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FCC Proposes Sweeping Changes to Federal Universal Service Support

May 25, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|

On May 20, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a proceeding proposing new rules to extend the terms on existing Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) offers for six more years – until [...]

Billions of Dollars in Funding: New Notices of Funding Opportunity Released by NTIA

May 16, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|

On May 13, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released three separate funding announcements — or "Notices of Funding Opportunity" (NOFOs) — detailing the eligibility requirements, deadlines, and rules [...]

Action Required by May 1: Affordable Connectivity Program – New Consumer Fee Field

April 27, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|

As of March 31, 2022, Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) providers must complete a new “Consumer Fee” field in the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD). This new Consumer Fee field indicates whether a consumer is charged [...]

FCC Requires Broadband Providers to Submit Supply Chain Reports by May 5 (Updated)

April 1, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

JSI Urges Its Clients to File Well in Advance of the Deadline to Allow Time to Address Potential Technical Glitches In a recently released Public Notice, the FCC established a new reporting requirement as part [...]

Upcoming Filing Deadline Reminders: Service Accessibility Compliance Certification and FCC Section 254(g) Certification

March 30, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

JSI reminds clients of two upcoming deadlines: (1) service accessibility compliance certifications (April 1, 2022) and (2) FCC Section 254(g) interexchange rate integration and rate averaging certification (May 1, 2022). Details are provided below. Service [...]

Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program: Objection Period Now Open

March 28, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

JSI Encourages Wisconsin Clients to Check Proposed Project Areas in Recently Filed Applications and Confirm Whether There Is Any Overlap The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) opened the window to object to grant applications [...]

ReConnect Challenge Process Begins: Are You Prepared to Defend Your Service Area?

March 18, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

JSI Encourages All Providers to Determine If Their Service Areas Are Impacted by the Proposed Service Areas in Applications This week, the USDA released three public notices listing 288 applications that have been filed [...]

Important New Developments in National Broadband Mapping

March 4, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

Broadband Service Providers Should Get Ready to Upload Data This Summer The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve broadband mapping accuracy prior to the disbursement of [...]

FCC Seeks Comments on Rural Health Care Program, Communications Accessibility, and Universal Service Fund

March 3, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

Clients have several opportunities to provide feedback and insight to help the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shape policy and inform upcoming congressional reports. JSI encourages clients to file comments in proceedings relevant to their [...]

FCC Announces Filing Deadline for New Broadband Data Collection and Adds $86 Million to the Emergency Connectivity Fund

February 28, 2022|Categories: e-Lerts|Tags: , |

The FCC recently made two announcements impacting broadband providers’ reporting obligations and participants in the Schools and Libraries program. First, fixed and mobile broadband service providers must submit broadband availability data in the FCC’s [...]

Register Now for JSI’s 2022 Fall Financial Seminar

June 16, 2022|Categories: Financial Seminars, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The FCC's never-ending changes to the universal service and access charge regimes continue to complicate the cost-settlement system and significantly impact your settlements and revenue streams. A clear understanding of cost allocations [...]

Webinar: Successfully Avoiding and Responding to FCC Enforcement Bureau Investigations

June 13, 2022|Categories: Webinars|

Since its creation in 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau’s investigations into carriers’ conduct have yielded hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for violations of the Communications Act and the FCC’s [...]

Webinar: Navigating the NTIA Middle Mile Grant Requirements to Maximize Opportunity for Success

May 26, 2022|Categories: Webinar Recordings|

On May 13, 2022, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program (Middle Mile Grant Program), which will provide $980 million dollars [...]

Congratulations to the 2022 JSI Scholarship Recipients

May 17, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The 2022 recipients of the JSI Staurulakis Family Scholarships are exceptional students who have excelled academically while participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including volunteering and working to better their communities. These [...]

Webinar: Complying with the FCC’s New Broadband Data Collection Requirements

April 14, 2022|Categories: Webinar Recordings|

On February 22, 2022, the FCC announced that all fixed and mobile broadband service providers must submit broadband availability data in the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection (BDC) system between June 30 and September 1, [...]

Free Webinar: Responding to Cybersecurity Insurance Eligibility Changes, March 17

February 25, 2022|Categories: Webinar Recordings|Tags: , , , , |

Many broadband network providers are being put on notice by their insurance companies that they need to better secure their networks or else potentially face higher premiums or loss of their cybersecurity coverage. JSI [...]

Webinar: Exploring the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

February 10, 2022|Categories: Webinar Recordings|

The FCC’s new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), like last year’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP), allows broadband providers to offer qualifying low-income customers discounts on their internet service, as well as on the purchase [...]

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