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Released: June 13, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-1351

Released: June 13, 2013




WC Docket No. 02-60

Comment Date: June 27, 2013
Reply Comment Date: July 5, 2013

The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request for review filed by Ozark
Guidance Center (Ozark) seeking reversal of a decision of the Universal Service Administrative Company
(USAC) in which USAC denied Ozark's rural health care support for Funding Year 2011 due to lack of
competitive bidding.1 Ozark argues that it responded to all potential bidders and waited the 28-day period
before signing a new contract with its current carrier.2
Interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the
first page of this document. Comments are to reference

WC Docket No. 02-60

and may be filed using
the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in
Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by
accessing the ECFS:

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one
copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by
commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service
mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's
Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room
TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any
envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building.

1 See Letter from Mike Gross, Assistant Information Systems Director, Ozark Guidance Center to Federal
Communications Commission, WC Docket No. 02-60 (filed Apr. 23, 2013) at 1.
2 Id.

Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and
Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to
445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: 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).

In addition, we request that one copy of each pleading be sent to each of the following:

(1) Elizabeth V. McCarthy, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition
Bureau, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A364, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:; and
(2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
445 12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding
in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules.3 Persons making ex parte presentations
must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation
within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the
Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that
memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise
participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all
data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in
whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter's
written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide
citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings
(specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to
Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and
must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for
which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte
presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments
thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that proceeding,
and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this
proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte rules.
For further information, please contact Elizabeth V. McCarthy, Telecommunications
Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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3 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.

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