Bulletins

Issued: 12/15/2017

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO – The Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium (MRGPTC or "Consortium") is excited to announce its fiber optic network groundbreaking on Monday, December 18, 2017, at San Felipe Pueblo. The Consortium is a partnership of four Pueblo libraries: Cochiti, San Felipe, Santa Ana and Santo Domingo.

Issued: 12/14/2017

In this Public Notice, the Office of Managing Director (OMD) announces that the proposed Universal Service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2018 will be 0.195 or 19.5 percent.

Issued: 12/13/2017

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2017 — Chairman Pai approved the appointment of Radha Sekar as Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC), a nonprofit corporation which administers the FCC’s Universal Service programs on the FCC's behalf.

Issued: 12/13/2017

As we move into 2018, I ask that the Board redouble its efforts at oversight, specifically in the areas of information technology and security. I am pleased the Board has nominated Radha Sekar as the next USAC CEO, in large part because of her extensive experience leading organizations facing information technology challenges.

Issued: 12/6/2017

ELKO — Slow internet speeds affecting Spring Creek customers were brought to the attention of a team from Governor Brian Sandoval's office Wednesday, who are searching for ways to improve data service to the growing community.

Issued: 11/30/2017

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: 11/7/2017

Effective November 6th, Craig Davis transitioned to the role of Vice President of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, reporting to the CEO. In this role, Craig will be using his knowledge from leading divisions across USAC to create operational efficiencies. As Craig transitions to his new role, Catriona Ayer, Senior Director of Program Management, will step in as the Acting Vice President in the Schools and Libraries Division.

Issued: 11/6/2017

Technology is becoming a larger part of our lives, having an impact on education, the economy and medicine. Those are some of the reasons why Governor Brian Sandoval held the inaugural Broadband Summit at the Capitol Building, Monday. "With the state's matching funding for special construction builds with fiber, potentially the entire project could get paid," Eric Flock, Director of Consulting Services for E-Rate Central said.

Issued: 10/31/2017

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: 10/2/2017

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) presents this report on voice services in the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (more commonly known as the E-rate program), as directed by the Commission in its 2014 E-rate Order. During the phasedown of voice services which began in funding year 2015, fewer applicants have applied for voice services, though most of the applicants who no longer apply for voice services continue to seek E-rate support for other services. Further, the majority of the applicants who did not receive E-rate support for any service other than voice services in funding year 2014 now receive E-rate support for services other than voice.