FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,229
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agreement, on the eleventh (11th) day after the agreement is filed with the Commission, unless the
International Bureau informs TeleCuba in writing that the agreement is not consistent with the conditions
of this Order or that the Commission requires additional time to review the agreement. If additional time
is necessary to review the agreement, TeleCuba thereafter may commence service, under the waiver, only
upon written notification from the International Bureau. The Commission will coordinate review of the
agreement with the State Department, as appropriate.
(7) The three-year period of this waiver will commence on the effective date of the agreement,
either the eleventh (11 th) day after the date TeleCuba files the agreement with the Commission, or, if
Commission review extends beyond that date, from the date of the International Bureau's written
notification to TeleCuba that the agreement satisfies the conditions of this Order.
32. Finally, TeleCuba may request an extension of the initial three-year period of the waiver.
Commission confidence that progress is being made toward a reduction of termination rates will be an
important factor in considering any request for extension of the waiver after the initial three-year period.
C. Extension of the Waiver to Other U.S. Carriers
33. We will extend this waiver to any U.S. carrier seeking to provide direct services between
the United States and Cuba, provided that the carrier first notifies the Commission that it agrees to accept
the terms and conditions of the waiver as specified in this Memorandum Opinion and Order.78 Carriers
may do so by letter to the Chief, International Bureau. The Bureau will reflect the carrier's notification of
acceptance of the conditions and extend the waiver to the carrier in an "Informative" as part of its Public
Notice of actions taken on international telecommunications applications.79
34. Upon review of the TeleCuba Petition for a waiver of the ISP and a waiver of the
benchmark rate that applies to Cuba under the benchmarks policy, we conclude that approval of the
waiver of the benchmark rate, subject to the conditions set forth herein, is in the public interest. We
dismiss TeleCuba's request for waiver of the ISP without prejudice to future consideration, if necessary,
based upon specific terms of a written agreement between TeleCuba and ETECSA. Otherwise, all
aspects of the ISP continue be in full force and effect.
V. ORDERING CLAUSES
35. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to sections 1, 2, 4(i) and (j), 201, 202, 210,
211, and 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i) and (j),
201, 202, 210, 211, 214 and sections 0.51, 0.261, 43.51, 43.61, 43.82, 63.14, 64.1001 and 64.1002, 47
C.F.R. 0.51, 0.261, 43.51, 43.61, 43.82, 63.14, 64.1001 and 64.1002, the Petition for Waiver filed by
IConnect Wholesale, Inc., d/b/a/ TeleCuba for a three-year waiver of the applicable benchmark rate to the
U.S.-Cuba route IS GRANTED to the extent specified and as conditioned in this Memorandum Opinion
36. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this waiver shall expire three years from either the
eleventh day after TeleCuba files its agreement with the Commission, or, if Commission review of the
agreement extends beyond that day, the date of the International Bureau's written notification that the
agreement satisfies the conditions of this Memorandum Opinion and Order.
78 See supra at 31.
79 The requirement to report status of negotiations (paragraph 39) shall commence on the date of release of the
Public Notice. U.S. carriers currently authorized to provide services to Cuba, on a direct basis, will need to modify
their section 214 authorizations to pay above the $0.60 per minute rate granted under those authorizations.
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