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Universal Service for High Cost Areas - Connect America Fund 2004 Headlines

12/30/04
Wireline Competition Bureau approves NECA's universal service formulas for average scheduled companies for 2005.
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12/8/04
Wireline Competition Bureau Initiates Proceeding to Consider Petition to Redefine Certain Rural Telephone Company Service Areas in the State of Minnesota.
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11/2/04
The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service to Hold En Banc Hearing on High-Cost Universal Service Support in Areas Served by Rural Carriers.
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10/22/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau released the attached Public Notice. In this Public Notice, the Bureau which grants in part and denies in part the petition of Advantage Cellular Systems, Inc. to be designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier in the state of Tennessee.
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10/19/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau released the attached Public Notice. In this Public Notice, the Bureau provides notice that it is initiating a proceeding to consider a petition filed by American Cellular Corporation, requesting Federal Communications Commission agreement with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s decision to redefine the service areas of certain rural telephone companies.
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10/6/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau initiates proceeding to consider Petition to Redefine a Rural Telephone Company Service Area in the State of Wisconsin.
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9/24/04
In the attached Order, the Bureau grants five petitions of ALLTEL Communications, Inc. ("ALLTEL") to be designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) in non-rural areas in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, pursuant to section 214(e)(6) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. In doing so, the Bureau finds ALLTEL has satisfied the statutory eligibility requirements of section 214(e)(1) to be designated as an ETC.
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8/25/04
The attached Order was released today and will appear in tomorrow's daily digest. In this Order, the Bureau grants the petitions of NPCR, Inc. d/b/a Nextel Partners (Nextel) to be designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) for the requested service areas in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia, pursuant to section 214(e)(6) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act). In so doing, the Bureau concludes that Nextel, a commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) carrier, has satisfied the statutory eligibility requirements of section 214(e)(1) to be designated as an ETC.
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8/19/04
The attached Public Notice announces that it has granted petitions for waiver of certain filing deadlines associated with the receipt of universal support.
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8/16/04
The attached Order grants a request from Grande Communications, Inc. (Grande), a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC), for waiver of the January 1, 2003 certification filing deadline set forth in section 54.314(d) of the Commission’s rules for high-cost universal service support in areas served by CenturyTel, Inc., a rural local exchange carrier. TAPD also grants Grande’s request for waiver of the December 30, 2002 and March 30, 2003 quarterly filing deadlines for line count data set forth in section 54.307(c) of the Commission’s rules for high-cost universal service support and interstate common line support. Granting Grande’s waiver requests will allow it to receive universal service support as of May 22, 2003, the date the Public Utility Commission of Texas designated Grande as an ETC.
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8/16/04
The attached Order grants a request from Grande Communications, Inc. (Grande), a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC), for waiver of the January 1, 2003 certification filing deadline set forth in section 54.314(d) of the Commission’s rules for high-cost universal service support in areas served by CenturyTel, Inc., a rural local exchange carrier. TAPD also grants Grande’s request for waiver of the December 30, 2002 and March 30, 2003 quarterly filing deadlines for line count data set forth in section 54.307(c) of the Commission’s rules for high-cost universal service support and interstate common line support. Granting Grande’s waiver requests will allow it to receive universal service support as of May 22, 2003, the date the Public Utility Commission of Texas designated Grande as an ETC.
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8/16/04
The attached Order grants a request from Centennial Cellular Tri-State Operating Partnership and Centennial Claiborne Cellular Corp. (Centennial) for waiver of the April 1, 2003 certification filing deadline set forth in section 54.313(d) of the Commission’s rules for high-cost universal service support in areas served by BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., a non-rural local exchange carrier. Granting the request filed by Centennial, a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC), will allow Centennial to receive high-cost universal service support as of September 24, 2003, the date that the Mississippi Public Service Commission designated Centennial as an ETC.
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7/27/04
The attached Order grants a request from Searsboro Telephone Company, Inc. and Killduff Telephone Company for a waiver of the study area boundary freeze codified in the Appendix-Glossary of Part 36 of the Commission's rules.
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7/23/04
The attached Order designates Guam Cellular and Paging, Inc. d/b/a Saipancell as an eligible telecommunications carrier in the Northern Mariana Islands.
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6/28/04
The attached Order asks the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service to review the Commission's rules relating to the high-cost universal service support mechanisms for rural carriers.
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6/24/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau released the attached Public Notice seeking comment on two petition filed on June 8, 2004 by TracFone Wireless, Inc., a reseller of commercial mobile radio services.
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5/16/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau grant a request from Smithville Telephone Company, Inc. an incumbent local exchange carrier that been desingated as an eligible telecommunications carrier, for a waiver of October 1, 2003 data filing deadline.
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5/6/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau denies the attached Order (DA 04-1287) FiberNet, LLC's, Petition for a Waiver of 54.307(c) of the Commission's rules for high-cost universal service support.
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4/12/04
In the attached Order the Commission's grant in part and deny in part the petition of Highland Cellular Inc., to be designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier in portions of Virginia.
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3/18/04
The Wireline Competition Bureau initiates a proceeding to consider a petition filed by ALLTEL Communications, Inc. requesting the Commission’s agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision to redefine the "service areas" of certain rural telephone companies in the state of Michigan. (DA 04-686)
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1/22/04
In this Order, the Commission grant in part and deny inpart, subject to enumarated conditions, the petition of Virginia Cellular to be designated as an eligibile telecommunications carrier.
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