On May 28, representatives from WTA and five of its member companies discussed suspending the Budget Control Mechanism reductions for CAF-BLS companies for a year or at least for the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency with all five FCC Commissioner … Continue reading “WTA Recommends Suspension of BCM for Remainder of COVID Emergency”
Today, WTA along with several industry partners sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting that when they consider policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, that they “provide appropriation funding for implementation of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act.”
On May 20, WTA filed comments in response to the Public Notice, released by the Wireline Competition Bureau, seeking comment on the applicability of Section 4 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (“Secure Networks Act”) to … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments on Section 4 of Secure Networks Act”
On May 15, WTA filed Comments in response to the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on March 31, which implements the TRACED Act and mandates STIR/SHAKEN on IP portions of a carrier’s … Continue reading “WTA Files Comments in Robocalls/TRACED Act Proceeding”
Our nation has certainly EXPERIENCED MAJOR CHALLENGES since the start of 2020, and our INDUSTRY HAS NOT BEEN IMMUNE.
The need for robust broadband has never been more apparent and your company plays an increasingly critical role in the health … Continue reading “2020 Fall Educational Forum”
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
Today, leading telecom industry associations, including WTA, sent a letter to Congressional leaders reminding them of the role broadband networks have played in keeping Americans connected during the COVID-19 emergency. The letter says, in part:
“As financial uncertainties continue to
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