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Mobility Fund Phase I Support Authorized for 42 Winning Bids

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Released: June 24, 2013


Federal Communications Commission
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DA 13-1429
June 24, 2013



By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition
Bureau ("Bureaus") authorize Mobility Fund Phase I support for the winning bids identified in
Attachment A of this Public Notice.
On October 3, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announced the 795
winning bids and associated winning bidders for Mobility Fund Phase 1 support in Auction 901, and
established the deadline for winning bidders to submit their long-form applications.1 For each of the
winning bids identified in Attachment A, the Bureaus have reviewed the long-form application information,
including the letter of credit (LOC) and Bankruptcy Code opinion letter from the winning bidder's legal
counsel. Based on the representations and certifications in each relevant long-form application, the Bureaus
authorize support for the winning bids listed in Attachment A.
Upon issuance of this public notice, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is
directed and authorized to obligate and disburse from the Universal Service Fund (USF) the amounts
identified in Attachment A to the winning bidder associated with each study area specified in Attachment A.
USAC will make disbursement payments to the account on file for the Service Provider Identification
Number associated with the Mobility Fund Phase I study area code (SAC).
The initial disbursement of Mobility Fund Phase I support is equal to one-third of the total
winning bid amount. We remind recipients that a winning bidder that has been authorized to receive
Mobility Fund Phase I support will be subject to a performance default payment if it fails or is unable to
meet its coverage requirement, other service requirements, or fails to fulfill any other term or condition of
Mobility Fund Phase I support.2 The performance default payment for Auction 901 is ten percent of the
total level of support for which a winning bidder is eligible.3 Under the terms of the LOC, the

1 Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25,
Public Notice, DA 12-1566, 27 FCC Rcd 12031 (2012).
2 Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
FCC 11-161, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17814 460-61 (2011).
3 47 C.F.R. 54.1006(f); Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Scheduled for September 27, 2012, Notice and Filing
Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25, Public Notice, DA 12-641, 27 FCC
Rcd 4725, 4777-78 189-92 (2012).

Commission will be entitled to draw upon the LOC upon a recipient's failure to comply with the terms
and conditions upon which USF support was authorized.

Further Information Contact:

Universal Service Administrative Company
(USAC) - Disbursement Procedures

News Media

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587

Wireline Competition Bureau,

General Universal Service Information

Telecommunications Access Policy Division

Alex Minard at (202) 418-7400

Auction 901 Information

Auctions and Spectrum Access Division

General Auction Information, Process, and
Lisa Stover or Debbie Smith at (717) 338-2868
Post-Auction Rules, Policies, and Regulations
Lynne Milne at (202) 418-0660

Tribal Issues

Office of Native Affairs and Policy

Additional information for entities seeking to
(202) 418-2930
provide service to Tribal lands and Tribal

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(202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-0432 (TTY)
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This Public Notice contains the following Attachments:
Attachment A: Authorized Winning Bidders and Bids
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