Stacey Brigham, TCA

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Stacey Brigham, a Regulatory Consultant at TCA, gave a presentation on the impacts of USF reform on telecommunications providers at the Tri-State Telecommunications Conference in Jackson, WY on August 2, 2012.

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Stacey Brigham, TCA

  1. 1. Forecasting USF Reforms  Forecasting USF Reforms Partly Cloudy with a  Chance of Viability Chance of Viability Presenter: Stacey Brigham ‐ TCA 1Proprietary and Confidential Information
  2. 2. Today s Forecast Today’s Forecast• Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy – Where are we now? – Managing Current Reforms Managing Current Reforms – Extended Forecast• Ch Chance of Viability f Vi bilit – Shelter from the storm – Weathering the storm 2 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  3. 3. Where Are We Now?Where Are We Now? 3 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  4. 4. Managing Current Reforms Managing Current Reforms• Waiver Process? Waiver Process?• Quantile Regression Analysis caps?• CETC Phase Down? C C h ?• CAF Phase I & II• Mobility Fund Phase I & II 4 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  5. 5. Extended Forecast Extended Forecast• Impact of QRA caps Impact of QRA caps• Broadband support mechanism for RoR LECs 5 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  6. 6. Shelter From the Storm Shelter From the Storm• Waiver Process Waiver Process• Expedited waivers for QRA caps• Advocacy efforts d ffAll offer temporary relief, which may be all you need 6 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  7. 7. Weathering the Storm Weathering the StormStrategic Planning has never been more critical:• Who will be your customers in the next 5 10 15 20 years? Who will be your customers in the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years? – What services do they want?• What is the future of your company? – Are you a broadband company? – Are you a technology company?Business Planning is essential to maintain profitability:Business Planning is essential to maintain profitability:• Are you profitable today?...are you sure?• Do you have the right people?• Do you have the right services?• What is your rain maker? – How will you make money in the future? How will you make money in the future?• Do you have exit strategies for unprofitable lines of service? 7 Proprietary and Confidential Information
  8. 8. QUESTIONS?Stacey BrighamTCA719‐266‐4334719 266 4334sbrigham@tcatel.com 8 Proprietary and Confidential Information

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