WTA Urges FCC Against Forebearing from Assessing Broadband for Contributions to USF

On April 17, representatives from WTA met with staff from FCC Commissioner Gomez’s office to support the removal of any discussion of forbearance in the draft Open Internet Order and instead to include the question of whether and how to assess USF contributions upon BIAS as part of a broad rulemaking looking to reform and expand the USF contribution system. This meeting follows meetings with staff from Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s and Commissioner Carr’s and Commissioner Starks’ offices.