WTA Members Meet with Chairman Pai’s Office to Discuss BCM

On Oct. 15, representatives from WTA and its member companies discussed with staff from Chairman Pai’s office the need by the approximately 435 rural local exchange carriers that receive HCLS and/or CAF-BLS for relief from the budget control mechanism during

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WTA Files Comments on Broadband Mapping

Today, WTA filed comments in response to the Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the FCC’s proceeding to create the Digital Opportunity Data Collection. In its comments, WTA discussed the difficultly of defining locations for the purposes of the … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments on Broadband Mapping”

WTA Comments on STIR-SHAKEN

In response to the July 17 FCC Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on combating illegal and unwanted robocalls, WTA filed comments stating that the key to the resolution of many of the robocall blocking issues raised in this proceeding “is … Continue reading “WTA Comments on STIR-SHAKEN”

WTA Cancels its 2020 Fall Educational Forum out of the Safety Concerns for its Members and Staff

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 the Idaho Health Department and other expert sources regarding … Continue reading “WTA Cancels its 2020 Fall Educational Forum out of the Safety Concerns for its Members and Staff”

ILEC Industry Tells Congress Not to Alter RDOF to Remove ETC Requirement

In a letter signed by WTA, USTelecom, and NTCA sent to Congress today, the associations expressed “deep concern with proposed legislation to prospectively eliminate the eligible telecommunication carrier (ETC) designation for certain broadband providers seeking to compete for funding through … Continue reading “ILEC Industry Tells Congress Not to Alter RDOF to Remove ETC Requirement”

WTA Opposes Mandatory Nationwide Detariffing of Telephone Access Charges

Today, WTA filed comments with the FCC expressing opposition to its proposal to detariff telephone access charges (TACs) such as the Subscriber Line Charge (SLC) and Access Recovery Charge (ARC), arguing that there are no significant current problems or complaints

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