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Additional information and resources about ACITC's efforts concerning international telecommuncations, the FCC, and the Universal Service Fund.

ACITC Files Third Petition with FCC Addressing USF Inequities

The Coalition filed its Third Petition with the FCC to highlight inequities in USAC's administration of the Universal Service Fund which are particularly problematic and costly for participants in the international telecommunications industry.  The focus of the Coalition's Third Petition is squarely on the Carrier's Carrier Rule ("CCR").

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Outline of ACITC USF Reform Proposals
Outline of USF Contribution Mechanism Reform Proposals Applicable to Prepaid Telecommunications and Wholesale International Carrier Markets.

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FCC Seeks Comment on Second Ad Hoc Coalition Petition
On September 28, 2009, the FCC placed the second Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by the Ad Hoc Coalition on public notice, seeking comments on the Coalition.

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The FCC's Public Notice Soliciting Comment on ACITC's Request for Declaratory Rulings
On May 7, 2009, the FCC placed the ACITC's Petition for Declaratory Rulings on Universal Service Fund Related Matters, filed on February 12, 2009, on Public Notice in WC Docket No. 06-122.

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ACITC's Request for Declaratory Rulings Filed With the FCC
On February 12, 2009, the ACITC filed Ad Hoc Coalition of International Telecommunications Companies, Petition for Declaratory Rulings That: (1) Qualifying Downstream Carriers May Choose Either to Accept Supplier Pass-Through Surcharges or Pay Universal Service Fees Directly; and (2) Prepaid Calling Card Providers Distributor Revenues are Not End-User Revenues and Allowing Reporting of Actual Receipts Only, et al., with the FCC in Docket No. 06-122.

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Parties interested in filing comments with the FCC on the ACITC's Petitions, or submitting general comments on telecommunications-related topics, can visit our FCC comments page for detailed instructions on how to file FCC comments.