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WTA Discusses CAF-BLS Modernization with FCC

On Nov. 2, representatives from WTA met with staff from the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics, to discuss the need for continuing and updated CAF-BLS and budget control mechanism (BCM) relief to complete the ongoing … Continue reading “WTA Discusses CAF-BLS Modernization with FCC”

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 Supports FCC Decision to Waive Budget Control Mechanism for the Upcoming Tariff Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2021) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband applauds the FCC waiving the application of the budget control mechanism for rate-of-return carriers that receive high-cost universal service Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (“CAF-BLS”) and High … Continue reading “WTA Supports FCC Decision to Waive Budget Control Mechanism for the Upcoming Tariff Year”

WTA Discusses Budget Control Mechanism with FCC

On May 28, WTA staff met with staff for FCC Commissioner Starks to discuss the continued impacts of the Budget Control Mechanism on RLECs receiving CAF-BLS support through the High Cost Program. WTA shared insights into the negative effects that … Continue reading “WTA Discusses Budget Control Mechanism with FCC”

WTA Discusses Budget Control Mechanism with FCC

On May 28, WTA staff and member company representatives met with staff for Acting Chair Rosenworcel to discuss the continued impacts of the Budget Control Mechanism on RLECs receiving CAF-BLS support through the High Cost Program. The company representatives explained … Continue reading “WTA Discusses Budget Control Mechanism with FCC”

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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