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Released: October 21, 2011

Federal Communications Commission

DA 11-1766

Before the

Federal Communications Commission


In the Matter of

Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered
Video Programming: Implementation of the
MB Docket No. 11-154
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010


Extended Reply Comment Date: November 1, 2011

Adopted: October 21, 2011

Released: October 21, 2011

By the Chief, Media Bureau:
1. On September 28, 2011, the Federal Register published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
("NPRM") in the above-captioned proceeding.1 That NPRM established a comment deadline of October
18, 2011 and a reply comment deadline of October 28, 2011. On October 19, 2011, the National
Association of Broadcasters ("NAB") requested that the reply comment deadline be extended by one
week, due to the volume of substantive material filed in the initial comments and the groundbreaking
nature of the issues considered in the proceeding.2 We grant NAB's request in part.
2. As set forth in Section 1.46(a) of the Commission's Rules,3 the Commission's policy is that
extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. Given the importance of the issues in this proceeding
and in the interest of encouraging thoughtful consideration of these issues, however, we believe that
granting in part NAB's request is necessary to facilitate the development of a full record. Due to the
Commission's statutory deadline in this proceeding, we find that the requested one week extension is too
long, and instead we grant a four day extension of the reply comment deadline.
3. Accordingly,


that, pursuant to Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and Sections 0.61, 0.283, and 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47
C.F.R. 0.61, 0.283, and 1.46, the Motion for Extension of Time filed by NAB


, and the deadline to file reply comments in this proceeding is extended to November 1, 2011.
William T. Lake
Chief, Media Bureau

1 Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First
Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, MB Docket No. 11-154, Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, FCC 11-138 (rel. Sept. 19, 2011).
2 Motion for Extension of Time of the National Association of Broadcasters (filed Oct. 19, 2011).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.46.

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