Top Groups Lobbying The FCC: December Edition

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By Kelcee Griffis (January 7, 2022, 4:02 PM EST) — Upcoming changes to the Emergency Broadband Benefit subsidy program gave advocacy groups and carriers a chill in December, when the Federal Communications Commission fielded multiple requests to make the transition to a longer-term affordability program as seamless as possible.

Throughout last month, lobbyists submitted 152 ex parte filings — disclosures that parties advocating at the commission must file to detail their conversations and meetings with commissioners and staff — and the new Affordable Connectivity Fund appeared to dominate the conversation. The FCC was also asked to look into Texas utility providers’ rights to contact their customers and internet service providers’ rights…

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