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Released: September 7, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1461

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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WC Docket No. 11-141
Petition of GCB Communications, Inc. d/b/a
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Pacific Communications and Lake Country
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Communications, Inc. for Declaratory Ruling
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ORDER

Adopted: September 7, 2012

Released: September 7, 2012

By the Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau:
1.
On July 30, 2012, U.S. South Communications, Inc. (U.S. South) filed an
Application for Full Commission Review (Application for Review) of a declaratory ruling issued
by the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) in this docket on June 29, 2012.1 On August 9,
2012, based on motions for an extension of time from GCB Communications, Inc. and Lake
Country Communications, Inc. (collectively, “GCB”) and American Public Communications
Council (“APCC”) and APCC Services, Inc. (collectively, APCC) and for good cause shown, the
Bureau extended the date oppositions to the Application for Review were due from August 14,
2012 to August 31, 2012.2 On August 31, 2012, GCB and APCC filed Joint Comments in
opposition to the Application for Review.3
2.
On September 6, 2012, U.S. South, GCB, and APCC filed a joint motion seeking
an extension of time for submission of replies to the opposition from September 10, 2012 to
September 24, 2012.4 Parties indicate that additional time is needed as they “are simultaneously
briefing related matters in connection with a motion for judgment before the district court (U.S.
District Court for the District of Arizona), and have agreed to, and moved for, a parallel
extension of time for GCB’s reply brief in in that civil action.”5
3.
For good cause shown, we grant the joint motion for extension of time. Issues in
the Application for Review and the joint comments involve complex matters, and there is no
indication that any harm to a party would result from extending the time for filing replies in this


1 Petition of GCB Communications, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Communications and Lake Country Communications, Inc. for
Declaratory Ruling
, Declaratory Ruling, WC Docket No. 11-141, 27 FCC Rcd 7361 (2012).
2 See Petition of GCB Communications, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Communications and Lake Country Communications, Inc.
for Declaratory Ruling,
WC Docket No. 11-141, Order, DA 12-1304 (WCB rel. Aug. 9, 2012).
3 Replies to oppositions to an application for review are due 10 days from the date the oppositions are filed. 47
C.F.R. § 1.115(d).
4 Joint Motion for Extension of Time, filed by U.S. South Communications, Inc., GCB Communications, Inc.,
APCC and APCC Services Inc., WC Docket No. 11-141 (filed Sept. 6, 2012).
5 Id. at 1.

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case because the request is unopposed. We also find that additional time to file replies should
result in a more complete and well-developed record.
4.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications
Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 154(i), and sections 0.91, 0.291 and 1.46 of the Commission’s
rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.291 and 1.46, that the joint motion for extension of time filed by U.S.
South, GCB, and APCC in WC Docket No. 11-141 is GRANTED and the time to file replies to
APCC’s opposition to U.S. South’s Application for Review is extended from September 10,
2012 to September 24, 2012.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Julie A. Veach
Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
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