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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
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  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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FCC Announces Revised A-CAM Support Offers; June 21 Election Deadline | Moss Adams Regulatory Alert – May 7, 2018

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released a Public Notice announcing 217 revised offers of Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) support and the associated revised deployment obligations.  A-CAM carriers have until June 21, 2018 to notify the Wireline Bureau, on a state-by-state basis, whether they elect to receive the revised amount of model-based support. Subscribe for more information >

Additional High-Cost USF Reforms for Rate-of-Return Carriers Effective May 31st | FCC Report – May 2018

In March 2018, the FCC released a Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration that adopted additional reforms to the High-Cost universal service support program for rate-of-return carriers.  (See the April issue of the FCC Report for an in-depth article.)  The Report and Order and Third Order on Reconsideration has now been published in the Federal Register, establishing an effective date of May 31st. Subscribe for more information >

USAC Announces 15.52% Budget Control Reduction to Legacy RoR High Cost Support for July 2018-June 2019 | FCC Report – May 2018

USAC has posted the budget control mechanism (BCM) calculations for legacy rate-of-return carriers for the period of July 2018 through June 2019.  In the 2016 Rate-of-Return Reform Order, the FCC directed USAC to calculate the total support available for distribution to legacy rate-of-return carriers, and adjustments to each carrier’s support, to ensure that disbursements remain within the $2 billion annual high-cost support budget for all rate-of-return ILECs.  The new support amounts announced by USAC will apply to support payments beginning July 2018.    Subscribe for more information >

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