At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees should be able to:
- Understand the FCC’s High Cost Support Mechanisms, including A-CAM and legacy programs and potential future changes
- Identify the primary drivers of the Federal High Cost Loop and other USF mechanisms
- Analyze regulated revenue sources for purposes of budgeting and forecasting of future results
- Understand common valuation techniques applicable to rural communications providers
- Understand the key inputs and drivers of the FCC Form 499A, including areas of potential exposure and audit focus
- Understand the process and focus of current USAC and NECA audits
This is a basic-level course for all personnel responsible for financial or operational issues; however, other management, financial, and regulatory staff will also benefit from this program.
Attendees will be eligible to receive 20 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit. For additional information on the CPE credits offered through this program, please refer to the “CPE Information” section below.