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Common Carrier Bureau releases Memorandum Opinion and Order. In the tribal order released in June, the Commission committed to resolving petitions for ETC designation that are properly pending before us under section 214(e)(6) within 6 months of filing. This Order grants Cellco's petition for ETC designation in the state of Delaware. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/26/00) DA 00-2895

Common Carrier Bureau releases Memorandum Opinion and Order. In the tribal order released in June, the Commission committed to resolving petitions for ETC designation that are properly pending before us under section 214(e)(6) within 6 months of filing. This Order grants Western Wireless's petition for ETC designation in the state of Wyoming. Concludes that granting Western Wireless ETC designation in rural service areas is in the public interest. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/26/00) DA 00-2896Text | Word


The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service adopted and released the attached Recommended Decision recommending that the Commission use the Rural Task Force's Recommendation regarding reforms to rural high-cost universal service support mechanisms as a foundation for implementing a rural universal service plan. Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, (CC Docket No. 96-45, Released 12/22/00) FCC 00J-4 Text | Word | HTML


Common Carrier Bureau releases an Order adopting the updated line count input values for the new high-cost universal service support mechanism for non-rural carriers for purposes of calculating and targeting support amounts for the year 2001. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/8/00) DA 00-2729.Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases Public Notice announcing state-by-state high-cost Universal Service support amounts for non-rural carrier for 2001. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/8/00) DA 00-2746. Text | Word | attached spreadsheet


Thirteenth Report and Order adopts measures for phasing down the interim hold-harmless support provision of the forward-looking high-cost universal service support mechanism for non-rural carriers. (see spreadsheet, Appendix C, of the Report and Order. The companion Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on the narrow issue of whether, following the phase-down of interim hold-harmless support, section 54.305 of the Commission's rules should no longer be applied to transfers of telephone exchanges between non-rural carriers. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/8/00) FCC 00-428 Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases Public Notice announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2001. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 12/8/00) DA 00-2764. Text | Word



November 2000 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting the requests from Citizens Telecommunications company of Illinois and GTE South Inc and GTE North Inc. for waiver of definition of "study area" in Part 36, Appendix-Glossary, of the Commission's rules. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 11/27/00) DA 00-2662 Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting the requests from Citizens telecommunications Company of Idaho and Qwest Corporation for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in Part 36 of the Commission's rules. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 11/27/00) DA 00-2640 Text | Word



Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting the waiver requests from the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to permit retroactive distribution of federal universal service support to three carriers that were not designated as ETCs prior to January 1, 1998. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 11/9/00) DA 00-2522. Text | Word


Order grants Jordan-Soldier Valley Telephone Company/Alpine Communications, L.C. - Petition for Waiver to Effectuate Sale of 300 access lines in Iowa: Grants waivers of: (1) the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries and; (2) section 69.605(c) to permit Jordan-Soldier to continue operating as an average schedule company. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 11/3/00) DA 00-2473. Text | Word



October 2000 Releases

Order grants Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nebraska petition for waiver of definition of "study area". (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 10/3/00), DA 00-2222 Text | Word


Order grants Citizens Telecommunications of Iowa for waiver of definition of "study area". (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 10/2/00), DA 00-2221 Text | Word



September 2000 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau partially denies 4 price cap LECs' requests for confidential treatment of line count data submitted under the rules for the interstate access universal service support mechanism. Denies the confidentiality requests only to the extent necessary to enable the Universal Service Administrative Company to comply with Commission rules requiring it to publish statewide and per-line interstate access universal service support levels. (CC Docket Nos. 96-262, 94-1, 99-249, 96-45, Released 9/20/00), DA 00-2132 Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases order that protects the confidentiality of price cap LEC line counts that cannot be determined when the Universal Service Administrative Company publishes statewide and per-line interstate access universal service support levels. (CC Docket Nos. 96-262, 94-1, 99-249, 96-45, Released 9/20/00), DA 00-2133 Text | Word



August 2000 Releases

Order grants Valor Telecommunications of Texas, LP and GTE Southwest Incorporated request for a waiver of the definition of study area. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, DA No. 00-1908). Released 8/21/00 Text | Word


Order grants Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative, Inc. and QWest Corporation petition for waiver of Part 36, Appendix-Glossary of the Commission 's rules (Dkt No. CC-96-45, DA No. 00-1894, Released 8/18/00) . Text | Word


Telephone USA of Wisconsin/GTE Petition for Waivers to Effectuate Sale of 35 Exchanges in the State of Wisconsin: Grants waivers of: (1) the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries; (2) section 61.41(c)(2) to permit Telephone USA to continue operation under rate-of-return regulation; and (3) section 69.3(e)(9) to permit the acquired access lines to reenter the NECA common line pool. DA 00-1862, Released 8/16/00 Text | Word


CenturyTel of Central Wisconsin/GTE Petition for Waivers to Effectuate Sale of 42 Exchanges in the State of Wisconsin: Grants waivers of: (1) the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries; (2) section 61.41(c)(2) to permit CenturyTel to continue operation under rate-of-return regulation; and (3) section 69.3(g)(2) to permit the acquired access lines to reenter the NECA common line pool. DA 00-1863, Released 8/16/00 Text | Word


Commission releases a Declaratory Ruling providing guidance regarding whether section 214(e) of the Act requires a common carrier to provide supported services throughout a service area prior to being designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier. CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 00-248 Released 8/10/00. Text | Word


Order grants requests for removal of individual caps on high-cost loop support filed by Accent Communications, Inc., et al.: Grants requests of 40 rural telephone companies for the removal of all remaining individual caps on high-cost loop support imposed in the past as part of the grant of study area waivers. Removes caps effective January 1, 2000. Denies requests to remove individual caps on high-cost loop support prior to January 1, 2000. Action is consistent with the Common Carrier Bureau's September 9, 1999 Order lifting nine individual caps on high-cost loop support. (Dkt No.: CC-96-45, DA No.: 00-1761, Released 8/4/00). Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases list of carriers filing rural certification letters and notifications of changes in status. (Dkt No.: CC-96-45, DA No.: 00-1705, Released 8/1/00) Text | Word



July 2000 Releases

Order grants requests from Spectra Communications/GTE Petition for Waivers to Effectuate Sale of 107 Exchanges in the State of Missouri: Grants waivers of: (1) the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries; (2) section 61.41(c)(2) to permit Spectra to continue operation under rate-of-return regulation; and (3) section 69.3(e)(9) to permit the acquired access lines to reenter the NECA common line pool. (DA No. 00-1625, Released 7/27/00). Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau seeks comment on updating line counts for calculating high-cost universal service support for non-rural carriers for the year 2001. Comments due August 8, 2000 and reply comments due August 15, 2000 (Dkt No. CC-96-45, DA No. 00-1626, Released 7/24/00) . Text | Word


Order grants requests from Rye and U S WEST for: (1) waiver of the Part 36 definition of study area to permit the transfer 94 access lines in the Pueblo exchange; and (2) waiver of section 61.41(c)(2) of the Commission's rules to permit Rye to continue operating under rate-of-return regulation after acquiring U S WEST access lines that are currently under price cap regulation. (Dkt No.: CC-96-45, DA No.: 00-1585, Adopted: 7/17/00, Released 7/18/00) Text | Word


Order grants joint petition of Citizens Telecommunications Company of North Dakota and U S WEST Communications, Inc. for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission's rules. (Dkt No.: CC-96-45, DA No.: 00-1548, Adopted: 7/11/00, Released 7/12/00) Text | Word


Order grants petition of CenturyTel of Northwest Arkansas, LLC and CenturyTel of Central Arkansas, LLC and GTE Arkansas Incorporated, GTE Midwest Incorporated, and GTE Southwest Incorporated for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission's rules and grants petition of CenturyTel of Northwest Arkansas, LLC and CenturyTel of Central Arkansas, LLC for waiver of sections 61.41(c) and 69.3(g)(2) of the Commission's rules to enable the petitioners to operate the acquired exchanges under rate-of-return regulation and include the acquired access lines in the NECA common line pool. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by Deputy Chief, Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau. . (DA No. 00-1434). Adopted: 6/27/00. Text | Word



June 2000 Releases

Commission adopts measures to: (1) promote telecommunications subscribership and infrastructure deployment within American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities; (2) establish a framework for the resolution of eligible telecommunications carrier designation requests; and (3) apply the framework to pending petitions for designation as eligible telecommunications carriers. (CC Dkt. No. 96-45, Adopted 6/8/2000, Released 6/30/2000) FCC 00-208: Acrobat | Text | Word 7/12/2000



May 2000 Releases

Public Notice released in which the Bureau seeks comment on whether line count data for wire centers not receiving high-cost universal service support should be afforded confidential treatment. Previously, the Commission denied, to a limited extent, requests for confidential treatment of quarterly line count data at the wire center level for those wire centers receiving support. DA 00- 1068 (released May 12, 2000). Comments due June 26, 2000 and reply comments due July 17, 2000. Text | Word



April 2000 Releases

Commission clarifies how quarterly line count data will be incorporated in the new high-cost universal service support mechanism. CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 00-126 (Released 4/7/00). Text | Word


Commission denies to a limited requests for confidential treatment of wire center line count data in wire centers receiving high-cost universal service support, CC Docket No. 96-45, FCC 00-125 (Released 4/7/00 ). Text


Common Carrier Bureau releases Interim Protective Order to facilitate review of wire center line count data. CC Docket No. 96-45, DA 00-773 , (released 4/7/00). Text | Word


Common Carrier Bureau releases estimated state-by-state universal service high-cost support amounts for non-rural carriers. CC Docket No. 96-45, DA 00-774 , (released 4/7/00). Text | Word | Excel


Public Notice establishing a comment cycle for GTE Midwest Incorporated and Spectra Communications Group, LLC seek a waiver of the definition of "Study Area" in Part 36 and section 69.3(E)(9) and 61.41(C) of the Commission's rules DA 00-743, Released 4/3/00. Text | Word



January 2000 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau announces procedures for releasing high-cost support amounts for non-rural carriers and revised model results. (CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-160; DA 00-110): Released 1/21/00. Text | Word Support Spreadsheet: Excel

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