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Rulemaking to Consider Amending Substantive Rule §26.404, Relating to the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Company (ILEC) Universal Service Plan


The amendment and new rule will conform §26.404 and the amended §26.412 to Senate Bill 980 of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, enacted in 2011. Additionally, the amendment and new rule are proposed in compliance with §26.404(h), which requires a review of the SRILEC USP within 90 days of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) adoption of an order implementing new or amended federal universal service support rules for rural, insular, and high cost areas. The FCC released such an order on November 18, 2011 in WC Docket No. 05-337.

Staff Assigned

Joseph Younger, Attorney

Mark Bryant

Project Schedule

The adopted rule will be published on December 7, 2012 and effective on December 6, 2012.

Documents Available

Order Adopting Repeal of §26.404, New §26.404, and Amendment to §26.412 as Approved at the November 16, 2012 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)

Proposal for Publication of Amendment to §26.412, Repeal of §26.404, and New §26.404 as Approved at the June 13, 2012 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)