JOINT STATEMENT OF
COMMISSIONERS MIGNON L. CLYBURN AND MICHAEL O’RIELLY
Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation
Regime, CC Docket No. 01-92; Petitions for Waiver of Section 51.917(b)(7) of the Commission’s
We support the item because it contains necessary safeguards to ensure a court or regulatory
agency of competent jurisdiction has made a finding of liability before a carrier receives any additional
Connect America Fund support. Doing so is consistent with the goals of intercarrier compensation
reform to provide a path away from the legacy subsidies as well as an important safeguard for consumers
who contribute to the universal service fund. We appreciate the willingness of the Chairman to ensure
that these safeguards are in place before granting a waiver.
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