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Released: March 4, 2014

Federal Communications Commission

DA 14-298

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Development of Nationwide Broadband Data to
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WC Docket No. 07-38
Evaluate Reasonable and Timely Deployment of
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Advanced Services to All Americans, Improvement )
of Wireless Broadband Subscribership Data, and
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Development of Data on Interconnected Voice over )
Internet Protocol (VoIP) Subscribership
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ORDER

Adopted: March 4, 2014

Released: March 4, 2014

By the Chief, Industry Analysis and Technology Division, Wireline Competition Bureau:

1. In this Order, we extend for one day, to Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the deadline for filing
FCC Form 477 to report data as of December 31, 2013.1
2. The Commission may waive any provision of its rules on its own motion.2 Considering the
adverse weather conditions on March 3, 2014 that affected the Washington, D.C. area and certain other
areas, and that precipitated closure of Federal offices March 3, 2014 and a delayed opening on March 4,
2014, we find that providing limited additional time for filing would be in the public interest, in order to
ensure that filers have adequate opportunity to receive assistance from Bureau staff with any last-minute
issues they encounter.
3. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to the authority contained in sections 1-4
of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 151-154, and section 1.3 of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.3, and pursuant to authority delegated in sections 0.91 and 0.291 of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91 and 0.291, the deadline for filing FCC Form 477 to report data as
of December 31, 2013 is EXTENDED to March 5, 2014.
4. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that sections 1.7002 and 43.01(d) of the Commission’s rules,
47 C.F.R. §§ 1.7002, 43.01(d), are WAIVED to the limited extent indicated herein.


1 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.7002; 47 C.F.R. § 43.01(d); see also Form 477 Instructions (requiring filers to report data as of
December 31 by March 1 of the following year). Pursuant to section 1.4(j) of the Commission’s rules, where the
filing date falls on a holiday, the required submission shall be filed on the next business day. 47 C.F.R. § 1.4(j).
The term “holiday” includes any day on which the Commission’s offices are closed and not reopened prior to 5:30
p.m. 47 C.F.R. § 1.4(e)(1). Such was the case on Monday, March 3, 2014. Therefore, the Commission’s rules
provide that the Form 477 filing is due on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
2 47 C.F.R. § 1.3.

Federal Communications Commission

DA 14-298

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Rodger A. Woock,
Chief
Industry Analysis and Technology Division
Wireline Competition Bureau
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