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Comment Sought on Proposals for Standardized Data Fields for Simple Port Requests

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Released: December 8, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 09-2569
December 08, 2009

COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSALS FOR STANDARDIZED DATA FIELDS FOR SIMPLE

PORT REQUESTS

WC DOCKET NO. 07-244

Comments Due: (14 days after Federal Register Publication)
Reply Comments Due: (21 days after Federal Register Publication)

In the Commission’s May 13, 2009 Porting Interval Order and Further Notice, it sought
comment, inter alia, on whether different or additional information fields are necessary for completing
simple ports.1 On November 2, 2009, the North American Numbering Council (NANC) Local Number
Portability Administration Working Group submitted in this docket a non-consensus recommendation for
Standard Local Service Request Data Fields, which accompanied the NANC’s Recommended Plan for
Implementation of FCC Order 09-41.2 The recommendation proposes a set of 14 standard fields required
to complete simple ports within the one business day porting interval for simple wireline-to-wireline and
intermodal ports mandated by the Commission in the Porting Interval Order and Further Notice.3 On
November 19, 2009, the National Cable & Telecommunication Association (NCTA), Cox
Communications, and Comcast Corporation submitted an alternative proposal of eight standard fields to
complete simple ports within the one business day porting interval.4 We seek comment on these
proposals. Specifically, we seek comment on what fields are necessary in order to complete simple ports
– wireline-to-wireline and intermodal – within the one business day interval. As we previously clarified,
entities subject to our LNP obligations may not demand information beyond what is required to validate a


1 See Local Number Portability Porting Interval and Validation Requirements; Telephone Number Portability, WC
Docket No. 07-244, CC Docket No. 95-116, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 24 FCC
Rcd 6084, 6095 (2009) (Porting Interval Order and Further Notice).
2 See Letter from Betty Ann Kane, Chairman, North American Numbering Council, to Sharon E. Gillett, Chief,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket 07-244, Attach. 4 (filed Nov. 2,
2009); Letter from Betty Ann Kane, Chairman, North American Numbering Council, to Sharon E. Gillett, Chief,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket 07-244, Attachs. 4-A, 4-B, 4-C
(filed Dec. 2, 2009).
3 Porting Interval Order and Further Notice, 24 FCC Rcd at 6089-90, para. 8.
4 See Letter from Cindy Sheehen, Senior Director, National Customer Activation & Repair, Comcast Corporation,
Jose Jimenez, Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs-Policy, Cox Communications, Inc., Jerome F. Candelaria,
NANC Representative, NCTA, to Sharon E. Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communication
Commission, WC Docket No. 07-244, CC Docket No. 95-116 (dated Nov. 19, 2009).

port request and accomplish a port.5 Thus, commenters should focus on the minimum amount of
information needed to complete a port in considering what number of fields is appropriate.
The Commission concluded that nine months after the NANC submits its recommendation is
sufficient time for parties to implement changes needed to implement one business day porting for simple
wireline-to-wireline and intermodal port requests.6 Thus, to expedite the Commission’s further
consideration of the recommendations and facilitate implementation within this time frame, interested
parties may file comments on or before (14 days after publication in the Federal Register), and reply
comments on or before (21 days after publication in the Federal Register).
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or
by filing paper copies.7 Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the
Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be
filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of the proceeding, commenters
must transmit one electronic copy of the comments to each docket or rulemaking number referenced in
the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full name, U.S. Postal
Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking numbers. All filings concerning this
Public Notice should refer to

WC Docket No. 07-244

. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by
Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to
ecfs@fcc.gov, and should include the following words in the body of the message, “get form.” A sample
form and directions will be sent in reply. 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, commenters must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking
number.
Paper filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by
first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to experience delays in receiving
U.S. Postal Service mail). Parties are strongly encouraged to file comments electronically using the
Commission’s ECFS.
·
The Commission's contractor will receive hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for
the Commission's Secretary at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Suite 110, Washington, D.C.
20002. Effective

December 28, 2009

, the Commission’s contractor will begin receiving hand-
delivered and/or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary at the

FCC
Headquarters

building located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC
20554.
This is the

ONLY

location where hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for
the Commission’s Secretary will be accepted.

Accordingly, the Commission will close the
filing location at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002.

-The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
-All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners.


5 See Telephone Number Requirements for IP-Enabled Services Providers; Local Number Portability Porting
Interval and Validation Requirements; IP-Enabled Services; Telephone Number Portability; Numbering Resource
Optimization
, WC Docket Nos. 07-243, 07-244, 04-36, CC Docket Nos. 95-116, 99-200, Report and Order,
Declaratory Ruling, Order on Remand, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 22 FCC Rcd 19531, 19554, para. 42
(2007), aff’d sub nom. National Telecomms. Cooperative Ass’n v. FCC (D.C. Cir. Apr. 28, 2009).
6 Porting Interval Order and Further Notice, 24 FCC Rcd at 6091, para. 11.
7 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

-Any envelopes 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 mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.
All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.
Parties shall also serve one copy with the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
(BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 488-5300, or
via e-mail to fcc@bcpiweb.com.
Documents in WC Docket No. 07-244 will be available for public inspection and copying during
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St. S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, DC 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300,
facsimile (202) 488-5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, e-mail fcc@bcpiweb.com.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the
Commission’s ex parte rules.8 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations 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.9 Other requirements pertaining to oral and written
presentations are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s rules.10
This document contains proposed new or modified information collections requirements. The
Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to comment on the information collection requirements
contained in this document, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In
addition, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44
U.S.C. § 3506(c)(4), we seek specific comment on how we might “further reduce the information
collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.”
For further information, contact Marilyn Jones, Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-2357.
- FCC-


8 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200 et seq.
9 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b)(2).
10 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).

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