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  • Order Berkmont Communications Corporation et al. The Wireline Competition Bureau granted 10 requests for reversal of late fees associated with the filing of the FCC Form 499-A for 2007. We further direct the Universal Service Administrative Company and the other plan administrators to reverse any late payment fees that have been assessed on the applicants. Word | Acrobat 12/12/2007

  • Order Oblio Telecom, Inc. In this Order, at the request of Oblio Telecom, Inc. (Oblio), Telecommunications Access Policy Division dismisses with prejudice Oblio’s petition for declaratory ruling regarding the universal service certification process between resellers and their underlying carriers. Word | Acrobat 11/6/2007

  • Public Notice The Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Office of Management and Budget approval of the revised 2007 Federal Communications Commission Forms 499-A, 499-Q, and accompanying instructions. Word | Acrobat 9/21/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau denied the appeal filed by Radiant Telecom, Inc. seeking review of the Universal Service Administrative Company's Decision on Contributor Appeal. Word | Acrobat 7/2/2007

  • Order In this Order, pursuant to section 1.429 of the Commission’s rules, we dismiss the Expedited Petition to Reduce or Adjust the Proposed Fourth Quarter Contribution Factor filed by WilTel Communications, LLC (“WilTel”). Specifically, we find that the Petition was untimely filed. Word | Acrobat 5/11/2007

  • Order The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) denies the request for review filed by i-Tel Long Distance a/k/a Impact Telecommunications, Inc. (i-Tel) of two Administrator’s Decisions on Contributor Appeal. In its request, i-Tel alleges that qualifies for de minimis status and, thus, is not subject to universal service contributions. The Bureau finds that i-Tel did qualify for de minimis status for the billing periods at issue and affirms the Administrator’s Decisions. Word | Acrobat 4/10/2007

  • Order The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) dismisses in part and denies in part a request for review of a USAC administrator decision filed by National Network Communications, Inc. National Network alleges that it qualifies for de minimis status and, thus, is not subject to universal service contributions. The Bureau finds that National Network was eligible for the de minimis exemption for the billing period January – December 2002, but, pursuant to the true-up process, has already received relief for this time period. The Bureau also finds that National Network was not eligible for the de minimis exemption for the billing periods January – December 2000 and January – December 2001. Word | Acrobat 4/10/2007

  • Public Notice Wireline Competition bureau Announces OMB Approval of the 2007 FCC Form 499-A. On December 18, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission sought approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the information collection for the revised FCC Form 499-A, 499-Q and accompanying instructions. On March 19, 2007, FCC received OMB approval. Word | Acrobat 3/19/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) dismiss as moot the request for review of action taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company filed by Advantage Telecommunications Corp.. Word | Acrobat 3/16/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny the request for review of a decision taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company or the Administrator filed by WorldxChange Corp. Word | Acrobat 3/16/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny the request for review of action taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company filed by Telco Group Inc.. Word | Acrobat 3/16/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny Allegheny Telephone Company appeal of the Administrator's Decision on Contributor Appeal by the Universal Service Administrative Company. Word | Acrobat 3/16/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny the petitions filed by American Telecommunication Systems, Inc. (ATS), Equivoice, Inc., (Equivoice), Eureka Broadband Corporation (Eureka), TON Services, Inc. (TON) and Value-Added Communications, Inc. (VAC), collectively Petitioners. Petitioners, all resellers of telecommunication services, challenge the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC’s or Administrator’s) decisions not to recognize the Universal Service Fund (USF or Fund) contributions which Petitioners contend that they made indirectly through underlying carriers. The time periods at issue vary by case, but all fall within the years 1999-2003. For the reasons set forth below we deny the petitions and direct that all outstanding payments, including late fees, penalties, or other monies owed be made not later than 30 days from release of this Order. Word | Acrobat 3/14/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny the request filed by Big River Telephone Company, LLC seeking review of the Decision on Contributor Appeal issued by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC or the Administrator). Specifically, Big River Challenges the Administrator's application of adjustments posted to Big River's account and reflected on its July, August, and September 2002 invoices. We affirm the Administrator's Decision. Word | Acrobat 3/14/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny requests for review filed by ABS-CBN, SCI and TNCI. Word | Acrobat 3/14/2007

  • Order In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) deny the petitions filed by American Cyber Corp.; Coleman Enterprises, Inc.; Inmark, Inc., d/b/a Preferred Billing; Lotel, Inc., d/b/a Coordinated Billing; and Protel Advantage, Inc. seeking review of the Universal Service Administrative Company's Decision on Conitributor Appeal. Word | Acrobat 3/12/2007

  • Public Notice Wireline Competition Bureau Reminds De Minimis Telecommunications Providers of Certain FCC Registration, Reporting, an Contribution Requirements. The Federal Communications Commission requires telecommunications providers to register with the Commission, comply with periodic reporting requirements, and contribute to certain regulatory programs. In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau reminds telecommunications providers that are considered "de minimis" under the Commission's rules of how these requirements apply to them. Word | Acrobat 1/31/2007

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