Industry News – 4-5-19

In case you missed it, the FCC recently announced that it will vote sometime next month on eliminating the rural rate floor which is scheduled to increase to $26.98 on July 1 absent any action by the Commission. On the books since 2011, telcos which do not charge at least the floor have their Federal Universal Service Funding reduced; an outcome which NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association said results in, among other things, suppressed network investment.