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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.
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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