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Released: July 3, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 12-1056

Release Date: July 3, 2012

THE WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU

CONSENTS TO SERVICE AREA REDEFINITION OF

FIVE RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

SOUGHT BY KEYSTONE WIRELESS, LLC D/B/A IMMIX WIRELESS

WC Docket No. 09-197
WT Docket No. 10-208

AU Docket No. 12-25

The Wireline Competition Bureau consents to proposed service area redefinitions presented by
Keystone Wireless, LLC d/b/a Immix Wireless (Keystone) with respect to five rural telephone companies
in Pennsylvania.1 The redefinition consented to is specified in the Order of the Pennsylvania Public
Utility Commission regarding the Petition of Keystone Wireless, LLC d/b/a/ Immix Wireless for
Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Docket
No. P-2012-2287339 (adopted May 24, 2012) (PAPUC Keystone Order).2
Pursuant to the procedures set forth in section 54.207(c) of the Commission’s rules, the
Commission and the appropriate state commission must agree on a proposed redefinition of a rural
carrier’s service area.3 In the PAPUC Keystone Order, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
approved of the proposed redefinition subject to the Commission’s agreement. The Commission has
delegated authority to the Wireline Competition Bureau to act on service area redefinition requests such
as that presented in the Keystone Petition.4
Keystone sought a designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) from the
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in part to become eligible for funds to be offered in the Mobility
Fund, including the upcoming competitive bidding for Phase I of the Mobility Fund, known as Auction


1 See 47 U.S.C. § 214(e)(5); 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(c); see also Petition for FCC Agreement to Redefine Study Areas of
Five Rural Telephone Companies in Pennsylvania, WC Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No.10-208, AU Docket No.
12-25 (filed May 25, 2012) (Keystone Petition).
2 Keystone Petition, Appendix A, PAPUC Keystone Order, at 31-32.
3 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(c).
4 47 C.F.R. § 54.207(e).

901.5 In light of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s involvement with the Mobility Fund, the
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Wireline Competition Bureau together sought comment on
the Keystone Petition.6 The Keystone Petition was unopposed.7
Filings and comments are available for public inspection and copying during regular business
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554,
telephone: (202) 488-5300, fax: (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail www.bcpiweb.com.
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).
For further information, please contact Alex Minard, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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5 See Keystone Petition at 2-3. We note that, in contrast to other parties seeking ETC designation for purposes of
participating in Auction 901, Keystone did not seek a conditional designation, nor did the PAPUC grant a
conditional designation.
6 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau Seek Comment on Petition for FCC
Agreement to Redefine Study Areas of Five Rural Telephone Companies in Pennsylvania by Keystone Wireless,
LLC D/B/A Immix Wireless, WC Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No. 10-208, AU Docket No. 12-25, Public
Notice
, DA 12-897 (released June 7, 2012) (establishing deadlines of June 14 for comments and June 20 for reply
comments).
7 No parties commented on the Keystone Petition.
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