Bureau seeks comment on ETC petitions filed by Amerimex and i-wireless
Federal Communications Commission
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Release Date: March 7, 2013
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON
A PETITION FOR DESIGNATION AS A LOW-INCOME ELIGIBLE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER FILED BY AMERIMEX COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
AND A REQUEST TO AMEND A LOW-INCOME ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CARRIER DESIGNATION FILED BY I-WIRELESS LLC
WC Docket No. 09-197
Comment Date: April 8, 2013
Reply Comment Date: April 23, 2013
Communications Corp. (Amerimex)1 for limited designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier
(ETC) for the provision of Lifeline service and a request filed by i-wireless LLC (i-wireless) to amend its
designated service area as a low-income ETC.2 Amerimex seeks designation as an ETC for the limited
purpose of offering Lifeline service in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida,
New Hampshire, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.3 i-wireless requests an
amendment to its designated service area in Florida as an ETC for the limited purpose of offering Lifeline
1 See Amerimex Communications Corp. Petition for Limited Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications
Carrier in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia, Florida, the District of Columbia, WC Docket No. 09-197 (filed Feb. 22, 2013) (Amerimex Petition). The
Wireline Competition Bureau has approved Amerimex’s compliance plan. See Wireline Competition Bureau
Approves the Compliance Plans of Airvoice Wireless, Amerimex Communications et al., WC Docket Nos. 09-197
and 11-42, 27 FCC Rcd 15927 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2012); see also Lifeline and Link Up Reform and
Modernization et al., WC Docket No. 11-42 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
27 FCC Rcd 6656, 6816, para. 380 (2012) (Lifeline Reform Order).
2 See i-wireless Request to Amend Designated Service Area in the State of Florida, WC Docket No. 09-197 (filed
Feb. 21, 2013) (i-wireless FL Modification Petition). The Commission has designated i-wireless as an ETC for the
provision of Lifeline services in the states of Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee,
Virginia, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. See Telecommunications Carriers
Eligible for Universal Service Support, WC Docket No. 09-197, 27 FCC Rcd 6263 (2012).
3 Amerimex Petition at 1-2.
4 i-wireless FL Modification Petition at 1-2. In the i-wireless FL Modification Petition, i-wireless claims that the
AT&T service area was inadvertently omitted from the list of approved service areas in Florida when the
Commission granted ETC designation to i-wireless in the state of Florida. See id. at 2. The i-wireless FL
Modification Petition requests the Commission to expand i-wireless’ designated service area in Florida to include
the AT&T service areas, excluding Tribal areas. See id.
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file
comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document.
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).5
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
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Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.6 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
5 See 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419; Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
6 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda 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
For further information, please contact Alex Minard, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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