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Alert: Annual CPNI Certification Due March 1, 2018 | FCC Alert – February 7, 2018
The FCC has released a Public Notice reminding telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that their annual certification documenting compliance with the Commission’s customer proprietary network information (CPNI) rules must be filed by March 1, 2018. The 2018 certification filing covers compliance during calendar year 2017. Subscribe for more information >
FCC Establishes Procedures and Sets Dates for CAF Phase II Auction | FCC Alert – February 6, 2018
The FCC has released a Public Notice that establishes the filing requirements and other procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction. It also establishes key dates and deadlines pertaining to the auction. The Phase II auction – which is a multi-round, reverse auction – will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer broadband and voice services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost price cap areas. The auction is scheduled to begin on July 24, 2018. The Public Notice provides detailed information on all aspects of the auction, including: applying to participate; preparing for bidding; bidding procedures; and post-auction procedures. Subscribe for more information >
Pai Proposes $500M in Additional High-Cost Support over 10 Years for RoR Carriers | FCC Report – February 2018
In a statement released January 16th, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he has shared with his fellow commissioners an order that, if adopted, would provide approximately $500 million in additional high-cost USF support over 10 years for rate-of-return ILECs. The additional funding is intended to promote more high-speed broadband deployment in rural areas. The order would also include new rules to prevent abuse of the high-cost program. Subscribe for more information >
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