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Rural Health Care 2006 and Earlier Headlines

2006 Releases

  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau grants a request by Unicom, Inc. for a waiver of section 54.611 of its rules, which provides that any reimbursement made by USAC due a telecommunications carrier providing services eligible for rural health care universal service support is offset against its universal service obligation to the Universal Service Fund, calculated on an annual basis. DA 06-1976 (10/2/06) Word | Acrobat

  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Commission establish a pilot program to examine how the rural health care funding mechanism can be used to enhance public and non-profit health care providers' access to advanced telecommunications and information services. FCC 06-144 (9/29/06) Word | Acrobat

2004 Releases

  • Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (WC Docket No. 02-60). The FCC expanded its program to bring up-to-date medical services and information to rural areas through telecommunications. Modified the rules to improve the effectiveness of the rural health care universal service support mechanism. FCC 04-289 (12/17/04) Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). This public notice establishes the deadline for completing Funding Year 2003 application process for Rural Health Care Universal Service Support Mechanism. DA 04-2347 (7/28/04) Word | Acrobat

  • Order on Reconsideration Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). This order on reconsideration of the Rural Health Care order eliminates a duplicative annual report reporting requirement for USAC. FCC 04-15 (1/16/04) Word | Acrobat


2003 Releases

  • Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration and FNPRM (CC Docket No. 02-60). This Order modifies the Commission's rules to improve the effectiveness of the rural health care support mechanism. FCC 03-288 (11/17/03) Word | Acrobat

  • Public Notice (CC Docket No. 96-45). Minnesota Public Utility Commission: The Wireline Competition Bureau initiates proceeding to consider the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Petition to redefine Rural Telephone Company Service Areas in the State of Minnesota. DA 03-3594 (11/7/03) Word | Acrobat
  • Order(C Docket No. 96-45 and 97-21). This order addresses requests for review of twelve tribal government offices seeking discounts under the rural health care universal service support mechanism. DA 03-2919 (9/23/03) Word | Acrobat
  • Order (CC Docket No. 96-45 and 97-21). Unicom, Inc.: Dismisses Request for Review and all related Supplementals and Petitions for Leave to File. DA 03-2898 (9/17/03) Word | Acrobat
  • Public Notice (CC Docket No. 02-60). This Public Notice announces the deadline for completing FY 2002 rural healthcare applications as October 8, 2003. DA 03-2633 (8/13/03) Word | Acrobat
  • Order (CC Docket No. 96-45). AMSC Subsidiary: The Order grants AMSC Subsidiary's request to withdraw its Emergency Petition for Clarification. DA 03-856 (3/24/03) Word | Acrobat


2002 Releases

  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). This Public Notice announces the New Universal Service Deadline for Completing Funding Year 2001 Rural Healthcare Application Process. (10/4/02) Word | Acrobat


2000 Releases

  • FCC grants USAC’s request and waives the quarterly cap on collections and disbursements under the rural health care support mechanism for the first and second quarters of 2000. CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 00-079. Text 3/7/00


1999 Releases

  • Sixth Order on Reconsideration (CC Docket No. 97-21) and Fifteenth Order on Reconsideration (CC Docket No. 96-45). This Order reconsiders many of the Commission's conclusions in the Universal Service Order to simplify the process for rural health care providers to receive support from the universal service support mechanism. (11/1/99) Text | Word

  • Fourteenth Order on Reconsideration concludes that all telecommunications carriers that provide supported services to eligible rural health care provides at a discount, are entitle to have the total amount of the discount treated as a contribution to the universal service fund. CC Docket No. 96-45 (ETC Order), FCC 99-256 (11/3/99) Word
  • Universal Service Administrative Company Report: Evaluation of the Rural Health Care Program. Public Notice: (3/17/99) Text| WordPerfect
  • FCC Order Changing the Funding Year for the Rural Health Care Support Mechanism from a Calendar Year to a Fiscal Year Cycle and Extending the First Funding Year by 6 Months. (1/4/99) Text| WordPerfect


1997 Releases
 

  • Report and Order (CC Docket No. 96-45). The FCC sets forth a plan that satisfies all of the statutory requirements, and puts in place a universal service support system that will be sustainable in an increasingly competitive marketplace. FCC 97-157 (5/8/07) Word | Acrobat

 

 

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