Communications & Media

Regulatory Guidance

TeleCommunications are subscription-based regulatory alerts, FCC reports, and webcasts from the Communications & Media Practice at Moss Adams LLP. These updates and analysis focus on issues and developments that have the potential to significantly impact small and midsize telecommunications carriers.

With experienced professionals throughout the country, including in Washington DC, who monitor and work directly with government agencies and industry associations, Telecommunications offers the most up-to-date data on these key topics:

  • FCC orders
  • FCC reporting requirements
  • Public notices
  • Notices of proposed rulemaking
  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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Recent Topics

FCC Announces April 2024 is the Last Fully Funded Month of the ACP; Customer Notice Required by March 19th  | Moss Adams Alert – March 4, 2024

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that the last fully funded month for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit is April 2024.  Absent additional funding from Congress, the ACP can only provide a partial reimbursement for May 2024.  ACP providers have the option to claim and pass on that partial reimbursement amount to enrolled households.  After May 2024, the ACP will no longer support any benefits to enrolled households.   (Subscribe for more)


NIST Releases Version 2.0 of Cybersecurity Framework; Enhanced A-CAM Carriers Advised to Update Their Cybersecurity Plans | Moss Adams Alert – March 12, 2024

The FCC required carriers electing Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) support to implement operational cybersecurity and supply chain risk management plans that, among other things, reflect the latest version of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  On February 26th, NIST released Version 2.0 of the CSF.  NIST CSF 2.0 contains major updates to the previous version of the CSF (NIST CSF 1.1) that was the basis for Enhanced A-CAM carriers’ existing cybersecurity risk management plans that are currently on file with USAC.   (Subscribe for more)


RUS Announces Funding for Round 5 of the ReConnect Program | Moss Adams FCC Report – March 2024

On February 21st, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Round 5 of the Rural eConnectivity (ReConnect) Program.  This fifth round of funding will make available up to $700 million for loans and grants for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to deploy fixed broadband service in eligible rural areas.  (On February 26th, RUS released an amended NOFO extending the submission deadline for applications from April 21 to May 21, 2024.   (Subscribe for more)

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