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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 54


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

§54.302
Monthly per-line limit on universal service support.
§54.303
Eligible Capital Investment and Operating Expenses.
§54.304
Administration of Connect America Fund Intercarrier Compensation Replacement.
§54.305
Sale or transfer of exchanges.
§54.306
Alaska Plan for Rate-of-Return Carriers Serving Alaska.
§54.307
Support to a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier.
§54.308
Broadband public interest obligations for recipients of high-cost support.
§54.309
Connect America Fund Phase II Public Interest Obligations.
§54.310
Connect America Fund for Price Cap Territories—Phase II
§54.311
Connect America Fund Alternative-Connect America Cost Model Support.
§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.
§54.315
Application process for Connect America Fund phase II support distributed through competitive bidding.
§54.316
Broadband deployment reporting and certification requirements for high-cost recipients.
§54.317
Alaska Plan for competitive eligible telecommunications carriers serving remote Alaska.
§54.318
[Reserved]
§54.319
Elimination of high-cost support in areas with 100 percent coverage by an unsubsidized competitor.
§54.320
Compliance and recordkeeping for the high-cost program.
§54.321
Reporting and certification requirements for Alaska Plan participants.
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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.
§54.408
Minimum service standards.
§54.409
Consumer qualification for Lifeline.
§54.410
Subscriber eligibility determination and certification.
§54.411
[Reserved]
§54.412
Off reservation Tribal lands designation process.
§54.413
Link Up for rural Tribal lands.
§54.414
Reimbursement for Tribal Link Up.
§54.416
Annual certifications by eligible telecommunications carriers.
§54.417
Recordkeeping requirements.
§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.
§54.423
Budget.
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Subpart F—UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

§54.500
Terms and definitions.
§54.501
Eligible recipients.
§54.502
Eligible services.
§54.503
Competitive bidding requirements.
§54.504
Requests for services.
§54.505
Discounts.
§54.506
[Reserved]
§54.507
Cap.
§§54.508-54.509
[Reserved]
§54.511
Ordering services.
§54.513
Resale and transfer of services.
§54.514
Payment for discounted services.
§54.515
Distributing support.
§54.516
Auditing and inspections.
§§54.517-54.518
[Reserved]
§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—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
Consortia, telecommunications services, and existing contracts.
§54.604
Determining the urban rate.
§54.605
Determining the rural rate.
§54.606
Calculating support.

Healthcare Connect Fund Program

§54.607
Eligible recipients.
§54.608
Eligible service providers.
§54.609
Designation of Consortium Leader.
§54.610
Letters of agency (LOA).
§54.611
Health care provider contribution.
§54.612
Eligible services.
§54.613
Eligible equipment.
§54.614
Eligible participant-constructed and owned network facilities for consortium applicants.
§54.615
Off-site data centers and off-site administrative offices.
§54.616
Upfront payments.
§54.617
Ineligible expenses.
§54.618
Data collection and reporting.

General Provisions

§54.619
Cap.
§54.620
Annual filing requirements and commitments.
§54.621
Filing window for requests and prioritization of support.
§54.622
Competitive bidding requirements and exemptions.
§54.623
Funding requests.
§54.624
Site and service substitutions.
§54.625
Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) changes.
§54.626
Service delivery deadline and extension requests.
§54.627
Invoicing process and certifications.
§54.628
Duplicate support.
§54.629
Prohibition on resale.
§54.630
Election to offset support against annual universal service fund contribution.
§54.631
Audits and recordkeeping.
§54.632
Signature requirements for certifications.
§54.633
Validity of electronic signatures and records.
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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 decision.
§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—REMOTE AREAS FUND

§54.801
Use of competitive bidding for Remote Areas Fund.
§54.802
Geographic areas eligible for Remote Areas Fund support.
§54.803
Provider eligibility.
§54.804
Application process.
§54.805
[Reserved]
§54.806
Remote Areas Fund reporting obligations.
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Subpart K—INTERSTATE COMMON LINE SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR RATE-OF-RETURN CARRIERS

§54.901
Calculation of Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support.
§54.902
Calculation of CAF BLS Support for transferred exchanges.
§54.903
Obligations of rate-of-return carriers and the Administrator.
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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.
§54.1011
Mobility Fund—Phase II.
§54.1012
Geographic areas eligible for support.
§54.1013
Provider eligibility.
§54.1014
Application process.
§54.1015
Public interest obligations.
§54.1016
Letter of credit.
§54.1017
Compliance for Mobility Fund Phase II.
§54.1018
Mobility Fund Phase II disbursements.
§54.1019
Annual reports.
§54.1020
Milestone reports.
§54.1021
Record retention for Mobility Fund Phase II.
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Subpart M—HIGH COST LOOP SUPPORT FOR RATE-OF-RETURN CARRIERS

§54.1301
General.
§54.1302
Calculation of incumbent local exchange carrier portion of nationwide loop cost expense adjustment for rate-of-return carriers.
§54.1303
Calculation of the rural growth factor.
§54.1304
Calculation of safety net additive.
§54.1305
Submission of information to the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA).
§54.1306
Updating Information Submitted to the National Exchange Carrier Association.
§54.1307
Submission of Information by the National Exchange Carrier Association.
§54.1308
Study Area Total Unseparated Loop Cost.
§54.1309
National and study area average unseparated loop costs.
§54.1310
Expense adjustment.
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Subpart N—THE DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY DATA COLLECTION

§54.1400
Purpose.
§54.1401
Frequency of reports.
§54.1402
Scope and content of filed reports.
§54.1403
Authority to update the Digital Opportunity Data Collection.
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Subpart O—UNIENDO A PUERTO RICO FUND AND CONNECT USVI FUND

§54.1501
Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI Fund—Stage 2 for service to fixed locations.
§54.1502
Geographic areas eligible for Stage 2 fixed support.
§54.1503
Geographic area and locations to be served by Stage 2 fixed support recipients.
§54.1504
Term of Stage 2 fixed support and phase-down of legacy fixed support.
§54.1505
Stage 2 fixed support application process.
§54.1506
Stage 2 fixed support deployment milestones.
§54.1507
Stage 2 public interest obligations for service to fixed locations.
§54.1508
Letter of credit for stage 2 fixed support recipients.
§54.1509
Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund—Stage 2 for mobile service.
§54.1510
Stage 2 mobile carrier eligibility.
§54.1511
Appropriate uses of Stage 2 mobile support.
§54.1512
Geographic area eligible for Stage 2 mobile support.
§54.1513
Provision of Stage 2 mobile support.
§54.1514
Stage 2 mobile additional annual reporting.
§54.1515
Disaster preparation and response measures.

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