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2019 annual access tariff filing designed to fulfill member needs

By Jennifer Leonard, senior director – Access Tariffs and Costs

This year’s annual access tariff filing (to be made on June 17 for effect on July 2) will consider recent USF rate-of-return reform orders on access rates and universal service support, and be more tailored to individual member needs than ever before.This year’s annual access tariff filing (to be made on June 17 for effect on July 2) will consider recent USF rate-of-return reform orders on access rates and universal service support, and be more tailored to individual member needs than ever before.

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Filed under May 2019, Tagged with FCC, Tariffs, USF Reform

NECA EXPO 2019 welcomes everyone to the Mile High City

By Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods

EXPO 2019 arrives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the Grand Hyatt Denver on Sunday, November 10, and concludes on Wednesday, November 13.

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Filed under May 2019, Tagged with EXPO, Training, USF Reform

EXPO 2018 proved to be big and easy

Smack dab in the middle of the mid-term elections, NECA EXPO 2018 convened in New Orleans and provided attendees with all the current telecom information and down-home hospitality they needed to fully enjoy their trip to the Big Easy.

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Filed under December 2018, Tagged with Broadband, EXPO, USF Reform

In Focus: Fall 2018

By Bill Hegmann, president and CEO

In my spring communication to you, I previewed our new method of distributing Access articles. Our process is now fully operational, and as an Access subscriber you should be receiving email alerts, either weekly or on-publish (your choice) when we release a new feature. I hope you are enjoying our enhanced delivery of timely information. 

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Midmonth filings provide members flexibility for rate adjustments

By Jennifer Leonard, senior director – Access Tariffs and Costs

Is your company looking for more rate flexibility to support your marketing strategies and boost demand? Beginning in early 2017, we have offered flexibility to our members to make monthly changes to their consumer broadband-only loop rates, Subscriber Line Charges and Access Recovery Charges, to the extent allowed by FCC rules. As a result, we have made midmonth tariff filings nearly every month since to accommodate monthly rate changes.

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with FCC, Tariffs, USF Reform

NECA files 2019 average schedule high-cost loop universal service formula

By Stojanka Mesalic, manager - Average Schedule Universal Service Methods

Recently we filed the 2019 modification of the average schedule high-cost loop universal service formula. If approved by the FCC, the formula will be in effect from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

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Filed under September 2018, Tagged with Average schedules, FCC, USF, USF Reform

Join the march of EXPO 2018 into New Orleans

By Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods

The telecom industry continues its breakneck pace, with technology improvements and legislative changes becoming regular occurrences. We are gearing up to provide you with the latest news and information at EXPO 2018, November 4 through 7, in the Big Easy at the New Orleans Marriott.

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In Focus: Spring 2018

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

The calendar declares June 21 as the official start of the summer season, but we all know better; it started this week with the Memorial Day holiday. For good things we can’t wait to enjoy, why not start sooner and reap the benefits? More on that later.

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FCC orders yield updates for 2018 annual access tariff filing

By Jennifer Leonard, senior director - Access Tariffs and Costs

Several FCC orders and an Ethernet Transport Service rate realignment project are keeping NECA staff very busy as we prepare our upcoming annual access charge tariff filing.  This year’s filing on June 18 will continue to address and incorporate the effects of recent USF rate-of-return reform orders on access rates and universal service support. 

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Filed under May 2018, Tagged with FCC, Tariffs, USF Reform, Spring 2018

NECA EXPO 2018 welcomes everyone to The Crescent City

By Val Kostenko, manager - IR Communications and Methods

EXPO 2018 arrives in the heart of the French Quarter at the New Orleans Marriott on Sunday, November 4, and concludes on Wednesday, November 7. 

 

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Filed under May 2018, Tagged with EXPO, FCC, Net neutrality, USF Reform, Spring 2018

FCC releases USF reform order

By Teresa Evert, senior manager, Regulatory

The FCC issued its long-awaited Report and Order, Third Order on Reconsideration, and NPRM on March 23, 2018, on high-cost USF reform for rate-of-return companies. Here is a summary of important highlights relevant to our members.

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Filed under March 2018, Tagged with FCC, USF Reform, Spring 2018

In Focus: April 2017

By Bill Hegmann, President and CEO

Although 2017 is only one third complete, it sure feels we've already packed in activity to fill a full 12 months.

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NECA EXPO 2017: Making the connection

By Val Kostenko, manager – IR Communications and Methods

Mark your calendar to attend NECA EXPO 2017 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on the scenic Riverwalk. Our event begins Sunday, November 5, and continues through Wednesday, November 8. Here is a preview of what is planned so far.

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Filed under April 2017, Tagged with EXPO, Training, USF Reform

CAF BLS, CBOL implementation are primary focus at annual conference

By Carol Brennan, vice president - Industry Relations

NECA recently hosted its 14th annual Industry Issues Meeting in South Carolina.  With the USF Rate-of-Return Reform Order now in effect, the primary focus of the meeting was on implementation issues.

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Filed under April 2017, Tagged with USF Reform

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