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Federal Communications Commission
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Released: August 4, 1997



FCC ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF
UNIVERSAL SERVICE WORKSHEET, FCC FORM 457



CC Docket Nos. 97-21, 96-45

On July 18, 1997, the Commission released Changes to the Board of Directors of the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. and Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration, CC Docket Nos. 97-21 and 96-45, FCC 97-253. In that Order, the Commission released a draft copy of the Universal Service Worksheet, FCC Form 457. The Worksheet requires contributors to universal service support mechanisms to submit information regarding their end-user telecommunications revenues. Official release of the Worksheet was conditioned upon receipt of approval of the form by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB approved FCC Form 457 on July 31, 1997. The official Universal Service Worksheet can now be btained from the Commission's website (www.fcc.gov).

All entities that are required to contribute to universal service support mechanisms must complete the Worksheet by September 1, 1997.

Completed Worksheets must be mailed to: USAC -- Universal Service Administration, 100 South Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ 07981.

For further information regarding the Worksheet, contact Diane Law, (202) 418-7400.

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