NECA maintains an office in Washington, D.C. to represent NECA and its members with government officials, regulators and other telecom industry representatives. Much of our work involves interacting with the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies responsible for telecommunications policy, including the Rural Utilities Service and the National Telecommunications Information Administration. We also work with staff at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to recognize the role of state commissions in the comprehensive regulatory process. Some of these efforts are made in conjunction with national telecom associations with whom we partner to form a unified voice on behalf of our rural members.
In addition, NECA’s Government Relations staff monitors events and activities at the FCC, on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in Washington that could affect our members.
There’s a lot going on in D.C. that’s telecom related, but all the action isn’t at the FCC. Keep up with how Congress, White House and other agency actions affect our industry on the Federal Scene page.
NECA's Guide to Telecom Rules is a companion document for use in conjunction with the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. The GTR provides additional information on FCC rules of particular interest to rate-of-return telecom carriers, including summaries of key FCC and U.S. Court of Appeals Orders and decisions that have changed or interpreted the rules. Each section also contains a chronology that lists all Orders that have changed that section, with links to the relevant action. To be notified each time the rules change, subscribe to our alerts.
National Telecommunications Information Administration
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Rural Utilities Service
State Public Utilities Commission websites
FCC common regulatory terms
Recent NECA regulatory filings