Updates to the November 2016 Draft of the National Verifier Plan have been submitted to the FCC and the January 2017 National Verifier Plan is available to review.
The rollout of this plan estimates that the system, which will replace annual Lifeline recertification and the FCC Form 497, will begin implementation on December 31 of this year and be effective in all states and territories by December 31, 2019 pending FCC approval.
The 2017 National Verifier Plan includes updates that have been made based on input from entities within the Lifeline Industry. Upon release of the November 2016 Plan’s draft, USAC opened the floor to concerns and comments that aided them in making revisions, reflected in the recently submitted version seen below. If you are interested in submitting feedback about the 2017 National Verifier Plan, you can send your comments via email to: [email protected].
Please note that all pages marked with “Updated” in the top right corner represent updated slides from the 2016 draft of the plan.
NaLA is honored to be a 2016 partner of the Wholesale Connectivity Convention in Dallas this month. Speakers from various sects within the Lifeline industry will be discussing important topics and upcoming changes to Program Requirements, such as Rolling Recertifications, Benefit Port Freeze, Lifeline-supported Broadband, and California Lifeline. Below is an overview of the schedule for the November 14 workshop, including the Panel Discussion topics that have been selected.
2016 WCC NALA WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
1:00 – 1:30pm
1:30 – 1:50pm
2:10 – 2:55pm
New Reform, New Lifeline, New Opportunity
2:55 – 3:10pm
California Lifeline Update
3:10 – 3:40pm
California Lifeline – Is More Better?
4:00 – 4:30pm
NaLA Certified ISO Program
4:30 – 5:00pm
NaLA Approved Phones
5:00 – 6:00pm
Open Discussion (Townhall-style)
Some of the guest speakers include representatives of CGM, Kelley Drye & Warren Law Firm, and various spokespersons from ETCs such as enTouch Wireless, Life Wireless, and Assist Wireless will participate in the Panel Discussions.
This event is offered at no cost – there are spaces still available – REGISTER NOW to join the discussion.
For those interested in attending the Wholesale Connectivity Convention (November 14-16), NaLA Members are being offered a 15% discount on registration. View pricing and registration for the full WCC event on the WCC website for more information.
We are excited to announce that a FREE NaLA Workshop will be held on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. This 4-hour workshop is completely FREE for NaLA members. Some of the topics to be discussed include:
FCC Items: Snapshot, Data Port Freeze, Rolling Re-certifications, etc.
California Lifeline Landscape
NaLA ISO Certified Program
NaLA Certified Phone Program
To REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.
The workshop will occur at the same location as the Wholesale Connectivity Convention (WCC, formerly the annual MVNOs of North America event), taking place from November 14-16, during which various members of NaLA have been invited to speak. NaLA members who wish to attend the entire WCC conference have been offered admission at a 15% reduced rate (this savings also applies to those seeking vendor opportunities).