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Contribution Methodology & Administrative Filings 2009 Headlines

  • Millenium Telecom Contribution Waiver:The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Millennium Telecom’s petition to waive certain contribution deadlines and penalties, resulting from Millenium’s inadvertent overstatement of its interstate telecom revenues on its Feb 2009 Form 499-Q and misstatement of its contact information on its 2008 Form 499-A.
    Order: Word | Acrobat 12/22/09
     
  • Heller Information Services, Inc.: In this order, TAPD grants a request filed by Heller Information Services, Inc. (Heller) to withdraw its petition, and, accordingly, dismisses Heller’s pleadings. Heller had requested review of USAC’s rejection of Heller’s revised 2003 FCC Form 499-A filing and the universal service contribution assessments that resulted from Heller’s original 2003 FCC Form 499-A filing. Heller had also requested that the Commission take expedited action on its request for review, and that all universal service contribution collection actions be held in abeyance pending final action on Heller’s request for review by the Commission.
    Order: Word | Acrobat 10/21/09
     
  • Alexicon Petition to Change FCC Form 499 Deadline: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Alexicon’s petition to change the filing date for the annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (FCC Form 499-A) from April 1st to September 1st. Comments are due July 6, 2009 and reply comments are due July 20, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/7/09
     
  • Cook Telecom, Inc.: The Telecommunications Access Policy Division grants Cook Telecom, Inc.’s request for review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) rejecting Cook’s initial FCC Form 457 filing, and directs USAC to accept Cook’s revised FCC Form 457 filing dated December 2, 1997.
    Order: Word | Acrobat 6/3/09

  • Ad Hoc Coalition Petition for Declaratory Ruling: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition for declaratory ruling filed by the Ad Hoc Coalition of International Telecommunications Companies’ (Coalition) regarding universal service contributions. Comments are due June 8, 2009 and reply comments are due June 22, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/7/09

  • Spectrotel Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Spectrotel seeking review of a USAC decision to deny a waiver of fees associated with its late-filed August, 2008 FCC Form 499-Q. Comments are due June 8, 2009 and reply comments are due June 22, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/7/09

  • Masergy Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Masergy seeking clarification or review of the decision to include Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) in the FCC Form 499 Instructions. Comments are due June 8, 2009 and reply comments are due June 22, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/7/09

  • Aspire Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Aspire Telecom, Inc. seeking waiver of the 45-day FCC Form 499-Q revision window. Comments are due June 8, 2009 and reply comments are due June 22, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/7/09

  • inContact Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed by inContact, Inc. seeking waiver of contribution fees assessed by USAC in 2009 based on adjustments to inContact’s 2004 FCC Form 499-A. Comments are due June 5, 2009 and reply comments are due June 22, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 5/6/09

  • Verizon Wireless FCC Form 499 Waiver Order: The Wireline Competition Bureau grants a petition by Verizon Wireless seeking limited waiver of certain FCC Form 499 revenue filing requirements related to its mergers with Alltel and Rural Cellular Corporation. Specifically, Verizon Wireless is granted a limited waiver to allow it to report revenues for all affiliated companies using a weighted average of actual and safe harbor revenues until December 31, 2009.
    Order: Word | Acrobat 5/1/09

  • Updated FCC Form 499-Q: The Wireline Competition Bureau released the FCC Form 499-Q and accompanying instructions. The instructions incorporate nonsubstantive clarifications to ensure that all contributors are properly reporting revenues and are treating similar revenues uniformly.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 4/10/09

  • Universal Service Administrative Company: Wireline Competition Bureau provides letter to USAC concerning FCC Form 499 A Instructions and USF contribution obligations.
    Letter: Word | Acrobat 4/1/09

  • Kouso Communications, LLC: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Kouso's request for waiver of fees associated with late filing of 2008 FCC Form 499-A. Comments on the request are due April 29, 2009 and reply comments are due May 14, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/30/09

  • Ready Telecom, Inc.: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request for review filed by Ready Telecom, Inc. seeking review of a USAC decision in which USAC denied Ready Telecom's request to amend its May 2008 FCC Form 499-Q filing. Comments on the request are due April 29, 2009 and reply comments are due May 14, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/30/09

  • Pelzer Communication Corporation Universal Service Contributions Request: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Pelzer Communications' request seeking review of USAC's decision declining to accept Pelzer's revised February 2007 FCC Form 499-Q filing. Comments on the request are due April 29, 2009 and reply comments are due May 14, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/30/09

  • Minerva Valley Telephone Company High-Cost Waiver: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition by Minerva Telephone Company, an incumbent local exchange carrier in Iowa, for waiver of the June 30, 2008 annual certification filing deadline for universal service interstate common line support. Comments on the petition are due April 29, 2009 and reply comments are due May 14, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/30/09

  • Ascent Media Group: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Ascent petition for reconsideration of the Wireline Competition Bureau's order dismissing Ascent's request for a review of a Universal Service Administrative Company Decision. Comments are due on April 20, 2009 and reply comments are due on May 5, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/19/09

  • CalTel Inc., CalTel Inc. of North Carolina, and South Bell Payphones, Inc.: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on CalTel, CalTel North Carolina, and South Bell requests seeking review and reversal of late fees assessed by the Universal Service Administrative Company for their late-filed 2008 FCC Forms 499-A. Comments are due on April 20, 2009 and reply comments are due on May 5, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/19/09

  • Via Talk, LLC Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Via Talk seeking review and reversal of a Universal Service Administrative Company decision denying Via Talk's request to accept its amended 2007 FCC Form 499-A, which was filed more than one year past the filing deadline. Via Talk requests that the Commission correct the amount of Via Talk's universal service debt and allow Via Talk to enter into a payment extension plan for the debt. Comments are due on April 20, 2009 and reply comments are due on May 5, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/19/09

  • 10D Telecom, Inc. Universal Service Fund Contributor Appeal: The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request by 10D Telecom for a waiver of late fees assessed by Universal Service Administrative Company due to 10D Telecom's late-filing of its 2008 FCC Form 499-A. Comments are due on April 20, 2009 and reply comments are due on May 5, 2009.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 3/19/09

  • Updated FCC Form 499-A Public Notice: The Wireline Competition Bureau released a public notice announcing the release of the updated FCC Form 499-A, which carriers file annually on April 1 with USAC. The public notice identifies non-substantive changes and clarifications to the instructions for filing the FCC Form 499-A.
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat 2/27/09
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