WTA Responds to LDT Broadband on Challenges of Serving Rural Areas

Today, WTA filed a letter with the FCC contesting LTD Broadband’s claim that “rural areas do not present the same challenges of deploying fiber [as many urban fiber deployments] because of the lack of in-ground infrastructure such as gas lines, … Continue reading “WTA Responds to LDT Broadband on Challenges of Serving Rural Areas”

WTA Recommends Increasing Speeds for USDA ReConnect Program

Today, WTA filed comments with USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) in response to its Final Rule asking for public input on certain aspects of it’s ReConnect grant and loan program. WTA recommended that RUS increase the minimum speed standard to … Continue reading “WTA Recommends Increasing Speeds for USDA ReConnect Program”

WTA Expresses Serious Concerns to FCC about RDOF Auction

In an April 20 letter sent to the FCC, WTA wrote that its members “are very skeptical of the ability of several RDOF auction ‘winners’ to fulfill their promises to construct and operate new stand-alone Gigabit-speed fiber optic broadband networks … Continue reading “WTA Expresses Serious Concerns to FCC about RDOF Auction”

WTA Comments on Proposed Emergency Connectivity Fund

On April 5, WTA submitted comments to the FCC in response to its Public Notice seeking to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund established by Congress in the American Rescue Plan. The ECF would provide assistance to schools and libraries to … Continue reading “WTA Comments on Proposed Emergency Connectivity Fund”

WTA Files Comments on Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund

On January 25, WTA filed comments in response to the FCC’s Public Notice seeking comment on the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund, which would provide $3.2 billion to subsidize broadband access. WTA’s comments state that “the rules and regulations adopted in … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments on Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund”

WTA Files Comments on Proposed Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund

On Jan. 25, WTA filed comments with the FCC in response to the FCC’s Jan. 4 Public Notice seeking comment on establishing the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund, which was created by Congress at the end of 2020.

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WTA Files in Support of Rulemaking on ACAM Company Petition

Today, WTA filed comments in support of the initiation of a FCC “rulemaking to consider the issues raised by the ACAM Broadband Coalition in its Petition for Rulemaking, dated October 30, 2020, regarding enhancements to existing high-cost support mechanisms that … Continue reading “WTA Files in Support of Rulemaking on ACAM Company Petition”