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EDUCAUSE Ex Parte Notice for FCC USF Contribution Meeting (4/16/12)
April 16, 2012

Ex Parte Notice to the FCC from EDUCAUSE for filing in WC Docket No. 06-122. This letter regards the FCC review of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Contribution Methodology. The letter shares ab…

How USF Reform Might Affect Colleges and Universities: Some Early Appraisal
May 3, 2012

For many decades, telephone users served by commercial providers—including campuses—have paid surcharges on their interstate and international long-distance calls. The revenue collected by t…

SHLB Coalition Letter to the FCC on the Universal Service Fund (October 20, 2011)
October 20, 2011

Letter sent by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (“SHLB Coalition”) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "to provide additional clarification of its reques…

FCC to Reform Universal Service Fund Contribution Methodology - EDUCAUSE Will Fight for Higher Education
January 20, 2012

A federal program called the Universal Service Fund (USF) collects money by “taxing” interstate and international telephone bills.  This spring, the FCC is likely to start a further rulemak…

FCC Reforms Universal Service Fund - Ensures that Community Anchor Institutions are Covered
October 27, 2011

In a historic vote to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF), the FCC Chairman and Commissioners unanimously approved the Report & Order (Order) on the Connect America Fund and Intercarrier…

SHLB Coalition Requests Community Anchors to be Covered by Upcoming USF Report and Order
October 26, 2011

The FCC is expected to adopt a Report and Order on Thursday, Oct. 27, that will dramatically reform the way telecommunications services are deployed in rural areas of the country.  The FCC is t…

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