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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 Files in Support of Rulemaking on ACAM Company Petition

Today, WTA filed comments in support of the initiation of a FCC “rulemaking to consider the issues raised by the ACAM Broadband Coalition in its Petition for Rulemaking, dated October 30, 2020, regarding enhancements to existing high-cost support mechanisms that … Continue reading “WTA Files in Support of Rulemaking on ACAM Company Petition”

WTA Files in Support of TDS Waiver Petitions

On October 21, WTA filed comments with the FCC in support of the Petition for Temporary Waiver of TDS Telecommunications LLC. TDS had sought a waiver of certain reporting deadlines in Section 54.316 of the Commission’s Rules and the HUBB … Continue reading “WTA Files in Support of TDS Waiver Petitions”

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 Recommends Suspension of BCM for Remainder of COVID Emergency

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”

WTA Applauds and Supports Introduction of Universal Service Fund Contributions Modernization Legislation

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

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WTA Files Comments on RDOF

Today, WTA filed comments in response to the FCC’s Public Notice on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

In its comments, WTA focused on the following four issues:

  • (1) that the Commission should retain census block groups as the minimum geographic
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