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Friday, March 31, 2006

Latest SLD News Brief

The latest News Brief from the SLD seemed more interesting than usual.

The Deadline Tool is another almost-but-not-quite-useful tool. If you can figure out how to use the calculators, chances are you can figure out the deadlines on your own. Alas, the layout doesn't leave enough room for explanations.

On to the useful info. First, they gave a little information on the new "Cost-Effectiveness Review" process. Of course, they don't actually reveal how they determine cost-effectiveness, but there are hints. One sentence caught my eye: "Let’s preview the information USAC may request from an applicant whose Basic Maintenance funding request is being reviewed for cost effectiveness." Does this mean that only maintenance FRNs are subject to Cost Effectiveness Reviews?

Second, they gave a listing of FCC orders. It's not a very good list, since it has orders from all the Universal Service programs, but not orders made in response to appeals, some of which are very important. The layout is nice, though, and a little familiar.... Oh, yeah, it's almost exactly the same as the layout on On-Tech's much more useful list of FCC orders. Coincidence, I'm sure.

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