Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

FCC Encyclopedia

Universal Service for High Cost Areas - Connect America Fund 2001 Headlines

12/18/01
Common Carrier Bureau announces estimated state-by-state high-cost Universal Service support amounts for non-rural carriers for 2002. Text | Word | Attached Spreadsheet

12/18/01
Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that updates line count input values for the high-cost universal service support mechanism for non-rural carriers for purposes of calculating and targeting support amounts for the year 2002. The Bureau also updates the company-specific data used in the model to calculate investment in general support facilities and switching costs. Finally, the Bureau denies a petition for reconsideration filed by Sprint Corporation of the Bureau's 2001 Line Counts Update Order. Text | Word

November 2001 Releases

11/30/01
The Common Carrier Bureau released an order granting Saddleback Communications and Qwest Corporation for request for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission's rules. We also grant Saddleback's request for waiver of the "all-or-nothing" rule to permit Saddleback to operate under rate-of-return regulation and section 69.3(e)(11) to permit Saddleback to participate in the NECA common line tariff effective upon closing of the transaction. Text | Word

11/8/01
The Commission released a Report and Order in the Multi-Association Group (MAG) proceeding that reforms the interstate access charge structure for rate-of-return carriers, and creates a new universal service support mechanism, Interstate Common Line Support, to replace implicit support for universal service in their access charges. The companion Further Notice seeks additional comment on the MAG incentive plan and on the MAG's proposed changes to the Commission's "all-or-nothing" rule. It also seeks comment on pricing flexibility measures for rate-of-return carriers, and on merging the Long Term Support mechanism into the new support mechanism as of July 1, 2003. Comment date: February 15, 2002, Reply Comment date: March 18, 2002. Text Word | Acrobat

11/06/01
The Commission released an order denying USTA's petition for reconsideration of the Contribution Interval Order modifying the methodology used to assess contributions that carriers make to the federal universal service support mechanisms. Acrobat | Text

October 2001 Releases

10/23/01
Erratum. The Common Carrier Bureau released an Erratum to a September 17, 2001, Order. On September 17, 2001, the Common Carrier Bureau released an Order granting the request of the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Companyand Odin Telephone Exchange Inc. for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission's rules. This erratum corrects the released text. DA-01-2258 Acrobat | Text

10/19/01
The Commission released the attached order denying petitions for reconsideration of the Bureau's designation of Western Wireless as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) for the purpose of receiving federal universal service support in Wyoming. Acrobat | Text

10/05/01
The Commission released an Order, that denies Moultrie Independent Telephone Company’s petition for declaratory ruling, request for waiver of Part 36, and motion for stay. Moultrie seeks a ruling regarding the regulatory accounting and separations treatment of “sale and lease-back” arrangements between itself and an affiliate. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 10/5/01) DA 01-292 Text | Word

10/05/01
The Federal Communications Commission released an Order that finds that the FCC, not the South Dakota PUC, has jurisdiction to designate Western Wireless an ETC for service to tribal members on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Acrobat | Text

10/05/01
The Federal Communications Commission released an Order that designates Western Wireless as an ETC for service to tribal members on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Acrobat | Text

September 2001 Releases

09/20/01
The Federal Communications Commission released an Order denying the request of Federal Transtel to waive or reconsider the Commission's rules and permit Federal Transtel to recalculate its 1998 and 1999 contributions to the federal universal service mechanisms. Text | Word

09/18/01
Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that denies Oklahoma Telephone & Telegraph request for waiver of section 36.621(a)(4) of the Commission's rules, which limits the amount of corporate operations expenses that a carrier may include in the high-cost loop support mechanism. (Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that grants Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company's (ICTC) and Odin Telephone Exchange, Inc.'s (Odin) request for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission’s rules. This waiver will facilitate a transfer of telephone exchanges between these companies. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 9/17/01) DA 01-1583 Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on updating line counts and other limited information used in calculating high-cost universal service support for non-rural carriers for 2002. Comment Date: 15 days from publication in the Federal Register. Reply Comment Date: 21 days from publication in the Federal Register (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 9/11/01) DA 01-2107 Text | Word

August 2001 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on its review of the definition of universal service. Comments Due: 60 days after publication in Federal Register. Reply Comments Due: 120 days after publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No 96-45, FCC No. 01-J-1, released 8/21/01) Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that granted the petition for waiver of section 54.809(c) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. Section 54.809(c), filed by Smith Bagley, Inc. on July 16, 2001. (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1911, released 8/15/01). Text | Word.

Common Carrier Bureau released an Order that denies San Carlos Apache Telecommunications Utility, Inc (San Carlos) request for waiver of sections 36.611 and 36.612 of the Commission's rules and rejects San Carlos's request for accelerated high-cost universal service support. (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1834, released 8/10/01) Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on the petition of Guam Cellular and Paging, Inc. d/b/a Guamcell Communications under section 214(e)(6) requesting designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier for service offered in Guam. Comments Due: 30 days after publication in Federal Register. Reply Comments Due: 45 days after publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1842, released 8/1/01) Text | Word

June 2001 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau released an Order granting in part a request from Citizens/Qwest for study area waivers to allow Citizens to acquire approximately 158,000 access lines in Arizona. Denies Citizens request to create a new study area in Arizona, and requires Citizens to include the acquired access lines in its existing Arizona study area. Permits Citizens to maintain the status quo by continuing to receive rural high-cost loop support for its existing access lines in Arizona, pending Commission resolution of issues related to rural self-certifications, the definition of a rural telephone company, and further examination of section 54.305 as it relates to the transfer of exchanges between non-rural carriers after the phase-down of interim hold-harmless support. (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1536, released 6/29/01) Text | Word

The Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice seeking comment on translation of the cost model from Turbo-Pascal computer language to Delphi computer language and announces posting of updated Turbo-Pascal version of the cost model. Comments Due: 45 days from publication in Federal Register. Reply Comments Due: 60 days from publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 6/20/01) DA No. 01-1458. Text Word

The Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that Skyline Telephone is seeking a waiver of sections 36.611, 36.612 AND 69.2(HH) Universal Service Fund" to provide expedited and economic service to previously unserved areas. Comments Due: 06/29/2001 Reply Comments Due: 07/16/2001. (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1414, released 6/15/01) Text Word

 

Common Carrier Bureau released an Order granting the requests from Amana Colonies Telephone Company and South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company: for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission's rules and grants waiver of the definition of "average schedule company" included in section 69.605(c). (Dkt No 96-45, DA No. 01-1327, released 6/6/01) Text | Word

May 2001 Releases

 

The Commission released an Order, consistent with the recommendation of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service that modifies the rules for providing high-cost universal service support to rural telephone companies for the next five years based upon the proposals made by the Rural Task Force. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, CC 00-256, released 5/23/01) FCC 01-157Text | Word Errata to FCC 01-157, released 6/1/01: Text | Word

March 2001 Releases

The Commission released an Order, that grants Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc., and EagleNet, Inc.: a waiver of the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries to enable the petitioners to remove six exchanges operated by Pioneer from the petitioners' jointly operated Oklahoma study area, and permit Pioneer to incorporate the six exchanges into its existing Oklahoma study area. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 3/19/01) DA 01-659

The Commission released an Order, which grants a waiver to the West Virginia Public Service Commission of the October 1, 2000 filing deadline for state certification for first quarter 2001 high-cost support (non-rural carriers). (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 3/13/01) FCC 01-86Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting Wyoming Public Service Commission: a waiver of sections 54.309 and 54.311 of the Commission's rules to enable the Wyoming Commission to target non-rural high-cost universal service support to the Wyoming Commission's retail and unbundled network element rate zones. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 3/9/01) DA 01-612 Text | Word



February 2001 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting Qwest/All West Communications, Inc/Carbon/Emery Telecom, Inc./Central Utah Telephone, Inc./Hanksville Telecom, Inc./Manti Telephone Company/Skyline Telecom/ UBET Telecom, Inc. Petition to Effectuate Transfer of Twelve Exchanges in Utah: Grants waivers of Part 36 of the Commission's rules concerning (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries; 61.41(c) of the Commission's price cap rules; 69.605(c) of the Commission's average schedule rules; and 69.3(e)(11) of the Commission's tariff pooling rules. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/27/01) DA 01-507 Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting Qwest/Citizens Petition for Waiver to Effectuate Sale of Five Exchanges in Wyoming: Grants waiver of the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/16/01) DA 01-410 Text | Word

The Commission denies the petition of Oncor Communications, Inc. to forbear from enforcement of the Commission's rules requiring that contributions to the Federal Universal Service support mechanisms be based on carrier revenue from the prior year. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/13/01) FCC 01-51Text | Word

January 2001 Releases

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting the requests from Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. (Mescalero), GTE Southwest Incorporated (GTE), and Valor Telecommunications of New Mexico, LLC (Valor), for a waiver of the definition of "study area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary of the Commission’s rules. This waiver will permit USValor to alter the boundaries of a New Mexico study area it has acquired from GTE so that it can transfer to Mescalero approximately 950 access lines currently served by the Mescalero, Alto, and Ruidoso, New Mexico exchanges. This waiver also will permit Mescalero to establish a new study area in New Mexico for the approximately 950 access lines it intends to acquire from Valor. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/18/01) DA No. 01-129 Text | Word

The Commission releases Order granting the request from Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc., Petition for a waiver of Section 54.305 of the Commission's Rules. This waiver will enable Mescalero to receive increased high-cost support based on its costs and fulfill its commitment to bring basic service to all unserved residences on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in its first two years of operation, as well as permit Mescalero to expand service in underserved areas of the Reservation. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/18/01) FCC No. 01-13. Text | Word

Common Carrier Bureau releases Order granting the requests from ATEAC, Inc., Alaska Telephone Company, Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Inc., Interior Telephone Company, Inc., Mukluk Telephone Company, Inc., and United-KUC, Inc. for waiver to effectuate sale of 13 exchanges comprising 23,796 access lines in Alaska: Grants waiver of the Part 36 (universal service) freeze on study area boundaries. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/17/01) DA No. 01-101 Text | Word

Commission releases Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service's Recommended Decision concerning the Rural Task Force plan for reforming the high-cost loop support mechanism for rural carriers. Comment Date: 30 days after publication in the Federal Register Reply Comment Date: 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/12/01) Text | Word

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.