USTelecom respectfully submits these comments in response to the Public Notice issued by the Wireline Competition Bureau on Issues Regarding Service Obligations for Connect America Phase II and Determining who is an Unsubsidized Competitor. In the Notice, the Bureau seeks to further develop the record on a number of issues relating to implementation of Connect America Fund Phase II (“CAF Phase II”) support. Specifically, the Bureau seeks comment on how it will determine which census blocks are served by an unsubsidized competitor, how price cap carriers will demonstrate that they are meeting the Commission’s requirements for reasonable comparability, and what other providers will need to demonstrate to be deemed unsubsidized competitors.
Issues Regarding Service Obligations for Connect America Phase II and Determining who is an Unsubsidized Competitor: WC Docket No. 10-90
WC 10-90: USTelecom Comments on CAF Phase II and Unsubsidized Competitors