Cablevision Systems Corp. Public Notice
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: June 6, 2014
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON CABLEVISION SYSTEMS
CORPORATION REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF A DECISION BY THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE
WC Docket No. 06-122
Comment Date: July 7, 2014
Reply Comment Date: July 22, 2014
The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by Cablevision Systems
Cablevision seeks review and reversal of a March 19, 2014, decision by the
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), in which Cablevision alleges that it was
improperly held responsible for outstanding Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contributions
related to the 2003 revenue of Cleveland PCS.2
Cablevision argues that USAC’s decision pierces the
corporate veil without legal grounds to do so, exceeds the applicable statute of limitations and violates the
equitable mandate that governs the Universal Service regime.3
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules,4 interested parties may file
comments on or before July 7, 2014 and reply comments on or before July 22, 2014. All pleadings
are to reference WC Docket 06-122. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic
Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.5
Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
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.
1 Request for Review of a Decision by the Universal Service Administrator and Request for Waiver by Cablevision
Systems Corp., WC Docket 06-122 (filed May 19, 2014) (Request).
2 Id. at 1-2.
3 Request at 3.
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419.
5 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1999).
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.
People with Disabilities:
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
In addition, we request that you send one copy of each pleading to each of
Claudia Fox, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-C418, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Claudia.Fox@fcc.gov; and
Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov.
Ex Parte Rules. 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
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
6 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
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 Claudia Fox, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484, or
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