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PDFWAC 480-123-130

Reporting requirements.

(1) Wireline communications provider reports. A wireline communications provider that receives program support must submit the following information and reports to the commission on or before July 1st of the year following each calendar year in which the provider receives that support unless a different date is specified below:
(a) The number of residential and business access lines and broadband connections served within the state of Washington for which the provider used program support during the preceding calendar year in the provision of basic telecommunications and broadband service (broken down to reflect beginning and end of year quantities);
(b) Detailed information on how the provider used program support during the preceding year to maintain, provide, or enhance telecommunications services;
(c) Detailed information on how the provider used program support during the preceding year to meet the provider's broadband buildout requirement. Information must include location information in the same format that broadband specific location data is filed with the Federal Communications Commission or the Universal Service Administrative Company. If the data format or reporting data fields change, the providers and commission staff will work together to revise the requirements and format;
(d) A list with detailed information of all consumer requests for new basic telecommunications service in the area for which the provider received program support during the preceding year that the provider denied or did not fulfill for any reason;
(e) A sworn statement from a company officer of the provider certifying that, during the preceding year, the provider materially complied with all commission rules in chapter 480-120 WAC that are applicable to the provider and its provision of service within the area for which the provider received program support;
(f) A sworn statement by a company officer certifying that during the preceding year, the provider met the requirements of WAC 480-123-120(5);
(g) Broadband availability data as required by the commission;
(h) A report on operational efficiencies and business plan modifications for the area for which the provider receives program support during the preceding year that the provider has undertaken to transition or expand from primary provision of legacy voice telephone service to broadband service or otherwise reduce its reliance on support from the program, and whether and how disbursements from the program were used to accomplish such outcomes;
(i) The provider's Form 477 Subscription Data at the census tract level on a Washington state basis that provides data in the same format and within fourteen calendar days of the dates the data is provided to the Federal Communications Commission;
(j) Detailed information on any other efforts the provider made to use program support to advance universal service and the public interest in Washington; and
(k) Any other information or reports the commission requires including, but not limited to, information the commission needs to provide a report to the legislature concerning the program.
(2) Wireless communications provider reports. The advisory board will make a recommendation to the commission on the information and reports that any wireless communications provider that receives support from the program should provide, and the commission will determine the information and reports the provider must provide consistent with RCW 80.36.650 and commission rules.
(3) Other communications provider reports. The advisory board will make a recommendation to the commission on the information and reports that any communications provider other than a provider specified in subsections (1) and (2) of this section that receives support from the program should provide, and the commission will determine the information and reports the provider must provide consistent with RCW 80.36.650 and commission rules.
(4) Information already on file with the commission. To the extent that the provider has filed with the commission any of the information required under this rule in conjunction with its application for certification as an ETC, the provider need not include that same information in its report so long as the provider identifies the docket number, documents, and location within those documents in which the provider included that information.
(5) Comments from stakeholders. Interested persons may submit information or comments on any of the issues on which the providers must report under this rule. Persons must submit such information or comments by July 1st of the year following each calendar year in which the commission distributes program support.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 80.36.630, 80.36.650, 80.36.660, 80.36.670, 80.[3]6.680, 80.36.690, and 80.36.700. WSR 20-12-021 (Docket UT-190437, General Order R-598), § 480-123-130, filed 5/27/20, effective 6/27/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040(4), 80.36.630, 80.36.650, 80.36.660, 80.36.670, 80.36.680, 80.36.690, and 80.36.700. WSR 14-12-008 (Docket UT-131239, General Order R-575), § 480-123-130, filed 5/22/14, effective 6/22/14.]
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