FCC Proposes Raising Contribution Factor to 33.4 Percent

For the second quarter of 2021, the FCC’s Office of Managing Director (OMB) has proposed raising the universal service contribution factor to...

FCC Extends Waivers of Lifeline Program Rules

The FCC has extended its previous waivers of certain Lifeline program documentation rules for Lifeline subscribers who reside in rural areas or...

FCC Adopts Order Extending Filing Deadline for Rural Health Care Program

The FCC has extended the funding year 2021 application filing deadline for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program until June 1, 2021....

FCC Seeks Comment on Petitions to Use E-Rate Program Funding for Remote Learning

The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) has issued a Public Notice seeking comment on allowing E-Rate funding to be used to...

FCC Adopts Order Waiving Telehealth Rates Database for Rural Alaska

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has waived the requirement to use the Rates Database to calculate rural rates for healthcare...

FCC Releases 2020 Universal Service Monitoring Report

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has published the Universal Service Monitoring Report for 2020, prepared by the Universal Service Joint...

FCC Bureaus, OEA Grant Waivers to MF-1 Support Recipients

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (the Bureaus), and the Office of Economics and Analytics...

WCB Directs Mobile Service Providers to Submit Data on Lifeline Customer Usage and Costs

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB or Bureau) has issued an Order directing a group of mobile...

Auction 903 CAF-II Performance Testing Clarified

In conjunction with various changes the FCC made to performance testing requirements for Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) support won in...

FCC Waives Certain Rules to Allow Carriers to Report Actual CBOL Rates on FCC...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has adopted an Order waiving certain sections of its rules to allow rate-of-return carriers to...
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