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The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC entrance shutterstockFCC Advisory on Lifeline Usage Rule 

The FCC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an Advisory alerting Lifeline carriers, beneficiaries, and the public about carrier failures to comply with the Lifeline program usage rule.  The rule applies when an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) offers Lifeline service that does not require it to assess and collect a monthly fee from its subscribers.

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Topics: broadband, ETCs, robocalling, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers, Lifeline Usage Rule, Office of Inspector General, Energy and Commerce Committee, 9-1-1 System, OIG, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Ways and Means Committee

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC front viewFCC Lifeline Obligation Forbearance

The FCC announced the counties in which conditional forbearance from the obligation to offer Lifeline-supported voice service applies.  The forbearance only applies to the Lifeline voice obligation of eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that are designated for purposes of receiving both high-cost and Lifeline support (high-cost/Lifeline ETCs), and not to Lifeline-only ETCs. 

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Topics: ETCs, high-cost/Lifeline, CSRIC, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers, Lifeline-supported voice service

The Regulatory Mix - Friday, June 15, 2018

Posted by Cory Garone

Today:  FCC Seeks Comment on ETC Petitions for New York Broadband Program, Pennsylvania Initiates Rulemaking on Jurisdiction Over Pole Attachments 

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Topics: Connect America Fund, CAF, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers, ETC designation, Hughes Network Systems, Pennsylvania Pole Attachments, New York Broadband Program, OEConnect, PUC jurisdiction over Pole Attachments

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  Louisiana enacts Caller ID Spoofing Bill, FCC Funding for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands 

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Topics: caller ID spoofing, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers, Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund, Connect USVI Fund, Louisianna Senate Bill Number 50, ETC designation

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today:  FCC Filing Deadlines for NY Broadband Program, FCC Approved NECA Average Schedule Settlement Formulas, NPAC Transition, Utah Lifeline Conference 

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Topics: ETC, NY Broadband Program, Number Portability Administration Center, Utah Lifeline Eligibility, NECA Average Schedule, NPAC, Transition Oversight Manager, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers, National Verifyer System, FCC/USAC’s self-certification

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Posted by Amy Gross

Today: NARUC Telecom Resolutions, NANC, NNP, Lifeline

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Topics: NANC, ETCs, NARUC Resolutions, Lifeline Program, Nationwide Number Portability, pole attachment rules, NNP, Eligible Telecommunications Carriers

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