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FCC Sets Dates For Providers to Begin Displaying Broadband Consumer Labels

For providers with 100,000 or fewer subscriber lines, compliance with the label display requirements1 is required as of October 10, 2024. For providers with more than 100,000 subscriber lines, compliance with the Broadband Label order is required sooner– April 10, 2024. Compliance with the requirement2 to make information in the label available in a machine-readable […]

FCC Seeks Comment on How to Proceed with the 5G Fund for Rural America

In October of 2020, the Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing the 5G Fund for Rural America (“5G Fund”), which makes up to $9 billion available to bring 5G mobile broadband service to rural areas.1 With the completion of the National Broadband Map in May of 2023, the Commission is preparing to roll out […]

Thank You!

Thank you very much for registering for our recent webinar on Cybersecurity and E-ACAM. In case you missed anything, click for our handout of the presentation slides or click here to watch the recording of the webinar. Below you will find the contact information for our Panelists if you have any questions: Dee Herman – […]

Cybersecurity and Enhanced A-CAM Webinar

Are you considering Enhanced A-CAM, BEAD, or ReConnect funding and wondering what your cyber risk management plan needs to include? Or trying to make sense of all of the latest regulatory and grant cybersecurity requirements? We’re excited to invite you to our Cybersecurity and Enhanced A-CAM webinar at 3pm ET on September 21st. Please join […]

2023 Regulatory Fee Filing Deadline is September 20, 2023 CORES is Open For Payments

The FCC has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 regulatory fee filing deadline for all entities that are required to pay annual regulatory fees. The FY 2023 regulatory fee payment deadline for all regulatory fee payors is no later than 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, September 20, 2023.[1] To make a FY 2023 regulatory […]

Submission Deadlines Announced for ACP Transparency Data Collection

On November 23, 2022, the FCC published a Fourth Report and Order1 regarding the Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”). Specifically, the Commission adopted rules requiring broadband service providers to submit data to the Commission regarding subscribers to the ACP program. These rules include requiring providers to submit a unique identifier that matches the service provider’s broadband […]

911 Reliability Certifications Due October 16, 2023

Covered 911 Service Providers must file their Annual 911 Reliability Certification with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) by Monday, October 16, 2023 via the FCC’s online portal at, which is now open. Covered 911 Service Providers are providers of 911, E911, or NG911 capabilities such as call routing, automatic location information (“ALI”), automatic number […]

Comment Deadline Announced for NPRM Regarding Legacy Rate of Return Support Mechanisms

On July 24, 2023, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”), seeking comment on how to address the immediate needs of legacy rate of return support mechanisms. Specifically, the NPRM focuses on three key areas: 1) a variety of reforms to legacy support mechanisms and appropriate funding, so that rate of return carriers […]

FCC Adopts Rules Regarding the Affordable Connectivity Program in High Cost Areas

On August 4, 2023, the FCC released a Report and Order1 that adopted rules to maximize provider participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) by providing enhanced discounts for monthly broadband services in high-cost areas, in addition to the standard $30 per month benefit. Specifically, providers can provide an up-to-$75 monthly benefit to ACP eligible […]

Key Takeaways from the Enhanced A-CAM Report and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry

On July 24, 2023, the FCC released its Report and Order adopting the Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model (“A-CAM”) to promote widespread deployment of 100/20 Mbps broadband access. The Commission also issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on how to address the immediate needs of legacy rate of return support mechanisms, […]