Bulletins

Issued: 12/29/2016

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: 12/21/2016

In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission supplemented the E-rate program’s competitive bidding rules by adopting a specific gift rule. Under the gift rule, E-rate eligible schools and libraries (and their personnel) may not solicit or accept gifts or items of value from service providers or prospective service providers, with minimal exceptions. The gift rule applies all year round, not just during the competitive bidding process.

Issued: 12/13/2016


Chairman Tom Wheeler hereby appoints six members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). In a public notice released September 9, 2016, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) solicited nominations for the Board member positions listed below in accordance with section 54.703(c) of the Commission's rules.

Issued: 12/9/2016

In this Public Notice, the Office of Managing Director (OMD) announces that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2017 will be 0.167 or 16.7 percent.

Issued: 11/30/2016

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: 10/28/2016

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: 10/28/2016

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces that it is extending the deadline for E-rate participants with an October 28, 2016 invoice deadline for Funding Year 2015 to request an extension of the invoice deadline due to technical problems that might have prevented parties from filing. Entities and service providers with an October 28, 2016 invoice deadline now have until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2016 to submit extension requests.

Issued: 9/30/2016

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: 9/12/2016

Proposed Fourth Quarter 2016 Universal Service Contribution Factor.

Issued: 9/9/2016

Wireline Competition Bureau seeks nominations for six board member positions on the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors.