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E-Rate - Schools & Libraries USF Program 2006 Headlines

Release
Date
Description FCC/DA#
12/12/06 Dallas Independent School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants a request for review by Dallas Independent School District (Dallas) of a decision by USAC denying an application for discounted services for Funding Year 2004 under the E-rate program. The Bureau finds that Dallas did not violate section 54.504(c) of the Commission’s rules, which states that an applicant for schools and libraries funding must have a legally binding agreement in place when it submits its FCC Form 471. Accordingly, the Bureau remands the appeal to USAC for action consistent with this Order. Released on December 12, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2500) DA 06-2500
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12/4/06 Quinter Public Schools Unified School District No. 293: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants a Request for Review filed by Quinter Public Schools (Quinter) appealing a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Quinter funding from the E-rate program because USAC determined that diagrams filed by Quinter showed that the service requested was internal connections and not on-premise telecommunications equipment. The Bureau grants Quinter’s request and remands the underlying application to USAC for action consistent with this Order. Released on December 4, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2459)
 
DA 06-2459
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12/4/06 Coahoma County School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants a Request for Review filed by Coahoma County School District (Coahoma) seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Coahoma’s Funding Year 2004 E-rate application on the grounds that Coahoma failed to establish that it had the necessary resources required to make effective use of the requested discounts for eligible services. The Bureau grants the appeal to the extent described in the Order and remands the matter to USAC to take appropriate action consistent with this decision. Released on December 4, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2460)
 
DA 06-2460
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12/4/06 Friendship House: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants a request for review filed by Friendship House seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying E-rate funding on the ground that Friendship House violated the Commission's competitive bidding requirement by failing to use price as the primary factor in the vendor selection process. The Bureau grants the appeal finding that Friendship House complied with the Commission's competitive bidding requirements in place at the time of its application. Released on December 4, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2462)
 
DA 06-2462
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12/4/06 Great Rivers Education Cooperative: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants requests for review filed by Great Rivers and I-K Electric, its service provider. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denied an invoice submitted by I-K Electric for service provided to Great Rivers because it was dated outside of the funding year. The Bureau finds that Great Rivers attempted to extend the deadline for submitting such invoice in good faith and grants Great Rivers' request for an extension so that I-K Electric may provide all the services authorized by the funding request. Released on December 4, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2458)
 
DA 06-2458
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11/27/06 E-rate Central: In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition for clarification or waiver filed by E-Rate Central of the Commission's rules concerning the disposal of equipment purchased under the E-rate program. Released on November 27, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2371)
 
DA 06-2371
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11/27/06 State E-rate Coordinators' Alliance: In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition for clarification or waiver filed by State E-Rate Coordinators' Alliance of the Commission's rules under the E-rate program as they apply to state replacement contracts. Released on November 27, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2369)
 
DA 06-2369
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11/22/06 Kan-ed, Kansas Board of Regents: In this Order, the Commission grants in part and denies in part a Request for Waiver filed by Kan-ed, Kansas Board of Regents (Kan-ed) appealing a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Kan-ed funding from the E-rate program because USAC determined that Kan-ed failed to provide evidence of authority to represent its consortium members.  The Commission remands the underlying application to USAC for action consistent with this Order. Released on November 22, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (FCC 06-170)
 
FCC 06-170
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11/14/06 Abington School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants a request by Abington School District (Abington) for review of a decision by USAC reducing Abington’s funding from the E-rate program because USAC determined that Abington did not have a technology plan in place for a requested service for FY 2002. The Bureau finds that Abington lacked sufficient notice that a technology plan was required for Off Premise Extension lines of a Private Branch Exchange service. The Bureau also finds that Abington demonstrated that rigid compliance with the application procedures does not further the purposes of section 254(h) or serve the public interest and that there is no evidence in the record that Abington engaged in activity intended to defraud or abuse the E-rate program. Accordingly, the Bureau waives the technology plan rules to the extent provided in the Order and remands the underlying application to USAC for further consideration consistent with the Order. Released on November 14, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2306)
 
DA 06-2306
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11/2/06 Paterson School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants an appeal of a decision by USAC that rescinded funding already committed to the Paterson School District (Paterson) for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism for Funding Year 2004. Specifically, WCB finds that Paterson had a valid contract that covered Funding Year 2004, and thus reverses USAC's determination of this issue. WCB remands the appeal to USAC for action consistent with this Order, and, to ensure that it is resolved expeditiously, WCB directs USAC to reinstate the funding commitment no later than 60 days from release of this Order. Released on November 2, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2269)
 
DA 06-2269
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10/30/06 Minnesota River Valley Education District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Request for Review filed by the Minnesota River Valley Education District seeking review of a decision by USAC reclassifying Minnesota River's services from Priority One to Priority two services, effectively denying Minnesota River's funding request under the E-rate program because funding for Priority two services was more limited than for Priority One services during Funding Year 2003. Thus, the Bureau remands the application to USAC for further action consistent with this Order. Released on October 30, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2236)
 
DA 06-2236
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10/30/06 Benavides Independent School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the appeal of Benavides Independent School District of a decision by USAC that denied funding under the E-rate program because Benavides submitted invoices with billing dates after the close of Funding Year 2003. The Bureau finds that special circumstances exist to grant this appeal and remands the application to USAC for further action consistent with this Order. Released on October 30, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2235)
 
DA 06-2235
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10/24/06 Berrien County Intermediate School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants a Request for Waiver filed by Berrien County Intermediate School District (Berrien), seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying application for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on October 24, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-2108)
 
DA 06-2108
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10/19/06 Public Notice & List: Release of Funding Year 2007 Eligible Services List for Schools and Libraries Universal Service Mechanism. CC Docket No. 02-6. (FCC 06-158)
 
FCC 06-158
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List:
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9/21/06 Academia Claret: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grant Requests for Review filed by Academia Claret, Puerto Rico, et al., seeking review of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying applications for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on September 21, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1907)
 
DA 06-1907
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9/14/06 Alaska Gateway School District, et al.: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants 128 appeals filed by Alaska Gateway School District, ok, et al. of decisions by USAC reducing or denying funding from the E-rate program on the grounds that they failed to submit an FCC Form 486 by the deadline established by USAC. In each case, we find that good cause exists to waive USAC's deadline for the FCC Form 486 filed with USAC, and we remand the underlying applications associated with these appeals to USAC for further action consistent with this Order. Released on September 14, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1871)
 
DA 06-1871
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9/11/06 Scott County School System: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau granted the Request for Review. We waive the FCC Form 486 filing deadline for Scott and remand its application to USAC for action consistent with this Order. We also direct USAC to complete its review of this application and issue an award or denial based on a complete review and analysis no later than 30 days from release of this Order. Released on September 11, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1806)
 
DA 06-1806
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9/6/06 Owensboro Public Schools: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau granted a request for waiver filed by Owensboro pertaining to a decision by USAC to reduce Owensboro's E-rate funding on the grounds that it failed to submit an FCC Form 486 by the deadline established by USAC. Released on September 06, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1770)
 
DA 06-1770
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8/18/06 Zapata County Independent School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the request for review of Zapata County Independent School District, Zapata, Texas of a decision by USAC denying funding from the E-rate program on the ground that Zapata County failed to respond to USAC's request for information within the USAC-specified time frame. Released on August 18, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1657)
 
DA 06-1657
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8/18/06 Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants a request for waiver filed by Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission pertaining to a decision by USAC to reduce Douglas-Omaha's E-rate funding on the grounds that it failed to timely submit an FCC Form 486. Released on August 18, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1656)
 
DA 06-1656
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8/18/06 Gayville-Volin SchoolDistrict 63-1: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants a request for review filed by Gayville-Volin School District 63-1. Consistent with precedent, we find that Gayville-Volin had a valid contract even though the signature date did not accompany the signatures of the applicant and service provider. Released on August 18, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1655)
 
DA 06-1655
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8/18/06 School Administrative District 67 (Mattanawcook): In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the School Administrative District 67 (Mattanawcook) request for review of USAC's decision to reduce its E-rate funding, finding that the District satisfied the requirements in sections 54.504(b)(2)(iii) and 54.508(c) to develop and obtain approval of a technology plan for FY 2005. However, USAC reduced the District's E-rate funding because the District Provided USAC with a copy of the wrong technology plan. Released on August 18, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1653)
 
DA 06-1653
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8/15/06 Providence Public School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the request for review filed by Providence Public School District (Providence School) of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Providence School discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. USAC found that the requested service sought by Providence School for Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections was not being used in accordance with the Commission's rules. Released on August 15, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1643)
 
DA 06-1643
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8/15/06 Academia Discipulos de Cristo, et al.: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau addresses 30 appeals filed by Academia Discipulos de Cristo, et al. of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying 159 requests for funding from 30 participants in the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. All of the decisions at issue involve the denial of funding on the ground that the underlying applications violated the Commission's competitive bidding requirements by failing to use price as the primary factor in the vendor selection process. The Bureau finds, in 29 instances, that the Petitioners complied with the Commission's competitive bidding requirements in place at the time of their applications. The Bureau denies one appeal because the Petitioner failed to demonstrate that price was a primary factor in its vendor selection process. Released on August 15, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1642)
 
DA 06-1642
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8/2/06 Hickory Public Schools District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants the request for review of Hickory Public Schools District (Hickory) of a decision by USAC denying funding from the E-rate program on the ground that Hickory failed to respond to USAC’s request for information within the USAC-specified time frame.  The Bureau remands the underlying applications associated with this appeal to USAC for further action consistent with this Order. Released on August 2, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1575)
 
DA 06-1575
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8/2/06 Utica City School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants a Request for Waiver filed by the Utica City School District, Utica, New York (Utica City), seeking a waiver of the Funding Year 2006 FCC Form 471 filing window deadline for the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on August 2, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1574)
 
DA 06-1574
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7/25/06 Wyoming Department of Education: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants two Requests for Review filed by the Wyoming Department of Education, seeking review of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying Wyoming's Funding Year 2004 and Funding Year 2005 applications for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on July 25, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1509)
 
DA 06-1509
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7/21/06 Public Notice: Pleading Cycle Established for Eligible Services List for Universal Service Mechanism for Schools and Libraries. Comment Date: August 4, 2006 and Reply Comment Date: August 14, 2006. Released on July 21, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (FCC 06-109)
 
FCC 06-109
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7/19/06 Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Little Rock School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Request for Review filed by the service provider Henkels & McCoy, Inc. seeking review of a decision by the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administration. Released on July 19, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1463)
 
DA 06-1463
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7/19/06 Jennings County Schools: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Request for Review filed by Jennings County Schools seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying Jennings County discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on July 19, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1462).
 
DA 06-1462
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6/16/06 Hickory City School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Request for Review filed by Hickory City School District (Hickory City) seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Hickory City discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (E-rate program). Released on June 16, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1287)
 
DA 06-1287
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6/13/06 Anson County School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Request for Review filed by Anson County School District (Anson County) seeking review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) denying Anson County discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (E-rate program). Released on June 13, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1266)
 
DA 06-1266
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6/13/06 Richmond County School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants three appeals of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) filed by Richmond County School District, Hamlet, North Carolina (Richmond County) denying Richmond County funding for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Released on June 13, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1265)
 
DA 06-1265
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5/26/06 Cincinnati City School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants an appeal of a decision by USAC rescinding funding already committed to the Cincinnati City School District for discounted services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. Specifically, the Bureau waives section 54.504(c) of the Commission’s rules, which states that an applicant for schools and libraries funding must have a legally binding agreement in place when it submits its FCC Form 471. The Bureau also remands the appeal to USAC for action consistent with this Order, and, to ensure that it is resolved expeditiously, the Bureau directs USAC to reinstate the funding commitment no later than 60 days from release of this Order. Released on May 26, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1107)
 
DA 06-1107
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5/26/06 South Carolina Division of the Chief Information Officer: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the South Carolina Division of the Chief Information Officer’s (South Carolina CIO) appeal of a decision by USAC denying South Carolina CIO funding from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism because USAC determined that South Carolina CIO failed to provide evidence of authority to represent its consortium members. The Bureau also remands the appeal to USAC for action consistent with this Order, and, to ensure that it is resolved expeditiously, we direct USAC to issue a decision no later than 60 days from release of this Order. Released on May 26, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-1106)
 
DA 06-1106
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5/19/06 Academy of Careers and Technologies: In this Order, the FCC grants 30 appeals of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company denying 134 requests for funding from 96 participants in the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism on the grounds that they violated the Commission’s competitive bidding rules. Released on May 19, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (FCC-06-55)
 
FCC-06-55
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5/19/06 Bishop Perry Middle School: In this Order, the FCC grants 196 appeals of decisions by the Universal Service Administrative Company concerning the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism denying funding due to certain clerical or ministerial errors in the application, i.e., a failure to timely file an FCC Form 471, a failure to timely file a certification related to an FCC Form 470, or a failure to comply with minimum processing standards. Released on May 19, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (FCC-06-54)
 
FCC-06-54
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4/3/06 Illinois School for the Visually Impaired: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired's Request for Review and finds good cause to waive section 54.504 of the Commission's rules. Accordingly, the Bureau remands Illinois School's application to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order and directs USAC to reinstate the funding commitment no later than 30 days from the release of this Order. Released on April 3, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-785)
 
DA 06-785
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2/28/06 Greenfield Public School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants Greenfield's Public School District's Request for Waiver of the deadlines for filing documentation in support of its FCC form 471 application and for filing an appeal with the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company or the Commission. Accordingly, the Bureau remands the underlying applications to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order. Released on February 28, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-487)
 
DA 06-487
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2/28/06 Pasadena Unified School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants Pasadena Unified School District's Request for Review finding that a competitive bidding violation did not occur. Accordingly, the Bureau remands Pasadena's application to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order. Released on February 28, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-486)
 
DA 06-486
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2/28/06 Wyoming Department of Education: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants Wyoming Department of Education's Request for Review finding that a competitive bidding violation did not occur. Accordingly, the Bureau remands Wyoming's application to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order. Released on February 28, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-485)
 
DA 06-485
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2/28/06 State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau denies the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information's Request for Review and waives, on its own motion, section 54.504(b) of the Commission's rules finding that a waiver is in the public interest and warranted by the special circumstances of applicants utilizing state master contracts in Wyoming. Accordingly, the Bureau remands Wyoming's application to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order. Released on February 28, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-484)
 
DA 06-484
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2/3/06 Bienville Parish School Board: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants Petitioners’ Requests for Review and remands the relevant applications to the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company for further action consistent with this Order. Released on February 3, 2006. CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-287)
 
DA 06-287
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2/1/06 RelComm, Inc.: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau granted requests to withdraw two appeal petitions filed by Relcomm, Inc. Released on February 1, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-246)
 
DA 06-246
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2/1/06 Glendale Unified School District: In this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau find that special circumstances exist to justify a waiver filed by Glendale Unified School District of the Commission's rules and remand the application associated with this appeal to USAC for further action consistent with this order. Released on February 1, 2006, CC Docket No. 02-6. (DA 06-244)
 
DA 06-244
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