Additional Connect America Fund Phase II Issues, 76789-76791 [2013-30145]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Proposed Rules 76789 Category NAICS Code 1 Examples of regulated entities Industry ........................................................................................................................................................ Federal government ..................................................................................................................................... State/local/tribal government ....................................................................................................................... 32411 ........................ ........................ Petroleum refiners. Not affected. Not affected. 1 North American Industry Classification System. This table is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be regulated by this direct final rule. To determine whether your facility would be regulated by this action, you should examine the applicability criteria in 40 CFR 60.100a. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, contact the person listed in the preceding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Public Hearing. Persons interested in presenting oral testimony or inquiring as to whether a hearing is to be held should contact Ms. Virginia Hunt, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Refining and Chemicals Group (E143–01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 0832, email address: hunt.virginia@ epa.gov, at least 2 days in advance of the potential date of the public hearing. If a public hearing is held, it will be held at 10 a.m. at EPA’s Campus located at 109 T.W. Alexander Drive in Research Triangle Park, NC, or an alternate site nearby. If no one contacts EPA requesting to speak at a public hearing concerning this rule by December 24, 2013 this hearing will be cancelled without further notice. III. Statutory and Executive Orders For a complete discussion of all of the administrative requirements applicable to this action, see the direct final rule in the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section of this Federal Register. List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 60 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 4, 2013. Gina McCarthy, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–29729 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 54 [WC Docket No. 10–90; DA 13–2317] Additional Connect America Fund Phase II Issues Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks to further develop the record on several implementation issues regarding the transition from Connect America Phase I to Phase II. DATES: Comments are due on or before January 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 10–90. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. • Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. • People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty). For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Burmeister, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418–7389 or TTY (202) 418–0484. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Wireline Competition Bureau’s document in WC Docket No. 10–90; DA 13–2317, released December 3, 2013. The complete text of this document is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The document may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (800) 378–3160 or (202) 863–2893, facsimile (202) 863–2898, or via Internet at http://www.bcpiweb.com. 1. In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks to further develop the record on several implementation issues regarding the transition from Connect America Phase I to Phase II. 2. Timing of Phase II Support Disbursements. In the USF/ICC Transformation Order, 76 FR 73830, November 29, 2011, the Commission specified that price cap carriers electing to make a state-level commitment would receive five years of model-based support, and it established a process for transitioning support from Connect America Fund Phase I to Phase II in states where model-based support is greater than frozen support. Specifically, for a carrier accepting the state-wide commitment pursuant to Connect America Fund Phase II, ‘‘in the first year, the carrier will receive onehalf the full amount the carrier will receive under CAF Phase II and one-half the amount the carrier received under CAF Phase I for the previous year (which would be the frozen amount if the carrier declines Phase I or the frozen amount plus the incremental amount if the carrier accepts Phase I); in the second year, each carrier accepting the state-wide commitment will receive the full CAF Phase II amount.’’ 3. Several price cap carriers have raised questions regarding how to calculate the five-year funding period in light of the language in paragraph 180 of the USF/ICC Transformation Order. We now seek to more fully develop the record on this issue. The Bureau seeks comment on several alternatives. First, the price cap carrier could receive the remaining half of one year of annual support as a lump sum on the date that is five years after the date of the initial election. Second, the remaining half could be distributed pro-rata on a monthly basis over the third through fifth years. Third, the remaining half year could be provided as a lump sum E:\FR\FM\19DEP1.SGM 19DEP1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 76790 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Proposed Rules as soon as the carrier certifies that it has fully met its deployment obligations, which potentially could occur separately from the § 54.313(e)(2) annual report certification that the company is providing the required service to 100 percent of its locations. Fourth, the remaining half year of annual support could be provided as a lump sum after the carrier files its annual report pursuant to § 54.313(e)(2) regarding completion of its deployment obligations for Phase II-funded locations. The Bureau seeks comment on the relative advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. Are there any other alternatives? 4. Phase-Down in States With Support Reductions. In the USF/ICC Transformation Order, the Commission concluded that it would be ‘‘premature to specify the length of the transition’’ for carriers that would receive less money from Connect America Phase II than frozen high-cost support, but ‘‘there will be an appropriate multi-year transition to the lower amount’’ which would be addressed in conjunction with the finalization of the cost model. 5. The Bureau now seeks to further develop the record regarding the length of the ‘‘appropriate multi-year transition.’’ Consistent with the approach adopted by the Commission for the phase down in support for competitive eligible telecommunications carriers, should the transition for carriers in states where they will receive less funding under Phase II than frozen support occur over a five-year period, with the carrier receiving a 20 percent reduction in frozen support the first year, a 40 percent reduction in the second year, a 60 percent reduction in the third year, an 80 percent reduction in the fourth year, and the full reduction in the fifth year? Alternatively, should the transition period be shorter, such as two or three years? The funding necessary to cover this transition could be drawn from the Connect America broadband reserve, which is designed to ensure that average annual expenditures remain within the $4.5 billion budget over time. The Bureau seeks comment on these proposals. To the extent commenters suggest alternative approaches, they should provide a detailed description of their proposal. I. Procedural Matters A. Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis 6. The USF/ICC Transformation Order and FNPRM, 76 FR 73830, November 29, 2011 and 76 FR 78384, December 16, 2011, included an Initial Regulatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 603, exploring the potential impact on small entities of the Commission’s proposals. We invite parties to file comments on the IRFA in light of this additional notice. B. Initial Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis 7. This document seeks comment on a potential new or revised information collection requirement. If the Commission adopts any new or revised information collection requirement, the Commission will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to comment on the requirement, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). In addition, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4), the Commission seeks specific comment on how it might ‘‘further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.’’ C. Filing Requirements 8. Interested parties may file comments on or before the date indicated on the first page of this document. Comments are to reference WC Docket No. 10–90 and may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies. D Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. D Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. D All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. D Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 D U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. 9. In addition, we request that one copy of each pleading be sent to each of the following: (1) Ted Burmeister, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Room 5–A445, Washington, DC 20554; email: Ted.Burmeister@fcc.gov; (2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Room 5–A452, Washington, DC 20554; email: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov. 10. People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202–418–0432 (tty). 11. The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a ‘‘permitbut-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule § 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule § 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda E:\FR\FM\19DEP1.SGM 19DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Proposed Rules summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Federal Communications Commission. Linda Oliver, Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau. [FR Doc. 2013–30145 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 54 [WC Docket No. 10–90; DA 13–2304] Availability of Version 4.0 of the Connect America Fund Phase II Cost Model; Adopting Current Default Inputs in Final Version of Model Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau announces that version four of the Connect America Cost Model (CAM v4.0) will be available shortly. The Bureau seeks comment on whether the Bureau should adopt this version of CAM and the default inputs for purposes of calculating cost in price cap areas for implementing Connect America Phase II. DATES: Comments are due on or before January 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file comments on or before January 7, 2014. All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 10–90. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. • Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. • People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty). For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie King, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418–7491 or TTY (202) 418–0484. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Wireline Competition Bureau’s document in WC Docket No. 10–90; DA 13–2304, released December 2, 2013. The complete text of this document is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. The document may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (800) 378–3160 or (202) 863–2893, facsimile (202) 863–2898, or via Internet at http://www.bcpiweb.com. 1. The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces that version four of the Connect America Cost Model (CAM v4.0), which incorporates a number of modifications, including additional adjustments to address the unique circumstances and operating conditions in the non-contiguous areas of the United States, will be available shortly. The Bureau seeks comment on whether they should adopt this version of CAM and the default inputs for purposes of calculating costs in price cap areas for implementing Connect America Phase II. 2. Overview of Changes in CAM v4.0. As described in more detail below, CAM v4.0 includes a number of modifications to address the unique circumstances and operating conditions in the noncontiguous areas of the United States. In particular, CAM v4.0 calculates the cost of submarine cables used for middle mile connections between intra-state points in non-contiguous areas. It also updates the plant mix values for the non-contiguous carriers, and assumes that buried plant is placed in conduit in non-contiguous areas to provide additional protection from harsh weather. This version modifies the prior methodology used for determining input values for terrain in non-contiguous areas, and it treats Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) as a small carrier for purposes of calculating PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 76791 its operating expenses. It also uses statespecific values for certain capital expense inputs for Virgin Islands Telephone Corporation d/b/a Innovative Telephone (Vitelco). CAM v4.0 incorporates several modifications to CostQuestLandLine (CQLL) and CostQuestMiddleMile (CQMM), the proprietary applications that CAM relies on to develop the network topology for the CAM. In CQLL, the national demand location data and the terrain data were updated, and the clustering code was modified. CQMM was modified to route middle-mile connections along roads, consistent with the treatment of last mile plant in prior versions. CAM v4.0 includes inputs for submarine cable and other costs specific to non-contiguous areas, and it also adjusts the default input for the cost of money to 8.5 percent. CAM v4.0 also incorporates updated broadband coverage data. 3. Middle Mile Submarine Routes in Non-Contiguous Areas. CAM v4.0 includes the capability to model the cost of submarine cable used for middle mile connections in non-contiguous areas. Previous versions of the model did not distinguish between terrestrial routes and the submarine portions of middle mile routes in determining middle mile investment in the non-contiguous areas of the United States. The model was modified to identify middle mile routes requiring an undersea connection, including those connecting the islands in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and to connect Anchorage to Juneau and the Kenai Peninsula. The Capital Expenditures (Capex) workbook was modified to include submarine cable costs and the cost for two beach manholes on each intrastate middle mile submarine route. This submarine cable is part of the middle-mile network in each area; it connects central offices just like wholly land-based middle-mile cable does. Each beach manhole is connected to a nearby central office that provides multiplexing, routing and colocation. The Bureau assumes that there is no need for duplicative facilities to provide multiplexing, routing or colocation between central offices and therefore do not assume a full landing station at each submarine landing site. To the extent that parties disagree with that assumption, they should provide a detailed analysis in support of their position. 4. The table below shows middle mile route distances for terrestrial and submarine routes in non-contiguous areas. E:\FR\FM\19DEP1.SGM 19DEP1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 54

[WC Docket No. 10-90; DA 13-2317]


Additional Connect America Fund Phase II Issues

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau seeks to 
further develop the record on several implementation issues regarding 
the transition from Connect America Phase I to Phase II.

DATES: Comments are due on or before January 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 10-90. Comments 
may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System 
(ECFS) or by filing paper copies, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing.
     People with Disabilities: To request materials in 
accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, 
electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or 
call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 
(voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).

For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Burmeister, Wireline Competition 
Bureau at (202) 418-7389 or TTY (202) 418-0484.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Wireline 
Competition Bureau's document in WC Docket No. 10-90; DA 13-2317, 
released December 3, 2013. The complete text of this document is 
available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in 
the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., 
Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The document may also be purchased 
from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, 
Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, 
telephone (800) 378-3160 or (202) 863-2893, facsimile (202) 863-2898, 
or via Internet at http://www.bcpiweb.com.
    1. In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks 
to further develop the record on several implementation issues 
regarding the transition from Connect America Phase I to Phase II.
    2. Timing of Phase II Support Disbursements. In the USF/ICC 
Transformation Order, 76 FR 73830, November 29, 2011, the Commission 
specified that price cap carriers electing to make a state-level 
commitment would receive five years of model-based support, and it 
established a process for transitioning support from Connect America 
Fund Phase I to Phase II in states where model-based support is greater 
than frozen support. Specifically, for a carrier accepting the state-
wide commitment pursuant to Connect America Fund Phase II, ``in the 
first year, the carrier will receive one-half the full amount the 
carrier will receive under CAF Phase II and one-half the amount the 
carrier received under CAF Phase I for the previous year (which would 
be the frozen amount if the carrier declines Phase I or the frozen 
amount plus the incremental amount if the carrier accepts Phase I); in 
the second year, each carrier accepting the state-wide commitment will 
receive the full CAF Phase II amount.''
    3. Several price cap carriers have raised questions regarding how 
to calculate the five-year funding period in light of the language in 
paragraph 180 of the USF/ICC Transformation Order. We now seek to more 
fully develop the record on this issue. The Bureau seeks comment on 
several alternatives. First, the price cap carrier could receive the 
remaining half of one year of annual support as a lump sum on the date 
that is five years after the date of the initial election. Second, the 
remaining half could be distributed pro-rata on a monthly basis over 
the third through fifth years. Third, the remaining half year could be 
provided as a lump sum

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as soon as the carrier certifies that it has fully met its deployment 
obligations, which potentially could occur separately from the Sec.  
54.313(e)(2) annual report certification that the company is providing 
the required service to 100 percent of its locations. Fourth, the 
remaining half year of annual support could be provided as a lump sum 
after the carrier files its annual report pursuant to Sec.  
54.313(e)(2) regarding completion of its deployment obligations for 
Phase II-funded locations. The Bureau seeks comment on the relative 
advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. Are there any other 
alternatives?
    4. Phase-Down in States With Support Reductions. In the USF/ICC 
Transformation Order, the Commission concluded that it would be 
``premature to specify the length of the transition'' for carriers that 
would receive less money from Connect America Phase II than frozen 
high-cost support, but ``there will be an appropriate multi-year 
transition to the lower amount'' which would be addressed in 
conjunction with the finalization of the cost model.
    5. The Bureau now seeks to further develop the record regarding the 
length of the ``appropriate multi-year transition.'' Consistent with 
the approach adopted by the Commission for the phase down in support 
for competitive eligible telecommunications carriers, should the 
transition for carriers in states where they will receive less funding 
under Phase II than frozen support occur over a five-year period, with 
the carrier receiving a 20 percent reduction in frozen support the 
first year, a 40 percent reduction in the second year, a 60 percent 
reduction in the third year, an 80 percent reduction in the fourth 
year, and the full reduction in the fifth year? Alternatively, should 
the transition period be shorter, such as two or three years? The 
funding necessary to cover this transition could be drawn from the 
Connect America broadband reserve, which is designed to ensure that 
average annual expenditures remain within the $4.5 billion budget over 
time. The Bureau seeks comment on these proposals. To the extent 
commenters suggest alternative approaches, they should provide a 
detailed description of their proposal.

I. Procedural Matters

A. Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis

    6. The USF/ICC Transformation Order and FNPRM, 76 FR 73830, 
November 29, 2011 and 76 FR 78384, December 16, 2011, included an 
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
603, exploring the potential impact on small entities of the 
Commission's proposals. We invite parties to file comments on the IRFA 
in light of this additional notice.

B. Initial Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Analysis

    7. This document seeks comment on a potential new or revised 
information collection requirement. If the Commission adopts any new or 
revised information collection requirement, the Commission will publish 
a separate notice in the Federal Register inviting the public to 
comment on the requirement, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). In addition, pursuant 
to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, 
44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4), the Commission seeks specific comment on how it 
might ``further reduce the information collection burden for small 
business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.''

 C. Filing Requirements

    8. Interested parties may file comments on or before the date 
indicated on the first page of this document. Comments are to reference 
WC Docket No. 10-90 and may be filed using the Commission's Electronic 
Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies.
    [ssquf] Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.
    [ssquf] Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file 
an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or 
messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class 
or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to 
the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal 
Communications Commission.
    [ssquf] All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for 
the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 
12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with 
rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of 
before entering the building.
    [ssquf] Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service 
Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton 
Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
    [ssquf] U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail 
must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.
    9. In addition, we request that one copy of each pleading be sent 
to each of the following:
    (1) Ted Burmeister, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Room 5-A445, 
Washington, DC 20554; email: Ted.Burmeister@fcc.gov;
    (2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Room 5-A452, 
Washington, DC 20554; email: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov.
    10. People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible 
formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic 
files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).
    11. The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a 
``permit-but-disclose'' proceeding in accordance with the Commission's 
ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy 
of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral 
presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a 
different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons 
making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda 
summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or 
otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte 
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and 
arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted 
in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already 
reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other 
filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such 
data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other 
filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where 
such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the 
memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex 
parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must 
be filed consistent with rule Sec.  1.1206(b). In proceedings governed 
by rule Sec.  1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a 
method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and 
memoranda

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summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, 
must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available 
for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., 
.doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding 
should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte rules.

Federal Communications Commission.
Linda Oliver,
Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline 
Competition Bureau.
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