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FCC 97-157


Before the
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20554


In the Matter of)

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Federal-State Joint Board on)CC Docket No. 96-45
Universal Service)

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ERRATA

By the Chief, Common Carrier Bureau


Released: June 4, 1997


On May 7, 1997, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order in the above-captioned proceeding. That Report and Order was released on May 8, 1997. These errata amend the Report and Order as follows:

Amend the fourth sentence of footnote 3 by changing "47 U.S.C. § 254(h)(b)" to "47 U.S.C. § 254(h)(1)(B)";

Amend paragraph 20 by changing "with the states, and through the Joint Board process" to "with the states through the Joint Board process";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 33 by adding a period after "ineligible public sector (governmental) members" and deleting "with one exception";

Delete the fourth sentence of paragraph 33 and replace it with the following: "Eligible schools and libraries participating in consortia that include ineligible private sector members will not be eligible to receive universal service discounts unless the pre-discount prices of any interstate services that such consortia receive from ILECs are generally tariffed rates.";

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 129 by changing "for" to "to govern";

Amend footnote 299 by changing "provide" to "providing";

Amend paragraph 132 by adding "in part" after "It states";

Amend the second and third sentences in paragraph 134 by adding a period after "support" in the second sentence, deleting "and," and beginning the third sentence with "In addition";

Amend paragraph 136 by changing "the statute" to "section 253";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 152 by deleting "facilities through" and "through";

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 175 by changing "large" to "non-rural";

Amend the fourth sentence of paragraph 177 by adding "for example" after "we find that";

Amend footnote 448 to read: See supra section VI.B.2.b.;

Amend the fourth sentence of paragraph 179 by deleting "As previously discussed";

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 184 by adding "and thus" after "offering the supported services";

Amend the sixth sentence of paragraph 185 by changing "but" to "and we";

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 251 by changing "254(e)" to "section 254(f)";

Amend the fourth sentence of paragraph 273 by adding "loop" between "high cost" and "fund";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 289 by changing "254(e)" to "214(e)";

Amend the last sentence of footnote 1117 by changing "pagers" to "paging services";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 459 by changing "that piece of equipment" to "it";

Amend footnote 1251 to read: "See 48 C.F.R. § 15.605(b).";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 494 by changing both occurrences of "matrices" to "matrix", by changing "distribute" to "distributes", and by changing "do" to "does";

Amend the eighth sentence of paragraph 496 by changing "matrices" to "matrix";

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 532 by adding "and" between "schools" and "libraries" and deleting "and library consortia";

Amend paragraph 535 by adding the following as the fourth sentence: "For the first year only, requests for support will be accepted as soon as the schools and libraries website is open and the applications are available."

Amend paragraph 578 by changing the beginning of the last sentence from "While Vermont PSB" to "Although Vermont PSB";

Amend footnote 1501 by adding a second sentence reading: "See also the Commission's education website at www.fcc.gov/learnnet.";

Amend footnote 1509 by adding a second sentence reading: "See infra section X.F.2 for a discussion of reimbursement to non-telecommunications carriers.";

Amend footnote 1711 by adding the following as the last sentence: "Both the current MSA list and the Goldsmith Modification list will be made available through the Internet at www.fcc.gov/healthnet.";

Amend the third sentence of footnote 1803 to read: "See 48 C.F.R. § 15.605(b).";

Amend paragraph 710 by adding the following as the fourth sentence: "For the first year only, requests for support will be accepted as soon as the health care website is open and the applications are available.";

Amend the third sentence of paragraph 773 to read: "For ILECs subject to our price cap rules, we will permit ILECs to treat their contributions for the new universal service support mechanisms as an exogenous cost change.";

Amend footnotes 1991, 1997, and 2131 by changing "XIII.F" to "XIII.E";

Amend footnotes 2010 and 2012 by changing "553 F.2d 601" to "533 F.2d 601";

Amend footnote 2044 by changing "XIII.E" to "XIII.F";

Amend section 36.125(a)(5) of Appendix I by changing "§ 36.125(f)" to "paragraph (f) of this section";

Amend section 36.125(f) in Appendix I by changing both instances of "§ 36.125(a)(5)" to "paragraph (a)(5) of this section";

Amend section 36.601(a) in Appendix I by deleting "F" between "subpart" and "refers";

Amend the sixth sentence of section 36.601(c) in Appendix I by changing "(a)" and (b)" to "(1)" and "(2)" respectively, and by making each of these phrases separate paragraphs;

Amend section 36.611 in Appendix I by deleting "(a)" preceding "In order to allow" and changing "(1)", "(2)", "(3)", "(4)", "(5)", "(6)", "(7)", and "(8)" to "(a)", (b)", "(c)", "(d)", "(e)", "(f)", "(g)", and "(h)" respectively;

Amend the second sentence of section 36.621(a)(4) in Appendix I by deleting both occurrences of "of this part", by changing "(A) and (B) below" to "paragraphs (a)(4)(ii)(A) and (a)(4)(ii)(B) of this section", and making "(i)" and "(ii)" into separate paragraphs;

Amend the second sentence of section 36.701(c) in Appendix I by changing "Subpart E of Part 54" to "Part 54, subpart E of this chapter.";

Amend section 54.5 in Appendix I by deleting "of this part" from the definition of "Eligible telecommunications carrier";

Amend section 54.5 in Appendix I by deleting the definition of "geographic service area" from the list of terms and definitions;

Amend section 54.5 in Appendix I by changing "55 Fed. Reg. 12,154 (1990)" to "55 FR 12154 (March 30, 1990)" in the definition of "Rural area";

Amend the first sentence of section 54.101(c) in Appendix I by deleting "of this part";

Amend the second sentence of section 54.201(a)(2) in Appendix I by changing "subparagraph" to "paragraph" and by deleting "of subpart G";

Amend section 54.203(a) in Appendix I by adding "and subpart B of this part" after "under section 254(c) of the Act";

Amend section 54.203(b) in Appendix I by adding "(d)" after "shall meet the requirements of § 54.201";

Amend section 54.301 in Appendix I by deleting "the current" and "rules" from the first sentence, by changing "the rules" to "this chapter" in the second sentence, by deleting "current rule" and by adding "of this chapter" after "§ 36.125(f)" in the third sentence;

Amend the second sentence of section 54.303 in Appendix I by adding "of this chapter" after "pursuant to § 69.105(b)(1)" and by deleting "47 C.F.R." and adding "of this chapter" after "§ 36.622";

Amend section 54.307(a)(3) and (4) in Appendix I by changing all three occurrences of "title" to "chapter";

Amend section 54.307(a)(4) in Appendix I by deleting "does not" and changing "provide" to "provides";

Amend section 54.400 in Appendix I by deleting "(a)" preceding "As used in this subpart" and changing "(1)", "(2)", "(3)" and "(4)" to "(a)", "(b)", "(c)", and "(d)" respectively;

Amend section 54.400(a) in Appendix I to read as follows: "Qualifying low-income subscriber. A "qualifying low-income subscriber" is a subscriber who meets the low-income eligibility criteria established by the state commission, or, in states that do not provide state Lifeline support, a subscriber who participates in one of the following programs: Medicaid; food stamps; supplemental security income; federal public housing assistance; or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.";

Amend the first sentence of section 54.401(a)(3) in Appendix I by adding "(a)" after "through" and deleting "of this subpart";

Amend the last sentence of section 54.403(b) in Appendix I by deleting "of this part";

Amend section 54.411(a) in Appendix I by deleting "of this part";

Amend section 54.500 in Appendix I by deleting "(a)" preceding "Terms used in this subpart" and renumbering by changing "(1)" to "(a)"; "(2)" to "(b)"; "(3)" to "(c)"; "(i)" to "(1)"; "(ii)" to "(2)"; "(iii)" to "(3)"; "(iv)" to "(4)"; "(A)" to "(i)"; "(B)" to "(ii)"; "(v)" to "(5)"; "(4)" to "(d)"; "(5)" to "(e)"; "(6)" to "(f)"; "(7)" to "(g)"; and "(8)" to "(h)";

Amend the heading of section 54.501 in Appendix I to read "Eligibility for services provided by telecommunications carriers";

Amend section 54.501(b)(1) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities", adding "paragraphs" after "excluded under" and changing "subpart" to "section";

Amend section 54.501(c)(1) in Appendix I by changing "(Pub. L. No. 104-208)" to "(Public Law 104-208)" and adding "paragraph" between "excluded under" and "(b)(2)";

Amend the heading of section 54.502 in Appendix I to read "Supported telecommunications services";

Amend section 54.502 in Appendix I by adding "telecommunications" between "supported" and "services";

Amend section 54.504(b)(1) in Appendix I by deleting both occurrences of the term "and facilities";

Amend section 54.504(b)(2) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend section 54.504(b)(2)(iv) in Appendix I by changing "identities" to "identifies";

Amend the second sentence of section 54.504(b)(3) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend the third sentence of section 54.505(b)(2) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend section 54.505(c) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend the first sentence of section 54.505(d) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend section 54.507(f) in Appendix I by deleting "for the cap";

Amend section 54.511(a) in Appendix I by deleting both occurrences of the term "and facilities";

Amend section 54.511(b) in Appendix I by deleting both occurrences of the term "and facilities";

Amend section 54.515 in Appendix I by changing "health care provider" to "schools and libraries";

Amend section 54.516(a) in Appendix I by deleting "and facilities";

Amend section 54.517(b) in Appendix I by deleting "for" between "universal service" and "support";

Amend section 54.601(a)(2)(vii) in Appendix I by changing "clauses (i) through (vi)" to "paragraphs (a)(2)(i) through (a)(2)(vi) of this section";

Amend section 54.623(b) in Appendix I by changing "begin on July 1 and end on June 30" to "be the calendar year";

Amend section 54.623(c) in Appendix I by changing "February" to "July";

Amend section 54.701(a)(3) in Appendix I by adding "and" after the semicolon;

Amend section 54.701(f)(2) in Appendix I by adding "of this chapter" after "Pursuant to § 64.903";

Amend section 54.703(b) in Appendix I by adding the following as the last sentence: "Entities providing open video systems (OVS), cable leased access, or direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services are not required to contribute on the basis of revenues derived from those services.";

Amend section 54.703(c) in Appendix I by adding the following as the last sentence: "Entities providing OVS, cable leased access, or DBS services are not required to contribute on the basis of revenues derived from those services.";

Amend the last sentence of section 54.707 in Appendix I by changing "title" to "chapter";

Amend section 69 in Appendix I by adding the following: "§ 69.2 Definitions. * * * * * (y) Long Term Support (LTS) means funds that are provided pursuant to § 54.303 of part 54. * * * * *";

Amend the first sentence of section 69.104(l) in Appendix I by changing "§ 69.104" to "paragraph" and adding "of this section" after "(k)";

Amend section 69.203(g) in Appendix I to read: (g)(1) Paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) are effective until December 31, 1997.";

Amend the last sentence of footnote 323 in Appendix J to read: "This argument is also addressed supra in section IV.";

Amend footnote 1615 in Appendix J by adding ",US West," after "Glen Brown," deleting "FCC Acting Secretary" before "William Caton," and adding ",FCC" after "Caton";

Amend footnote 1698 in Appendix J by deleting "the state of" before "Alaska" and adding ",FCC," after "Caton";

Amend footnote 1737 in Appendix J by deleting "page 2 of" and "from . . . December 19, 1996" and adding "at 2";

Amend footnote 1853 in Appendix J by adding "asserting that" to the beginning of the parenthetical;

Amend footnote 1882 in Appendix J by adding "competitively" before "neutral."



FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



Regina M. Keeney
Chief, Common Carrier Bureau