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NEW REQUIREMENT FOR REVIEW OF USAC DECISIONS: Any party (including, but not limited to entities filing an FCC Form 499, federal universal service program applicants, and service providers) that wishes to file an appeal of a USAC decision must first seek review of that decision by appealing directly to USAC before filing an appeal with the Commission. Parties seeking a waiver of Commission rules should submit waiver requests directly to the Commission instead of filing such requests with USAC (See 47 C.F.R. § 1.3). A party that has filed an appeal with USAC and received an adverse decision may, if it chooses, appeal USAC’s decision to the Commission. See Sections 54.719-54.725 of the Commission’s rules for further information regarding review of USAC decisions.

Universal service is the principle that all Americans should have access to communications services. Universal service is also the name of a fund and the category of FCC programs and policies to implement this principle.  Universal service is a cornerstone of the law that established the FCC, the Communications Act of 1934. Since that time, universal service policies have helped make telephone service ubiquitous, even in remote rural areas. Today, the FCC recognizes high-speed Internet as the 21st Century’s essential communications technology, and is working to make broadband as ubiquitous as voice, while continuing to support voice service.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 expanded the traditional goal of universal service to include increased access to both telecommunications and advanced services – such as high-speed Internet – for all consumers at just, reasonable and affordable rates. The Act established principles for universal service that specifically focused on increasing access to evolving services for consumers living in rural and insular areas, and for consumers with low-incomes.  Additional principles called for increased access to high-speed Internet in the nation’s schools, libraries and rural health care facilities.  The FCC established four programs within the Universal Service Fund to implement the statute.  The four programs are:

The Universal Service Fund is paid for by contributions from providers of telecommunications based of an assessment on their interstate and internation end-user revenues. Examples of entities that contribute to the Fund are telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, including cable companies that provide voice service. The Universal Service Administrative Company, or USAC, administers the four programs and collects monies for the Universal Service Fund under the direction of the FCC.  The FCC’s annual monitoring report tracks contributions and disbursements.

The FCC is reforming, streamlining, and modernizing all of its universal service programs to drive further investment in and access to 21st century broadband and voice services. These efforts are focused on targeting support for broadband expansion and adoption as well as improving efficiency and eliminating waste in the programs.

HISTORY OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE AND THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND

The Federal Communications Commission was created by the Communications Act of 1934. Universal service was one of the core mandates of that legislation, the purpose of which included making “available…to all the people of the United States…a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges."

In 1934, telephone service was considered to be a “natural monopoly,” a service best delivered by one company rather than two or more competitors.  The U.S. government allowed AT&T, then the monopoly provider, to operate in a non-competitive environment in most areas of the country in exchange for the federal and state government regulation of price and service quality. In areas that AT&T did not provide service, small companies, including cooperatives owned by residents of the local community, provided phone service. The concept of universal service evolved over the decades to mean the development of an infrastructure that provides telephone service to all consumers at a reasonable price. Funding for universal service came from a series of access charges that long distance carriers paid as intercarrier compensation (ICC) to local exchange companies for originating and terminating the long distance calls. Even after the breakup of AT&T in 1982, only interstate long distance companies were required to contribute funds towards universal service.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first major re-write of the Communications Act of 1934. It opened up local markets to competition, which changed the dynamics of the existing system of funding universal service. The 1996 Act explicitly adopted principles to guide universal service policy. These principles include:

  • Promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates for all consumers
  • Increase nationwide access to advanced telecommunications services
  • Advance the availability of such services to all consumers, including those in low income, rural, insular, and high cost areas, at rates that are reasonably comparable to those charged in urban areas
  • Increase access to telecommunications and advanced services in schools, libraries and rural health care facilities
  • Provide equitable and non-discriminatory contributions from all providers of telecommunications services for the fund supporting universal service programs

In addition, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 directed the FCC to formalize what services a company must provide in order to receive support from the Universal Service Fund. For example, an eligible telecommunications company must be able to demonstrate its ability to remain functional in emergency situations. The Act also expanded the universe of companies required to pay into the fund from only interstate long-distance carriers to include all telecommunications carriers (regardless of whether they are wireline, wireless or satellite companies). The Telecommunications Act of 1996 led to the creation of the Universal Service Administrative Company, or USAC, an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated as the administrator of the federal Universal Service Fund by the FCC. The Act also called for the creation of a Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service to make recommendations to implement the universal service provisions of the Act. This Joint Board is comprised of FCC Commissioners, State Utility Commissioners, and a consumer advocate representative.

The Universal Service Fund provides support through four programs:

  • High-Cost Support (now known as the Connect America Fund) provides support to certain qualifying telephone companies that serve high-cost areas, thereby ensuring that the residents of these regions have access to reasonably comparable service at rates reasonably comparable to urban areas
  • Low-Income Support, also called the Lifeline program, assists low-income customers by helping to pay for monthly telephone charges so that telephone service is more affordable
  • Schools and Libraries Support, also known as the "E-Rate," provides telecommunication services (e.g., local and long-distance calling, both fixed and mobile, high-speed data transmission lines), Internet access, and internal connections (the equipment that delivers these services to particular locations) to eligible schools and libraries
  • Rural Health Care Support allows rural health care providers to pay rates for telecommunications services similar to those of their urban counterparts, making telehealth services affordable, and also subsidizes Internet access

In early 2009, Congress directed the FCC to develop a National Broadband Plan to ensure every American has “access to broadband capability. The plan was released in March of 2010. The plan highlighted ways that the government could influence the broadband ecosystem including to “reform current universal service mechanisms to support the deployment of broadband and voice in high-cost areas; and ensure that low-income Americans can afford broadband; and in addition, support efforts to boost adoption and utilization.”

Consistent with the National Broadband Plan, in February 2011, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to comprehensively reform and modernize the universal service High-Cost program and intercarrier compensation systems to ensure that robust affordable voice and broadband service, both fixed and mobile, are available to Americans throughout the nation. The rulemaking process was guided by four principles rooted in the Communications Act of 1934and the Telecommunications Act of 1996:

  • Modernize USF and ICC for Broadband.  Modernize and refocus USF and ICC to make affordable broadband available to all Americans and accelerate the transition from circuit-switched to IP networks, with voice ultimately one of many applications running over fixed and mobile broadband networks
  • Fiscal Responsibility.  Control the size of USF as it transitions to support broadband, including by reducing waste and inefficiency
  • Accountability. Require accountability from companies receiving support to ensure that public investments are used wisely to deliver intended results. Government must also be accountable for the administration of USF, including through clear goals and performance metrics for the program
  • Incentive-Based Policies. Transition to incentive-based policies that encourage technologies and services that maximize the value of scarce program resources and the benefits to all consumers

In October 2011, the Commission adopted its first rulemaking decision to implement these principles informally called the “USF/ICC Transformation Order.” The Commission established the following goals:

  • Preserve and advance voice service
  • Ensure universal availability of voice and broadband to homes, businesses and community anchor institutions
  • Ensure the availability of mobile voice, and broadband where Americans live, work or travel
  • Ensure reasonably comparable rates for broadband and voice service
  • Minimize universal contribution burden on consumers and businesses

One of the key elements of the Order was to expand the public interest obligations for eligible telecommunication carriers to deploy infrastructure that can provide broadband service in addition to voice service. In addition, the Order created the “Connect America Fund” to replace all existing high-cost support mechanisms. One of the goals of the Connect America Fund is to extend broadband to those Americans that lack service today, while preserving voice service. Another one of the goals of the Connect America Fund is to help make advanced mobile services – including mobile voice and broadband – available in areas that would not otherwise have those services. Implementation of this goal will be through incentive-based, market driven policies such as phase one of the Mobility Fund which uses a competitive bidding process to help expand 3G and 4 G mobile wireless networks in areas where it would be cost effective to develop with a one-time investment from the Connect America Fund.

2015 Universal Service Headlines

August

  • 8/28/2015
    Verizon Phase II Support Conditional Acceptance Public Notice: Announces that Verizon conditionally accepted over $48.5M in Phase II support in California and Texas and directs USAC to suspend payment of Verizon’s Connect America support in these states for the month of August and thereafter until further notice.
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  • 8/28/2015
    AT&T, CenturyLink, CBT, Consolidated Authorization Public Notice: Authorizes AT&T Services, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, and Consolidated Communications to receive over almost $950 million combined in Connect America Phase II support.
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  • 8/25/2015
    NECA's 2016 Proposed Average Schedule Company HCLS Formula Public Notice:Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on the 2016 Modification of the Average Schedule Company HCLS Formula filed by NECA.
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  • 8/21/2015
    Micronesian Telecom and Hawaiian Telecom Public Notice:WCB Authorizes Micronesian Telecom and Hawaiian Telecom to Receive Connect America Phase II Support.
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  • 8/19/2015
    FairPoint Communication Public Notice:WCB Authorizes FairPoint Communications to Receive Connect America Phase II Support.
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  • 8/7/2015
    RBE Authorizations Public Notice: Authorizes four entities to receive just over $11 million in rural broadband experiment support for ten projects to provide service in five states.
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  • 8/5/2015
    Windstream CAF Phase II Authorization Public Notice: Authorizes Windstream Corporation to receive over $174 million in Connect America Phase II support to locations in 17 states.
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  • 8/5/2015
    Lifeline Second FNPRM Comment and Reply Comment Extension Order: Grants extensions to both the comment and reply comment deadlines of the Lifeline Reform and Modernization Second FNPRM.
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July

  • 7/30/2015
    July USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 7/29/2015
    100 Percent Overlap Public Notice: Adopts the methodology used to determine rate-of-return carrier study areas subject to 100 percent overlap and publishes a preliminary list of such study areas using the adopted methodology.
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  • 7/29/2015
    A-CAM Next Steps Public Notice: WCB Announces Upcoming Modifications to the Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
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  • 7/23/2015
    Forbearance Census Blocks Public Notice: Releases the list of census blocks where price cap carriers continue to have the ETC obligation to provide voice service and refreshes the record on pending issues related to ETC designations and obligations in areas served by price cap carriers.
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  • 7/17/2015
    Lifeline Reform Second FNPRM Comment Cycle Public Notice: Following publication in the Federal Register of a summary of the Lifeline Reform Second FNPRM, announced the comment and reply comment deadlines (August 17 and September 15, respectively).
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  • 7/16/2015
    USAC Board Nominations Public Notice: Seeks nominations for twelve board member positions on the USAC Board of Directors.
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  • 7/10/2015
    Evergreen Contracts Public Notice: Clarifies the scope of the evergreen contract exemption in the Commission’s universal service Rural Health Care program.
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  • 7/1/2015
    Frontier/Comporium Waiver Order: Granted a limited, partial waiver of the July 1, 2015 filing deadline for two ETCs to file a portion of their annual reports, FCC Form 481.
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June

  • 6/30/2015
    June USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 6/29/2015
    Allband Order: Directs the USAC to undertake certain factual inquiries and on an interim basis extends a waiver previously granted to Allband Communications Cooperative.
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  • 6/24/2015
    ABS-CBN Order: Waives a filing deadline and instructs USAC to accept ABS-CBN’s request to accept a late-filed revised FCC Form 499-Q for the fourth quarter of 2003.
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  • 6/23/2015
    EHC Census Blocks Public Notice: WCB publishes a list of Extremely High-Cost Census Blocks in Price Cap Areas.
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  • 6/22/2015
    Lifeline Reform and Modernization FNPRM: Comprehensively restructures and modernizes the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.
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    Wheeler Statement
    Clyburn Statement
    Rosenworcel Statement
    Pai Statement
    O'Rielly Statement
  • 6/17/2015
    FCC Form 481 Protective Order: Adopts a Protective Order in WC Docket No. 14-58.
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  • 6/16/2015
    Frontier Model-Based Phase II Support Authorization Public Notice: Authorizes Frontier Communications Corporation to receive over $283 million in Connect America Phase II support to serve 1.3 million rural Americans in 28 states.
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  • 6/15/2015
    Rural Broadband Experiments Denials Order: Denies a request for extension of time, dismisses as moot two petitions for waivers or extensions of deadlines, and affirmatively removes a provisionally selected bidder from further consideration for rural broadband experiments support.
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  • 6/9/2015
    American Teleconferencing Services, Ltd. Waiver Order: Denies a request for review of a USAC decision and a waiver filed by American Teleconferencing Services, Ltd. (ATS), finding that USAC acted properly when it rejected ATS’s late filed second revised 2012 FCC Form 499-A.
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  • 6/8/2015
    ACS Phase I Deployment Waiver Order: Grants a petition filed by ACS requesting a limited extension of its July 24, 2015 deadline to complete deployment of broadband services using Connect America Fund Phase I incremental support.
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May

  • 5/29/2015
    May USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 5/27/2015
    RBE Ready to Authorize Public Notice: Announces that 15 provisionally selected rural broadband experiments bids are ready to be authorized to receive support.
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  • 5/22/2015
    Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program Staff Report: Wireline Competition Bureau Staff Report summarizing each of the 14 low-income broadband pilot projects and the data collected during the course of the projects.
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  • 5/21/2015
    Erate FY 2016 Proposed Eligible Services List: Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Eligible Services List For the E-Rate Program.
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  • 5/11/2015
    La Canada Unified School District, La Canada Flintridge, California: Dismisses, without prejudice, a request from La Canada Unified School District seeking relief from the Commission concerning a matter under the E-rate program that properly belongs before USAC.
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  • 5/11/2015
    Hancock County Library System, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi et al.: Denies requests for review and/or waiver from petitioners that failed to submit FCC Form 472 and are seeking invoicing deadline extensions for reimbursement of services under the E-rate program.
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  • 5/11/2015
    Phase II Eligible Areas Map Public Notice: WCB Announces Availability of Connect America Phase II Eligible Areas Map.
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  • 5/11/2015
    NetDiverse, LLC Order: Grants a request filed by NetDiverse to waive a late FCC Form 499-Q filing fee.
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  • 5/11/2015
    Experior-Coaxial Order: Addresses a request for waiver filed by Experior Networks and a request for review of a USAC decision filed by Coaxial Cable Television Corporation.
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  • 5/8/2015
    E-rate Fiber Workshop Agenda Public Notice: Announces an agenda and panelist information for the Workshop on E-Rate Funded Fiber Build Projects scheduled for May 20, 2015.
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  • 5/7/2015
    Adak Eagle Enterprises, LLC and Windy City Cellular, LLC Reconsideration Order: Denies Petition for Reconsideration and Application for Review of Adak Eagle Enterprises, LLC and Windy City Cellular, LLC of the Wireline Competition Bureau's and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's denial of WCC's and AEE's requests that the Commission.
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    O'Rielly and Clyburn Joint Statement
  • 5/5/2015
    A-CAM Study Area Boundary Map Revisions Public Notice: Announces the publishing of a revised A-CAM study area map.
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April

  • 4/29/2015
    Model-Based Support Offers Public Notice: Announces the offers of model-based Phase II Connect America support to price cap carriers to fund the deployment of voice and broadband-capable networks in their service territories.
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  • 4/29/2015
    April USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 4/28/2015
    BARConnects ETC Petition Public Notice: Seeks comment on a petition filed by BARConnects seeking designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier for the rural broadband experiments.
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  • 4/16/2015
    2015 Urban Rate Survey Voice Public Notice: WCB Announces Results of 2015 Urban Rate Survey.
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  • 4/16/2015
    Thumb Cellular Appeal Order: Grants a request filed by Thumb Cellular, LLC seeking review of a USAC decision to recalculate high-cost support.
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  • 4/15/2015
    Iberia Parish School Board et al. Order: Denied two appeals of USAC decisions finding that Iberia Parish and South Pike had improperly transferred E-rate supported equipment within three years of purchase in violation of the E-rate rules governing equipment transfer.
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  • 4/15/2015
    Achieve Telecom Network of Massachusetts, LLC Order: Denied appeals filed by Achieve Telecom Network of MA, ET AL.
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  • 4/10/2015
    ACAM Study Area Boundary Map Public Notice: The Wireline Competition Bureau publishes a map of study areas for use in Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
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  • 4/8/2015
    E-rate Workshop Announcement Public Notice: Announced public workshop on E-rate funded fiber build projects to be held on May 20, 2015 at FCC Headquarters.
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March

  • 3/31/2015
    Lifeline Non-Usage Clarification Order: Wireline Competition Bureau clarifies rules regarding subscriber usage of Lifeline-supported service established in the Lifeline Reform Order.
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  • 3/31/2015
    USAC Recertification Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) provides guidance regarding the process for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) to elect the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to perform Lifeline recertification for their subscribers in 2015.
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  • 3/30/2015
    Connect America Phase II Challenge Process Resolution Order: This Order concludes the Connect America Phase II Challenge Process and announces the final status designation for all challenged census blocks.
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  • 3/30/2015
    ACS Phase I Deployment Modifications Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau announces deadline for existing providers to notify Alaska Communications Systems that they serve census blocks that Alaska Communications Systems proposes to serve with Connect America Phase I Incremental Support.
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  • 3/30/2015
    Funding Year 2015 PIA Approval Letter: Wireline Competition Bureau approves the E-rate Funding Year 2015 Program Integrity Assurance FCC Form 471 Review Procedures.
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  • 3/27/2015
    March USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 3/24/2015
    Commpliance Group Public Notice: Seeks comment on a petition for declaratory ruling requesting clarification that the systems integrator exemption applies to the resale or provision of interconnected VoIP when resold or provisioned by a systems integrator.
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  • 3/16/2015
    ACAM Updated Illustrative Results Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Releases Updated Report For Alternative Connect America Cost Model Version 1.0.1.
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  • 3/11/2015
    Northeast Ohio Regional Health Order: The Bureau approves a request by OneCommunity, the current project coordinator, to restructure the Northeast Ohio Regional Health Information Organization Pilot Program project.
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  • 3/6/2015
    ACAM Illustrative Results Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Releases Alternative Connect America Cost Model Version 1.0.1 and Illustrative Results for Potential Use in Rate-Of-Return Areas.
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  • 3/4/2015
    RBE Additional Provisionally Selected Bidders Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Additional Provisionally Selected Bidders For Rural Broadband Experiments and Sets Deadlines for Submission of Additional Information.
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  • 3/3/2015
    RBE Next-In-Line Waiver Order: Denied 4 requests for waiver of the Rural Broadband Experiments “next-in-line” requirements and removed two additional entities from further consideration.
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February

  • 2/26/2015
    February USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 2/23/2015
    Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. and Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. Public Notice: The Wireline Competition Bureau announces deadline for existing providers to notify Puerto Rico Telephone Company or Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. that they serve Census Blocks that the Price Cap Carriers propose to serve with Connect America Phase I Incremental Support.
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    PRT Census Blocks
    HTI CAF Phase I - Census Blocks Location Info
  • 2/13/2015
    RBE Census Blocks and FAQs Public Notice: The Wireline Competition Bureau releases the list of census blocks that will be removed from the offer of model-based support and updates the rural broadband experiments FAQs.
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    Census Blocks
  • 2/6/2015
    RHC FY13 Form 463 Invoice Deadline and Waiver Extension Order: This Order grants a waiver request filed by USTelecom by providing a 60-day extension to the Healthcare Connect Fund FCC Form 463 (invoice) deadline for all applicants.
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  • 2/4/2015
    NTCA Letter of Credit Public Notice: WCB Seeks Comment On NTCA’s Emergency Petition for Limited Waiver of RBE Letter of Credit Bank Eligibility Requirements; Also Seeks Comment More Generally on Bank Eligibility Requirements for Connect America Phase II Competitive Bidding Process.
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  • 2/3/2015
    RBE Next-in-Line Entities Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Entities Under Consideration As Next-In-Line Bidders For Rural Broadband Experiments Support.
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January

  • 1/30/2015
    Alliance of Rural Broadband Applicants' Public Notice: WCB Seeks Comment on the Alliance of Rural Broadband Applicants' Petition For Limited Waiver of Certain RBE Letter of Credit Requirements; Also Seeks Comment More Generally on Letter of Credit Proposals for CAF Phase II Competitive Bidding Process.
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  • 1/30/2015
    Rural Broadband Experiments Waiver Order: 14 requests for waiver of RBE financial info requirement, removed one entity from further consideration, denied two requests for waiver of the technical info requirement, denied request to delay the deadline to file the LOC commitment letters.
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  • 1/29/2015
    Default Comment Cycle Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Reminds Interested Parties That the Default Comment Cycle Applies to Universal Service High Cost Waiver Requests, Petitions For Reconsideration, and Applications For Review Unless a PN is Issued With Alternative Comment Dates.
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  • 1/29/2015
    January USF Appeals Disposition Public Notice: Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
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  • 1/28/2015
    AT&T Election Modification Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Deadline for Existing Providers to Notify AT&T That They Serve Census Blocks That AT&T Proposes to Serve With Connect America Phase I Incremental Support.
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  • 1/23/2015
    National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation and the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative’s Petition for Waiver of the Rural Broadband Experiments Letter of Credit Bank Eligibility Requirements.
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  • 1/23/2015
    Rural Broadband Experiments Letter of Credit Public Notice: Wireline Competition Bureau Reminds Provisionally Selected Rural Broadband Experiments Bidders of Letter of Credit Requirements.
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  • 1/22/2015
    NTCH, Inc. Tennessee ETC Relinquishment Order: Approved request by NTCH, Inc. to relinquish its eligible telecommunications carrier designation in the state of Tennessee.
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  • 1/20/2015
    FCC Form 466 Deadline Order: WCB clarifies the treatment of supporting documentation to applications for support (FCC Form 466) under the Telecommunications Program of the rural health care universal service support mechanism.
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  • 1/7/2015
    FCC Forms 499-A & 499-Q Erratum: Issued an Erratum correcting DA 14-1886, released December 23, 2014.
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Updated: August 28, 2015
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