The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has extended the deadline for filing Comments and Reply Comments on the Universal Service Fund reform proceeding it opened late last year. For more details regarding the scope of the rulemaking proceeding, see here:
- Notice of Inquiry on the Future of the Universal Service Fund in Light of the Broadband Investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
The FCC seeks comment on the effect of the IIJA on existing USF programs and the ability of the FCC to reach its goals of universal deployment, affordability, adoption, availability and equitable access to broadband throughout the United States, and on recommended courses of action the FCC and Congress should take to further promote those goals.
Comments are now due Feb. 17, 2022
Reply Comments are due Mar. 17, 2022
If you have questions about or would like to file comments related to the impact of potential changes to the USF contribution scheme, the FCC’s universal goals for broadband, or the impact on the Act on your business, contact the attorney assigned to your account or, in the alternative, contact Jonathan S. Marashlian at email@example.com.