FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28-April 08, 2011

Federal Communications Commission
DA 11-560
Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Petitions for Waiver of Universal Service High-Cost ) WC Docket No. 08-71
Filing Deadlines )
Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service ) CC Docket No. 96-45
F&B Communications, Inc. )
f/k/a Farmers' and Business Men's Telephone )
Company )
Petition for Waiver of Section 54.802(a) of the FCC's )
Rules )
ORDER
Adopted: March 29, 2011 Released: March 29, 2011
By the Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau:
1. INTRODUCTION
1. In this order, we grant a request by F&B Communications, Inc. f/k/a Farmers' and Business
Men's Telephone Company (F&B Communications) for a waiver of section 54.802(a) of the
Commission's rules, which sets forth deadlines for eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) providing
service within an area served by a price cap local exchange carrier (LEC) to file line count data on a
quarterly basis with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to receive certain high-cost
universal service support.' We conclude that F&B Communications has demonstrated that there is good
cause to grant the requested waiver. Specifically, F&B Communications promptly filed the required data
and has taken steps to ensure future compliance with filing requirements.
II. BACKGROUND
2. Section 254(e) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), provides that
"only an eligible telecommunications carrier designated under section 214(e) shall be eligible to receive
specific Federal universal service support,"2 and such support shall be used "only for the provision,
maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the support is intended."' To implement
SF&B Communications, Inc. f/k/a Farmers' and Business Men's Telephone Company Petition for Waiver of Section
54.802(a) of the FCC's Rules, WC Docket No. 08-71 (filed Oct. 13, 2010) (Petition); 47 C.F.R. 54.802(a).
2 47 U.S.C. * 254(e).
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