WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITION FOR CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF "CONSULTANT" AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF CONSULTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED BY NEW FCC E-RATE FORMS 470 AND 471
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: November 23, 2010
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITION FOR
CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF "CONSULTANT" AND
CONFIDENTIALITY OF CONSULTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED BY NEW FCC E-RATE
FORMS 470 AND 471
CC Docket No. 02-6
Comment Date: December 23, 2010
Reply Comment Date: January 7, 2011
compliance with the regulations of the schools and libraries universal service support program (E-rate),
petitioned the Commission for clarification regarding information that will be required on revised
versions of the E-rate program FCC Forms 470 and 471.1 The Commission has recently revised its FCC
Forms 470 and 471 and those forms now require applicants to identify any consultant the applicant is
using to assist them with their application.2 The petition filed by Funds for Learning seeks clarification
regarding the public availability of this information and urges the Commission not to make that
information publicly available.3 Funds for Learning also seeks clarification regarding the definition of
Interested parties may file comments on or before December 23, 2010, and reply comments on
or before January 7, 2011. All pleadings are to reference
CC Docket No. 02-6. Comments may be
filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies.5
1 Petition by Funds for Learning for Clarification of Confidentiality of Consultant Information Included on New
FCC Forms 470 and 471 and Definition of "Consultant," CC Docket No. 02-6 (filed Nov. 12, 2010) (Petition).
2 Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Implementation Date for Revised Forms 470 and 471 and
Accompanying Instructions, CC Docket No. 02-6, Public Notice, DA 10-2218 (released Nov. 19, 2010); Instructions
for Completing the Schools and Libraries Universal Service, Description of Services Requested and Certification
Form, OMB 3060-0806 at 7 (item 7) (October 2010) (FCC Form 470 Instructions); Instructions for Completing the
Schools and Libraries Universal Service, Services Ordered and Certification Form, OMB 3060-0806 at 8-9 (item 6g)
(October 2010) (FCC Form 471 Instructions)
3 Petition at 2-9.
4 Petition at 9-11.
5 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
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 (although we continue to experience delays in receiving 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 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) Mark Nadel, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-B551, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Mark.Nadel@fcc.gov and
(3) 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.6 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
6 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
arguments presented generally is required.7 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
For further information, please contact Mark Nadel, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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7 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
8 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
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