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e-CFR data is current as of November 19, 2019

Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 54Subpart F → §54.625


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 54—UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Subpart F—Universal Service Support for Schools and Libraries


§54.625   Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) changes.

(a) Corrective SPIN change. A “corrective SPIN change” is any amendment to the SPIN associated with a Funding Request Number that does not involve a change to the service provider associated with that Funding Request Number. An applicant under the Telecommunications Program or the Healthcare Connect Fund Program may file a request for a corrective SPIN change with the Administrator to:

(1) Correct ministerial errors;

(2) Update the service provider's SPIN that resulted from a merger or acquisition of companies; or

(3) Effectuate a change to the SPIN that does not involve a change to the service provider of a funding request and was not initiated by the applicant.

(b) Operational SPIN Change. An “operational SPIN change” is any change to the service provider associated with a Funding Request Number. An applicant under the Telecommunications Program or the Healthcare Connect Fund Program may file a request for an operational SPIN change with the Administrator if:

(1) The applicant has a legitimate reason to change providers (e.g., breach of contract or the service provider is unable to perform); and

(2) The applicant's newly selected service provider received the next highest point value in the original bid evaluation, assuming there were multiple bidders.

(c) Filing deadline. An applicant must file their request for a corrective or operational SPIN change with the Administrator no later than the service delivery deadline as defined by §54.626.

Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 54Subpart F → §54.625



§54.625   Support for telecommunications services beyond the maximum supported distance for rural health care providers.

(a) The maximum support distance for the Telecommunications Program is the distance from the health care provider to the farthest point on the jurisdictional boundary of the city in that state with the largest population, as calculated by the Administrator.

(b) An eligible rural health care provider may purchase an eligible telecommunications service supported under the Telecommunications Program that is provided over a distance that exceeds the maximum supported distance.

(c) If an eligible rural health care provider purchases an eligible telecommunications service supported under the Telecommunications Program that exceeds the maximum supported distance, the health care provider must pay the applicable rural rate for the distance that such service is carried beyond the maximum supported distance.

[78 FR 13984, Mar. 1, 2013]

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