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Step 5 Starting Services

Updated September 2015

Advance Installation

Category One Non-Recurring Services

If Category One services will begin on or shortly after July 1 of a funding year, the service provider, in some cases, may need to undertake some construction and installation prior to the beginning of that funding year.

Within the limitations indicated below, the infrastructure costs of a service provider can be deemed to be delivered at the same time that the associated Category One services begin. That is, if services begin on July 1, then the delivery of service provider infrastructure necessary for those services can be considered as also delivered on July 1.

There are four conditions that must be met in order for USAC to provide support in a funding year for Category One infrastructure costs incurred prior to that funding year.

  • Initiation of installation cannot take place before selection of the service provider pursuant to a posted FCC Form 470 and in any event no earlier than six months prior to July 1 of the funding year.
  • The Category One service must depend on the installation of the infrastructure.
  • The underlying Category One service cannot have a service start date prior to July 1 of the funding year.
  • No invoices can be dated prior to July 1 of the funding year.

Category Two Non-Recurring Services

Installation of Category Two non-recurring services may begin on the April 1 prior to the July 1 start of the funding year.