Goto Section: 54.633 | 54.702 | Table of Contents

FCC 54.701
Revised as of October 28, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  54.701   Administrator of universal service support mechanisms.

   (a) The Universal Service Administrative Company is appointed the
   permanent Administrator of the federal universal service support
   mechanisms, subject to a review after one year by the Federal
   Communications Commission to determine that the Administrator is
   administering the universal service support mechanisms in an efficient,
   effective, and competitively neutral manner.

   (b) The Administrator shall establish a nineteen (19) member Board of
   Directors, as set forth in § 54.703. The Administrator's Board of
   Directors shall establish three Committees of the Board of Directors,
   as set forth in § 54.705: (1) the Schools and Libraries Committee, which
   shall oversee the schools and libraries support mechanism; (2) the
   Rural Health Care Committee, which shall oversee the rural health care
   support mechanism; and (3) the High Cost and Low Income Committee,
   which shall oversee the high cost and low income support mechanism. The
   Board of Directors shall not modify substantially the power or
   authority of the Committees of the Board without prior approval from
   the Federal Communications Commission.

   (c)(1) The Administrator shall establish three divisions:

   (i) The Schools and Libraries Division, which shall perform duties and
   functions in connection with the schools and libraries support
   mechanism under the direction of the Schools and Libraries Committee of
   the Board, as set forth in § 54.705(a);

   (ii) The Rural Health Care Division, which shall perform duties and
   functions in connection with the rural health care support mechanism
   under the direction of the Rural Health Care Committee of the Board, as
   set forth in § 54.705(b); and

   (iii) The High Cost and Low Income Division, which shall perform duties
   and functions in connection with the high cost and low income support
   mechanism, the interstate access universal service support mechanism
   for price cap carriers described in subpart J of this part, and the
   interstate common line support mechanism for rate-of-return carriers
   described in subpart K of this part, under the direction of the High
   Cost and Low Income Committee of the Board, as set forth in § 54.705(c).

   (2) As directed by the Committees of the Board set forth in § 54.705,
   these divisions shall perform the duties and functions unique to their
   respective support mechanisms.

   (d) The Administrator shall be managed by a Chief Executive Officer, as
   set forth in § 54.704. The Chief Executive Officer shall serve on the
   Committees of the Board established in § 54.705.

   [ 63 FR 70572 , Dec. 21, 1998, as amended at  65 FR 38689 , June 21, 2000;
    65 FR 57739 , Sept. 26, 2000;  66 FR 59727 , Nov. 30, 2001;  68 FR 36943 ,
   June 20, 2003]

   


Goto Section: 54.633 | 54.702

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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