Issued: 9/30/2015

Pursuant to our procedure for resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of decisions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that are consistent with precedent (collectively, Requests), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, dismisses, or denies the following Requests. The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the disposition of any of these Requests is 30 days from release of this Public Notice.

Issued: 9/14/2015

In this Public Notice, the Office of Managing Director (OMD) announces that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2015 will be 0.167 or 16.7 percent.

Issued: 8/31/2015

Streamlined resolution of requests related to actions by the Universal Service Administration Company
CC Docket No. 96-45
CC Docket No. 97-21
CC Docket No. 02-6
WC Docket No. 06-122

Issued: 8/20/2015

The Federal Communications Commission will be performing Information Technology upgrades and improvements from 6 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, through the Labor Day weekend. This work should be completed by 8 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Issued: 7/30/2015

Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by the Universal Service Administrative Company.

Issued: 7/23/2015

A lawsuit can proceed against the company for allegedly failing to offer the required discounts to schools and libraries, says an appeals court.

Issued: 7/16/2015

Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Nominations for Twelve Board Member Positions on the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors.

Issued: 7/15/2015

Today, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, to announce ConnectHome, a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. The pilot program is launching in twenty-seven cities and one tribal nation and will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households – and nearly 200,000 children – with the support they need to access the Internet at home. Internet Service Providers, non-profits and the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing units.

Issued: 7/2/2015

E-Rate Central submits these Reply Comments in response to the FCC’s Public Notice released May 21, 2015 (designated DA 15-615) seeking comment on USAC’s proposed Eligible Services List (“ESL”) for Funding Year 2016.

Issued: 6/18/2015

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2015) – The Federal Communications Commission today took significant steps to modernize its Lifeline program, seeking comment on restructuring the program to better support 21st Century communications while building on existing reforms to continue strengthening protections against waste, fraud and abuse.