On February 15, 2006, the FCC announced that Dr. Douglas Christensen submitted his resignation to the USAC Board effective January 26, 2006. USAC is now seeking nominations for a "school representative" to replace Dr. Christensen.
The FCC rules state that "….only members of the industry or non-industry group that a Board member will represent may submit a nomination for that position. In order to expedite the appointment process, members of the relevant industry or non-industry group are encouraged to nominate a single candidate who possesses substantial experience in, and knowledge of, telecommunications issues. If members of the relevant industry or non-industry group fail to reach consensus on a candidate to serve on the Board, or fail to submit a nomination for the particular Board member seat, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will select an individual from that industry or non-industry group to serve on the Board…"
Nominations Due: March 17, 2006
Further information on USAC can be found at http://www.universalservice.org/about/usac.
The FCC Public Notice can be viewed at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-368A1.doc