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TITLE 47—Telecommunication

CHAPTER I—FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER B—COMMON CARRIER SERVICES (CONTINUED)

PART 54—UNIVERSAL SERVICE

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Subpart A—GENERAL INFORMATION

§54.1
Basis and purpose.
§54.5
Terms and definitions.
§54.7
Intended use of federal universal service support.
§54.8
Prohibition on participation: suspension and debarment.
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Subpart B—SERVICES DESIGNATED FOR SUPPORT

§54.101
Supported services for rural, insular and high cost areas.
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Subpart C—CARRIERS ELIGIBLE FOR UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT

§54.201
Definition of eligible telecommunications carriers, generally.
§54.202
Additional requirements for Commission designation of eligible telecommunications carriers.
§54.203
Designation of eligible telecommunications carriers for unserved areas.
§54.205
Relinquishment of universal service.
§54.207
Service areas.
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Subpart D—UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT FOR HIGH COST AREAS

§54.301
Local switching support.
§54.302
Monthly per-line limit on universal service support.
§54.304
Administration of Connect America Fund Intercarrier Compensation Replacement.
§54.305
Sale or transfer of exchanges.
§54.307
Support to a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier.
§54.309
Connect America Fund Phase II Public Interest Obligations.
§54.310
Connect America Fund for Price Cap Territories—Phase II
§54.312
Connect America Fund for Price Cap Territories—Phase I.
§54.313
Annual reporting requirements for high-cost recipients.
§54.314
Certification of support for eligible telecommunications carriers.
§54.318
High-cost support; limitations on high-cost support.
§54.320
Compliance and recordkeeping for the high-cost program.
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Subpart E—UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT FOR LOW-INCOME CONSUMERS

54.400
54.400   Terms and definitions.
§54.401
Lifeline defined.
§54.403
Lifeline support amount.
§54.404
The National Lifeline Accountability Database.
§54.405
Carrier obligation to offer Lifeline.
§54.407
Reimbursement for offering Lifeline.
§54.409
Consumer qualification for Lifeline.
§54.410
Subscriber eligibility determination and certification.
§54.412
Off reservation Tribal lands designation process.
§54.413
Link Up for Tribal lands.
§54.414
Reimbursement for Tribal Link Up.
§54.416
Annual certifications by eligible telecommunications carriers.
§54.417
Recordkeeping requirements.
§54.418
Digital Television Transition Notices by Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.
§54.419
Validity of electronic signatures.
§54.420
Low income program audits.
§54.422
Annual reporting for eligible telecommunications carriers that receive low-income support.
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Subpart F—UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

§54.500
Terms and definitions.
§54.501
Eligibility for services provided by telecommunications carriers.
§54.502
Eligible services.
§54.503
Competitive bidding requirements.
§54.504
Requests for services.
§54.505
Discounts.
§54.506
[Reserved]
§54.507
Cap.
§54.508
Technology plans.
§54.509
Adjustments to the discount matrix.
§54.511
Ordering services.
§54.513
Resale and transfer of services.
§54.514
Payment for discounted service.
§54.515
Distributing support.
§54.516
Auditing.
§54.517
[Reserved]
§54.518
Support for wide area networks.
§54.519
State telecommunications networks.
§54.520
Children's Internet Protection Act certifications required from recipients of discounts under the federal universal service support mechanism for schools and libraries.
§54.522
[Reserved]
§54.523
Payment for the non-discount portion of supported services.
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Subpart G—UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Defined Terms and Eligibility

§54.600
Terms and definitions.
§54.601
Health care provider eligibility.
§54.602
Health care support mechanism.

Telecommunications Program

§54.603
Competitive bidding and certification requirements.
§54.604
Consortia, telecommunications services, and existing contracts.
§54.605
Determining the urban rate.
§54.607
Determining the rural rate.
§54.609
Calculating support.
§54.613
Limitations on supported services for rural health care providers.
§54.615
Obtaining services.
§54.619
Audits and recordkeeping.
§54.623
Annual filing and funding commitment requirement.
§54.625
Support for telecommunications services beyond the maximum supported distance for rural health care providers.

Healthcare Connect Fund

§54.630
Eligible recipients.
§54.631
Designation of Consortium Leader.
§54.632
Letters of agency (LOA).
§54.633
Health care provider contribution.
§54.634
Eligible services.
§54.635
Eligible equipment.
§54.636
Eligible participant-constructed and owned network facilities for consortium applicants.
§54.637
Off-site data centers and off-site administrative offices.
§54.638
Upfront payments.
§54.639
Ineligible expenses.
§54.640
Eligible vendors.
§54.642
Competitive bidding requirement and exemptions.
§54.643
Funding commitments.
§54.644
Multi-year commitments.
§54.645
Payment process.
§54.646
Site and service substitutions.
§54.647
Data collection and reporting.
§54.648
Audits and recordkeeping.
§54.649
Certifications.

General Provisions

§54.671
Resale.
§54.672
Duplicate support.
§54.675
Cap.
§54.679
Election to offset support against annual universal service fund contribution.
§54.680
Validity of electronic signatures.
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Subpart H—ADMINISTRATION

§54.701
Administrator of universal service support mechanisms.
§54.702
Administrator's functions and responsibilities.
§54.703
The Administrator's Board of Directors.
§54.704
The Administrator's Chief Executive Officer.
§54.705
Committees of the Administrator's Board of Directors.
§54.706
Contributions.
§54.707
Audit controls.
§54.708
De minimis exemption.
§54.709
Computations of required contributions to universal service support mechanisms.
§54.711
Contributor reporting requirements.
§54.712
Contributor recovery of universal service costs from end users.
§54.713
Contributors' failure to report or to contribute.
§54.715
Administrative expenses of the Administrator.
§54.717
Audits of the Administrator.
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Subpart I—REVIEW OF DECISIONS ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR

§54.719
Parties permitted to seek review of Administrator decisions.
§54.720
Filing deadlines.
§54.721
General filing requirements.
§54.722
Review by the Wireline Competition Bureau or the Commission.
§54.723
Standard of review.
§54.724
Time periods for Commission approval of Administrator decisions.
§54.725
Universal service disbursements during pendency of a request for review and Administrator decision.
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Subpart J—INTERSTATE ACCESS UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISM

§54.800
Terms and definitions.
§54.801
General.
§54.802
Obligations of local exchange carriers and the Administrator.
§54.803
Universal service zones.
§54.804
Preliminary minimum access universal service support for a study area calculated by the Administrator.
§54.805
Zone and study area above benchmark revenues calculated by the Administrator.
§54.806
Calculation by the Administrator of interstate access universal service support for areas served by price cap local exchange carriers.
§54.807
Interstate access universal service support.
§54.808
Transition provisions and periodic calculation.
§54.809
Carrier certification.
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Subpart K—INTERSTATE COMMON LINE SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR RATE-OF-RETURN CARRIERS

§54.901
Calculation of Interstate Common Line Support.
§54.902
Calculation of Interstate Common Line Support for transferred exchanges.
§54.903
Obligations of rate-of-return carriers and the Administrator.
§54.904
Carrier certification.
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Subpart L—MOBILITY FUND

§54.1001
Mobility Fund—Phase I.
§54.1002
Geographic areas eligible for support.
§54.1003
Provider eligibility.
§54.1004
Service to Tribal Lands.
§54.1005
Application process.
§54.1006
Public interest obligations.
§54.1007
Letter of credit.
§54.1008
Mobility Fund Phase I disbursements.
§54.1009
Annual reports.
§54.1010
Record retention for Mobility Fund Phase I.


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