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Two WCB Staff Webinar Presentations Regarding Connect America Phase II

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Released: September 17, 2013


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DA 13-1919

Released: September 17, 2013



WC Docket No. 10-90

As a part of its open, transparent and deliberative process to implement Connect America Phase II
(Phase II),1 the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) presented two webinars about Phase II to state
public utility commissions on September 11 and 12, 2013. Today, the Bureau makes PDF copies of the
associated staff presentations available on the Commission's website. These presentations are available at
The first presentation, titled "Connect America Phase II: Update on Implementation," provides an
overview of Phase II and the Bureau's progress in implementing Phase II.
The second presentation, titled "Connect America Cost Model Overview," addresses the Connect
America Phase II cost model. The presentation provides an overview of the model, the resources
available to better understand the model, and information on how to access the model.
These staff presentations have also been submitted into the record in WC Docket 10-90.
For further information, please contact Heidi Lankau in the Wireline Competition Bureau at (202)
418-2876 or via e-mail at

1 Connect America Phase II will provide ongoing support to areas served by price cap carriers, including areas
currently lacking broadband-capable infrastructure, using "a combination of a forward-looking broadband cost
model and competitive bidding." Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket 10-90 et al., Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17673-74, paras. 23-25 (2011), pets. for review
pending sub nom. In re: FCC 11-161
, No. 11-9900 (10th Cir. filed Dec. 8, 2011).

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