Kris Anne Monteith

FCC Grants Petitions for Waiver of Rural Broadband Experiment Obligations

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau issued an order granting two petitions seeking waiver of obligations to provide service to a specific number of locations as part of the rural broadband experiments program, filed

FCC Extends Comment Cycle Deadline for USF Cap NPRM

On May 31, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on establishing a cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF) and ways it could enable the FCC to evaluate the financial aspects of the fou

FCC Releases Report on E-Rate Category 2 Budgets

Since 1998, the E-Rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal support mechanism) has provided support for connectivity to and within schools and libraries.

FCC Extends Lifeline Comment Period

The Federal Communications Commission has extended the deadline for public comments in its Lifeline proceeding. Comments now due January 17, 2018; reply comments due February 21, 2018.

FCC Extends Deadline for Boomerang to Shed Lifeline Broadband Customers

In this Order, the Federal Communications Commission extend the deadline for Boomerang Wireless to notify, de-enroll, and transition subscribers currently receiving a Lifeline-supported broadband Internet access service (BIAS) in service areas whe

FCC Tweaks E-Rate Program

In this Order, the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau grants two limited waivers of the requirement to comply with certain category of service classification standards established in the funding year 2017 E-rate Eligib

FCC Retracts E-rate Modernization Progress Report

On January 18, 2017, Federal Communications Commission staff released a report titled “E-rate Modernization Progress Report.” By this Order, the Acting Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Acting Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Manag