WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2021) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds the FCC waiving the application of the budget control mechanism for rate-of-return carriers that receive high-cost universal service Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (“CAF-BLS”) and High … Continue reading “WTA Supports FCC Decision to Waive Budget Control Mechanism for the Upcoming Tariff Year”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May, 5 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Don Young (R-AK) for introducing bipartisan legislation to modernize the contributions mechanism for the Universal Service Fund (USF).
The USF is funded
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports bipartisan legislation introduced today by Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) and several of their colleagues that would allow small Internet service providers to recover
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2020) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband endorses the pledge announced last week by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to keep Americans connected to vital telecommunications services during possible disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past couple of weeks, WTA’s leadership has closely monitored the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), news reports, as well as information provided by other expert sources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). WTA’s primary focus … Continue reading “WTA CANCELS ITS SPRING EDUCATIONAL FORUM OUT OF SAFETY FOR ITS ATTENDEES”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2019) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports the effort by the FCC to create an easy-to-use suicide hotline with the passage of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking this week. The following statement can be … Continue reading “WTA Supports FCC Action on Suicide Prevention”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2019) – This morning, the FCC approved an Order on Reconsideration regarding its network performance testing rules approved last year. WTA was one of several entities that asked the FCC to revise its testing regime. The … Continue reading “WTA Supports Delay in Network Testing and Hopes FCC Will Address Problems in Testing Regime Should They Materialize”
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