Comment Sought On Petition Of Cellco Partnership For Pro Forma Amendment Of Etc Designations In Alabama, North Carolina And Virginia
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: December 30, 2009
COMMENT SOUGHT ON PETITION OF CELLCO PARTNERSHIP FOR PRO FORMA
AMENDMENT OF ETC DESIGNATIONS IN ALABAMA, NORTH CAROLINA AND
WC Docket No. 09-197
Comment Date: January 29, 2010
Reply Comment Date: February 16, 2010
requests to amend the eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designations held by the company in the
name of ALLTEL Communications, Inc. and its affiliated legal entities (Alltel) in the states of Alabama
and North Carolina.1 Cellco also filed a request to amend the ETC designations held by the company in
the name of Alltel and RCC Holdings, Inc., and its affiliated legal entities (RCC) in the commonwealth of
Virginia.2 Cellco stated that, for the purpose of the ETC entities, the pro forma amendments would
complete the previously approved transaction whereby Alltel and RCC became wholly-owned indirect
subsidiaries of Cellco.3 Under the proposed amendment, Alltel’s and RCC’s ETC designations would
reflect Cellco as the designated entity.
Interested parties may file comments on or before January 29, 2010, and reply comments on
or before February 16, 2010. All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 09-197. Comments may
be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.4
1 Petition of Cellco Partnership for Pro Forma Amendment of ETC Designations in the State of Alabama, WC
Docket No. 09-197, CC Docket No. 96-45 (filed Dec. 3, 2009) (Cellco Alabama Petition); Petition of Cellco
Partnership for Pro Forma Amendment of ETC Designations in the State of North Carolina, WC Docket No. 09-197,
CC Docket No. 96-45 (filed Dec. 3, 2009) (Cellco North Carolina Petition).
2 Petition of Cellco Partnership for Pro Forma Amendment of ETC Designations in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
WC Docket No. 09-197, CC Docket No. 96-45 (filed Dec. 3, 2009) (Cellco Virginia Petition).
3 Cellco Alabama Petition at 1–2; Cellco North Carolina Petition at 1–2; Cellco Virginia Petition at 1–2; see also
Applications of Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless and Atlantic Holdings LLC for Consent to Transfer
Control of Licenses, Authorizations, and Spectrum Manager and de Facto Transfer of Leasing Arrangements, WT
Docket No. 08-95, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, 23 FCC Rcd 17444 (2008).
4 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
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 four copies 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.
Effective December 28, 2009, 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, D.C. 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any
envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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, S.W., Washington D.C. 20554.
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Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:
(1) The Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, S.W., Room
CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, www.bcpiweb.com; phone: (202) 488-5300 fax: (202) 488-
(2) Romanda Williams, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, S.W., Room SA422, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Romanda.Williams@fcc.gov; and
(3) 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.
Filings and comments are also available for public inspection and copying during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-
A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington,
D.C. 20554, telephone: (202) 488-5300, fax: (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail www.bcpiweb.com.
This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the
Commission’s ex parte rules.5 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentation and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.6 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
5 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
6 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b)(2).
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s
For further information, please contact Romanda Williams, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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7 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
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