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Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and CertificationsRule2017-1779408/23/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, by eliminating several rules that are either duplicative of other reporting requirements or are simply no longer necessary, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) streamlines the annual reporting requir … In this document, by eliminating several rules that are either duplicative of other reporting requirements or are simply no longer necessary, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) streamlines the annual reporting requirements for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) that receive high-cost universal service support. The Commission also re-emphasizes the importance of providing the public with access to non-confidential information filed by ETCs, and it directs the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to work closely with state and Tribal governments and other stakeholders to improve public access to the information that ETCs will continue to file.connect-america-fund-etc-annual-reports-and-certificationsFR-Doc-2017-17794
Library of Congress License AgreementsRule2017-1334206/27/2017LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressThe Library of Congress is issuing this final rule regarding license agreements and similar agreements and instruments entered into by it. The rule will prevent the Library from potentially violating the Anti-Deficiency Act and other … The Library of Congress is issuing this final rule regarding license agreements and similar agreements and instruments entered into by it. The rule will prevent the Library from potentially violating the Anti-Deficiency Act and other restrictions under Federal law, preserve the Library's rights under copyright law in regard to electronic resources and software, and streamline the Library's contracting and collections acquisitions processes for these electronic resources and software.library-of-congress-license-agreementsFR-Doc-2017-13342
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation RegimeRule2017-1009905/19/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) grants the Petition for Reconsideration filed by NTCA--The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) of the Commission's Rate-of-Return Reform Order with respect to the av … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) grants the Petition for Reconsideration filed by NTCA--The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) of the Commission's Rate-of-Return Reform Order with respect to the average per-location, per-project construction limitation on universal service support provided for in the Rate-of-Return Reform Order. Amending the rule as described below will encourage carriers to plan cost-effective broadband deployment projects that include higher-cost locations, while maintaining adequate incentives for the efficient use of universal service funds.connect-america-fund-etc-annual-reports-and-certifications-developing-a-unified-intercarrierFR-Doc-2017-10099
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation RegimeRule2017-0471503/20/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThis document corrects errors in the supplementary information and final rules portions of a Federal Register document adopting significant reforms to place the universal service program on solid footing for the next decade to ``pre … This document corrects errors in the supplementary information and final rules portions of a Federal Register document adopting significant reforms to place the universal service program on solid footing for the next decade to ``preserve and advance'' voice and broadband service in areas served by rate-of-return carriers. The summary was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2016.connect-america-fund-etc-annual-reports-and-certifications-developing-a-unified-intercarrierFR-Doc-2017-04715
Connect America Fund, Connect America Fund-Alaska Plan, Universal Service Reform-Mobility FundRule2016-2391810/07/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts an integrated plan to address both fixed and mobile voice and broadband service in high-cost areas of the state of Alaska, building on a proposal submitted by … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts an integrated plan to address both fixed and mobile voice and broadband service in high-cost areas of the state of Alaska, building on a proposal submitted by the Alaska Telephone Association.connect-america-fund-connect-america-fund-alaska-plan-universal-service-reform-mobility-fundFR-Doc-2016-23918
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, Rural Broadband ExperimentsRule2016-1450607/07/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts rules to implement a competitive bidding process for Phase II of the Connect America Fund that will harness market forces to expand broadband in target … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts rules to implement a competitive bidding process for Phase II of the Connect America Fund that will harness market forces to expand broadband in targeted rural areas. The Commission also adopts rules to establish the framework for the Remote Areas Fund auction to address those areas that receive no winning bids in the Phase II auction.connect-america-fund-etc-annual-reports-and-certifications-rural-broadband-experimentsFR-Doc-2016-14506
Connect America Fund, ETC Annual Reports and Certifications, Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation RegimeRule2016-0837504/25/2016FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts significant reforms to place the universal service program on solid footing for the next decade to ``preserve and advance'' voice and broadband service in area … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts significant reforms to place the universal service program on solid footing for the next decade to ``preserve and advance'' voice and broadband service in areas served by rate-of-return carriers.connect-america-fund-etc-annual-reports-and-certifications-developing-a-unified-intercarrierFR-Doc-2016-08375
Modernizing Common Carrier RulesProposed Rule2015-1047005/06/2015FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates a rulemaking that seeks to update the Commission's rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates a rulemaking that seeks to update the Commission's rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the CFR. The Commission proposes to update the CFR by eliminating certain rules from which the Commission has forborn and eliminating references to telegraph service in certain rules. The Commission would clarify regulatory requirements, and modernize our rules to better reflect the state of the current telecommunications market.modernizing-common-carrier-rulesFR-Doc-2015-10470
Modernization of the Schools and Libraries \u201cE-Rate\u201d ProgramRule2014-2552311/18/2014FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThis document corrects errors in the dates section, the supplementary information portion, and Final Rules section of a Federal Register document regarding the Commission taking major steps to modernize the E-rate program (more fo … This document corrects errors in the dates section, the supplementary information portion, and Final Rules section of a Federal Register document regarding the Commission taking major steps to modernize the E-rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism). Building on the comments the Commission received in response to the E-rate Modernization NPRM, and the E-rate Modernization Public Notice, as well as recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the program improvements the Commission adopts as part of this document begin the process of reorienting the E-rate program to focus on high- speed broadband for our nation's schools and libraries. The document was published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2014.modernization-of-the-schools-and-libraries-e-rate-programFR-Doc-2014-25523
Technical Amendments To Reflect the Authorizing Legislation of the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesRule2013-1373006/11/2013NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIESNational Foundation on the Arts and the HumanitiesThe Institute of Museum and Library amends its grants regulations by removing outdated regulations and making certain technical amendments to reflect Congress' reauthorization of the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the … The Institute of Museum and Library amends its grants regulations by removing outdated regulations and making certain technical amendments to reflect Congress' reauthorization of the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, as further amended by the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011. The amendments also reorganize certain regulations to provide greater clarity for agency applicants and grantees.technical-amendments-to-reflect-the-authorizing-legislation-of-the-institute-of-museum-and-libraryFR-Doc-2013-13730
International Services Surveys and Direct Investment Surveys ReportingRule2012-984904/24/2012DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revises its rules to establish general guidelines for how BEA will collect data on international trade in services and direct investment surveys, which are provided for by the International Inve … The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revises its rules to establish general guidelines for how BEA will collect data on international trade in services and direct investment surveys, which are provided for by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act). In addition to the Act, the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 authorizes BEA to conduct international trade in services surveys. Currently, international trade in services and direct investment surveys are promulgated through separate rulemaking actions. This final rule modifies BEA's regulations to allow BEA to issue surveys through notices rather than through notice and comment rulemaking. It also provides a more general framework for how BEA collects data on these surveys that are required, or provided for, by the statutes. This rule will simplify and generalize existing regulations governing the procurement of information on international trade in services and direct investment.international-services-surveys-and-direct-investment-surveys-reportingFR-Doc-2012-9849
Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee ScheduleRule2012-125101/23/2012DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Research Service amends its regulations on the fee schedule for interlibrary loan from the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL). The revised fee schedule is based on the method of payment used (tr … The Agricultural Research Service amends its regulations on the fee schedule for interlibrary loan from the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL). The revised fee schedule is based on the method of payment used (traditional invoicing through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or payment through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) network's Interlibrary Fee Management program, a debit/credit program for interlibrary loan) and eliminates the current billing surcharge, which is instead incorporated into the revised flat fee.modification-of-interlibrary-loan-fee-scheduleFR-Doc-2012-1251
Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee ScheduleProposed Rule2011-2372309/16/2011DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Research Service proposes to amend its regulations on the fee schedule for interlibrary loan from the collections of the National Agricultural Library. The revised fee schedule is based on the method of payment used (t … The Agricultural Research Service proposes to amend its regulations on the fee schedule for interlibrary loan from the collections of the National Agricultural Library. The revised fee schedule is based on the method of payment used (traditional invoicing through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or payment through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) network's Interlibrary Fee Management program, a debit/credit program for interlibrary loan) rather than type of material requested (loan, photocopy, microform) and eliminates the current billing surcharge which is instead incorporated into the revised flat fee. The revision brings these fees up to date in order to support the current cost of providing the service and will enable customers to estimate charges more easily and distribute them more effectively within their own institutions.modification-of-interlibrary-loan-fee-scheduleFR-Doc-2011-23723
Institute of Museum and Library Services; Evaluation by GranteesRule2011-501403/10/2011NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIESNational Foundation on the Arts and the HumanitiesThis rule makes a technical amendment to the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS') reporting guidelines for grantees. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the agency's requirements are consistent with guidance provid … This rule makes a technical amendment to the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS') reporting guidelines for grantees. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the agency's requirements are consistent with guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).institute-of-museum-and-library-services-evaluation-by-granteesFR-Doc-2011-5014
Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism and A National Broadband Plan for Our FutureRule2010-2938612/03/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) takes another step toward realizing the National Broadband Plan's vision of improving connectivity to schools and libraries by upgrading and modernizing the successfu … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) takes another step toward realizing the National Broadband Plan's vision of improving connectivity to schools and libraries by upgrading and modernizing the successful E-rate program. In particular, the Commission takes action on upgrades that can be implemented in funding year 2011 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012); enables schools and libraries to better serve students, teachers, librarians, and their communities by providing more flexibility to select and make available the most cost-effective broadband and other communications services; simplifies and streamlines the program; and improves safeguards against waste, fraud and abuse. In addition, the Commission adopts the eligible services list for funding year 2011.schools-and-libraries-universal-service-support-mechanism-and-a-national-broadband-plan-for-ourFR-Doc-2010-29386
High-Cost Universal Service Support and Federal-State Joint Board on Universal ServiceProposed Rule2010-2316209/16/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) undertakes important steps for fiscally responsible universal service fund reform. The Commission seeks comment on permanently amending our rules to facilitate effici … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) undertakes important steps for fiscally responsible universal service fund reform. The Commission seeks comment on permanently amending our rules to facilitate efficient use of reclaimed excess high-cost support. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on a proposal to modify our rules to reclaim legacy support surrendered by a competitive ETC when it relinquishes ETC status in a particular state.high-cost-universal-service-support-and-federal-state-joint-board-on-universal-serviceFR-Doc-2010-23162
Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support MechanismProposed Rule2010-1293106/09/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) addresses matters related to the eligibility of products and services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate pr … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) addresses matters related to the eligibility of products and services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate program. Specifically, in this Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), we propose that the following services should not be eligible for funding under the E-rate program--separately priced firewall services, anti-virus/anti-spam software, scheduling services, wireless Internet access applications, and web hosting. We propose to revise the Commission's rules to establish that the Commission should not be required to list individual products and services (e.g., voice mail) in the rules, but that such products and services will be listed in the Eligible Services List (ESL). We propose to require the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to submit any proposed changes to the ESL to the Commission no later than March 30th of each year. Finally, we propose to eliminate the requirement that the ESL be released by public notice.schools-and-libraries-universal-service-support-mechanismFR-Doc-2010-12931
Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism, A National Broadband Plan for Our FutureProposed Rule2010-1293006/09/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on several potential reforms that would cut red tape by eliminating rules that have not effectively served their intended purpose, while continuing to p … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on several potential reforms that would cut red tape by eliminating rules that have not effectively served their intended purpose, while continuing to protect against waste, fraud, and abuse. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on how to provide stability and certainty for the funding of internal connections that are necessary to deliver higher bandwidth services to the classroom and how to expand access to funding for internal connections for schools and libraries serving impoverished populations. Finally, the Commission seeks comment on indexing the funding cap to inflation, which would make additional funding available to support current and new services to deliver the full benefits of the Internet to all.schools-and-libraries-universal-service-support-mechanism-a-national-broadband-plan-for-our-futureFR-Doc-2010-12930
High-Cost Universal Service Support, Jurisdictional Separations, and Coalition for Equity in Switching Support Petition for ReconsiderationRule2010-801004/08/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission addresses an inequitable asymmetry in its current rules governing the receipt of universal service high-cost local switching support (LSS) by small incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs). Since … In this document, the Commission addresses an inequitable asymmetry in its current rules governing the receipt of universal service high-cost local switching support (LSS) by small incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs). Since the adoption of the current rules, incumbent LEC lines have begun to decrease, and, as a result of the one-way rule, many small LECs that have lost lines receive less support than other LECs with a similar number of lines that face nearly identical circumstances. By modifying the Commission's rules to permit incumbent LECs that lose lines to receive additional LSS when they cross a threshold, the Commission will provide LSS to all small LECs on the same basis. The Commission also dismisses the petition for reconsideration filed by the Coalition for Equity in Switching Support in the jurisdictional separations freeze proceeding.high-cost-universal-service-support-jurisdictional-separations-and-coalition-for-equity-in-switchingFR-Doc-2010-8010
Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support MechanismRule2010-775704/07/2010FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) addresses matters related to the eligibility of products and services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate pr … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) addresses matters related to the eligibility of products and services under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate program. First, in the Report and Order, the Commission modifies its rules to expressly include interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and text messaging as eligible services under the E-rate program. Second, in the process of releasing the list of services that will be eligible for discounts for E-rate funding year 2010, the Commission clarifies the E-rate program eligibility of video on-demand servers, ethernet, web hosting, wireless local area network (LAN) controllers, and virtualization software. It also finds that telephone broadcast messaging, unbundled warranties, power distribution units, softphones, interactive white boards, and e-mail archiving are ineligible for E-rate program funding.schools-and-libraries-universal-service-support-mechanismFR-Doc-2010-7757
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