11/23/2016, GCI filed TA580-489 with the RCA. The effective date of this tariff change is December 2, 2016.
With this filing, GCI Communication Corp. (GCI) respectfully requests approval to update the GCI lifeline/linkup eligibility criteria tariff page. This filing is made pursuant to FCC regulation 47 CFR 54.400 (j), and we would like to remove as well as add additional programs to align our eligibility list with the FCC. A copy of this regulation will be included with this filing. We request the commission waive the requirement to include programs that are no longer part of the federal eligibility criteria but are still included in state criteria under the following: 3 MC 53.390(b) (2) (E) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); (G) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); (I) National School Lunch Program; (J) Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) and (K) Alaska Adult Public Assistance Program. We would like to add three new programs that are included in the FCC Qualifying programs: Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TIANF); Veteran Pension or Survivor Pension and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). We would also like to remove from our tariff page, the additional programs that are not included in either state or federal lists, which are: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP); Alaska Public Assistance; Temporary Assistance to the Needy; National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch program; Alaska State Housing Authority Programs; Senior Citizen Housing Development Fund; State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program; Pioneer Home Payment Assistance; Veterans Authority Disability Pension; Child Care Assistance Program, Pass I, II and III; Denali Kid Care; Women, Infants and Children's Program; Senior Care.
This filing will affect 200 current lifeline customers. However, this filing will not increase any rate or charge, result in the termination of an existing service, or conflict with any other schedule or rate and will not in any other way adversely affect customers, shippers, or the public.
GCI requests an effective date of December 2, 2016 for this tariff filing.