WTA Applauds Committee Approval of FAIR Contributions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2022) – Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved S. 2427, the Funding Affordable Internet with Reliable (FAIR) Contributions Act. WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband supports this bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. … Continue reading “WTA Applauds Committee Approval of FAIR Contributions Act”

WTA Welcomes FCC Action on Budget Control Mechanism

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2022) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is gratified to see the FCC, in actions today, waive the Budget Control Mechanism (BCM), for at least another year.

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WTA Discusses Budget Control Mechanism and Future of CAF-BLS with FCC

On April 29, representatives from WTA met with the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau to discuss the budget control mechanism (BCM) and the need for more certainty regarding the future of support for recipients of CAF-BLS.

Regarding the BCM, “WTA noted

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WTA Opposes Creation of Proposed USAC E-Rate Portal

Today, WTA responded to the FCC’s NPRM on creating a portal managed by the Universal Service Administrative Company through which bid responses to FCC Form 470 would be submitted. WTA stated in its comments that such a new bid portal … Continue reading “WTA Opposes Creation of Proposed USAC E-Rate Portal”

WTA Responds to FCC’s NOI on BGP Integrity

On April 11, WTA responded to the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on the vulnerabilities threatening the security and integrity of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and how best to address them.

In its comments, WTA said that … Continue reading “WTA Responds to FCC’s NOI on BGP Integrity”

WTA Files Reply Comments on Future of USF

Today, WTA submitted reply comments to the FCC in it’s Future of USF proceeding.  In its comments, WTA reiterated the need for USF High Cost Program support for future capital and operating expenses and its opposition to using Congressional appropriations … Continue reading “WTA Files Reply Comments on Future of USF”

Telecom Industry Urges Congress to Address Shortfall in Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program

Today, a group of industry associations, including WTA, sent letters to the Chair and Ranking Members Senate and House Appropriations Committees requesting that they address the shortfall in funding of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program administered by … Continue reading “Telecom Industry Urges Congress to Address Shortfall in Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program”