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Revised as of January 15, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 54.1514 Stage 2 mobile additional annual reporting.
(a) Each recipient of Stage 2 mobile support shall submit no later than
30 days following the end of the calendar year reports demonstrating
and certifying to the fact that its mobile network coverage is equal to
or greater than 66 percent of its pre-hurricane coverage by the end of
year two of the Stage 2 term of support and 100 percent of its
pre-hurricane coverage by the end of year three of the Stage 2 term of
(1) A recipient of Stage 2 mobile support shall submit with the report
required by this section the documentation in paragraphs (a)(1)(i)
through (iii) of this section in support of its milestone obligations:
(i) Electronic shapefiles site coverage plots illustrating the area
reached by mobile services;
(ii) A list of all census blocks in the Territories reached by mobile
(iii) Data received or used from drive, drone, and/or scattered site
tests, analyzing network coverage for mobile services.
(b) Each recipient of Stage 2 mobile support shall report and certify,
no later than thirty (30) days following the end of the third year of
the Stage 2 term of support for all eligible areas where a provider
used Stage 2 support, mobile transmissions supporting voice and data to
and from the network meeting or exceeding the following:
(1) For 4G LTE service, outdoor data transmission rates of at least 10
Mbps download/1 Mbps upload, at least one service plan that includes a
data allowance of at least 5 GB that is offered to consumers at a rate
that is reasonable comparable to similar service plans offered by
mobile wireless providers in urban areas, and latency of 100
milliseconds or less round trip; and
(2) For 5G service, outdoor data transmission rates of at least 35 Mbps
download/3 Mbps upload and a plan offered to consumers at a rate that
is reasonably comparable to similar service plans offered by mobile
wireless providers in urban areas.
(c) Each recipient of Stage 2 mobile support shall submit no later than
thirty (30) days after the end of the third year of the Stage 2 term of
support a certification that it has met the requisite public interest
obligations in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section.
(d) Each recipient of Stage 2 mobile support shall submit no later than
thirty (30) days following the end of the calendar year an annual map
reporting the network hardening activities undertaken during the prior
calendar year. The recipient must submit, along with the map, a
detailed narrative description of the network hardening activities
identified and of how it made use of the support to facilitate those
network hardening activities.
(e) Each recipient that elects to receive Stage 2 mobile support for
the deployment of 5G technological networks shall submit an annual
certification no later than thirty (30) days after the end of each
12-month period the use of Stage 2 support for the deployment of 5G
technology to ensure compliance with its commitment. Each recipient
must report the total cost incurred and total amount of Stage 2 support
spent related to the deployment of 5G technology during the preceding
12-month period. Each recipient must describe in detail how it used the
support for deployment of 5G technology.
(f) Each report shall be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of
the Commission, clearly referencing the appropriate docket for the
Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund; the
Administrator; and the authority in the U.S. Territory, or Tribal
governments, as appropriate.
(g) Recipients of Stage 2 mobile support have a continuing obligation
to maintain the accuracy and completeness of the information provided
in their milestone reports. All recipients of Stage 2 mobile support
shall provide information about any substantial change that may be of
decisional significance regarding their eligibility for Stage 2 support
and compliance with Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI
Fund requirements in this section as an update to their milestone
report submitted to the entities listed in paragraph (f) of this
section. Such notification of a substantial change, including any
reduction in the network coverage area being served or any failure to
comply with any of the Stage 2 requirements in this part, shall be
submitted within ten (10) business days after the reportable event
(h) In order for a recipient of Stage 2 mobile support to continue to
receive mobile support for the following calendar year, it must submit
the milestone reports required by this section by the deadlines set
forth in paragraphs (a) through (g) of this section.
Effective Date Note: At 84 FR 59963 , Nov. 7, 2019, § 54.1514 was added.
This section 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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