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Released: September 30, 2013


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Released: September 30, 2013



WC Docket No. 10-90

As a part of its open, transparent and deliberative process to implement Connect America Fund
Phase II (Phase II),1 the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) presented three webinars about Phase II
to state public utility commissions on September 11, 12, and 25, 2013. The Bureau posted the staff
presentations associated with the first two webinars on the Commission's website on September 17,
2014.2 Today, the Bureau announces that it is making a PDF copy of the associated staff presentation for
the third webinar available on the Commission's website at
The third presentation, titled "Connect America Fund Phase II Challenge Process," describes the
process by which parties can challenge whether an area is served by an unsubsidized competitor for
purposes of determining eligible areas for Phase II funding.3 This staff presentation has also been
submitted into the record in WC Docket 10-90.4
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information, please contact Heidi Lankau in the Wireline Competition Bureau at (202)
418-2876 or via e-mail at
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1 Connect America Fund Phase II will provide ongoing support to areas served by price cap carriers, including areas
currently lacking broadband-capable infrastructure, using "a combination of a forward-looking broadband cost
model and competitive bidding." Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17673-74, paras. 23-25 (2011), pets. for review
pending sub nom. In re: FCC 11-161
, No. 11-9900 (10th Cir. filed Dec. 8, 2011).
2 See Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Staff Presentations Regarding Connect America
Phase II
, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, DA-13-1919 (Sept. 17, 2013).
3 See Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, Report and Order, 28 FCC Rcd 7211 (Wireline Comp. Bur.
2013) (adopting the framework for the Phase II challenge process).
4 The associated staff presentations for the first two webinars were submitted into the record earlier this month. See
Letter from Michael J. Jacobs, Legal Advisor to the Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications
Commission to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 10-90 (filed
Sept. 17, 2013).

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