HUBB Filing Waived for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Fund Recipients in 2022

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has extended until next year (March 1, 2023), the first filing deadline for recipients of the Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund and the Connect USVI Fund to submit deployment data to the High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal for fixed support. Last year, WCB authorized funding for those recipients, which ordinarily would require them to file deployment data this year.  Due to Covid-19 and other issues, however the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has not made the necessary modifications to the HUBB.  Accordingly, WCB has waived this year’s filing, and also indicated that it won’t start the mandatory one-year location adjustment processes (LAP) at this time.  WCB has reminded support recipients that this limited extension of the HUBB filing deadline changes their deployment obligations or milestones under section 54.1506.

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