FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,938
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Federal Communications Commission DA 12-247
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554
In the Matter of )
Requests for Waiver and Review of )
Decisions of the )
Universal Service Administrator by )
Laurens County School District ) File Nos. SLD-653454, et al.
Clinton, South Carolina, et al. )
Schools and Libraries Universal Service ) CC Docket No. 02-6
Support Mechanism )
Adopted: February 22, 2012 Released: February 22, 2012
By the Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau:
I. Consistent with precedent,' we deny four requests from petitioners2 seeking review of
decisions made by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the E-rate program
(more formally known as the schools and libraries universal service support program).' In each decision,
USAC found violations of the Commission's competitive bidding requirements. Based on our review of
the record, we find that the petitioners violated sections 54.503 and 54.511 of the Commission's
competitive bidding rules because they did not seek competitive bids for the services for which they were
requesting E-rate support, they failed to demonstrate that price was the primary factor considered in their
'See Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45. Report and Order, 12 FCC Red 8776,
9029, para. 481 (1997) (subsequent history omitted): Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, Access
Charge Reform, Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers, Transport Rate Structure and
Pricing, End User Common Line Charge. CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 96-262. 94-1, 91-213. and 95-72, Report and
Order and Fourth Order on Reconsideration, 13 FCC Rcd 5318, 5452-53. para. 233 (1997): See Request or Review
by Ysleta Independent School District of the Decision of the Universal Service Administrator, CC Docket Nos. 96-
45. 97-21. Order. 18 FCC Rcd 26407 (2003); Request for Review of the Decision of the Universal Service
Administrator by Academia Discipulos de Cristo Bavamon, Puerto Rico, et al., Schools and Libraries Universal
Service Support Mechanism. CC Docket No. 02-6. Order. 21 FCC Rcd 9210 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2006): Request
for Review of the Decision of the hUniversal Service Administrator by, Colorado City Unified School District, et al..
Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanisn. CC Docket No. 02-6, Order, 26 FCC Rcd 8630
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2008).
2 The requests for review and waiver are listed in the appendix.
Section 54.719(c) of the Commission's rules provides that any person aggrieved by an action taken by a division of
USAC may seek review from the Commission. 47 C.F.R. 54.719(c).
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