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WTA Discusses Modernization of ACAM and CAF-BLS/HCLS USF Mechanisms With FCC

This week, WTA met with staff from the offices of FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Commissioners Brendan Carr, Nathan Simington, and Geoffrey Starks to discuss the pending Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model rulemaking, as well as the need for … Continue reading “WTA Discusses Modernization of ACAM and CAF-BLS/HCLS USF Mechanisms With FCC”

WTA Urges FCC to Extend and Enhance Current ACAM/CAF-BLS Mechanisms

On August 18, representatives from WTA met with staff from the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics to discuss the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the ACAM Broadband Coalition proceeding. WTA urged the FCC to move

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WTA Replies to Comments in Enhanced ACAM Proceeding

On August 1, WTA responded to comments filed in the FCC’s proceeding on the ACAM Broadband Coalition’s proposal to update the USF ACAM program.  In its comments, WTA reasserted that the FCC should adopt the Coalition’s proposal prior to implementation … Continue reading “WTA Replies to Comments in Enhanced ACAM Proceeding”

WTA Supports ACAM Coalition “Enhanced ACAM” Proposal

Today, WTA responded to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on the ACAM Broadband Coalition proposal to modify the existing Alternative Connect America Model (ACAM) mechanisms to offer an additional voluntary Enhanced ACAM option.  The Coalition proposes … Continue reading “WTA Supports ACAM Coalition “Enhanced ACAM” Proposal”

WTA Welcomes FCC Action on ACAM Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2022) – WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband is pleased to see the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks comment on a proposal to extend and expand the reach

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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”