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WTA Files Comments on Network Performance Testing
On December 6, WTA filed comments with the FCC after reviewing a broadband performance testing template submitted by USTelecom.  WTA’s comments state that, while it “takes no position regarding the suitability of the template for price carriers, critical differences between RLECs and price cap carriers render the template inequitable and inappropriate as a vehicle for […]
WTA Files Comments in Support of NTCA’s Lifeline Petition
On November 27th, WTA filed comments in support of NTCA’s petition to temporarily waive the Commission’s new minimum service standards for the Lifeline program. WTA agreed with NTCA’s assessment that the newly increased 15/2 mbps standard will result in increased costs for Lifeline customers, reversing previous broadband adoptions gains and running counter to the goals of the Lifeline […]
WTA and NTCA File Reply Comments on ICC Reform
On November 20, NTCA and WTA filed joint reply comments in response to the FCC’s proceeding refreshing the record on intercarrier compensation (ICC) reform. The two associations filed original comments on October 27. In their comments, the associations “demonstrate why ICC reform cannot be effectuated while high-cost support mechanisms remain insufficient to enable fulfillment of […]
WTA Joins Industry in Proposing Solution to AT&T Access Stimulation Petition
On November 17, WTA joined other telecom industry associations and companies in sending a letter to the FCC recommending the FCC adopt rules to “require carriers that are engaged in access stimulation to bear financial responsibility for all terminating switched transport costs…and the tandem switch to which the terminating carrier requires inbound calls to be routed.” The […]
WTA Files Reply Comments In FCC Video Accessibility Proceeding
On November 13th, WTA filed reply comments in the FCC’s proceeding on the “Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus.” WTA highlighted important points in the record – notably, the fact that large providers have developed their own accessibly solutions that cannot be adopted by small MVPDs. WTA also emphasized that the FCC needs […]
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