WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON THE CELLULAR SOUTH LICENSES, INC. AND UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION JOINT PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF A HIGH-COST UNIVERSAL SERVICE ORDER
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: March 16, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON THE CELLULAR SOUTH
LICENSES, INC. AND UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION JOINT PETITION
FOR RECONSIDERATION OF A HIGH-COST UNIVERSAL SERVICE ORDER
WC Docket No. 05-337, CC Docket No. 96-45
Comment Date: 15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register
Reply Comment Date: 25 days after date of publication in the Federal Register
Licenses, Inc. and United States Cellular Corporation1 requesting that the Commission reconsider its
decision amending a rule established by the Interim Cap Order to reclaim high-cost universal service
support surrendered by a competitive eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) when it relinquishes ETC
status in a particular state.2
Pursuant to section 1.429(e) of the Commission's rules, interested parties may file comments 15
days after the date of publication of this public notice in the Federal Register and reply comments
25 days after the date of publication of this public notice in the Federal Register.3 All pleadings are
WC Docket No. 05-337 and CC Docket No. 96-45. Comments may be filed using the
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies.4
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
1 Joint Petition for Reconsideration of Cellular South Licenses, Inc. and United States Cellular Corporation, WC
Docket No. 03-337, CC Docket No. 96-45 (filed Feb. 28, 2011).
2 High-Cost Universal Service Support, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, WC Docket No. 05-337,
CC Docket No. 96-45, Order, 25 FCC Rcd 18146 (2010) (Corr II Order); see also High -Cost Universal Service
Support; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, WC Docket No. 05-337, CC Docket No. 96-45, Order, 23
FCC Rcd 8834 (2008) (Interim Cap Order) (capping total annual competitive ETC support for each state at the level
of support that competitive ETCs in the state were eligible to receive during March 2008, on an annualized basis).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.429(e).
4 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each
filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding,
filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
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.
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, D.C. 20554. All hand
deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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 must be
addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington D.C. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:
(1) The Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, S.W., Room
CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, www.bcpiweb.com; phone: (202) 488-5300 fax: (202) 488-
(2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Charles.Tyler@fcc.gov.
Filings and comments are also 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.
This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte rules.5 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentation and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.6 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission's
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
6 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
7 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
For further information, please contact Kenneth Burnley, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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