On February 25, 2021, the FCC released a Report and Order (Order) in Docket 20-455 making the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (Program) the law of the land.
On December 28, 2020, USTelecom filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s Order in the 8YY proceeding. Specifically, the ILEC association argued
In 2017 when the FCC released its Restoring Internet Freedom Order classifying broadband Internet access service as a Title I information service and effectively removing net neutrality
Anyone who believes that contentious telecommunications issues are ever completely resolved is clearly new to the industry. In recent weeks, we have seen 8YY access charges
It’s no secret that as soon as the FCC gets its fifth commissioner – a Democrat – it will start the process to again classify broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a Title II telecommunications service
One of the few issues uniting the industry is the importance of 911 and Enhanced 911 service. Yet for years states have diverted the fees telecoms collect from the public to pay for 911 upkeep
In December, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) became law. The Act appropriated $1.9 billion to the FCC to implement the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019
Chairman Ajit Pai left the FCC with the arrival of the new administration, replaced by Jessica Rosenworcel as acting Chairwoman.
The FCC 8YY Report and Order (Order) in Docket 18-156 which began a transition to bill-and-keep for many originating 8YY switched access charges became effective on December 27, 2020.
On January 4, 2021, the FCC issued a request for comments due January 25, 2021 in Docket 20-445 on how best to administer a new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program