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498 Company Officer
498 ID (formerly Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN))
499 Company Officer
A
Access Recovery Charge (ARC)
Acquired Exchange Support (AEX or AES)
Alaska Plan
Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM)
Appeal
Audit
Authorized Users
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
Average Schedule Carrier
B
Beneficiary and Contributor Audit
Board of Directors
C
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Commission
Common Carrier
Common Language Location Identifier (CLLI)
Competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (CETC)
Competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC)
Connect America Cost Model (CACM)
Connect America Fund (CAF)
Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (CAF BLS)
Connect America Fund Intercarrier Compensation (CAFICC)
Connect America Fund Phase II (CAFII)
Contributor
CORES ID
Cost Company
D
Data Collection Agent (DCA)
Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA)
Delegated Users
Detailed Audit Finding Worksheet (DAF)
E
E-certification (E-Cert)
E-File
Eligible Services
Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC)
F
FCC Form 481
FCC Form 498
FCC Form 498 Company Officer
FCC Form 498 delegated users
FCC Form 498 General Contact
FCC Form 507
FCC Form 508
FCC Form 509
FCC Form 525
FCC Form 690
FCC Registration Number
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act 1996 (FFMIA)
Federal Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Federal GAAP)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Frozen High Cost Support (FHCS)
G
General Accounting Office (GAO)
General Contact
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAPP)
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Geolocation
H
High Cost Loop (HCL)
High Cost Program (HC)
HUBB
I
Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery
Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA)
Incremental Support (IS)
Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC)
Internet service provider (ISP)
L
Letter of Credit (LOC)
Local Exchange Routing Guide (LERG)
Location
M
Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O)
Mobility Fund
Mobility Fund II (MFII) Challenge Process
Mobility Fund Phase II (MFII) Auction
N
National average cost per loop (NACPL)
National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL)
Notice of Inquiry (NOI)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
O
Obligation
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
P
Payment Quality Assurance (PQA) Program
Polygon
Portal
Preparer
Price Cap
Public Notice (PN)
R
Rate-of-Return
Red Light Rule
Red Light status
Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE)
S
Safety Net Additive (SNA)
Safety Valve Support (SVS)
Service Provider
Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN)
Shapefile
Study Area
Study area average cost per loop (SACPL)
Study Area Code (SAC)
Subscriber Line Charge (SLC)
T
Tariff Review Plan (TRP)
Telecommunications
Telecommunications Carrier
Telecommunications Plant In Service (TPIS)
Transformation Order
U
Unbundled Network Element (UNE)
Universal Service
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Universal Service Fund (USF)
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V
Validation
Verification
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
W
Whistleblower Alert/ “Code 9 Call”

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