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Released: August 8, 2011

Federal Communications Commission

DA 11-1374

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Connect America Fund
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WC Docket No. 10-90
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A National Broadband Plan for Our Future
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GN Docket No. 09-51
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Establishing Just and Reasonable Rates for Local
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WC Docket No. 07-135
Exchange Carriers
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High-Cost Universal Service Support
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WC Docket No. 05-337
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Developing an Unified Intercarrier Compensation
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CC Docket No. 01-92
Regime
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Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service
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CC Docket No. 96-45
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Lifeline and Link-Up
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WC Docket No. 03-109

ORDER

Adopted: August 8, 2011

Released: August 8, 2011

By the Chiefs, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau:
1.
On August 4, 2011, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates and
the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel (collectively, "Consumer Advocates") filed a motion for
extension of time ("Motion")1 to file comments and reply comments in response to a Public Notice
seeking comment on aspects of certain proposals filed in the record and on additional issues that are not
fully developed in the record. The Consumer Advocates seek an extension of 19 days for filing
comments and 30 days for filing reply comments, asserting that such an extension is warranted because
of the scope of the issues raised in the Public Notice.2 On August 5, 2011, the National Association of


1 Motion for Extension of Time, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC
Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45 (filed Aug. 4, 2011). On August 5, 2011, the State Members of the Universal Service
Joint Board filed a letter in support of the Consumer Advocates Motion. See Letter from James Bradford Ramsay,
Counsel to State Members of the Universal Service Joint Board, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, WC Docket
Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45 (filed Aug. 5, 2011).
2 Further Inquiry Into Certain Issues in the Universal Service-Intercarrier Compensation Transformation Proceeding,
Public Notice, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-
45, DA 11-1348 (rel. Aug. 3, 2011).

Federal Communications Commission

DA 11-1374

Regulatory Utility Commissioners filed a motion seeking an extension for the same time periods as
requested by the Consumer Advocates.3
2.
Under Section 1.46(a) of the Commission's rules,4 it is the policy of the Commission that
extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. We do not find that the circumstances presented here
warrant granting an extension.
3.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 5(c) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 155(c), section 1.46 of the
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.46, and pursuant to the authority delegated in sections 0.91 and 0.291
of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.91, 0.291, the motions for extension of time filed by the
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates and the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel,
and by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners are DENIED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Sharon E. Gillett
Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Rick Kaplan
Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau


3 See Motion of The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners for Extension of Time, WC Docket
Nos. 10-90; 07-135, 05-337, 03-109; GN Docket No. 09-51; CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45 (filed Aug. 5, 2011).
4 47 C.F.R. 1.46(a).
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