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Released: June 10, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal

Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-802

Release Date: June 10, 2014

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON COMSOUTH TELENET

REQUEST FOR LIMITED WAIVER AND REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF A DECISION BY THE

UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY

WC Docket No. 06-122

Comment Date: July 10, 2014

Reply Comment Date: July 25, 2014

The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a request filed by ComSouth Telenet

(ComSouth).1

ComSouth seeks a limited waiver of a Declaratory Ruling and Order that granted a petition

filed by the Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA).2

ComSouth also seeks review of a decision

by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that denied ComSouth the relief established

for RICA members in the Declaratory Ruling and Order.3

Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules,4 interested parties may file

comments on or before July 10, 2014 and reply comments on or before July 25, 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

Electronic Filers:

Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.

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.

1 Request for Review of a Decision by the Universal Service Administrator and Request for Waiver ComSouth

Telenet (ComSouth). WC Docket 06-122 (filed May 28, 2014) (Request for Review).

2 Petition for Declaratory Ruling by the Rural Independent Competitive Alliance, Request for Review of a Decision

of the Universal Service Administrative Company by Blackfoot Communications, Inc., WC Docket No. 06-122,

Report and Order, 28 FCC Rcd 16037 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013).

3 Request for Review at 1-2.

4 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419.

5 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1999).

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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).

Additional Copies.

In addition, we request that you send one copy of each pleading to each of

the following:

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Claudia Fox, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445

12th Street, S.W., Room 5-B432, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Claudia.Fox@fcc.gov; and

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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.

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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.

For further information, please contact Claudia Fox, Telecommunications Access Policy

Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484, or

Claudia.Fox@fcc.gov.

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