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Released: June 17, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-1388

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Revision of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules to
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Permit Unlicensed National Information
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ET Docket No. 13-49
Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band
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ORDER

Extended Reply Comment Date: July 24, 2013

Adopted: June 17, 2013

Released: June 17, 2013
By the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology:
On April 10, 2013, the Federal Register published the Commission's Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking ("NPRM") in the above-captioned proceeding.1 That NPRM established a comment deadline
of May 28, 2013 and a reply comment deadline of June 24, 2013. On June 4, 2013, IEEE 802 requested
that the reply deadline be extended by 30 days because in reviewing the comments to date, they are
concerned that there is insufficient time allocated to thoroughly review the record and provide reply
comments by the current deadline.2 On June 6, 2013, the Wi-Fi Alliance also requested a 30-day
extension of the reply comment date because it will allow interested parties the necessary time to
adequately address the technical and policy questions raised in the NPRM and by numerous commenters
in this proceeding.3 The Wi-Fi Alliance points out that the current reply comment filing deadline falls
before both the 2013 Wi-Fi Alliance Member Meeting and IEEE 802's Plenary Session, and that the
parties' reply comments will be better informed by the discussion of the issues raised in the NPRM and
other parties' comments in their upcoming meetings.
As set forth in Section 1.46(a) of the Commission's Rules,4 the Commission's policy is that
extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. Given the importance of the issues in this proceeding,
however, we find that good cause exists to provide all parties an extension of the reply comment deadline
to facilitate the development of a full and complete record.
Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED

that, pursuant to Section 4(i), 4(j) and 5(c) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 155(c) and Sections 0.31, 0.241,
and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.31, 0.241, and 1.46, the deadline for filing reply
comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in ET Docket No. 13-49

IS EXTENDED

to
July 24, 2013.

1 Revision of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII)
Devices in the 5 GHz Band, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd 1769 (2013).
2 Request for Extension of Time to File Reply Comments of IEEE 802 (filed Jun. 4, 2013)
3 Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply Comments of Wi-Fi Alliance (filed Jun. 6, 2013)
4 47 C.F.R. 1.46.

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-1388

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Motions for Extension of Time filed by IEEE 802 and Wi-
Fi Alliance

ARE GRANTED

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
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