FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,881
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(g) "Compliance Plan" means the compliance obligations and program described in this
Consent Decree at paragraph 12.
(h) "Effective Date" means the date on which the Commission releases the Adopting
(i) "Investigation" means the investigation commenced by the Bureau in response to
StanaCard's disclosure e-mail of August 20, 2009,' regarding the Company's
compliance with Section 214 of the Act and Part 63 of the Rules concerning
StanaCard's obligation to obtain Commission authorization before providing
facilities-based or resold international common carrier services, compliance with
Part 64 of the Rules regarding registration by interstate telecommunications carriers,
and compliance with Section 225 of the Act and Part 64 of the Rules regarding
interstate telecommunication carrier contributions to the TRS Fund.
(j) "Parties" means StanaCard and the Bureau, each of which is a "Party."
(k) "Rules" means the Commission's regulations found in Title 47 of the Code of
(1) "StanaCard" or the "Company" means StanaCard. LLC and its predecessors-in-
interest and successors-in-interest.
(m) "TRS Fund" means Telecommunications Relay Services Fund.
3. Section 214(a) of the Act prohibits any carrier from constructing, extending, acquiring, or
operating any line, and from engaging in transmission through any such line, without first obtaining a
certificate of authorization from the Commission.: While the Commission has granted "blanket" Section
214 authority to carriers providing domestic service,6 meaning that such carriers need not apply to the
Commission for such authority before providing domestic service,7 the Commission has not done the
same for providers of international telecommunications services. Section 63.18 of the Rules requires any
E-mail from Thomas K. Crowe, Partner, Iaw Offices of Thomas K. Crowe, P.C., Counsel to StanaCard, 1.IC, to
Trent B. Harkrader, Deputy Chief. Investigations & hearings Division. FCC Enforcement Bureau (Aug. 20, 2009,
4 47 U.S.C. 214. 225; 47 C.I.R. Parts 63-64.
47 U.S.C. 214(a).
6 47 C.F.R. 63.01(a) ("Any party that would be a domestic interstate communications common carrier is
authorized to provide domestic, interstate services to any domestic point and to construct or operate any domestic
transmission line as long as it obtains all necessary authorizations from the Commission for use of radio
7 See Implementation of Section 402(b)(2)(A)of the Telecomm. Act of 1996, Report and Order in CC Docket No.
97-11, Second Memorandum Opinion & Order in AAD File No. 98-43, 14 FCC Red 11364. para. 2 (1999)
("Specifically. we grant 'blanket' entry certification to all carriers seeking to construct, operate, or engage in
transmission over domestic lines of communication, to the extent such authority is required under the statute.").
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