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FCC Reduces Broadband Performance Testing Requirement for First Half of 2022 | Moss Adams Alert – Jan. 3, 2022
On January 3, 2022, the Wireline Bureau released an Order that extends its previous waiver to carriers subject to the broadband performance testing and pre-testing requirements. Specifically, A-CAM I/RBE/Alaska Plan carriers must only test 70 percent of their USAC-selected samples during the first two quarters of 2022. Likewise, recipients of A-CAM II support, CAF BLS, and CAF II auction support are also only required to pre-test 70 percent of their required sample size for the first two quarters of 2022. (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Provides Additional Guidance on Affordable Connectivity Program | Moss Adams Alert – Jan. 4, 2022
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released an Order that provides additional guidance about the requirements for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) during the interim period until the ACP rules become effective. The Infrastructure Act established December 31, 2021 as the effective start date of the ACP, though the FCC has not yet adopted rules for the program. As a result, the Order provides clarity on the rules that will govern the ACP until the actual ACP rules are in effect. (Subscribe for more information)
Federal Lifeline Waivers Extended Through March 31st | Moss Adams Alert – Jan. 3, 2022
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released an Order further extending its prior waivers of the Lifeline program rules governing recertification, reverification, general de-enrollment, income documentation, and documentation requirements for subscribers residing in rural areas on Tribal lands, through March 31, 2022. (Subscribe for more information)
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