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Released: December 17, 2013

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 13-2407

Released: December 17, 2013

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON A PETITION FILED BY

CORDOVA WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC FOR AGREEMENT IN

REDEFINING THE SERVICE AREA OF A RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

IN THE STATE OF ALASKA

WC Docket No. 09-197, CC Docket No. 96-45

Comment Date: January 16, 2014
Reply Comment Date: January 31, 2014

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on a petition filed on December 5,
2013 by Cordova Wireless Communications, LLC (CWC LLC), pursuant to section 54.207 of the
Commission’s rules.1 Specifically, CWC LLC seeks the Commission’s agreement with the Regulatory
Commission of Alaska (RCA) redefinition of a certain wire center as a separate service area of Sitka
study area of ACS of the Northland, Inc. d/b/a Alaska Communications Systems, ACS Long Distance and
ACS (ACS-N).2
Section 54.207 of the Commission’s rules, which implements section 214(e)(5) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), provides that a rural telephone company’s service
area will be its study area “unless and until the Commission and the states, after taking into account the
recommendations of a Federal-State Joint Board instituted under section 410(c) of the Act, establish a
different definition of service area for such company.”3
This public notice is required by section 54.207(c)(2) of the Commission’s rules.4 If the
Commission initiates a proceeding to consider the Petition, it must do so within 90 days of the release
date of this public notice, pursuant to the Commission’s rules.5 If the Commission does not act on the
Petition by

March 17, 2014

, the definition proposed by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska will be
deemed approved by the Commission and shall take effect in accordance with state procedures.6

1 Cordova Wireless Communications, LLC Petition for Commission Agreement in Redefining a Certain Service
Area of a Rural Telephone Company in the State of Alaska, WC Docket No. 09-197 and CC Docket No. 96-45
(filed Dec. 5, 2013) (Petition); 47 C.F.R. § 54.207.
2 Petition at 1.
3 47 C.F.R § 54.207(b); 47 U.S.C. § 214(e)(5).
4 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(c)(2).
5 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(c)(3).
6 See 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(c)(3)(ii).

Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file
comments on or before the dates indicated above.7 Comments may be filed using the Commission’s
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.8
 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. 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).

In addition, we request that one copy of each pleading be sent to each of the following:


(1) Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, SW, Room 5-B431, Washington, DC 20554; e-mail: Abdel-Hamid.Eqab@fcc.gov;
(2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, SW, Room 5-A452, Washington, DC 20554; e-mail: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov;
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.9 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

7 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419.
8 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
9 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
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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.
For further information, please contact Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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