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Table of Contents - May 25, 2017

USTelecom, ITTA File Rural BDS Petition

The U.S. Telecom Association and ITTA filed a petition for rulemaking today asking the FCC to modernize its regulations for business data services (BDS) in rural areas.

"The legacy BDS regulations that currently apply to many rural telcos impose unnecessary costs and prevent these carriers from offering beneficial rates, terms, and conditions to their customers," said a news release issued by the groups. "The new, streamlined regulatory paradigm will better promote competition by taking further steps towards implementing incentive-based 'price cap' regulation. This relief, in turn, will promote the investment necessary to meet the modern communications needs of American businesses and other enterprises operating in rural America."


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