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Additional $16.7 Million in Connect America Phase I Support Authorized

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Released: March 14, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 14-353

Released: March 14, 2014

ADDITIONAL $16.7 MILLION IN CONNECT AMERICA PHASE I SUPPORT AUTHORIZED

WC Docket No. 10-90

By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) authorizes $16,713,875 in
additional Phase I second round incremental support in response to the modified elections of two carriers,
AT&T and Windstream Communications (Windstream). The Phase I Challenge Resolution Order
permitted carriers that made conditional elections to modify their elections, identifying additional
locations in census blocks that were previously authorized.1 AT&T2 and Windstream3 chose to modify
their elections. The Bureau authorizes $5,248,300 in additional Phase I incremental support for AT&T in
exchange for AT&T’s commitment to deploy broadband-capable infrastructure to 6,772 additional
locations. The Bureau also authorizes $11,465,575 in additional Phase I incremental support for
Windstream in exchange for Windstream’s commitment to deploy to an additional 13,273 locations.4 The
Bureau directs the Universal Service Administrative Company to distribute this authorized funding as set
forth in the Attachment to this Public Notice.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information, please contact Ryan Yates, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at 202-418-7400, TTY (202) 418-0484, or at Ryan.Yates@fcc.gov.
- FCC –


1 Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90, 29 FCC Rcd 181, 238, para. 299 (Wireline Comp. Bur.
2014) (Phase I Challenge Resolution Order).
2 Letter from Mary L. Henze, Assistant Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T, to Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Feb. 20, 2014). AT&T later made a
correction to its modification. Letter from Mary L. Henze, Assistant Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T, to
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Mar. 5, 2014).
3 Letter from Eric N. Einhorn, Senior Vice President – Government Affairs and Strategy, to Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Feb. 24, 2014).
4 A party has sought reconsideration of the Bureau’s authorization of five census blocks elected to be deployed to by
Windstream. Petition for Partial Reconsideration of Farmers Telephone Company of Riceville, Iowa and Omnitel
Communications, Inc., WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Feb. 7, 2014). Windstream has indicated that it would deploy
to 27 locations in those five blocks. Pending action on that petition for reconsideration, the Bureau does not
authorize funding for the locations in the disputed census blocks.

ATTACHMENT

Connect America Phase I Round Two Additional Authorized Amounts

Study

Authorized

Study Area

Area

Amount

Code

BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC (AT&T)
255181
$5,248,300
Windstream Alabama, LLC
250302
$205,394.79
Windstream Arkansas, LLC
401691
$825,656.39
Windstream Florida, Inc.
210336
$207,920.22
Windstream Georgia, LLC
220357
$399,589.34
Windstream Georgia Communications, LLC
223037 $1,331,040.93
Georgia Windstream, LLC
223036
$755,177.89
Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, LLC
220395
$65,531.70
Windstream Georgia Telephone, LLC
220364
$11,611.90
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351178
$142,159.57
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351167
$171,012.39
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351170
$215,230.56
Windstream Kentucky East, LLC
269690
$577,865.81
Windstream Kentucky East, LLC
269691
$166,107.22
Windstream Kentucky West, LLC
260402
$126,687.83
Windstream Missouri, Inc.
421885
$375,919.20
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
280453
$288,116.53
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
230476 $1,435,864.82
Windstream Concord Telephone, Inc.
230474
$10,346.87
Windstream Nebraska, Inc.
371568
$133,232.68
Valor Telecommunications of New Mexico, LLC (Windstream)
491164
$179,652.51
Windstream New York, Inc.
150109
$195,739.41
Windstream New York, Inc.
150106
$181,641.40
Windstream Western Reserve, Inc.
300666
$183,944.81
Windstream Ohio, Inc.
300665
$94,000.61
Valor Telecommunications of Oklahoma, LLC (Windstream)
431165
$130,637.87
Windstream Oklahoma, LLC
431965
$32,476.77
Oklahoma Windstream, LLC
432011
$94,807.74
Windstream Pennsylvania, LLC
170176
$794,729.11
Windstream South Carolina, LLC
240517
$237,755.92
2

Valor Telecommunications of Texas, L.P. (Windstream)
441163 $1,500,672.66
Texas Windstream, Inc.
442153
$337,515.07
Windstream Sugar Land, Inc.
442147
$716.93
Windstream Communications Kerrville, LLC
442097
$56,817.55
3

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