A recording of JSI’s recent webinar on the FCC’s Connect America Fund Omnibus Order and proposed rules regarding universal service is available to any JSI clients who may have missed the session. The webinar discussed the critical issues for RLECs that the FCC addressed in the Omnibus Order, including:

  • Delay and phase-in of the rate floor
  • Implementation of the overlap policy
  • Changes to the reasonable request standard
  • Safety Net Additive for certain carriers
  • Elimination of quantile regression analysis
  • Proposals for near-term and long-term USF reforms
  • Option to elect model support
  • Proposal to raise the speed benchmark to 10Mbps down
  • Possible new reporting requirements

If you’d like a copy of the recording, please contact Brenda Cordwell at 301-459-7590. Or if you have any questions about the FCC’s new rules or any of the proposed rules, please contact Steve Meltzer or John Kuykendall in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.