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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…

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…

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…

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 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. …

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…

EDUCAUSE Coalition Visits U.S. Senate Offices Regarding Network Neutrality Rule
October 25, 2011

EDUCAUSE has advocated at the Federal level the past few years for Open Internet policies regarding the commercial Internet.  We support the FCC’s Report and Order that will become effective…