Tag Archive: Connect America Fund

Dec
09
2011

Raising the Bar on Broadband

The push to get broadband – and broadband that’s higher speed and that performs consistently as advertised – continues to grow stronger. In just the past couple of weeks we’ve seen the FCC order for the Connect America Fund go into the Federal Register, which means it goes into effect shortly, and we’ve noted the …

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Nov
04
2011

FCC Moves on USF, ICC Reform

After years of discussion and debate, the Federal Communications Commission has finally made its move to address Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. The FCC in mid October voted unanimously to retool these systems, which it noted “have been widely viewed as broken, and long overdue for reform.” Of course, a big part of the …

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Oct
14
2011

CAF, CTIA, FCC, ICC & USF

A lot has happened since my last blog. Steve Jobs passed away. Another CTIA show came and went. And Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski provided an update on the status of Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation reform. In a speech the day after Jobs’ passing, Genachowski noted the considerable contributions of the Apple …

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Aug
26
2011

A New Direction

One of the most closely watched communications-related regulatory discussions today has to do with Universal Service Fund reform. That change is needed relative to the USF seems to be undisputed. We live in a new and fast-evolving broadband world, and we need to ensure that world is open to a broader cross section and geography …

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Feb
08
2011

FCC to Vote on USF, Intercarrier Compensation Reform Today

It’s a big day for telecommunications and broadband regulatory reform. The Federal Communications Commission in its meeting today expects to vote on rules to modernize the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation. This effort, which I’m told has bipartisan support, will have wide-ranging impacts on the world of communications. Not only does it aim to …

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