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Released: December 5, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-2329

Released: December 5, 2013

OVER $255 MILLION OF CONNECT AMERICA FUNDING AUTHORIZED TO CONNECT

UNSERVED HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN 41 STATES

WC Docket No. 10-90

By this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) authorizes $255,723,850 in
second round of Connect America Phase I incremental support for certain census blocks in response to
elections from five price cap carriers: AT&T, CenturyLink, FairPoint Communications (FairPoint),
Frontier Communications (Frontier), and Windstream Corporation (Windstream). 1 In total, these carriers
elected to serve 563,767 locations spread throughout 84,097 census blocks.2 73,015 of those census
blocks were reported as unserved with fixed broadband with speeds of 3 Mbps/768 kbps or higher on the
National Broadband Map.3 No provider challenged their elections for 66,712 of those census blocks.
Given these blocks are shown on the map as unserved, and no party contested the eligibility of these
blocks for funding, the Bureau now authorizes funding for the 393,409 locations contained in these
66,712 census blocks.
A machine readable list of the census blocks authorized in this Public Notice is available at
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-324550A1.xlsx. The Universal Service
Administrative Company is authorized and directed to distribute Phase I incremental support to the
operating companies for each affected carrier as specified in Attachment 1.4 Attachment 2 to this
document summarizes the authorized funding and obligation for each carrier. The Bureau will take action
on the remaining pending elections at a future date.


1 Letter from Robert W. Quinn, Senior Vice President for Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T, to
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Aug. 20, 2013);
Letter from Melissa E. Newman, Senior Vice President for Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink, to
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Aug. 20, 2013);
Letter from Michael T. Skrivan, Vice President for Regulatory, FairPoint, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal
Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Aug. 20, 2013); Letter from Michael Golob, Senior
Vice President for Engineering and Technology, Frontier, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal
Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Aug. 20, 2013); Letter from Eric N. Einhorn, Senior
Vice President for Government Affairs and Strategy, Windstream, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal
Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed Aug. 20, 2013).
2 The census block figures in this Public Notice count each census block and wire center combination individually.
Thus, a single census block may be counted multiple times if it is split between two or more wire centers.
3 The remaining elections were in census blocks where the price cap carriers challenged the designation of the
blocks as served on the National Broadband Map.
4 For funding disbursement purposes, Attachment 1 allocates funding at the operating company level. However, in
satisfying its Phase I deployment obligations, the holding company for a price cap carrier is free to redistribute this
funding among its operating companies.

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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.
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ATTACHMENT 1

Connect America Phase I Round Two Authorized Amounts

Study

Study Area

Area Authorized Amount

Code

BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC (AT&T)
255181
$94,741,425.00
UNITED TELEPHONE OF NEW JERSEY, INC. (CenturyLink)
160138
$24,227.45
UNITED TELEPHONE OF PENNSYLVANIA (CenturyLink)
170209
$10,902.35
CENTRAL TEL. CO. OF VIRGINIA (CenturyLink)
190254
$1,897,064.34
UNITED TELEPHONE - SOUTHEAST, INC – VIRGINIA
(CenturyLink)
190567
$247,450.36
United of Florida (CenturyLink)
210341
$960,489.89
CAROLINA TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH, LLC (CenturyLink)
230470
$626,958.67
CENTRAL TEL. CO. OF NC (CenturyLink)
230471
$34,964.61
UNITED TEL. CO. OF THE CAROLINAS-SO. CAROLINA
(CenturyLink)
240506
$373,488.16
Gulf Telephone Company (CenturyLink)
250298
$31,936.18
CenturyTel of Southern Alabama
259788
$845,593.04
CenturyTel of Northern Alabama
259789
$998,996.85
CenturyTel of Central Louisiana, LLC
270423
$165,902.97
CenturyTel of Southeast Louisiana, LLC
270424
$18,978.17
CenturyTel of Northwest Louisiana, Inc.
270431
$16,151.63
CenturyTel of Evangeline, LLC
270434
$675,321.79
CenturyTel of North Louisiana, LLC
270436
$84,722.66
CenturyTel of Southwest Louisiana, LLC
270442
$269,420.25
CenturyTel of North Mississippi, Inc.
280458
$146,741.26
CenturyTel of Adamsville, Inc.
290552
$5,653.07
CenturyTel of Claiborne, Inc.
290557
$181,320.43
UNITED TELEPHONE - SOUTHEAST, INC – TENNESSEE
(CenturyLink)
290567
$220,873.58
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF OHIO (CenturyLink)
300661
$413,206.49
CenturyTel of Upper Michigan, Inc.
310689
$1,706.93
CenturyTel of Michigan, Inc.
310702
$18,170.59
CenturyTel of Central Indiana, Inc.
320747
$4,845.49
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF INDIANA, INC. (CenturyLink)
320832
$55,099.09
CenturyTel of the Midwest-Wisconsin (Cencom)
330841
$167,352.94
CenturyTel of Forestville, LLC
330884
$79,950.58
3

CenturyTel of Wisconsin, LLC
330895
$33,918.43
CenturyTel of Monroe County, LLC
330913
$60,660.39
CenturyTel of the Midwest-Wisconsin
330922
$429,596.73
CenturyTel of the Midwest-Kendall, LLC
330924
$302,035.53
CenturyTel of Southern Wisconsin, LLC
330931
$118,072.11
CenturyTel of Northwest Wisconsin, LLC
330950
$1,799,879.23
CenturyTel of Northern Wisconsin, LLC
330956
$850,677.14
CenturyTel of the Midwest-Wisconsin (Wayside)
330970
$63,798.95
Telephone USA of Wisconsin, LLC (CenturyLink)
331155
$633,052.24
CenturyTel of Central Wisconsin, LLC
331159
$497,176.63
CenturyTel of Minnesota, Inc.
361445
$130,112.42
EMBARQ – MINNESOTA (CenturyLink)
361456
$273,917.01
CenturyTel of Russellville
401142
$1,980,061.71
CenturyTel of Siloam Springs
401143
$47,647.32
CenturyTel of Central Ark, LLC
401144
$243,375.74
CenturyTel of Arkansas, Inc.
401705
$60,733.81
CenturyTel of Mountain Home, Inc.
401711
$183,321.03
CenturyTel of South Arkansas, Inc.
401727
$11,306.14
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. - EASTERN & SO. CENTRAL KANSAS
(CenturyLink)
411317
$78,060.11
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. - EASTERN & SO. CENTRAL KANSAS
(CenturyLink)
411842
$3,413.87
Spectra Communications Group, LLC (CenturyLink)
421151
$226,783.61
EMBARQ MISSOURI, INC (CenturyLink)
421957
$655,279.09
CenturyTel of Southern Missouri
429786
$258,022.33
CenturyTel of Southwest Missouri
429787
$315,470.76
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF TEXAS, INC. (CenturyLink)
442084
$206,777.61
CENTRAL TELEPHONE CO. OF TEXAS (CenturyLink)
442114
$129,121.29
AZ Qwest (CenturyLink)
455101
$17,109,351.27
CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc.
462185
$2,433,041.60
CenturyTel of Montana, Inc.
482249
$10,425.14
CenturyTel of the Southwest (New Mexico)
492274
$62,018.60
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE WEST – WYOMING
(CenturyLink)
511595
$5,653.07
CenturyTel of Wyoming, Inc.
512299
$5,249.28
UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE NORTHWEST – WA
(CenturyLink)
522400
$139,454.67
CenturyTel of Washington, Inc.
522408
$915,852.65
CenturyTel of Oregon, Inc.
532361
$753,693.92
CenturyTel of Oregon, Inc.
532395
$27,457.78
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UNITED TELEPHONE CO. OF THE NORTHWEST – OR
(CenturyLink)
532400
$91,660.52
CENTRAL TELEPHONE CO. – NEVADA (CenturyLink)
552348
$13,655.45
Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC (Maine) (FairPoint)
105111
$903,335.31
Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC (New Hampshire)
(FairPoint)
125113
$740,318.57
Chautauqua & Erie Telephone Corporation (FairPoint)
150078
$168,690.68
Bluestem Telephone Company (FairPoint)
411835
$91,612.35
Taconic Telephone Company (FairPoint)
150084
$142,066.79
Peoples Mutual Telephone Company (FairPoint)
190244
$546,924.42
Ellensburg Telephone Company (FairPoint)
522412
$13,442.88
Marianna and Scenery Hill Telephone Company (FairPoint)
170185
$30,726.58
GTC, Inc. (Perry) (FairPoint)
210329
$14,883.19
GTC, Inc. (Port St. Joe) (FairPoint)
210339
$212,423.68
GTC, Inc. (Florala) (FairPoint)
210291
$25,925.55
Frontier West Virginia Inc.
205050
$57,637,650.00
Windstream Alabama, LLC
250302
$1,087,689.56
Windstream Arkansas, LLC
401691
$4,372,349.63
Windstream Florida, Inc.
210336
$1,101,063.24
Windstream Georgia, LLC
220357
$2,116,067.07
Windstream Georgia Communications, LLC
223037
$7,048,666.29
Georgia Windstream, LLC
223036
$3,999,123.42
Windstream Accucomm Telecommunications, LLC
220395
$347,029.95
Windstream Georgia Telephone, LLC
220364
$61,492.00
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351178
$752,820.84
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351167
$905,613.95
Windstream Iowa Communications, Inc.
351170
$1,139,775.89
Windstream Kentucky East, LLC
269690
$3,060,148.74
Windstream Kentucky East, LLC
269691
$879,638.14
Windstream Kentucky West, LLC
260402
$670,888.65
Windstream Missouri, Inc.
421885
$1,990,719.40
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
280453
$1,525,751.19
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
230476
$7,603,772.15
Windstream Concord Telephone, Inc
230474
$54,792.91
Windstream Nebraska, Inc.
371568
$705,547.56
Valor Telecommunications of New Mexico, LLC (Windstream)
491164
$951,368.61
Windstream New York, Inc.
150109
$1,036,558.49
Windstream New York, Inc.
150106
$961,901.00
Windstream Western Reserve, Inc
300666
$974,098.97
5

Windstream Ohio, Inc.
300665
$497,790.07
Valor Telecommunications of Oklahoma, LLC (Windstream)
431165
$691,806.47
Windstream Oklahoma, LLC
431965
$171,984.11
Oklahoma Windstream, LLC
432011
$502,064.26
Windstream Pennsylvania, LLC
170176
$4,208,570.99
Windstream South Carolina, LLC
240517
$1,259,061.32
Valor Telecommunications of Texas, L.P. (Windstream)
441181
$7,946,968.81
Texas Windstream, Inc.
442153
$1,787,346.33
Windstream Sugar Land, Inc
442147
$3,796.56
Windstream Communications Kerrville, LLC
442097
$300,883.43
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ATTACHMENT 2

Summary of Funding and Obligations

Carrier

Funding Authorized

$775 Locations1
$550 Locations2
AT&T
$94,741,425
122,247
0
CenturyLink
$39,737,275
10,735
57,123
FairPoint
$2,890,350
988
3,863
Frontier
$57,637,650
24,192
70,707
Windstream
$60,717,150
16,722
86,832
Total
$255,723,850
174,884
218,525


1 Number of locations lacking 768 kbps/200 kbps Internet service access that must be deployed to.
2 Number of locations having 768 kbps/200 kbps Internet service but lacking 3 Mbps/768 kbps Internet service
access that must be deployed to.
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