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Released: October 20, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 11-1741

Release Date: October 20, 2011

COMMENT CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR INQUIRY INTO DISBURSEMENT PROCESS FOR

THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND LOW INCOME PROGRAM

WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 03-109

Comment Date: November 18, 2011
Reply Comment Date: December 5, 2011

On September 23, 2011, the Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice seeking
comment on a proposal for disbursing Universal Service Fund low income support to eligible
telecommunications carriers (ETCs) based upon actual claims, as opposed to projected claims for
support.1 The Bureau set the comment and reply comment deadlines for the Public Notice as 30 and 45
days, respectively, after the publication of a summary of the Public Notice in the Federal Register. On
October 19, 2011, a summary of the Public Notice appeared in the Federal Register.2 Accordingly,
comments are due on November 18, 2011, and reply comments are due on December 5, 2011.
For comment filing requirements, please consult the Public Notice.3 For further information
regarding this proceeding, contact Kimberly Scardino, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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1 Inquiry Into Disbursement Process For The Universal Service Fund Low Income Program, WC Docket Nos. 11-
42, 03-109, Public Notice, DA 11-1593 (rel. Sept. 23, 2011) (Public Notice).
2 Inquiry Into Disbursement Process For The Universal Service Fund Low Income Program, 76 Fed. Reg. 64882
(Oct. 19, 2011).
3 See Public Notice, DA 11-1593 at paras. 16-22.

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