RULE 199-39.1 - Authority and purpose

RULE 199-39.1. Authority and purpose

These rules relate to the board's designation of telecommunications carriers as eligible to receive support from the federal universal service fund and are prescribed by the board pursuant to Iowa Code sections 17A.4, 476.2, 476.15 and 476.102 and 47 U.S.C. ยงยง 214 (e) and 254. These rules are intended to preserve and advance universal service by implementing the board's authority to designate eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs). These rules establish procedures for applying for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier and for relinquishing such designation; adopt service requirements for eligible telecommunications carriers; and establish state certification and reporting requirements consistent with federal requirements.

(Amended by IAB March 4, 2015/Volume XXXVII, Number 18, effective 4/8/2015)

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