USAC Releases FCC Form 481 and Opens HUBB Portal

April 20th, 2017|e-Lerts|

This week, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) notified Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) that it has released the revised 2017 FCC Form 481 and ETCs may begin reporting information through USAC’s E-File system. However, the [...]

FCC Proposes Solutions to Consumers’ Robocall Complaints

April 5th, 2017|e-Lerts|

During its open meeting last month, the FCC proposed rules to end the problems of illegal robocalls and spoofing. When telephone numbers are autodialed and the called party hears a recorded message instead of a [...]

Feds Roll Back Broadband Privacy & Lifeline Broadband ETC Designations

March 30th, 2017|e-Lerts|

JSI Monitoring Both to Determine How They Affect Clients As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate’s lead and voted Tuesday to repeal the privacy rules put in place in the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Order [...]

Lifeline’s New Rolling Recertification Process Begins July 1

March 16th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Clients should be preparing now to launch efforts in April JSI clients that perform their own Lifeline customer recertifications are urged to begin preparing for the first monthly rolling recertification process, that start with the [...]

FCC Reopens Form 477 Filing System

March 7th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Deadline extended to March 24 After last week’s delay, the FCC Form 477 filing system has reopened. The FCC announced today that March 24, 2017, is the extended deadline for carriers to report data on [...]

CAF Phase II Reverse Auction Bidding Weights Defined

March 7th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Auctions Still Far Away On March 2, 2017, the FCC released an Order which tied up some loose ends with the Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auctions, such as defining the bidding weights for [...]

FCC Announces 2017 Rate Benchmarks for Voice and Broadband

March 6th, 2017|e-Lerts|

In February, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing the 2017 local rate floor for incumbent eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that receive High Cost Loop Support (HCLS). Companies that elected A-CAM support [...]

Reminder of Upcoming Deadlines on Service Accessibility & Long Distance Rates

March 3rd, 2017|e-Lerts|

We remind clients of two upcoming deadlines that your company should begin preparing for now. Service Accessibility Compliance Certification Filing Companies must submit their certifications to the FCC by April 1 concerning accessibility of services [...]

FCC Grants Stay Petition for Data Security Rules

March 2nd, 2017|e-Lerts|

In an Order adopted yesterday, the FCC partially stayed rules requiring broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement reasonable data security practices to protect their customers’ privacy. These rules, adopted in October 2016, were scheduled [...]

FCC Extends HUBB, Form 477 Broadband Reporting Deadlines

February 27th, 2017|e-Lerts|

Late Friday, February 24, the FCC extended two deadlines for broadband reporting obligations that were supposed to occur this week. First, an FCC Order extends the March 1, 2017, deadline for rate-of-return carriers to submit [...]

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