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FCC Telecom Service Provider Accessibility Certification Rules
April 22, 2013

Our friends at ACUTA (the higher education telecommunications administrators association) have posted an alert to colleges and universities that "charge students, tenants, or others for …

FCC Seeks Comments on Communications Technologies' Accessibility
August 23, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a notice (please see below) seeking public comments on its tentative findings regarding the accessibility of communications technologies, equi…

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…

SHLB Coalition Comments in the USF-ICC Transformation Proceeding (8/24/11)
August 24, 2011

Comments from the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition ( www.shlb.org ) in response to the Federal Communication Commission's "Further Inquiry Into Certain Issues…

FCC Broadband Meeting (11/30/11)
November 28, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Meeting Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:30 am ET The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) holds an open meeting to consider a report …

U.S. Senate Rejects Net Neutrality Resolution of Disapproval - S.J. Res.6
November 10, 2011

Today, the U.S. Senate rebuffed S.J. Res. 6, an effort to overturn the FCC’s Open Internet rule. By a vote of 46-52, the measure failed in the Senate as it needed 51 votes to pass. The…

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…