Part 54 - UNIVERSAL SERVICE  


Subpart A—General Information
§ 54.1 Basis and purpose.
§ 54.5 Terms and definitions.
§ 54.7 Intended use of federal universal service support.
§ 54.8 Prohibition on participation: suspension and debarment.
Subpart B—Services Designated for Support
§ 54.101 Supported services for rural, insular and high cost areas.
Subpart C—Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support
§ 54.201 Definition of eligible telecommunications carriers, generally.
§ 54.202 Additional requirements for Commission designation of eligible telecommunications carriers.
§ 54.203 Designation of eligible telecommunications carriers for unserved areas.
§ 54.205 Relinquishment of universal service.
§ 54.207 Service areas.
§ 54.209 Annual reporting requirements for designated eligible telecommunications carriers.
Subpart D—Universal Service Support for High Cost Areas
§ 54.301 Local switching support.
§ 54.302 Monthly per-line limit on universal service support.
§ 54.303 Eligible Capital Investment and Operating Expenses.
§ 54.304 Administration of Connect America Fund Intercarrier Compensation Replacement.
§ 54.305 Sale or transfer of exchanges.
§ 54.306 Alaska Plan for Rate-of-Return Carriers Serving Alaska.
§ 54.307 Support to a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier.
§ 54.308 Broadband public interest obligations for recipients of high-cost support.
§ 54.309 Connect America Fund Phase II Public Interest Obligations.
§ 54.310 Connect America Fund for Price Cap Territories—Phase II
§ 54.311 Connect America Fund Alternative-Connect America Cost Model Support.
§ 54.312 Connect America Fund for Price Cap Territories—Phase I.
§ 54.313 Annual reporting requirements for high-cost recipients.
§ 54.314 Certification of support for eligible telecommunications carriers.
§ 54.315 Application process for Connect America Fund phase II support distributed through competitive bidding.
§ 54.316 Broadband deployment reporting and certification requirements for high-cost recipients.
§ 54.317 Alaska Plan for competitive eligible telecommunications carriers serving remote Alaska.
§ 54.318 High-cost support; limitations on high-cost support.
§ 54.319 Elimination of high-cost support in areas with 100 percent coverage by an unsubsidized competitor.
§ 54.320 Compliance and recordkeeping for the high-cost program.
§ 54.321 Reporting and certification requirements for Alaska Plan participants.
Subpart E—Universal Service Support for Low-Income Consumers
§ 54.400 Terms and definitions.
§ 54.401 Lifeline defined.
§ 54.403 Lifeline support amount.
§ 54.404 The National Lifeline Accountability Database.
§ 54.405 Carrier obligation to offer Lifeline.
§ 54.407 Reimbursement for offering Lifeline.
§ 54.408 Minimum service standards.
§ 54.409 Consumer qualification for Lifeline.
§ 54.410 Subscriber eligibility determination and certification.
§ 54.411 [Reserved]
§ 54.412 Off reservation Tribal lands designation process.
§ 54.413 Link Up for rural Tribal lands.
§ 54.414 Reimbursement for Tribal Link Up.
§ 54.415 Consumer qualification for Link Up.
§ 54.416 Annual certifications by eligible telecommunications carriers.
§ 54.417 Recordkeeping requirements.
§ 54.418 Digital Television Transition Notices by Eligible Telecommunications Carriers.
§ 54.419 Validity of electronic signatures.
§ 54.420 Low income program audits.
§ 54.422 Annual reporting for eligible telecommunications carriers that receive low-income support.
§ 54.423 Budget.
Subpart F—Universal Service Support for Schools and Libraries
§ 54.500 Terms and definitions.
§ 54.501 Eligible recipients.
§ 54.502 Eligible services.
§ 54.503 Competitive bidding requirements.
§ 54.504 Requests for services.
§ 54.505 Discounts.
§ 54.506 [Reserved]
§ 54.507 Cap.
§ 54.508 [Reserved]
§ 54.509 Adjustments to the discount matrix.
§ 54.511 Ordering services.
§ 54.513 Resale and transfer of services.
§ 54.514 Payment for discounted services.
§ 54.515 Distributing support.
§ 54.516 Auditing and inspections.
§ 54.517 [Reserved]
§ 54.518 Support for wide area networks.
§ 54.519 State telecommunications networks.
§ 54.520 Children's Internet Protection Act certifications required from recipients of discounts under the federal universal service support mechanism for schools and libraries.
§ 54.522 [Reserved]
§ 54.523 Payment for the non-discount portion of supported services.
§§ 54.508-54.509 [Reserved]
§§ 54.517-54.518 [Reserved]
Subpart G—Universal Service Support for Health Care Providers
§ 54.600 Terms and definitions.
§ 54.601 Health care provider eligibility.
§ 54.602 Health care support mechanism.
§ 54.603 Competitive bidding and certification requirements.
§ 54.604 Consortia, telecommunications services, and existing contracts.
§ 54.605 Determining the urban rate.
§ 54.607 Determining the rural rate.
§ 54.609 Calculating support.
§ 54.611 Distributing support.
§ 54.613 Limitations on supported services for rural health care providers.
§ 54.615 Obtaining services.
§ 54.617 Resale.
§ 54.619 Audits and recordkeeping.
§ 54.621 Access to advanced telecommunications and information services.
§ 54.623 Annual filing and funding commitment requirement.
§ 54.625 Support for telecommunications services beyond the maximum supported distance for rural health care providers.
§ 54.630 Eligible recipients.
§ 54.631 Designation of Consortium Leader.
§ 54.632 Letters of agency (LOA).
§ 54.633 Health care provider contribution.
§ 54.634 Eligible services.
§ 54.635 Eligible equipment.
§ 54.636 Eligible participant-constructed and owned network facilities for consortium applicants.
§ 54.637 Off-site data centers and off-site administrative offices.
§ 54.638 Upfront payments.
§ 54.639 Ineligible expenses.
§ 54.640 Eligible vendors.
§ 54.642 Competitive bidding requirement and exemptions.
§ 54.643 Funding commitments.
§ 54.644 Multi-year commitments.
§ 54.645 Payment process.
§ 54.646 Site and service substitutions.
§ 54.647 Data collection and reporting.
§ 54.648 Audits and recordkeeping.
§ 54.649 Certifications.
§ 54.671 Resale.
§ 54.672 Duplicate support.
§ 54.675 Cap.
§ 54.679 Election to offset support against annual universal service fund contribution.
§ 54.680 Validity of electronic signatures.
Subpart H—Administration
§ 54.701 Administrator of universal service support mechanisms.
§ 54.702 Administrator's functions and responsibilities.
§ 54.703 The Administrator's Board of Directors.
§ 54.704 The Administrator's Chief Executive Officer.
§ 54.705 Committees of the Administrator's Board of Directors.
§ 54.706 Contributions.
§ 54.707 Audit controls.
§ 54.708 De minimis exemption.
§ 54.709 Computations of required contributions to universal service support mechanisms.
§ 54.711 Contributor reporting requirements.
§ 54.712 Contributor recovery of universal service costs from end users.
§ 54.713 Contributors' failure to report or to contribute.
§ 54.715 Administrative expenses of the Administrator.
§ 54.717 Audits of the Administrator.
Subpart I—Review of Decisions Issued by the Administrator
§ 54.719 Parties permitted to seek review of Administrator decision.
§ 54.720 Filing deadlines.
§ 54.721 General filing requirements.
§ 54.722 Review by the Wireline Competition Bureau or the Commission.
§ 54.723 Standard of review.
§ 54.724 Time periods for Commission approval of Administrator decisions.
§ 54.725 Universal service disbursements during pendency of a request for review and Administrator decision.
Subpart J—Remote Areas Fund
§ 54.800 Terms and definitions.
§ 54.801 Use of competitive bidding for Remote Areas Fund.
§ 54.802 Geographic areas eligible for Remote Areas Fund support.
§ 54.803 Provider eligibility.
§ 54.804 Application process.
§ 54.805 [Reserved]
§ 54.806 Remote Areas Fund reporting obligations.
§ 54.807 Interstate access universal service support.
§ 54.808 Transition provisions and periodic calculation.
§ 54.809 Carrier certification.
Subpart K—Interstate Common Line Support Mechanism for Rate-of-Return Carriers
§ 54.901 Calculation of Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support.
§ 54.902 Calculation of CAF BLS Support for transferred exchanges.
§ 54.903 Obligations of rate-of-return carriers and the Administrator.
§ 54.904 Carrier certification.
Subpart L—Mobility Fund
§ 54.1001 Mobility Fund—Phase I.
§ 54.1002 Geographic areas eligible for support.
§ 54.1003 Provider eligibility.
§ 54.1004 Service to Tribal Lands.
§ 54.1005 Application process.
§ 54.1006 Public interest obligations.
§ 54.1007 Letter of credit.
§ 54.1008 Mobility Fund Phase I disbursements.
§ 54.1009 Annual reports.
§ 54.1010 Record retention for Mobility Fund Phase I.
§ 54.1011 Mobility Fund—Phase II.
§ 54.1012 Geographic areas eligible for support.
§ 54.1013 Provider eligibility.
§ 54.1014 Application process.
§ 54.1015 Public interest obligations.
§ 54.1016 Letter of credit.
§ 54.1017 Compliance for Mobility Fund Phase II.
§ 54.1018 Mobility Fund Phase II disbursements.
§ 54.1019 Annual reports.
§ 54.1020 Milestone reports.
§ 54.1021 Record retention for Mobility Fund Phase II.
Subpart M—High Cost Loop Support for Rate-of-Return Carriers
§ 54.1301 General.
§ 54.1302 Calculation of incumbent local exchange carrier portion of nationwide loop cost expense adjustment for rate-of-return carriers.
§ 54.1303 Calculation of the rural growth factor.
§ 54.1304 Calculation of safety net additive.
§ 54.1305 Submission of information to the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)
§ 54.1306 Updating Information Submitted to the National Exchange Carrier Association.
§ 54.1307 Submission of Information by the National Exchange Carrier Association.
§ 54.1308 Study Area Total Unseparated Loop Cost.
§ 54.1309 National and study area average unseparated loop costs.
§ 54.1310 Expense adjustment.

Authority

47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 201, 205, 214, and 254 unless otherwise noted.

Source

62 FR 32948, June 17, 1997, unless otherwise noted.