• To obtain ETC designation, please follow instructions in this resolution: Resolution T-17002
  • To obtain annual certification as ETC eligible to receive federal high-cost and/or low income support, please follow annual reporting requirements in this resolution: Resolution T-17002

ETC 2023 Carriers


Annual Use Certification for Federal High-Cost Support, § 54.314

Due by September 15

Pursuant to Part 54.314, ETCs must be State-certified to receive High-Cost Program support. Communications Division annually completes the certification to the USAC and the FCC.

ETCs seeking State certification  to receive federal high-cost support for the next program year must file a Tier 2 Advice Letter by September 15 and the Subject of Filing should indicate Federal High-Cost Support Annual Use Certification, § 54.314. Documentation should demonstrate that federal support was used only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the support is intended. Staff will complete state certification to the USAC and the FCC by the October 1 deadline.
For more information, contact: Lisa Prigozen

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