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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 54Subpart M → §54.1301


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 54—UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Subpart M—High Cost Loop Support for Rate-of-Return Carriers


§54.1301   General.

(a) This subpart addresses support for loop-related costs included in §54.1308. The expense adjustment calculated pursuant to this subpart M shall be added to interstate expenses and deducted from state expenses after expenses and taxes have been apportioned pursuant to subpart D of part 36 of this chapter. Beginning January 1, 2012, this subpart will only apply to incumbent local exchange carriers that are rate-of-return carriers not affiliated, as “affiliated companies” are defined in §32.9000 of this chapter, with price cap local exchange carriers. Rate-of-return carriers and price cap local exchange carriers are defined pursuant to §54.5 and §61.3(bb) of this chapter, respectively.

(b) The expense adjustment will be computed on the basis of data for a preceding calendar year which may be updated at the option of the carrier pursuant to §54.1306(a).

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