Nevada Telecommunications Association Newsletter



August 2020, Volume 214     Serving the Industry for over 62 Years

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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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FCC Bars USF Money for ZTE and Huawei Tech

     The Federal Communications Commission has officially branded ZTE and Huawei Technologies threats to national security, banning carriers from using Universal Service Fund money to buy the vendors' equipment. Democrats who approved the action said the government needs to help telecoms replace their current gear. Full Story [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 07/01/2020]

FCC to Allow Calls From "bad actors" to be Blocked

     New Federal Communications Commission rules could let telecoms completely block service from providers that carry illegal robocalls, without being liable for preventing wanted calls from going through. The FCC would give "bad actors" two days to "implement effective measures to prevent customers from using its network to originate illegal calls" before allowing other services to block their traffic. Full Story [Source: USTelecom dailyLead, 07/20/2020]

National Lifeline Association Urges Extension of Lifeline Waivers

     The National Lifeline Association spoke with advisors to Commissioners Starks, O’Rielly and Rosenworcel on July 27 and 28, 2020, to urge the Commission to: extend the Lifeline COVID-19 involuntary de-enrollment waivers through at least the end of the year; extend the current waiver; leave the mobile broadband minimum at three gb until the Commission can properly assess and act on pending reconsideration petitions; and issue the State of the Lifeline Marketplace Report. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 07/31/2020]

FCC Releases Broadband Mapping Order, FNPRM

     The FCC released the second report and order and third FNPRM on broadband mapping on July 17, 2020, which was adopted at its July 16, 2020 Open Meeting. The order adopted specific reporting and disclosure requirements for fixed and mobile broadband availability and quality of service data, and required fixed and mobile wireless providers to submit standardized propagation maps, propagation model details and infrastructure information, among other things. The FNPRM seeks comment on: additional processes for verifying broadband availability and providing technical assistance to service providers; a process to allow consumers and other parties to challenge the accuracy of the maps; implementing the fabric of broadband-serviceable locations; and implementing other requirements of the Broadband DATA Act and proposed targeted reforms to Form 477. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 07/20/2020]

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 Initiates 2021 Urban Rate Survey

     The Office of Economics and Analytics and Wireline Competition Bureau issued a public notice on July 23, 2020, initiating the urban rate survey for 2021. The information collected will be used to develop voice and broadband reasonable comparability benchmarks that will be in place in 2021. Notifications to providers required to complete a survey will be sent via email on July 23, 2020. The notification will provide information on how to access and complete the online survey report form and obtain technical assistance. Completed surveys are due August 28, 2020. [Source: NECA Washington Watch, 07/24/2020]

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 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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