WTA Files Reply Comments in RDOF Proceeding

Today, WTA filed reply comments in response to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. WTA reiterated many of its thoughts from its initial comments, writing that the CAF Phase II Auction procedures :must be revised substantially before they can be employed effectively, efficiently and equitably in areas that already have existing high-speed 10/1 Mbps broadband networks and customers. Given that substantial numbers of existing broadband customers are present in the contemplated RDOF areas, the Commission must design its RDOF reverse auction procedures to give priority to customer service and protection considerations rather than driving high-cost support disbursements down to the lowest possible level.”