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Date: 10.03.2016
Lifeline providers are working diligently to implement the comprehensive Lifeline reforms that the Commission recently adopted (Lifeline Order). However, as noted in the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) Petition for Reconsideration of the Lifeline order, multiple stakeholders have legitimate concerns regarding the inconsistencies...
Date: 08.24.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) respectfully responds to the request of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), for comments on the implications of the information collection requirements in its Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, Third Report and Order...
Date: 08.08.2016
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) submits this reply to various oppositions to its Petition for Reconsideration and Clarification of the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission’s) recent Order in the above-referenced proceedings. In its petition, USTelecom demonstrated that various aspects of the Commission...
Date: 06.23.2016
USTelecom supports many of the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) comprehensive reforms to the Lifeline program contained in its Order. However, there are aspects of the Order where the Commission ignored requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), unnecessarily increased administrative burdens, as well as areas...
Date: 03.24.2016
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Jonathan Banks and I (USTelecom) met with Gigi Sohn, and Stephanie Weiner of Chairman Wheeler’s office, Eric Feigenbaum (FCC OMR) and Trent Hardraker (FCC WCB) to discuss the above referenced proceeding. Referencing USTelecom’s comments in this proceeding, we identified ways for the FCC to make the...
Date: 03.24.2016
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, AJ Burton (Frontier), Richard Cameron (ACS) John E. Benedict (CenturyLink), Alan Buzacott (Verizon), Mary Henze (AT&T), Anisa Latif (AT&T), and Jonathan Banks and I (USTelecom) met with Charles Eberle, Ryan Palmer, Jay Schwarz, Garnet Hanly and Jodie Griffin (FCC WCB) to discuss the above referenced proceeding....
Date: 03.24.2016
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Jonathan Banks and I of USTelecom met with Travis Litman, Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Rosenworcel to discuss the above referenced proceeding. Referencing USTelecom’s comments in this proceeding, we identified ways for the FCC to make the Lifeline program more effective and efficient. In addition to...
Date: 03.23.2016
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Jonathan Banks and I of USTelecom had a phone conference with Amy Bender, Legal Advisor to Commissioner O’Rielly to discuss the above referenced proceeding. Referencing USTelecom’s comments in this proceeding, we identified ways for the FCC to make the Lifeline program more effective and efficient. In...
Date: 03.23.2016
On Monday, March 21, 2016, Jonathan Banks and I of USTelecom had a phone conference with Rebekah Goodheart, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn to discuss the above referenced proceeding. Referencing USTelecom’s comments in this proceeding, we identified ways for the FCC to make the Lifeline program more effective and efficient. In...
Date: 03.04.2016
The United States Telecom association (USTelecom) strongly supports Lifeline reform that is designed to modernize and improve the Lifeline program. The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is appropriately considering broader reforms that will not only make the Lifeline program more effective, but also more administratively streamlined....

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