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  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Oregon Health Network Request for additional funding under the Rural Health Care Pilot Program. DA 10-2415(12/28/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on the Michigan Public Health Institute’s request for waiver of the five-year invoicing period under the universal service Rural Health Care Pilot Program. DA 10-2334(12/9/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by the Indiana Telehealth Network for an extension of the June 30, 2011 deadline for participants in the universal service Rural Health Care Pilot Program to select a vendor and request funding commitment letters from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). DA 10-2297(12/6/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). In this order, we grant a request for review of a decision by the Universal Service Administrative Company, denying funding for discounted services under the Rural Health Care universal service support mechanism to the Portland Area Indian Health Service. DA 10-1712(9/13/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed by Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), seeking reversal of Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) decisions denying rural health universal service support for portions of certain funding requests for 36 YKHC facilities. DA 10-1646(8/27/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed by General Communications, Inc. (GCI), seeking reversal of Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) decisions denying rural health universal service support for portions of certain funding requests for Funding Year 2008. DA 10-1645(8/27/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). Seeks comment on a Petition of the Nebraska Public Service Commission to permanently grandfather those health care providers who were eligible for universal service support under the Commission’s definition of “rural” prior to the Second Report and Order, but would no longer be eligible for universal service support after June 30, 2011. DA 10-1516(8/13/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). Comments are due by September 8, 2010, and reply comments are due by September 23, 2010, for the Rural Health Care NPRM released by the Commission on July 15, 2010. DA 10-1454(8/9/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (WC Docket No. 02-60). FCC seeks comment on reforms to the Universal Service Rural Health Care Fund to expand the reach and use of broadband connectivity by health care providers throughout the nation. FCC 10-125(7/15/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). On June 4, 2010, Copper River Native Association (CRNA) filed a request for review of decisions of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), in which USAC denied funding to four health care clinics for more than three weeks in Funding Year 2008 because CRNA did not submit its competitive bid 28 days prior to the selection of its vendor as required under the Commission’s rules. DA 10-1121(6/23/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). Granted a request by Action Communications, Inc. (Action) for a waiver of section 54.611 of the Commission’s rules. Found that Action has demonstrated that good cause exists to waive the rule because Action has provided evidence that, absent waiver of the rule, it will be unable to sustain its operations and will be unable to provide discounted telecommunications services to the rural health care providers it serves. DA 10-1121(6/23/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Public Notice (WC Docket No. 02-60). In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on Southwest Alabama Community Mental Health (SWAMH) request for review of a decision of the Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) in which USAC determined that SWAMH’s administrative office is not a health care provider under section 54.601(1) of the Commission’s rules and is not eligible to receive benefits under the Rural Health Care Pilot Program. DA 10-1056 (6/10/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). WCB grants Bradford Regional Medical Center's request for reversal of a USAC decision denying funding for discounted services under the rural health care universal service support mechanism. In the draft order, we waive section 54.623(c)(3) of the Commission’s rules, which establishes the filing deadline for all required forms under the rural health care universal service support mechanism. DA 10-1022 (6/4/10) Word | PDF
  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). WCB denies a request for review of a USAC decion to deny funding under the RHC program to Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (Tuba City). In the draft, we find that after changing service providers, Tuba City failed to timely submit a new FCC Form 466 before the June 30 filing deadline. Note, that the June 30 deadline was still codified in the Commission rules for funding year 2004. DA 10-724 (4/29/10) Word | PDF
     
  • Order (WC Docket No. 02-60). The Wireline Competition Bureau extends by one year, to June 30, 2011, the deadline for participants in the Rural Health Care Pilot Program to select a vendor and request a funding commitment from the USAC. DA 10-263 (2/18/10) Word | PDF
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