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STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION LTD Broadband LLC Designated Eligible Carrier Application Case No.

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
LTD Broadband LLC
Designated Eligible Carrier
Application
Case No. PU-21-168
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING
June 9, 2021
On May 7, 2021, LTD Broadband LLC (LTD) filed an application for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) for the purpose of receiving Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I funding in FCC specified census blocks in North Dakota. The FCC requires that LTD be designated as an ETC by June 7, 2021. LTD proposes to provide these services using a combination of its own facilities and the facilities of other carriers.
The issues to be considered in this matter are:
1. Is the applicant qualified under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, section 214(e) for designation as an ETC eligible to receive federal universal service funding?
2. What ETC universal service support area should be designated?
3. Is designation of the applicant as an ETC in the public interest?
Those interested are invited to comment on the application in writing. Persons desiring a hearing must file a written request identifying their interest in the proceeding and the reasons for requesting a hearing. Comments and requests for hearings must be received by July 19, 2021. If deemed appropriate, the Commission can determine the matter without a formal hearing.
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400; or Relay North Dakota 1-800-366-6888 TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials please notify the Commission.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Randy Christmann, Commissioner
Julie Fedorchak, Chair
Brian Kroshus, Commissioner
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