WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PETITION FOR WAIVER OF A UNIVERSAL SERVICE HIGH-COST FILING DEADLINE
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Release Date: April 18, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON
WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PETITION FOR WAIVER OF A UNIVERSAL
SERVICE HIGH-COST FILING DEADLINE
WC Docket No. 08-71
Comment Date: May 18, 2011
Reply Comment Date: June 2, 2011
Communications, Inc. for waiver of a filing deadline required by section 54.903(a) of the Commission's
rules for receipt of high-cost universal service support.1 Section 54.903(a) sets forth deadlines for rate-of-
return carriers to file certain line count data with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
to be eligible to receive Interstate Common Line Support.2
Interested parties may file comments on or before May 18, 2011, and reply comments on or
before June 2, 2011. All pleadings are to reference
WC Docket No. 08-71. Comments may be filed
using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or by filing paper copies.3
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. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary,
Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
1 Windstream Communications, Inc. Petition for Waiver of Section 54.903(a) of the Commission's Rules, WC Docket No. 08-71
(filed Apr. 13, 2011); 47 C.F.R. 54.903(a).
2 47 C.F.R 54.903(a)
3 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
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) Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-B431, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail: Abdel-Hamid.Eqab@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.4 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.5 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 Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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4 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.
5 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
6 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
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