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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”

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 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”