Telecommunication

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via the telephone

Millions Could Lose Service if FCC 'Reforms' Lifeline Program

[Editorial] The Benton Foundation has joined literally hundreds of organizations that are asking the Federal Communications Commission to ensure Lifeline voice and broadband service for low-income households, with minimal disruption to the people

FCC Moves to Transform Lifeline Program for Low-Income Americans

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to transform its Lifeline program. A Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Memorandum Opinion and Order changes FCC rules to:

The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is setting a record pace for deregulating the communications industries. Believe it or not, things are about to get worse in Nov.

Minnesota Commerce Department files complaint over Frontier Communications service

The Minnesota Department of Commerce filed an investigative report on Frontier Communications with the Minnesota Public Utilities Committee.

Rural America Still Waiting for Phone Calls That Won’t Connect

Some residents and businesses in rural America face a perplexing problem: They know people are trying to call their phones and sometimes failing, but they don’t know why. Landline customers have logged hundreds of complaints with the Federal Commu

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for January 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Jan Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

2019 Urban Rate Survey

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau announced the 2019 reasonable comparability benchmarks for fixed voice and broadband services for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) subject to broadband public interest

GlobalData Report: Telecom operators need to be more than a dumb pipe

Telecom operators need to get their artificial intelligence (AI), SDN and cloud ducks in a row or risk becoming a "dumb pipe" for connectivity, according to a report by GlobalData. “Telecom operators are increasingly seeking to move beyond the dum

FCC Seeks Comment on 2018 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission is required to review biennially its regulations “that apply to the operations or activities of any provider of telecommunications service” and“determine whether any such regulation is no longer necessary in t

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Federal Communications Bar Association

Date: 
Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:00 to 14:15

12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

12:05 – 1:05 p.m.       Eliminating Access Arbitrage–What’s at Stake and What Should the FCC Do?