Verizon, ENMR NRUF/LNP Data To Be Placed in Record
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: September 14, 2012
APPLICATIONS OF CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS AND E.N.M.R.
TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE AND ITS WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY PLATEAU
TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN LICENSES
NUMBERING RESOURCE UTILIZATION AND FORECAST REPORTS
AND LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY REPORTS TO BE PLACED INTO THE RECORD,
SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER
ULS File Nos. 0005034870, 0005034877, and 0005063051Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon Wireless”), E.N.M.R. Telephone
Cooperative (“E.N.M.R.”), and E.N.M.R.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Plateau Telecommunications,
Incorporated (“Plateau”) (collectively, the “Applicants”) have filed applications (collectively,
“Applications”) pursuant to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 seeking
approval to assign Cellular, Personal Communications Service (“PCS”), Advanced Wireless Service
(“AWS-1”), and related point-to-point microwave licenses and international section 214 authority. The
proposed transaction involves spectrum licenses in a Cellular Market Area (“CMA”) in rural New Mexico
(CMA 558 – New Mexico 6-Lincoln).2 On May 9, 2012, the Commission accepted the Applications for
filing and established a pleading cycle for the proposed transaction.3
In connection with the Commission’s review of the proposed transaction, the Commission intends
to examine information contained in the biannual Numbering Resource Utilization and Forecast
(“NRUF”) reports filed by wireless telecommunications carriers,4 carrier-specific local number portability
(“LNP”) data related to wireless telecommunications carriers, and further disaggregated monthly carrier-
specific local number portability data (“Carrier-to-Carrier LNP Data”) related to wireless
telecommunications carriers. These data may assist the Commission in assessing the competitive effects
1 47 U.S.C. § 310(d).
2 See Applications, Exhibit 1 at 1.
3 E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative, Its Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Plateau Telecommunications, Incorporated, and
Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Seek FCC Consent to the Assignment of Cellular, Personal
Communications Service, AWS-1, and Related Point-to-Point Microwave Licenses and International Section 214
Authority, Public Notice¸ DA 12-734 (rel. May 9, 2012).
4 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.907, 52.5.
of the transaction. Accordingly, subject to the provisions of a protective order (“NRUF Protective
Order”) being adopted this day,5 the Commission intends to place into the record in this proceeding:
· NRUF reports for all wireless telecommunications carriers concerning data as of December 31,
2008, June 30, 2009, December 31, 2009, June 30, 2010, December 31, 2010, June 30, 2011, and
December 31, 2011.
· Wireless-to-wireless LNP data for all wireless telecommunications carriers from the December
2008, June 2009, December 2009, June 2010, December 2010, June 2011, and December 2011
LNP databases that the Commission receives from the LNP Administrator, NeuStar, Inc. This LNP
data shows the total number of ports in and ports out per carrier.
· Wireless-to-wireless Carrier-to-Carrier LNP Data for all wireless telecommunications carriers, on a
monthly basis, from the December 2008 to December 2011 LNP databases that the Commission
receives from the LNP Administrator, NeuStar, Inc. This LNP data shows, on a monthly basis, the
specific number of ports from each wireless carrier to another carrier in each area.
Section 251 of the Communications Act grants the Commission jurisdiction over the North
American Numbering Plan (“NANP”) and related telephone numbering issues.6 To monitor better the
way numbering resources are used within the NANP and allocate NANP resources efficiently, the
Commission requires telecommunications carriers to provide the Commission with a utilization report of
their current inventory of telephone numbers and a five-year forecast of their numbering resource
requirements.7 LNP data are collected by the LNP Administrator and provided to the Commission.
The Commission has recognized that disaggregated, carrier-specific forecast and utilization data
should be treated as confidential and should be exempt from public disclosure under 5 U.S.C.
§ 552(b)(4).8 The NRUF and LNP reports will be placed into the record subject to the provisions of the
NRUF Protective Order. As such, the NRUF and LNP data will not be available to the public except
pursuant to the terms of the NRUF Protective Order, as outlined below.
Persons seeking to review the NRUF or LNP data may do so only for purposes of participating in
this proceeding. Pursuant to the NRUF Protective Order, outside persons participating or intending to
participate in the proceeding who are not involved in competitive decision-making activities and who
have signed the Acknowledgment of Confidentiality attached to the NRUF Protective Order may review
the NRUF and LNP data. We emphasize that persons seeking to review the NRUF or LNP data must
have adequate protections in place to prevent improper use or disclosure of the information.
Affected parties have until
September 21, 2012to oppose disclosure of their NRUF and LNP
data. In addition, affected parties will have five business days after the filing of an Acknowledgment of
Confidentiality to object to the release of the data to a particular person who requests permission to
5 See Applications of Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative, and Plateau
Telecommunications, Incorporated for Consent To Assign Licenses, ULS File Nos. 0005034870, 0005034877, and
0005063051, NRUF/LNP Protective Order, DA 12-1499 (WTB Sept. 14, 2012).
6 47 U.S.C. § 251.
7 47 C.F.R. § 52.15(f). See Numbering Resource Optimization, CC Docket No. 99-200, Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 15 FCC Rcd 7574, 7578-79 ¶ 5 (2000).
8 Id. at 7607 ¶ 78.
If the Commission receives no opposition from affected parties by September 21, 2012, the
Commission will place the NRUF, LNP, and Carrier-to-Carrier LNP data into the record subject to the
safeguards contained in the NRUF Protective Order. If disclosure is opposed, the procedures set forth in
47 C.F.R. § 0.461(i) shall apply. All filings should refer to the Applications, ULS File No. 0005034870,
0005034877, and 0005063051.
Under the Commission’s current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,9
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically through the Commission’s Universal Licensing
System (“ULS”) or by hand delivery to the Commission.
If filed by ULS, pleadings may be filed via
If filed by paper, the original and four copies of each filing must be filed by hand or messenger
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail.
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 at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together
with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
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. U.S. Postal Service first-class,
Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.
All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
One copy of each pleading must be delivered electronically, by e-mail or facsimile, or if delivered
as paper copy, by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (according to the procedures set forth above for paper filings), to:
(1) the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM or
(202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) Scott Patrick, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (3) Linda Ray, Broadband Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at email@example.com or (202) 418-7247 (facsimile); (4) Kate Matraves,
Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); and (5) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
at TransactionTeam@fcc.gov or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile).
This action is taken pursuant to sections 4(i) and 310(d) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C.
§§ 154(i), 310(d), section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4), and authority
delegated under section 0.331 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 0.331, and is effective upon its
For further information, contact Scott Patrick, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at (202) 418-2853, or Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 391-6272.
9 See FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
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