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8. F&B Communications states that it has revised its internal measures to ensure that it meets
future deadlines.19 In granting previous waiver requests, we have found that carriers must comply with
their commitments to revise their internal procedures to ensure that their filings will be accurately and
timely submitted.20 Similarly, we rely on F&B Communications to fulfill its commitments to adhere to its
revised filing procedures.
9. We remind all filers that it is their responsibility to ensure that their complete and accurate
filings are timely received in the appropriate places, regardless of the time and method of such filings.
Carriers now have many options by which to file, including U.S. Mail, other sources of commercial
delivery, facsimile, and e-mail. For instance, any carrier receiving funding from the high-cost universal
support mechanism may file timely via e-mail at hcfilings@HCLI.universalservice.org. Additional
information regarding USAC's filing procedures and deadlines can be found at
http://www.usac.org/hc/tools/filing-tool/default.aspx. We encourage carriers to use any and all methods
they deem necessary to ensure that their filings are timely received.
IV. ORDERING CLAUSES
10. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 1, 4(i), 5(c), 214, and 254 of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 155(c), 214, and 254, and sections
0.91, 0.291, and 1.3 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.91, 0.291, and 1.3, that this order is
11. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for waiver of section 54.802(a) of the
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 54.802(a), filed by F&B Communications, Inc. f/k/a Farmers' and
Business Men's Telephone Company IS GRANTED.
12. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to section 1.102(b)(1) of the Commission's rules,
47 C.F.R. 1.102(bX1), this order SHALL BE EFFECTIVE upon release.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Sharon E. Gillett
Wireline Competition Bureau
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54.307(c) of the Commission's Rules, et al.,, CC Docket No. 96-45, Order, 20 FCC Red 19212, 19220, para. 10
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2005).
'~9 Petition at 4.
a See, e.g., Citizens/Frontier Order, 20 FCC Red at 16764, para. 10; Verizon Order, 21 FCC Red at 10158, para.
10; AT&T Order, 22 FCC Red at 954, para. 5; NPCR Order, 22 FCC Red at 563, para. 9.
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