Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC)

  • To obtain ETC designation, please follow instructions in this resolution: Resolution T-17002
  • To obtain annual certification as ETC eligible to receive federal high-cost and/or low income support, please follow annual reporting requirements in this resolution: Resolution T-17002  

List of Current Approved ETCs

Carrier Name
CPCN/WIR
Resolution/Decision Approving Authority
Calaveras Telephone Company 1004 T-16105
Cal-Ore Telephone Company 1006 T-16105
Citizens Telecom Co. of California 1024 T-16105
Citizens Telecom Co. of Golden State 1025 T-16105
Citizens Telecom Co. of Tuolumne 1023 T-16105
Ducor Telephone Company 1007 T-16105
Foresthill Telephone Company, Inc. 1009 T-16105
Global Valley Network, Inc. 1008 T-16105
Happy Valley Telephone Co. 1010 T-16105
Hornitos Telephone Company 1011 T-16105
Kerman Telephone Company 1012 T-16105
Pacific Bell 1001 T-16105
Pinnacles Telephone Company 1013 T-16105
Ponderosa Telephone Company 1014 T-16105
Sierra Telephone Company, Inc. 1016 T-16105
Siskiyou Telephone Company 1017 T-16105
Surewest Telephone 1015 T-16105
Verizon California, Inc. 1002 T-16105
Verizon West Coast, Inc. 1020 T-16105
Volcano Telephone Company 1019 T-16105
Winterhaven Telephone Company 1021 T-16105
Mpower Communications Corp. (formerly  MGC Communications) 5859 T-16137
Budget Phone 6654 T-17000
ConnecTo  6977 T-17152
TC Telephone 6875 T-17231
Frontier Communications of the Southwest 1026 T-17293
Telscape 4380 T-17339
Telscape (also known as Truconnect Communications) 6589 T-17340
SureWest Televideo 6324 T-17345
Blue Casa Telephone, LLC 7222 T-17384
Curatel 6610 T-17383
Virgin Mobile, USA, L.P. (dba Assurance Wireless) 4327 T-17388
Cox California Telcom, LLC 5684 D.13-10-002
Time Warner Cable Information Services (CA) 6874 D.14-03-038
Boomerang Wireless (dba enTouch Wireless) 4436 T-17436
TAG Mobile, LLC 4411 T-17437
Air Voice Wireless, LLC (branded Feel Safe Wireless) 4451 T-17448
i-wireless, LLC 4372 T-17449
Telrite Corp. (dba Life Wireless) 4442 T-17462
AmeriMex Communications Corp (dba SafetyNet Wireless) 4458 T-17455
Global Connection, Inc. of America (dba Stand Up Wireless) 4423 T-17466
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC 4456 T-17468
Tracfone Wireless, Inc 4231 T-17467
Blue Jay Wireless, LLC 4437 T-17473
American Broadband & Telecom Co 4457 T-17516
Red Pocket, Inc.
4447 T-17627
Cal.net, Inc. 7308 T-17640
California Internet, dba GeoLinks 7326 T-17646


 CPUC REQUIREMENTS FOR FILINGS -- 

 Annual Use Certification for Federal High-Cost Support, § 54.314

Due by September 15

Pursuant to Part 54.314, ETCs must be State-certified to receive High-Cost Program support. Communications Division annually completes the certification to the USAC and the FCC.

ETCs seeking State certification  to receive federal high-cost support for the next program year must file a Tier 2 Advice Letter by September 15 and the Subject of Filing should indicate Federal High-Cost Support Annual Use Certification, § 54.314. Documentation should demonstrate that federal support was used only for the provision, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities and services for which the support is intended. Staff will complete state certification to the USAC and the FCC by the October 1 deadline.
 
For more information, contact: Karen Eckersley



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