WTA Highlights NLAD Problems to FCC; Supports Waivers for Small Providers

On May 27, WTA sent a letter to the FCC highlighting technical problems many of its member companies have been encountering “in enrolling eligible households in the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD)” for the purposes of the new Emergency Broadband … Continue reading “WTA Highlights NLAD Problems to FCC; Supports Waivers for Small Providers”

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”

COVID In-Person Meeting Information

WTA’s primary focus is, and will always be, to ensure the health and safety of its members, staff, speakers and guests at our annual educational forums. WTA will closely monitor the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) … Continue reading “COVID In-Person Meeting Information”

Napa Valley COVID RESTRICTIONS Causes a Location Change For WTA’S Spring Educational Forum

COVID keeps wreaking mayhem on WTA’s Spring Educational Forum! The Napa Marriott cancelled its contract with WTA because Napa County is still under a three household per gathering limit with no end in sight. Many Napa restaurants/businesses remain closed or … Continue reading “Napa Valley COVID RESTRICTIONS Causes a Location Change For WTA’S Spring Educational Forum”