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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-877



Telecommunications; Windstream Communications, Inc.; Doc. No. P-2021-3025445

[51 Pa.B. 3077]
[Saturday, May 29, 2021]

 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) invites comment on the following petition for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) under an award of Federal high-cost support moneys from the Federal Communications Commission's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction: Windstream Communications, Inc.; Docket No. P-2021-3025445.

 On August 2, 2010, the Commission entered an Order adopting a final policy statement on ETC designation and ETC annual recertification and reporting requirements for all telecommunications carriers at Docket No. M-2010-2164741. See 52 Pa. Code § 69.2501 (relating to standards applicable for designation and annual certification as an eligible telecommunications carrier, for purposes of obtaining Federal universal service support) for the Final Policy Statement, Standards applicable for Designation and Annual Certification as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier, for purposes of obtaining Federal universal service support. The Final Policy Statement became effective on October 2, 2010.

 This notice is to inform telecommunications providers and interested parties that the Commission intends to act on the previously-referenced ETC petition pending before the Commission. By this notice, the Commission extends the time for filing an answer to the petition under 52 Pa. Code § 5.61 (relating to answers to complaints, petitions, motions and preliminary objections). Interested persons may file an answer on or before 20 days after this notice is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Thereafter, the petitioner has 10 days to file and serve its response. Filings must reference the Windstream Communications, Inc., Docket No. P-2021-3025445. Answers to the application must also be served on the petitioner. The petitioner is the assignee of Windstream Services, the winning bidder in FCC Auction 904 for census block groups in 18 states, including the Commonwealth. (Petition at 3).

 In accordance with the Commission's Emergency Order at Docket No. M-2020-3019262 (issued on March 20, 2020; ratified on March 26, 2020; modified by Secretarial Letter issued July 27, 2020), all parties participating in matters pending before the Commission are required to eFile their submissions by opening an eFiling account and accepting eService. Individuals can sign up for a free eFiling account with the Secretary of the Commission through the Commission's eFiling system at Documents filed relative to this docket are available for inspection by searching under the petitioner's docket number on the Commission's web site at

 Confidential filings should be clearly marked as such and e-mailed directly to Commission Secretary Rosemary Chiavetta at

 The contact for questions regarding this notice is Melanie J. El Atieh, Assistant Counsel, Law Bureau, (717) 783-2811.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-877. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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