On Friday, July 13th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released a decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to earmark reclaimed Universal Service fund money towards support for universal broadband through the newly created Connect America Fund. The reclaimed monies were primarily recovered from wireless carriers. The Rural Cellular Association and the Universal Service for America Coalition had challenged the FCC’s order.
Link to the Court’s decision: https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/17084E87EF3002C985257A3A004FC1E3/$file/11-1094-1383479.pdf
Please contact the attorney assigned to your account with any questions about the issues addressed in this Advisory.