Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

Updates to List of Unserved Census Blocks

Download Options

Released: December 10, 2012

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 12-2001

Released: December 10, 2012

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU UPDATES THE LIST OF POTENTIALLY UNSERVED

CENSUS BLOCKS IN PRICE CAP AREAS AND EXTENDS THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENT

ON THE LIST

WC Docket No. 10-90

Comment Date: January 9, 2013
Reply Comment Date: January 24, 2013

On December 5, 2012, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a Public Notice
seeking comment on areas shown as unserved on the National Broadband Map for Connect America
Phase I incremental support, and published a list of potentially unserved census blocks in price cap areas.1
This Public Notice announces that the Bureau has updated the list based on updates and corrections to the
underlying geographic information system data. To give commenters adequate time to consider and
respond to the updated list, the comment cycle announced in the December 5 Public Notice is extended to
the dates listed at the top of this document.
The updated list is available at http://data.fcc.gov/download/unserved_fixed_broadband/
unserved_fixed_broadband-master.zip (download .csv file of census blocks), and at https://github.com/
fccdata/unserved_fixed_broadband (view list, make edits, and post in .csv format). An updated map of
the potentially unserved price cap census blocks is posted to http://www.fcc.gov/maps/unserved-fixed-
broadband. For commenters wishing to confirm that they are using the updated version of the .csv file,
the correct file contains 1,030,073 rows. The December 5 version of the list contains 1,016,032 rows.
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file
comments or reply comments on or before the dates indicated above.2 Comments may be filed using the
Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).3


1 Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Areas Shown as Unserved on the National Broadband Map for
Connect America Phase I Incremental Support
, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, DA 12-1961 (Wireline
Comp. Bur. Dec. 5, 2012).
2 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419.
3 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

·
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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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) Ryan J. Yates, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, SW, Room 5-B441A, Washington, DC 20554; e-mail: Ryan.Yates@fcc.gov; and
(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.4 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
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


4 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
2

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 Ryan Yates, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-0886 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
- FCC -
3

Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.