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December 2002

12/17/02
Order: DA 02-3474, CC DKT 96-45 and 97-21 ABC Cellular Corp. Page Now, Inc. ABC Paging, Inc. RE: Grants ABC Cellular's petition requesting that USAC accept its late-filed, revised Form 499-Q.
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12/4/02
Memorandum Opinion and Order: DA 02-3317, CC DKT 96-45 Cellular South License, Inc. RE: Grants the Petition of Cellular to be designated as an ETC throughtout its licensed service area under section 214(e)(6) of the Act.
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November 2002

11/27/02
Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 02-3181, CC DKT 96-45 RCC Holdings, Inc. RE: Grants the Petition of RCC to be designated as an ETC throughtout its licensed service area in the state of Alabama.
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11/8/02
Order, FCC 02-307, CC DKT 96-45 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service RE: The Commission asks the Joint Board to review the Commission's rules relating to high-cost universal service support in study areas in which a competitive ETC is providing service and support.
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October 2002

10/4/02
Public Notice, DA 02-2551, CC DKT 96-45 Rural Health Care RE: New Universal Service Deadline for Completing Funding Year 2001 Rural Healthcare Appplication Process.
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July 2002

7/10/02
Recommended Decision, FCC 02J-1, CC DKT 96-45 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service RE: The Joint Board recommends that the Commission retain the existing list of services supported by universal service by Recommended Decision.
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June 2002

6/28/02
Order, FCC 02-196, CC DKT 96-45 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service Children's Internet Proctection Act (CIPA) RE: The Commission adopted interim measures to ensure that our implementation of the CIPA compiles with the recent decision issued by a 3-judge panel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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6/13/02
Order, DA 02-1419, CC DKT 96-45 AT&T Corp. RE: Denied petition for waiver filed on 12/13/01, to access its contributions to universal service on projected, rather than historical, revenies.
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May 2002

5/6/02
Order, DA 02-1027, CC DKTS 96-262, 94-1, 99-249 and 96-45 National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates RE: Granted in part the request for limited modifications of Interim Protective Order to permit limited access to certain carrier-filed line count information.
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April 2002

4/8/02
Order, DA 02-774, CC DKT 96-45 Roseville Telephone Company RE: Granted the request to withdraw the petition for limited waiver, and dismissed without prejudice for limited waiver of section 54.309.
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4/8/02
Order, DA 02-775, CC DKT 96-45 WJG Maritel Corporation RE: Granted the request to withdraw petition for waiver, and dismissed withut prejudice the petition for waiver of section 54.706.
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4/8/02
Order, DA 02-776, CC DKT 96-45 Cellular South License, Inc. RE: Granted the request to withdraw the petition for waiver, and dismissed without prejudice the petition for waiver of section 54.313.
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March 2002

3/28/02
FCC 02-97, Order, CC DKT 96-45 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service RE: The Commission appoints the Honorable Billy Jack Gregg, West Virginia Consumer Advocate, to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.
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3/22/02
FIRST ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN CC DOCKET NO. 00-256, TWENTY-FOURTH ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN CC DOCKET NO. 96-45 Re Multi-Association Group (MAG) Plan for Regulation of Non-Price Cap Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Modifying the Commission's procedures with respect to the initial filing by rate-of-return carriers of data necessary for the Universal Service Administrative Company to calculate Interstate Common Line Support. (FCC 02-89, CC Dockets 00-256 & 96-45).
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3/8/02
Public Notice. Proposed Second Quarter 2002 Universal Service Contribution Factor. (CC Docket No. 96-45, DA 02-562).
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February 2002

2/26/02
FNPRM and Report and Order. The Commission released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order seeking comment on Connection-Based System to Provide Certainty, Reduce Administrative Costs and Avoid Marketplace Distortions. The FCC took further steps toward reform of the sytem for assessment and recovery of USF contributions. Comments are due on April 12, 2002, and Reply Comments are due on April 29, 2002. (Dkt No. 96-45,98-171, 90-571, 92-237, 99-200, FCC No. 02-43).
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2/15/02
NPRM. The Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the regulatory classification of telephone-based broadband Internet access services. The Commission tentatively concluded that wireline broadband Internet access service is an information service with a telecommunications component. The Notice also seeks comment on whether providers of broadband Internet access should be required to contribute to universal service. (Dkt. No. CC 02-33, 95-20, 98-10) FCC 02-42.
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2/15/02
NPRM and Order. The Commision released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on The NPRM seeks comment on: (1) how the Commission should define the key statutory terms "reasonably comparable" and "sufficient"; (2) whether, in light of the interpretation of those key statutory terms, the Commission can and should maintain the previously established benchmark or, in the alternative, should adopt a new benchmark or benchmarks; and (3) how the Commission should induce states to implement state universal service policies. the Commission released an NPRM and Order seeking comment on the issues in the Ninth Report and Order remanded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and referring the record to the Joint Board on Universal Service for a recommended decision by August 15, 2002. Comments Due: 30 days after publication in Federal Register. Reply Comments Due: 45 days after publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No. CC 96-45, 95-116, 98-170) FCC No. 02-41
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2/6/02
Order. The Commission released an Order concerning the "Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion." (Dkt. No. CC 98-146) FCC 02-33.
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January 2002

1/29/02
Order. The Commission released an Order dismissing approximately 100 petitions for reconsideration in the Universal Service and Local Competition Dockets (Dkt Nos. CC 96-45, 96-98.
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1/25/02
NPRM and Order. The Commission released an NPRM and Order seeking comment on a variety of ways to streamline the administrative and procedural processes of the schools and libraries program, and denies certains petitions for reconsideration. Comments are due April 5, 2002, and reply comments are due May 6, 2002. ( Dkt No. 02-6, FCC 02-8) Text | Word 1/25/02 Commissioner Copps' Statement 1/25/02

1/25/02
Order. The Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that grants the petition of Guam Cellular and Paging for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier in Guam under section 214(e)(6). (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/25/01) DA 02-174 Text | Word

Published: May 1, 2013 Updated: May 1, 2013
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