California Teleconnect Fund

Decisions, Resolutions and Other Documents


Recent CPUC Decisions

  • R.13-01-010 - Institutes a Rulemaking to determine whether the CTF is meeting its statutory goals, and whether the CTF’s current structure and administrative processes are adequate to further the program’s goals.
  • D.18-01-006 - Addresses implementation issues and documentation requirements for the three-year eligibility verification process adopted in Decision 15-07-007 for community-based organizations (CBOs) participating in the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program.
  • D.16-04-021 - This decision modifies Decision (D.) 15-07-007, which resolved Phase 1 and Phase 2 issues in Rulemaking (R.) 13-01-010, the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) Rulemaking. Specifically, this decision sets a deadline for carriers to implement a cap for E-rate schools based on the federal E-rate discount, sets the effective date of the cap, and specifies how the cap applies to voice services. This decision also resolves the Phase 3 issue regarding the process for eligible schools, libraries, government-owned and operated health care facilities, and Critical Access Hospitals in unserved or underserved areas to seek exemption from reduced support for voice services. This decision determines that community-based organizations (CBOs) and community colleges should also be eligible for the exemption.
  • D.15-07-007 - Resolves the Phase 1 and 2 rulemaking issues for the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program by adopting restated program goals and a number of program design reform measures.
  • D.08-06-020 - Changes to the CTF include: (1) an expansion of CTF-eligible services, (2) the removal of CTF tariff requirements for all carriers that provide CTF-eligible services on a detariffed or non-regulated basis, and (3) the inclusion of California’s Community Colleges, California Telehealth Network participants and non-profit CBOs providing 2-1-1 Information and Referral Services in the CTF program


Recent CPUC Resolutions

  • T-17442 - This resolution adopts a revised California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program surcharge rate of 0.93% effective October 1, 2014, until further revised by the California Public Utilities Commission. The current CTF surcharge rate is 0.59%. All telephone corporations and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers shall apply this new CTF surcharge rate on revenues collected from end-users for intrastate telecommunications services subject to surcharge effective October 1, 2014 and thereafter.
  • T-17314 - Policy that first deducts the Federal Communications Commission's program support or discount from the total CTF service charges incurred by qualifying rural health care providers (RHCPs) and non-profit community based organizations (CBOs) offering Head Start programs before computing the 50 percent CTF discount on the remaining amount.
  • T-16763 - All Competitive and Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. Revision of the Time Allowed to File California Teleconnect Fund Claims, Changes in Claim Filing Requirements, Clarification of Program Rules, Incorporation of Program Rules into a Comprehensive Guide, Rules Related to the Application of Federal E-Rate Discounts to Carrier Claims and Elimination of Amended Claims.

Notes and Presentations on Decision 08-06-020


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