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USF Reform: Who's In, Who's Out?

TIA Interviews Michael Spead

Categorized Under: Community Development



In this interview hosted by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), Michael Spead, ICF International's Universal Service Fund (USF)/Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) expert, revisits the impacts, opportunities, and threats faced by equipment manufacturers due to USF/ICC reform.

As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves forward with broadband reform, service providers will face severe disruptions to revenue streams regularly received through USF/ICC. These reforms have the potential to change the customer base and market potential for equipment manufacturers who must assess the opportunities and threats inherent in these reforms.

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  • Michael Spead

    Senior Technical SpecialistICF International

    Michael Spead, former senior program manager at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), has more than 10 years of experience in broadband/telecommunications program and project management, policy analysis and regulatory compliance, business process engineering, and financial analysis. Mr. Spead leverages his understanding of the broadband/telecommunications ecosystem to develop successful programs and projects to support state, local, and commercial entities, and he monitors changes in broadband/telecommunications policy to provide technical advisory services for clients. At USAC, Mr. Spead also served as an ambassador for a nationwide outreach initiative with telecommunications firms to build relationships, train industry leaders, and address issues relating to the Universal Service Fund (USF).

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Published: Mar 5, 2012
Source: TIA Now

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