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Day: March 18, 2019

On March 15, the FCC considered a Fourth Report and Order (19-23) that will ensure long-distance calls successfully reach rural America. The FCC acts under the Improving Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 (“RCC Act”) and creates rules affecting only “intermediate providers.” The FCC believes such providers to be responsible for the success or …

FCC Takes Additional Steps to Combat Rural Call Completion Problems Read More »

On March 15, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (19-22) announcing that it will reevaluate its current “partitioning, disaggregation, and spectrum leasing rules might further the agency’s goals of closing the digital divide and increasing spectrum access for small carriers and in rural areas.” Currently, the FCC allows partitioning and disaggregation of licenses …

FCC to Reevaluate Partitioning, Disaggregation, and Spectrum Leasing Rules Read More »

On March 15, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Press Release and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its ongoing effort to standardize both a location accuracy metric for indoor wireless 911 calls and a threshold of what percent of calls must meet this metric, as “the capability to locate wireless 911 …

FCC Proposes Rules for Floor Level Accuracy of Enhanced 911 Services Read More »

The FCC Managing Director issued a Public Notice on March 13, 2019, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the second quarter of 2019 will be 18.8 percent, down from the current 20.0 percent. Unless otherwise notified by our firm, clients may presume the FCC approved the new rate, and that the new rate will be …

FCC USF Fee Factor Decreases to 18.8% for Q2 2019 Read More »