On behalf of AHC, David Cook joined with many rural telcos in “A Call to Action” to demand that broadband policymakers improve USF funding by… Read More »AHC joins rural telcos to request better USF funding
AHC attorney, David Cook, recently spoke to a group of directors of telephone cooperatives about legal risks and privacy concerns. The telephone and telecommunication utilities… Read More »Telephone Cooperative Directors: Legal Risks and Privacy Concerns
Effective January 12, 2021, the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury issued an Interim Final Rule concerning the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). … Read More »Telephone and Electric Coops Qualify for PPP Round 2
On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). The CARES Act provided an economic… Read More »Cooperatives May Qualify for Benefits Under CARES Act
Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.
Many businesses are giving consumers a break, including many electric and telephone cooperatives. Utility cooperatives are offering free services or waiving fees and pledging not… Read More »Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FCC is seeking more than $200 Million in fines from “one or more” cellphone carriers, among them AT&T and T-Mobile. Officials found the companies… Read More »FCC Probe Finds Mobile Carriers Didn’t Safeguard Customer Location Data.
McKenzie Electric Cooperative recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages from its supplier Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative and electricity generator Basin Electric Cooperative. McKenzie Electric is claiming that rate increases since… Read More »McKenzie Electric, Basin Electric at Odds Over Rates
The IRS has provided guidance on how exempt taxpayers, like Section 501(c)(12) cooperatives, can claim a refund after the repealed provisions concerning qualified transportation fringes. You can visit the… Read More »Section 501(c)(12) qualified transportation fringes
David Cook will be speaking at the upcoming NTCA’s RTIME conference. The conference will be held on February 16 – 19 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference will bring together more… Read More »AHC Partner Discusses Cooperatives’ Capital Credits at Telephone Cooperative Conference
On August 1, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission proposed closing the rural digital divide by establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which would direct up to $20.4 billion… Read More »FCC ESTABLISHING $20.4 BILLION RURAL DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND