Rebuild Rural Coalition Sends Letter on Infrastructure to President Biden

On January 28, WTA along with many other organizations, sent a letter to President Biden asking him to prioritize rural infrastructure, including broadband.

The letter says “The scope of the investment needed is staggering. Clearly, the federal government must continue … Continue reading “Rebuild Rural Coalition Sends Letter on Infrastructure to President Biden”

WTA Files Reply Comments in Telehealth Pilot Program Proceeding

On October 10th, WTA filed reply comments in the Commission’s telehealth pilot program proceeding focused on improving the health outcomes of low-income Americans, especially in rural areas, through the use of telehealth solutions. In its filing, WTA reminded the Commission … Continue reading “WTA Files Reply Comments in Telehealth Pilot Program Proceeding”

WTA Files Comments in Support of NTCA’s Lifeline Petition

On August 30th, WTA filed comments in support of NTCA’s petition to temporarily waive the Commission’s new minimum service standards for the Lifeline program. WTA agreed with NTCA’s assessment that the newly increased 18/2 Mbps standard will result in increased … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments in Support of NTCA’s Lifeline Petition”

WTA Supports NTCA’s Petition for Reconsideration in Call Completion Proceeding

On August 2, WTA filed comments in support of NTCA’s Petition for Reconsideration in the ongoing Rural Call Completion proceeding. In its Petition, NTCA requests that the Commission reconsider its decision to not require covered providers to file their documented … Continue reading “WTA Supports NTCA’s Petition for Reconsideration in Call Completion Proceeding”

WTA Supports ACA’s Petition for Waiver in Video Accessibility Proceeding

On July 10, WTA filed comments in support of the American Cable Association’s Petition for Waiver in the video accessibility proceeding. ACA requested waivers for two classes of QAM video providers as the December 20, 2018 compliance deadline approaches. WTA … Continue reading “WTA Supports ACA’s Petition for Waiver in Video Accessibility Proceeding”

WTA Supports Keeping Data for Rural Call Completion

On June 19th, WTA filed reply comments in the Rural Call Completion proceeding. WTA raised its concerns with the Commission’s decision to sunset the data reporting rule and its current proposal to sunset the data recording and retention rules that … Continue reading “WTA Supports Keeping Data for Rural Call Completion”

WTA Files Comments in Lifeline Proceeding

On February 21st, WTA filed comments in the Commission’s Lifeline proceeding titled “Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers.” Specifically, WTA supports the Commission’s proposal to end or reduce the phase down of voice services as required by the previous … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments in Lifeline Proceeding”