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Rural Associations Discuss Video Accessibility at FCC
On April 12th, WTA and NTCA met with representatives from the Media and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus to discuss the approaching December 2018 video accessibility deadline applicable to small MVPDs. The Associations reviewed the technology available to their members with respect to compliance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”) talking guide […]
WTA Members Visit FCC and Congress
This week, WTA members Deborah Rand and David Shipley of USConnect and Robert Johnson and Troy Radermacher of Dickey Rural Networks visited Washington, DC and held meetings with the FCC and Congress. In meetings with the Wireline Competition Bureau, Amy Bender (Commissioner O’Rielly), Jamie Susskind (Commissioner Carr), and Travis Litman (Commissioner Rosenworcel) the WTA members discussed the […]
WTA Urges Congress to Allocate Specific Infrastructure Funding for Rural Broadband
In advance of the Senate Commerce Committee hearings on infrastructure this week, WTA released the following statement. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2018) – The following statement can be attributed to Derrick Owens, Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs for WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband: “As the Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings this […]
WTA’s Senior VP Derrick Owens Testifies at House Small Business Committee Hearing
Today, WTA’s Senior VP for Government and Industry Affairs testified in front of two Subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee on rural broadband issues.  His testimony and a webcast of the hearing can be found on the Committee’s website.

USTelecom Statement: FCC Considers Preventing USF Funds from Being Used To Buy Equipment from Targeted Companies that Threaten Network Security
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today opened a rulemaking to consider preventing Universal Service support funds from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter: 

USTelecom Statement: FCC Adopts Measures to Tackle Rural Call Completion Issues
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today adopted new measures to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans—particularly those in rural America.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

USTelecom Statement: FCC Adopts Notice of Business Data Services for Model-Based Rate-of-Return Carriers
04.17.2018

Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek comment about enabling model-based rate-of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and emoving ex ante pricing regulation for packet-based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

USTelecom Statement: Clyburn Announces April FCC Monthly Meeting Will Be Her Last
04.17.2018

Background: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced today’s FCC monthly meeting will be her last.

The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:

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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at CTIA's Race to 5G Summit

Remarks of David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
CTIA’s Race to 5G Summit
Washington, D.C.
April 19, 2018

--As Prepared for Delivery--
 

Thank you. It’s great to be here and see such widespread commitment to the United States winning the race to 5G. As you’ve no doubt heard today, 5G and the technologies it will enable promise transformative changes that will improve health care, advance manufacturing and benefit public safety.

Call for Applications to Serve on Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee
Date: 
April 19, 2018

NTIA is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for two-year terms. The CSMAC provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy matters. Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before May 18, 2018.

Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
Date: 
April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 

NTIA issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. One of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board, expiring August 2019, is currently vacant. Additionally, four of the 12 appointments of nonpermanent members to the FirstNet Board expire in August 2018, creating a total of five available appointments to the FirstNet Board.

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference

Remarks of David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
The Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference
Panel “The Future of the Internet and American Leadership”
Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2018

--As Prepared for Delivery--

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