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Released: December 12, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 13-2354

Release Date: December 12, 2013

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU

SEEK COMMENT ON PETITION BY

LEECH LAKE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC

FOR DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER

FOR PARTICIPATION IN AUCTION 902, TRIBAL MOBILITY FUND PHASE I,

AND TO PROVIDE LIFELINE AND LINK UP SERVICES

WC Docket No. 09-197; WT Docket No. 10-208

Comment Date: January 13, 2014
Reply Comment Date: January 29, 2014

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau (the Bureaus) seek
comment on the petition filed December 5, 2013, by Leech Lake Telecommunications Company, LLC for
designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) in the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Reservation in Minnesota for participation in Auction 902, the Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I auction, and
to provide Lifeline and Link Up services.1 Comments and reply comments are due by the dates set forth
above.
The Bureaus encourage parties to file any comments electronically in order to speed receipt.
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. All filings must
reference WC Docket No. 09-197 and WT Docket No. 10-208. Comments and reply comments may be
filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).2

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.

Auction 902 E-mail Box: The Bureaus also request that a copy of all comments and replies be
submitted electronically to the following address: auction902@fcc.gov.

1Leech Lake Telecommunications Company, LLC, Petition for Designation as an Eligible
Telecommunications Carrier Pursuant to Section 214(e)(6) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, WC
Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No. 10-208 (filed Dec. 5, 2013).
2 See 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419; Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121
(1998).


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.
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 fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer &
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.3 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. 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 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 parte rules.

3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

For further information, please contact Sayuri Rajapakse, Auctions and Spectrum Access
Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-0660 or Alexander Minard,
Telecommunications Access and Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400.
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