The New Deal


Now that we have our Rate of Return Reform Order from the FCC, is everything now clear!?!  History has shown that in our industry, nothing every is, but has enough of the smoke dissipated to let each RLEC assess their long term direction and choose a path forward?  A "New Deal" of sorts?

In the last 10 years, you have dealt with the continued uncertainty of just how the FCC would “reform” our piece of Universal Service.  Even in those uncertain times, you have not stood still.  You have strategically planned, designed and built broadband networks, introduced new products and services, and secured the resources with the associated risk to make it happen.  Do you now feel at all uncertain about where that got us?  If you have any doubts, just look around at nearby communities, where so many scream for broadband and FIBER!  You have to feel good that your historical decisions have now positioned your company to take advantage of opportunities that so many others cannot even fathom. 

Yes, there will be choices to make regarding the optional A-CAM, capital budgets, competitive overlay challenges, etc., and not everyone’s choices will be the same.  TCA is privileged to have the opportunity to assist you in securing your New Deal and in the organization of the tools and resources to help make your new long-term vision a reality.  As you review our listing of services, know that TCA does not stand on the sidelines.  We are involved; in strategic planning with our clients, with the development of tools to assist you maximizing margins and reducing cyber security risks, and in the ways we advocate on your behalf with the FCC, NECA, USAC, Congress, and others.  This historical involvement is an advantage, which has assisted you in your progress to this point, and it will continue as your partner long into the future!


Contact your TCA consultant or contact us today for more information.

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