Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Winning Bidder Authorized
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
July 18, 2014
TRIBAL MOBILITY FUND PHASE I SUPPORT
AUTHORIZED FOR ONE WINNING BID
By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition
Bureau (“Bureaus”) authorize Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I support for the winning bid identified in
Attachment A of this Public Notice.
On February 28, 2014, the Bureaus announced the 80 winning bids and associated winning bidders
for Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I support in Auction 902, and established the deadline for winning bidders
to submit their long-form applications.1 For the winning bid 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 the
long-form application, the Bureaus authorize support for the winning bid 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 amount
identified in Attachment A to the winning bidder associated with the 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 Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I support is equal to one-third of the total
winning bid amount. A winning bidder that has been authorized to receive Tribal 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 Tribal Mobility
Fund Phase I support.2 The performance default payment for Auction 902 is ten percent of the total level
of support for which a winning bidder is eligible.3 Under the terms of the LOC, the Commission will be
1 Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 902, AU Docket No. 13-
53, Public Notice, DA 14-263, 29 FCC Rcd 1974 (2014).
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); Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Rescheduled for December 19, 2013; Notice and
Filing Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 902, AU Docket No. 13-53, Public Notice, DA 13-1672,
28 FCC Rcd 11628, 11692-93 ¶¶ 216-19 (2013).
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:
USF Disbursement Procedures
Universal Service Administrative Company
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587
General Universal Service Information
Wireline Competition Bureau,
Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Alex Minard at (202) 418-7400
Auction 902 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
Audra Hale-Maddox or Scott Mackoul
Office of Native Affairs and Policy
Additional information for entities seeking to
provide service to Tribal lands and Tribal
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Braille, large print, electronic files, or
(202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-0432 (TTY)
audio format for people with disabilities
FCC Internet Sites
This Public Notice contains the following Attachment:
Attachment A: Authorized Winning Bidders and Bids
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