FCC 54.806
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
```§ 54.806   Calculation by the Administrator of interstate access universal
service support for areas served by price cap local exchange carriers.

(a) The Administrator, based on the calculations performed in
§ § 54.804 and 54.805, shall calculate the Interstate Access Universal
Service Support for areas served by price cap local exchange carriers
according to the following methodology:

(b) Calculate Nationwide Total Above Benchmark Revenues. Nationwide
Total Above Benchmark Revenues is the sum of all Study Area Above
Benchmark Revenues for all study areas served by local exchange
carriers.

(c) Calculate Preliminary Study Area Universal Service Support
(PSAUSS).

(1) If the Nationwide Total Above Benchmark Revenues is greater than
\$650 million, then the Preliminary Study Area Universal Service Support
(PSAUSS) equals the Study Area Above Benchmark Revenues multiplied by
the ratio of \$650 million to Nationwide Total Above Benchmark Revenues
(i.e., Preliminary Study Area Universal Service Support = Study Area
Above Benchmark Revenues *(\$650 Million/Nationwide Total Above
Benchmark Revenues)).

(2) If the Nationwide Total Above Benchmark Revenues is not greater
than \$650 million, PSAUSS equals the Study Area Above Benchmark
Revenues.

(d) Calculate the Minimum Delta (MD) by study area. Within each study
area the Minimum Delta will be equal to the Preliminary Minimum Access
Universal Service Support less the PSAUSS, if the difference is greater
than zero. If the difference is less than or equal to zero, the MD is
equal to zero.

(e) Calculate the Total National Minimum Delta (TNMD) by summing all
study area Minimum Deltas nationwide.

(f) Calculate the Minimum Adjustment Amount. (1) If the TNMD is greater
than \$75 million, then the Minimum Adjustment Amount (MAA) equals the
MAA Phase In Percentage times the MD by study area times the ratio of
\$75 million to TNMD.

(2) If the TNMD is less than \$75 million, then the MAA equals the
product of the MAA Phase In Percentage and the MD by study area.

(g) Calculate the Minimum Support Requirement (MSR). The Minimum
Support Requirement for a study area equals the PSAUSS plus the MAA.

(h) Calculate the Total National Minimum Support Requirement (TNMSR),
which equals the sum of the MSR for all study areas in which the
Preliminary Minimum Access Universal Service Support is greater than or
equal to the PSAUSS.

(i) Calculate Study Area Access Universal Service Support (SAAUS) for a
study area in which the price cap local exchange carrier has
geographically deaveraged state-approved rates for UNE loops:

(1) For study areas in which the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal
Service Support is greater than PSAUSS, and within which the price cap
local exchange carrier has established geographically deaveraged
state-approved rates for UNE loops, the SAAUS for that study area is
the MSR.

(2) For study areas in which the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal
Service Support is less than PSAUSS, and within which the price cap
local exchange carrier has established geographically deaveraged
state-approved rates for UNE loops, the SAAUS for that study area is
equal to:

PSAUSS * (\$650 million - TNMSR) -: (the sum of PSAUSS of study areas
where the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal Service Support is less
than PSAUSS).

(j) Calculate Study Area Access Universal Service Support (SAAUS) for a
price cap local exchange carrier that has not established
geographically deaveraged state-approved rates for UNE loops. In such
study areas, the SAAUS shall be the lesser of the Preliminary Minimum
Access Universal Service Support or:

(1) For study areas in which the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal
Service Support is greater than PSAUSS, and for which an estimate has
been made for deaveraged UNE loop costs, the SAAUS for that study area
is the MSR.

(2) For study areas in which the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal
Service Support is less than PSAUSS, and for which an estimate has been
made for deaveraged UNE loop costs, the SAAUS for that study area is
equal to:

PSAUSS * (\$650 million - TNMSR) -: (the sum of PSAUSS of study areas
where the Preliminary Minimum Access Universal Service Support is less
than PSAUSS).

[ 65 FR 38690 , June 21, 2000;  65 FR 57740 , Sept. 26, 2000]