Nevada Telecommunications Association Newsletter



July 2020, Volume 213     Serving the Industry for over 62 Years

Team Fishel Team Fishel Serving the telecommunications industry since 1936, Team Fishel is the Best Choice for Utility Engineering, Construction, Installation and Maintenance.

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           Cooper Cooper Provides comprehensive legal representation on matters of importance to telecommunications providers, their business partners and their principals since 1896.

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           Rocky Mountain West Telecom Fugal Niels Fugal We are a professional consulting and engineering firm, investing in people, processes, systems and technologies to deliver value in terms of performance and speed.

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           Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Sons Company has been serving the utility construction industry since the late 1920's and is recognized today as a well-known leader in the telecommunications and natural gas construction industry. It has been a leader, not a follower. Technology has improved, and the company has been and will continue to be on the cutting edge of those changes.

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     The NTA Virtual Conference committee is making progress toward hosting a virtual conference hopefully by the end of the third quarter. We have an exciting agenda and will be presenting a proposal to the full Board of Directors in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned, exciting things are coming!!

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Governor Sisolak Announces New Appointment to PUCN

     Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Tammy Cordova to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). She currently serves as the chief counsel for the PUC Regulatory Operations Staff. Full story... [Source: Channel 8 NewsNow Las Vegas, 06/22/2020]

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USAC Files Federal USF Support Mechanisms Contribution Base for Third Quarter 2020

     USAC filed the Federal Universal Service Support Mechanisms Quarterly Contribution Base for third quarter 2020 on June 1, 2020. The total projected collected interstate and international end-user revenue base to be used in determining the contribution factor for the USF support mechanisms for third quarter 2020 is $10,219,123,520, down from $10,865,131,593 in the previous quarter. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 06/02/2020]

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FCC Announces Third Quarter 2020 USF Contribution Factor

     The Office of Managing Director released a public notice on June 12, 2020, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2020 will be 26.5%, up from the previous quarter’s 19.6%. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 06/15/2020

MagicJack Agrees to $5M Settlement With FCC

     The Federal Communications Commission has fined magicJack VocalTec $5 million under a settlement related to the VoIP service provider's contributions to the FCC's Universal Service Fund in which the company also signed onto "an extensive compliance plan." Full story... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 06/09/2020]

Seminar Series for 2020

NTCA Live
Learning Center
NECA Training
Courses and Conferences
Moss Adams Telecom
Seminars and Workshops
USTelecom On-demand
Educational Webinars

FCC Will Vote July 16 on 988 Suicide Hotline Number

     Federal regulators have set a July 16 vote to designate 988 as the alternative to dialing a 10-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The Federal Communications Commission's rule would give carriers two years to implement the system. Full story... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 06/24/2020]

Illegal Robocalls Drop As Blocking Tools Spread

     Unwanted robocalls have declined by at least 30% during the past three months, Verizon said, pointing to the success of safeguards such as an app for filtering calls. The Federal Communications Commission said most consumers can now access tools to block illegal robocalls and that the agency will consider protecting carriers from liability for erroneous screening. Full story... [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 06/27/2020]

FCC Proposes Fine for Illegal Robocalls

     The FCC adopted a notice of apparent liability for forfeiture at its June 9, 2020 Open Meeting, proposing a $225 million fine against Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom for apparently making one billion illegally spoofed robocalls. The NAL is not yet released. Statements were issued by Chairman Pai and Commissioners Carr, Rosenworcel and Starks. Pai also issued a statement supporting a lawsuit filed by state attorneys general against Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom on the illegal robocalls. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 06/10/2020]

     

Team Fishel Team Fishel Serving the telecommunications industry since 1936, Team Fishel is the Best Choice for Utility Engineering, Construction, Installation and Maintenance.

Please click for more information..
           Cooper Cooper Provides comprehensive legal representation on matters of importance to telecommunications providers, their business partners and their principals since 1896.

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           Rocky Mountain West Telecom Niels Fugal We are a professional consulting and engineering firm, investing in people, processes, systems and technologies to deliver value in terms of performance and speed.

Please click for more information..
           Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Niels Fugal Sons Company has been serving the utility construction industry since the late 1920*s and is recognized today as a well-known leader in the telecommunications and natural gas construction industry. It has been a leader, not a follower. Technology has improved, and the company has been and will continue to be on the cutting edge of those changes.

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