Goto Section: 54.203 | 54.207 | Table of Contents
Revised as of January 17, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 54.205 Relinquishment of universal service.
Link to an amendment published at 84 FR 71327 , Dec. 27, 2019.
(a) A state commission shall permit an eligible telecommunications
carrier to relinquish its designation as such a carrier in any area
served by more than one eligible telecommunications carrier. An
eligible telecommunications carrier that seeks to relinquish its
eligible telecommunications carrier designation for an area served by
more than one eligible telecommunications carrier shall give advance
notice to the state commission of such relinquishment.
(b) Prior to permitting a telecommunications carrier designated as an
eligible telecommunications carrier to cease providing universal
service in an area served by more than one eligible telecommunications
carrier, the state commission shall require the remaining eligible
telecommunications carrier or carriers to ensure that all customers
served by the relinquishing carrier will continue to be served, and
shall require sufficient notice to permit the purchase or construction
of adequate facilities by any remaining eligible telecommunications
carrier. The state commission shall establish a time, not to exceed one
year after the state commission approves such relinquishment under this
section, within which such purchase or construction shall be completed.
(c) In the case of a Lifeline Broadband Provider eligible
telecommunications carrier, a Lifeline Broadband Provider's notice of
relinquishment shall be deemed granted by the Commission 60 days after
the notice is filed, unless the Commission notifies the Lifeline
Broadband Provider that the relinquishment will not be automatically
effective. This paragraph (c) shall not apply to Lifeline Broadband
Providers that also receive high-cost universal service support.
[ 81 FR 33089 , May 24, 2016]
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Goto Year: 2019 |
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