Charles M. Bennett

Kristy L. Bertelsen

Michael D. Blackburn

David J. Castleton

Thomas C. Christensen, Jr.

Jane A. Clark

Mark D. Dean

Michael E. Dyer

Sharon J. Eblen

Bret A. Gardner

Bryce D. Panzer

Dori K. Petersen

Eric L. Robinson

Kira M. Slawson

Stanley K. Stoll

Thomas C. Sturdy

BLACKBURN & STOLL, LC

Attorneys at Law

257 East 200 South, Suite 800

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Telephone (801) 521-7900

Fax (801) 521-7965






February 2, 2006













Stanley K. Stoll

Phone (801) 521-7900



Public Services Commission of Utah

160 East 300 South

4th Floor

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114


            Re:      Increase in USF Funding for UBTA-UBET Communications, Inc., in

                        Docket No. 05-053-01


To the Commission:


            With reference to the Division of Public Utilities’ (“DPU”) letter to the Public Service Commission of Utah (the “Commission”), dated January 18, 2006, regarding the date on which the DPU recommends that the new distribution of Universal Service Funds (“USF”) should begin, please be advised that UBTA-UBET Communications, Inc. (“UBTA-UBET”), strongly disagrees with the DPU’s recommendation and its interpretation of the Commission’s November 4, 2005 Order and the Stipulation referenced therein.


            Counsel for UBTA-UBET and its CEO/General Manager and CFO will be out of the office this next week. We, therefore, respectfully request that the Commission defer any determination of the date on which USF funding should begin until UBTA-UBET’s counsel and senior management have an opportunity to return and fully respond to the DPU’s recommendation.


            We do ask that the USF funds for the month of January 2006 be distributed in the January cycle.


            If you have any questions concerning the above, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I can be reached on my cell phone (801-518-2341) during this next week.



Very truly yours,


BLACKBURN & STOLL




Stanley K. Stoll