Goto Section: 54.11 | 54.201 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 54.101 Supported services for rural, insular, and high cost areas.
(a) Voice telephony services shall be supported by Federal universal
service support mechanisms. Eligible voice telephony services must
provide voice grade access to the public switched network or its
functional equivalent; minutes of use for local service provided at no
additional charge to end users; access to the emergency services
provided by local government or other public safety organizations, such
as 911 and enhanced 911, to the extent the local government in an
eligible carrier's service area has implemented 911 or enhanced 911
systems; and toll limitation services to qualifying low-income
consumers as provided in subpart E of this part.
(b) An eligible telecommunications carrier eligible to receive
high-cost support must offer voice telephony service as set forth in
paragraph (a) of this section in order to receive Federal universal
(c) An eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) subject to a high-cost
public interest obligation to offer broadband internet access services
and not receiving Phase I frozen high-cost support must offer broadband
services within the areas where it receives high-cost support
consistent with the obligations set forth in this subpart and subparts
D, K, L, and M of this part.
(d) Any ETC must comply with subpart E of this part.
[ 86 FR 1021 , Jan. 7, 2021]
Subpart C—Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support
Goto Section: 54.11 | 54.201
Goto Year: 2020 |
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