USAC Board Nominations Due by October 27


Nominations are being sought for six open Board member positions on the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Board of Directors. USAC Board members serve for a three-year term. The open positions include various universal service stakeholder representatives, including:

  • Schools (position currently held by Brian L. Talbott, Ph.D., National Executive Director, Association of Educational Service Agencies);
  • Low-income consumers (position currently held by Ellis Jacobs, Senior Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.);
  • Competitive local exchange carriers (position currently held by Joseph Gillan, Consultant, Gillan Associates);
  • Rural health care providers (position currently held by Katharine Hsu Wibberly, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center);
  • Incumbent local exchange carriers with $40 million or less in annual revenues (position currently held by Geoffrey A. Feiss, General Manager, Montana Telecommunications Association); and
  • Interexchange carriers with annual operating revenues of $3 billion or less (position currently held by Atilla Tinic, Vice President of IT, Level 3).

Nominations must be submitted to the FCC in CC Docket Nos. 97-21 and 96-45 by October 27, 2017.

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