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FCC 54.903
Revised as of March 14, 2019
Goto Year:2018 | 2020
  § 54.903   Obligations of rate-of-return carriers and the Administrator.

   Link to an amendment published at  84 FR 4733 , Feb. 19, 2019.

   (a) To be eligible for CAF BLS, each rate-of-return carrier shall make
   the following filings with the Administrator.

   (1) Each rate-of-return carrier shall submit to the Administrator in
   accordance with the schedule in § 54.1306 the number of lines it serves,
   within each rate-of-return carrier study area showing residential and
   single-line business line counts, multi-line business line counts, and
   consumer broadband-only line counts separately. For purposes of this
   report, and for purposes of computing support under this subpart, the
   residential and single-line business class lines reported include lines
   assessed the residential and single-line business End User Common Line
   charge pursuant to § 69.104 of this chapter, the multi-line business
   class lines reported include lines assessed the multi-line business End
   User Common Line charge pursuant to § 69.104 of this chapter, and
   consumer broadband-only lines reported include lines assessed the
   Consumer Broadband-only Loop rate charged pursuant to § 69.132 of this
   chapter or provided on a detariffed basis. For purposes of this report,
   and for purposes of computing support under this subpart, lines served
   using resale of the rate-of-return local exchange carrier's service
   pursuant to section 251(c)(4) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
   amended, shall be considered lines served by the rate-of-return carrier
   only and must be reported accordingly.

   (2) A rate-of-return carrier may submit the information in paragraph
   (a) of this section in accordance with the schedule in § 54.1306, even
   if it is not required to do so. If a rate-of-return carrier makes a
   filing under this paragraph, it shall separately indicate any lines
   that it has acquired from another carrier that it has not previously
   reported pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, identified by
   customer class and the carrier from which the lines were acquired.

   (3) Each rate-of-return carrier shall submit to the Administrator
   annually by March 31 projected data necessary to calculate the
   carrier's prospective CAF BLS, including common line and consumer
   broadband-only loop cost and revenue data, for each of its study areas
   in the upcoming funding year. The funding year shall be July 1 of the
   current year through June 30 of the next year. The data shall be
   accompanied by a certification that the cost data is compliant with the
   Commission's cost allocation rules and does not reflect duplicative
   assignment of costs to the consumer broadband-only loop and special
   access categories.

   (4) Each rate-of-return carrier shall submit to the Administrator on
   December 31 of each year the data necessary to calculate a carrier's
   Connect America Fund CAF BLS, including common line and consumer
   broadband-only loop cost and revenue data, for the prior calendar year.
   Such data shall be used by the Administrator to make adjustments to
   monthly per-line CAF BLS amounts to the extent of any differences
   between the carrier's CAF BLS received based on projected common line
   cost and revenue data, and the CAF BLS for which the carrier is
   ultimately eligible based on its actual common line and consumer
   broadband-only loop cost and revenue data during the relevant period.
   The data shall be accompanied by a certification that the cost data is
   compliant with the Commission's cost allocation rules and does not
   reflect duplicative assignment of costs to the consumer broadband-only
   loop and special access categories.

   (b) Upon receiving the information required to be filed in paragraph
   (a) of this section, the Administrator shall:

   (1) Perform the calculations described in § 54.901 and distribute
   support accordingly;

   (2) [Reserved]

   (3) Perform periodic reconciliation of the CAF BLS provided to each
   carrier based on projected data filed pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of
   this section and the CAF BLS for which each carrier is eligible based
   on actual data filed pursuant to paragraph (a)(4) of this section; and

   (4) Report quarterly to the Commission on the collection and
   distribution of funds under this subpart as described in § 54.702(h).
   Fund distribution reporting will be by state and by eligible
   telecommunications carrier within the state.

   [ 81 FR 24343 , Apr. 25, 2016]

   Effective Date Note: At  81 FR 24337 . Apr. 25, 2016, § 54.903 was
   revised. Paragraph (a) contains information collection and
   recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval
   has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.

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Subpart L—Mobility Fund

   Source:  76 FR 73877 , Nov. 29, 2011, unless otherwise noted.

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