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FCC Reduces Reporting Requirements for High Cost ETCs

USA - July 10 2017 Four days after ETCs were required to submit FCC Form 481 (54.313 54.422 Data Collection Form); the FCC released an order streamlining the process...

New Lifeline Rules Take Effect December 2 and Draft Plan Released for National Verifier

USA - December 6 2016 The Lifeline program, created more than 30 years ago to make telephone service more affordable for low-income families, has undergone its most...

FCC Launches Mapping Tool to Drive Broadband Healthcare Solutions

USA - August 4 2016 This Tuesday, the FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force unveiled its Mapping Broadband Health in America tool which permits users to “visualize, overlay...

James M. Smith.

ETCs and State Commissions Seek to Overturn Some of the New FCC Lifeline Rules

USA - July 7 2016 As was expected after the FCC’s sweeping Lifeline rule changes, several parties filed Petitions for Reconsideration of the controversial Lifeline...

Danielle Frappier, Christopher A. Cook.

New FCC Lifeline Rules: Effective Dates Clarified Multiple Times But Some Discrepancies Remain

USA - June 28 2016 The Lifeline Modernization Order was published in the Federal Register on May 24, making the effective date of the Order June 23, 2016. Most of the...

Danielle Frappier, Christopher A. Cook, Alan Galloway.