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11/17/2017Webinar on December 14: Avoiding Common Audit Findings

Learn more about common audit findings for High Cost participants and ways that your carrier can avoid them. This webinar will cover improper inclusion of unallowable items, inadequate or inaccurate documentation, improper affiliate transactions and improper allocation methodology. This session will discuss how to detect, address and prevent these errors.

During the webinar High Cost staff and Internal Audit staff will discuss:

  • Potential Errors
  • How to Identify Errors  
  • Best Practices to Avoid Errors    
  • Open Q&A

Register here


9/7/2017FCC Extends Deadline for 54.314 Certification to November 17, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the FCC released an Order (DA 17-848) granting a brief, limited waiver of the filing deadline for states, or eligible telecommunication carriers (ETCs) not subject to the jurisdiction of a state, to certify to the proper use of federal high-cost universal service support under section 54.314(d) of the Commission’s rules. States or ETCs must file the section 54.314 certification with USAC by November 17, 2017.

8/2/2017Support Calculations for Budget Control Mechanism

USAC announces fourth quarter 2017 HCLS budget analysis updates for HCLS  as part of the budget control mechanism as required by the FCC’s Rate-of-Return Reform Order. Please see the Budget Control Mechanism for Rate of Return Carriers page for more information.

7/24/2017FCC Reminds Connect America Fund Recipients of Upcoming Deadlines

On July 20, 2017, the FCC released a Public Notice (DA 17-701) reminding price cap carriers that accepted Connect America Fund Phase II model-based support of their upcoming deployment and reporting obligations and of the consequences for failing to meet those deadlines. These details may be viewed in the Public Notice.