WTA Announces Staff Promotions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2018) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is pleased to announce staff promotions in its Washington, DC office.

Derrick B. Owens has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs. His responsibilities

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Verizon Schedules Rural Call Completion Workshop

As part of its consent decree in the rural call completion proceeding, Verizon is hosting two rural call completion workshops. The first will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the National Press Club in Washington, … Continue reading “Verizon Schedules Rural Call Completion Workshop”

FCC Grants Request for Extension on Study Area Boundaries Filing

Yesterday, the FCC issued an Order giving ILECs an additional 60 days in which to revise their study area data. Filers now have until March 17 to get their revised data to the Commission instead of having to complete it … Continue reading “FCC Grants Request for Extension on Study Area Boundaries Filing”

Congress Pressures FCC on QRA

Recently, two congressional letters were recently sent to the FCC expressing concerns about the quantile regression analysis. The first, led by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), was signed by 11 other members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Continue reading “Congress Pressures FCC on QRA”

FCC Releases Order on Regression Analysis

On Friday, the FCC issued an Order giving the rural ILEC industry some certainty regarding the application of the regression analysis for next year. The Order keeps in place the FCC’s regression coefficients being used for 2012 and 2013 through … Continue reading “FCC Releases Order on Regression Analysis”

FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory on Call Completion

On July 19, the FCC issued an Enforcement Advisory reminding long distance providers that if they receive an informal complaint regarding a call originating on their long distance networks they “must submit a written response explaining that the provider: (a) … Continue reading “FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory on Call Completion”

FCC Releases 6th Order on Reconsideration

Today, the FCC released its 6th Order on Reconsideration of the USF/ICC Transformation Order.  WTA and NTCA issued a joint press release in response.… Continue reading “FCC Releases 6th Order on Reconsideration”