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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 54Subpart G → §54.616


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 54—UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Subpart G—Universal Service for Rural Health Care Program


§54.616   Upfront payments.

(a) Upfront payments include all non-recurring costs for services, equipment, or facilities, other than reasonable and customary installation charges of up to $5,000.

(b) The following limitations apply to all upfront payments:

(1) Upfront payments associated with services providing a bandwidth of less than 1.5 Mbps (symmetrical) are not eligible for support; and

(2) Only consortium applicants are eligible for support for upfront payments.

(c) The following limitations apply if a consortium makes a request for support for upfront payments that exceeds, on average, $50,000 per eligible site in the consortium:

(1) The support for the upfront payments must be prorated over at least three years; and

(2) The upfront payments must be part of a multi-year contract.

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