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NECA's Proposed 2013 Further Modification of Average Schedule Formulas

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Released: March 13, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 13-424

March 13, 2013

NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC.’S PROPOSED 2013 FURTHER

MODIFICATION OF AVERAGE SCHEDULE FORMULAS

PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED

WC Docket No. 12-369

Comments Due: March 28, 2013
Reply Comments Due: April 8, 2013

On December 21, 2012, the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA) filed its
proposed modification of average schedule formulas for interstate settlements, pursuant to section 69.606
of the Commission’s rules.1 On February 5, 2013, the Bureau released a Public Notice requesting
comments on NECA’s proposed modifications for average schedule interstate settlement disbursements in
connection with the provision of interstate access services for the period beginning July 1, 2013, through
June 30, 2014. 2
On March 8, 2013, NECA filed revisions to one of the formulas originally filed with the
Commission on December 21, 2012.3 Specifically, NECA proposes to replace the single formula
governing average schedule settlements for digital subscriber line (DSL) services with two formulas, one
designed to compensate average schedule companies for the costs of providing traditional voice-data DSL
service, and the other designed to compensate average schedule companies for the costs of providing
data-only DSL services.4 The proposed effective date for these formula modifications continues to be for
the period beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.5


1 47 C.F.R. § 69.606(b). See National Exchange Carrier Association, 2013 Modification of Average Schedules,
attached to Letter from Richard A. Askoff, Executive Director—Regulatory, NECA, to Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, FCC, WC Docket No. 12-369 (filed Dec. 21, 2012).
2 National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s Proposed 2013 Modification of Average Schedule Formulas, WC
Docket No. 12-369, Public Notice, DA 13-155 (Pricing Pol. Div. rel. Feb. 5, 3013).
3 See National Exchange Carrier Association, 2013 Further Modification of Average Schedules, attached to Letter
from Richard A. Askoff, Executive Director—Regulatory, NECA, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, WC
Docket No. 12-369 (filed Mar. 8, 2013).
4 Id. at 2.
5 Id. at 4.

Interested parties may file comments on NECA’s proposed modifications on or before

March 28,

2013 and reply comments on or before

April 8, 2013

. Filings in this proceeding should be captioned
“National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.’s Proposed 2013 Further Modification of Average Schedule
Formulas” and filed in

WC Docket No. 12-369

.
All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Suite TW-A325, Washington, DC
20554. Two courtesy copies must be delivered to Douglas Slotten, Federal Communications
Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 5-A233,
Washington, DC 20554 or via e-mail at douglas.slotten@fcc.gov. One copy must also be sent to Best
Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street SW, Suite CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554,
telephone 202-488-5300, facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail at fcc@bcpiweb.com.
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or
by filing paper copies.
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Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the
website for submitting comments.
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For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this
proceeding, filers must transmit one electronic copy of the comments for each docket or
rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, filers
should include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable
docket or rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by
Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions, filers should send an e-mail to ecfs@fcc.gov
and include the following words in the body of the message: get form <your email
address>. A sample form and directions will be sent in response.
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Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies 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.

Parties are strongly encouraged to file comments electronically using the Commission’s
ECFS.

Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although we continue to experience delays in
receiving U.S. Postal Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary,
Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
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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.
All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be
disposed of before entering the building. The filing hours at both locations are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m.
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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.
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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).
Filings and comments are also available for public inspection and copying during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-
A257, Washington, DC 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington,
DC, 20554, telephone 202-488-5300, facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail at fcc@bcpiweb.com.
This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the
Commission’s ex parte rules.6 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.7 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s
rules.8
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Douglas Slotten, Pricing Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 202-418-1572, or via e-mail at douglas.slotten@fcc.gov.
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6 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200, 1.1206.
7 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
8 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
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