in response to CTIA’s opposition to the rural associations’ Application for Review of the FCC’s April 25th Order on regression analysis. The associations’ state that “CTIA’s opposition contains only superficial arguments and lacks any evidentiary or technical basis to justify denying the AFRs.”
RUS and NTIA have released the applications for the broadband stimulus grants and loan. Please visit BroadbandUSA to download them. The deadline for submissions is 5 PM ET on August 14th. According to RUS and NTIA, an electronic application form will be available by July 31st. Those seeking more than $1 million must use this form.
Today, the FCC released updated rules for the transition to digital television due to the transition being delayed until June 12, 2009. These new rules effect the consumer education effort required of Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). WTA has prepared a summary of the updated rules that pertain to WTA members. The full text of the rules can be found here.