A New Era: How The FCC Changed The Landscape For Rural LECS
For the past decade the FCC’s has zeroed in on large incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) subject to price cap regulation and more recently on Internet service providers (ISPs). Not anymore!
A New Era: How the FCC Changed the Landscape for Rural LECs takes an in-depth look at the FCC's Order that radically reworks and redefines the rules and regulations under which smaller, mostly rural, local exchange carriers (LECs) subject to rate-of-return regulation have traditionally operated. Led by FCC insider and industry guru Andy Regitsky, this information packed 60 minute webinar details:
- How rural LECs can tap into the Connect America Fund to support stand-alone broadband services.
- Which Connect America Fund funding mechanism – the FCC defines two very different mandatory options – is the best choice.
- When the FCC reduction in the LECs allowable rate-of-return - from 11.25% to 9.75% - goes into effect, and how this decrease will be implemented.
- Why the FCC clamped down of the LECs CAPEX and OPEX for broadband.
This landmark FCC Order means profound changes for rate-of-return LECs. Those changes will ripple through the entire industry. So make sure you understand each and every provision of the Order.