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TMI Announces ICC Reform “Step 4” Rate Reduction Summary

Posted by Karen Ritter

At Technologies Management, Inc., we assist a wide variety of telecom providers in calculating and filing access reduction rates. We have posted a number of blog articles to help keep our industry affiliates informed of developments (see previous blog articles Next Step For FCC Access Reform Effective July 1, 2015 dated 4/21/15 and Ready for Access Reform - Step Four? dated 5/20/15).

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Topics: FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, Technologies Management News, access rate reduction, ILEC rates

Ready For Access Reform – Step Four?

Posted by Ann-Marie Kemp

Well, school is almost out and that can mean only one thing . . . Access Reform Step Four filings are due!

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Topics: access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, featured post, ILEC, access rate reduction

The Regulatory Mix - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, IP Transition, energy competition, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, New York, FERC

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Posted by Fran Martens

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, energy competition, customer relations rules, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order

Early Access Reduction Filings Ordered By Some States

Posted by Fran Martens

In July 2014, pursuant to the FCC’s Order (FCC 11-161), price cap ILECs - and CLECs that benchmark to them - must reduce their interstate and intrastate terminating switched end office rates by one-third of the differential between their current rates and $0.0007. This reduction is referred to as Step Three of the FCC ICC/USF Reform Order. 
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Topics: tariff, access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, access rate reduction

FCC Rule Changes Aimed At Expanding Rural Broadband

Posted by Amy Gross

At its April 23, 2014, Open Meeting, the FCC took several actions designed to expand robust broadband offerings in rural areas. The FCC said that its plans for Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF) would result in a nearly 70% increase in annual support for broadband and voice service in areas served by the price cap incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and would expand broadband access to an additional 5 million Americans. Over five years, Phase II of the CAF will provide nearly $9 billion to expand broadband in rural areas.

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Topics: FCC, Connect America Fund, rural broadband, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, USF, IP Transition, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order

The Regulatory Mix - Monday, April 7, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: The Regulatory Mix, Pennsylvania, energy competition, US House of Representatives, rural call completion, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, Missouri

Further Switched Access Reductions Effective July 1, 2014

Posted by Connie Wightman

The next step for implementation of access reform will be to reduce terminating end office switched access rates in the preordained downward glide-path to the rate of $0.0007 per minute. In this step, the ILECs will calculate their composite terminating end office rate, and CLECs will be capped at the new ILECs rates. The terminating end office composite encompasses the following rate elements, where applicable:

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Topics: FCC, tariff, telecom regulation, access, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, switched access

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, January 9, 2014

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, California, FCC ICC/USF Reform Order, New York

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