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Released: July 18, 2014


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500


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Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 14-1012

July 18, 2014



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


News Media

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

(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


Accessible Formats

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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