'FCC ICC/USF Reform Order' Posts

TMI Announces ICC Reform “Step 4” Rate Reduction Summary

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ICC Reform Step 4

At Technologies Management, Inc., we assist a wide variety of telecom providers in calculating and filing access reduction rates. We have posted a number of blog articles to help keep our industry affiliates informed of developments (see previous blog articles Next Step For FCC Access Reform Effective July 1, 2015 dated 4/21/15 and Ready for Access Reform – Step Four? dated 5/20/15).

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Ready For Access Reform – Step Four?

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TMI Access Reduction Filings

Well, school is almost out and that can mean only one thing . . . Access Reform Step Four filings are due!

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The Regulatory Mix – Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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The Regulatory Mix

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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The Regulatory Mix – Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Early Access Reduction Filings Ordered By Some States

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Access Redcution FilingsIn July 2014, pursuant to the FCC’s Order (FCC 11-161), price cap ILECs – and CLECs that benchmark to them – must reduce their interstate and intrastate terminating switched end office rates by one-third of the differential between their current rates and $0.0007. This reduction is referred to as Step Three of the FCC ICC/USF Reform Order. 
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FCC Rule Changes Aimed At Expanding Rural Broadband

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Rural Broadband

At its April 23, 2014, Open Meeting, the FCC took several actions designed to expand robust broadband offerings in rural areas. The FCC said that its plans for Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF) would result in a nearly 70% increase in annual support for broadband and voice service in areas served by the price cap incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and would expand broadband access to an additional 5 million Americans. Over five years, Phase II of the CAF will provide nearly $9 billion to expand broadband in rural areas.

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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The Regulatory Mix – Monday, April 7, 2014

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The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Further Switched Access Reductions Effective July 1, 2014

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describe the imageThe next step for implementation of access reform will be to reduce terminating end office switched access rates in the preordained downward glide-path to the rate of $0.0007 per minute. In this step, the ILECs will calculate their composite terminating end office rate, and CLECs will be capped at the new ILECs rates. The terminating end office composite encompasses the following rate elements, where applicable:

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The Regulatory Mix – Thursday, January 9, 2014

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The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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