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Contribution Methodology & Administrative Filings 2006 & Earlier
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2006 Releases

  • Public Notice On July 27, 2006, Wireline Competition Bureau Streamlines Reporting Requirements for Interconnected VoIP Providers and Announces OMB Approval of New FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q. Word | Acrobat 07/27/2006

  • Universal Service Contribution Methodology Erratum On June 27, 2006, the Commission released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Propose Rulemaking (FCC 06-94), this Erratum corrects that document. Word | Acrobat 7/18/06 | Word | Acrobat 7/10/06

  • Report and Order and Notice of Propose Rulemaking On June 27, 2006, the Commission released a Report and Order and Notice of Propose Rulemaking making interim modifications to the existing approach for assessing contributions to the federal universal service fund in order to provide stability while we continue to examine more fundamental reform. (CC DKT NOS. 96-45, 98-171, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, and 98-170; WC DKT NOS. 06-122 and 04-36: FCC 06-94). Word | Acrobat 7/10/06
  • News Release On June 21, 2006, FCC Updates Approach for Assessing Contributions to the Federal Universal Service Fund. (Docket Nos. 06-122, 04-36, 96-45, 98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, 98-170). 06/21/2006
    News Release: Word | Acrobat
    Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
    Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
    McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat


2005 Releases

  • Order On March 1, 2005 the Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order denying Atlantic Digital, Inc.'s appeal of an Administrator's Decision issued by the Universal Service Administration Company assessing late fees on two of its filings. (Dkt. No. CC 96-45: DA 05-520). Word | Acrobat 3/1/05


2004 Releases

  • Order On October 29, 2004 the Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order denying a petition for reconsideration filed by Business Service Center, Inc., Mobile Phone of texas, Inc., and 3 Rivers PCS, Inc. (Collectively, the "Small Wireless Carrier Group") currently pending before the Federal Communications Commission. (Dkt.No. CC 96-45; FCC 04-260). Word | Acrobat 10/29/04

  • Memorandum Opinion and Order On October 29, 2004 the Commission released a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting Verizon Hawaii, Inc.’s (formerly GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company) Application for Review of a decision by the Accounting and Audits Division of the Common Carrier Bureau made on delegated authority, which granted Sandwich Isles Communications, Inc. a waiver to be treated as an incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) serving a previously unserved area for purposes of receiving high-cost universal service support. Consistent with Commission precedent, the Order requires that Sandwich Isles seek and obtain a study area waiver in order to be treated as an incumbent LEC for purposes of receiving universal service support.">Word | Acrobat 10/29/04

  • Order On September 8, 2004 the Wireline Competition Bureau released an order dismissing five petitions for waiver pertaining to the calculation of universal service contributions. Since these petitions were filed, the Commission has addressed each of these issues in the relevant rulemaking proceedings.(Dkt.No. CC 96-45; DA 04-2898). Word | Acrobat 9/8/04


2003 Releases

  • Order and Second Order on Reconsideration On March 14, the Commission released an Order and Second Order on Reconsideration addressing petitions for interim waiver and several petitions for reconsideration of rules recently adopted in the Interim Contribution Methodology Order regarding the assessment and recovery of contributions to the federal universal service support mechanisms. (Dkt. No. CC 96-45; FCC 03-58). Word | Acrobat | Text 3/14/02


2002 Releases

  • Order and Second FNPRM. On December 13, the Commission released an order modifying the universal service contribution methodology and seeking further comment on three connection-based proposals. (Dkt. No. CC 96-45; FCC 02-329). Word | Acrobat | Text 12/9/02

  • NPRM. On Feb. 15, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the regulatory classification of telephone-based broadband Internet access services. The Commission tentatively concluded that wireline broadband Internet access service is an information service with a telecommunications component. The Notice also seeks comment on whether providers of broadband Internet access should be required to contribute to universal service. (Dkt. No. CC 02-33, 95-20, 98-10; FCC 02-42). Word | Acrobat | Text 2/15/02

  • FNPRM. The Commission adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a Connection-Based System to Provide Certainty, Reduce Administrative Costs and Avoid Marketplace Distortions. The FCC took further steps toward reform of the system for assessment and recovery of USF contributions. (Dkt No. 96-45,98-171, 90-571, 92-239, 99-200; FCC No. 02-43). News Release 2/14/02 | Word | Acrobat


2001 Releases

  • Order. The Commission released an order denying USTA's petition for reconsideration of the Contribution Interval Order modifying the methodology used to assess contributions that carriers make to the federal universal service support mechanisms.(Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 11/6/01) FCC-01-321 Acrobat | Text

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on how to streamline and simplify both the manner in which the Commission assesses carrier contributions to the universal service fund and the manner in which carriers may recover those costs from their customers. CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, 95-116, FCC 01-145 Text | Word 5/8/01

  • Public Notice. The Commission released a Public Notice announcing OMB Approval for Form 499-Q. DA 01-829 Text | Word 4/6/01

  • Order. The Commission released an order modifying the contribution methodology to reduce the interval between the accrual of revenues and the assessment of universal service contributions based on those revenues. CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 01-85 Text | Word Text Attachment A: FCC Form 499-Q Word Attachment A: FCC Form 499-Q 3/14/01

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