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Released: October 10, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1617

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC 20554

In the Matter of
Universal Service Contributions Methodology
WC Docket No. 06-122
Request for Review of a Decision of
the Universal Service Administrator by


Adopted: October 10, 2012

Released: October 10, 2012

By the Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau:
FLATEL, Inc. (Flatel) seeks Commission review of a decision by the Universal Service
Administrative Company (USAC or the Administrator).1 When Flatel filed its request with the
Commission, it also had a request for review of the same decision on file with USAC.2 The
Commission’s rules do not contemplate concurrent appeals of the Administrator’s decisions to USAC and
the Commission.3 We therefore dismiss without prejudice Flatel’s Request for Review to the
Commission. Once USAC has issued its decision, Flatel may then appeal to the Commission, if it
believes such an appeal is warranted at that time.4
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to authority delegated under sections 0.91,
0.204(b), 0.291, and 54.722(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.204(b), 0.291, and
54.722(a), that the Request for Review filed on October 2, 2012, by FLATEL, Inc. IS DISMISSED
Vickie S. Robinson
Deputy Chief
Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Wireline Competition Bureau

1 Letter from Adriana Solar, FLATEL, Inc., to Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC
Docket No. 06-122 (filed Oct. 2, 2012) (Request for Review).
2 Letter from Adriana Solar, FLATEL, Inc., to Universal Service Administrative Company (filed Sept. 10, 2012).
3 47 C.F.R. § 54.720 (providing that, when an affected party has an appeal pending with the Administrator, the
period to file with the Commission is tolled until the Administrator’s review is complete).
4 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 54.719 – 54.725 (setting forth rules pertaining to Commission review of the Administrator’s

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