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Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2012

The Universal Service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2012 is 15.7


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

Carriers and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers must file their annual report certifying compliance with the FCC's


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2012

Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) that provide Lifeline service are required to recertify the eligibility of their base customers as of June 1, 2012 by December 31, 2012


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

The FCC announced that outage reporting requirements will be applied to interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers effective December 16, 2012, pursuant to its VoIP Outage Order adopted February 15, 2012 (FCC 12-22


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is accepting applications for broadband access loans


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On April 8, 2011, HR 1343, entitled "To return unused or reclaimed funds made available for Broadband Awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Treasury of the United States" was referred to the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture for consideration


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2011

On February 10, 2011, the House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing that focused on continuing oversight of funds disbursed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) under the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

On April 20-21, 2011, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a workshop for those who want to apply for USDA's Rural Development broadband loan programs


Compliance notes
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

FCC Form 499-Q is due May 1, 2011, for all filers that are not considered to be de minimis for Universal Service filing purposes


Stimulus this week
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

On April 4, 2011, Rep. Charles Bass, R-NH, introduced HR 1343, a bill “To return unused or reclaimed funds made available for Broadband Awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Treasury of the United States.”