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498 Company Officer
499 Company Officer
A
annual A/Q true up
appeal
audit
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
B
Beneficiary and Contributor Audit Program (BCAP)
Board of Directors
C
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Commission
common carrier
contributor
CORES ID
credit balance refund
D
Data Collection Agent (DCA)
de minimis exception
Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA)
delegated users
delinquency notices
delinquent debt
Detailed Audit Finding Worksheet (DAF)
E
e-certification (E-Cert)
E-File
eligible services
eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC)
estimation factor
ETC
F
FCC circularity factor
FCC contribution factor
FCC Form 498
FCC Form 498 Company Officer
FCC Form 498 delegated users
FCC Form 498 General Contact
FCC Form 499 Company Officer
FCC Form 499 delegated users
FCC Form 499 estimation factor
FCC Form 499 Preparer
FCC Form 499-A
FCC Form 499-Q
FCC Registration Number
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act 1996 (FFMIA)
Federal Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Federal GAAP)
Filer ID
Filer ID Deactivation Request
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
G
General Accounting Office (GAO)
General Contact
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAPP)
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
I
Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA)
Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA)
Internet service provider (ISP)
interstate telecommunications
L
local number portability (LNP)
M
Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O)
N
National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
North American Numbering Plan (NANP)
Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL)
Notice of Inquiry (NOI)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
O
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
P
Payment Quality Assurance (PQA) Program
Preparer
Public Notice (PN)
R
Red Light Rule
Red Light status
S
service provider
Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN)
Study Area Code (SAC)
T
telecommunications
telecommunications carrier
telecommunications relay services (TRS)
U
universal service
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
universal service fund (USF)
V
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
W
Whistleblower Alert/ “Code 9 Call”

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