On July 30, 2019, the Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on the July 29, 2019 Petition for Waiver filed by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) (WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197, 10-90). Specifically, NTCA requests a waiver of the updated Lifeline minimum service speed standard that applies to fixed wireline broadband Internet access service (“BIAS”) eligible for support under the Lifeline program. As you may recall, the fixed broadband speeds are scheduled to increase to 20 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream and take effect on December 1, 2019.

Comments are due August 29, 2019.

Reply comments are due September 13, 2019.

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