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Released: July 18, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 13-1591
July 18, 2013

MOBILITY FUND PHASE I SUPPORT

AUTHORIZED FOR 54 WINNING BIDS

DEFAULT ON ONE AUCTION 901 WINNING BID DETERMINED

By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition
Bureau ("Bureaus") authorize Mobility Fund Phase I support for the winning bids identified in
Attachment A of this Public Notice.
On October 3, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announced the 795
winning bids and associated winning bidders for Mobility Fund Phase 1 support in Auction 901, and
established the deadline for winning bidders to submit their long-form applications.1 For each of the
winning bids identified in Attachment A, the Bureaus have reviewed the long-form application information,
including the letter of credit (LOC) and Bankruptcy Code opinion letter from the winning bidder's legal
counsel. Based on the representations and certifications in each relevant long-form application, the Bureaus
authorize support for the winning bids listed in Attachment A. One of the winning bidders for which
support is authorized as listed on Attachment A has defaulted on its remaining winning bid. Attachment B
of this Public Notice identifies the defaulted bid of this winning bidder. Support is not authorized for this
defaulted bid.2
Upon issuance of this public notice, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is
directed and authorized to obligate and disburse from the Universal Service Fund (USF) the amounts
identified in Attachment A (net of any applicable auction default payment identified in Attachment B) to the
winning bidder associated with each study area specified in Attachment A. USAC will make disbursement
payments to the account on file for the Service Provider Identification Number associated with the Mobility
Fund Phase I study area code (SAC).

1 Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25,
Public Notice, DA 12-1566, 27 FCC Rcd 12031 (2012).
2 See 47 C.F.R. 1.21004; Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Scheduled for September 27, 2012, Notice and Filing
Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25, Public Notice, DA 12-641, 27 FCC
Rcd 4725, 4775-77 183-87 (2012) (Auction 901 Procedures Public Notice) (establishing an auction default
payment of five percent of the total defaulted winning bid when default occurs prior to authorization of support).

The initial disbursement of Mobility Fund Phase I support is equal to one-third of the total
winning bid amount. We remind recipients that a winning bidder that has been authorized to receive
Mobility Fund Phase I support will be subject to a performance default payment if it fails or is unable to
meet its coverage requirement, other service requirements, or fails to fulfill any other term or condition of
Mobility Fund Phase I support.3 The performance default payment for Auction 901 is ten percent of the
total level of support for which a winning bidder is eligible.4 Under the terms of the LOC, the
Commission will be entitled to draw upon the LOC upon a recipient's failure to comply with the terms
and conditions upon which USF support was authorized.

Further Information Contact:

Universal Service Administrative Company

hcinfo@usac.org
(USAC) - Disbursement Procedures

News Media

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587

General Universal Service Information

Wireline Competition Bureau,
Telecommunications Access Policy Division

Alex Minard at (202) 418-7400

Auction 901 Information

Auctions and Spectrum Access Division

General Auction Information, Process, and
Lisa Stover or Debbie Smith at (717) 338-2868
Procedures
Post-Auction Rules, Policies, and Regulations
Lynne Milne at (202) 418-0660

Tribal Issues

Office of Native Affairs and Policy

Additional information for entities seeking to
(202) 418-2930
provide service to Tribal lands and Tribal
native@fcc.gov
governments

Accessible Formats

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Braille, large print, electronic files, or
(202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-0432 (TTY)
audio format for people with disabilities
fcc504@fcc.gov
This Public Notice contains the following Attachments:
Attachment A: Authorized Winning Bidders and Bids
Attachment B: Winning Bidders and Bids in Default
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3 Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
FCC 11-161, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17814 460-61 (2011).
4 47 C.F.R. 54.1006(f); Auction 901 Procedures Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd at 4777-78 189-92.
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