Federal Communications Commission
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Release Date: November 9, 2012
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU WAIVES DEFAULT COMMENT CYCLE FOR
PETITION TO REVERSE FORBEARANCE FROM DOMINANT CARRIER REGULATION OF
INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS’ NON-TDM-BASED SPECIAL ACCESS
WC Docket No. 05-25; RM-10593
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) hereby waives the default comment cycle on a
petition filed on November 2, 2012 by the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, BT Americas
Inc., Cbeyond, Inc., Computer and Communications Industry Association, EarthLink, Inc., MegaPath
Corporation, Sprint Nextel Corporation and tw telecom inc. (collectively, “Petitioners”).1 By their
Petition, Petitioners seek to “reverse the forbearance from dominant carrier regulation and certain Computer Inquiry
requirements granted to the Verizon Telephone Companies (“Verizon”), AT&T Inc
(“AT&T”), the legacy Embarq Local Operating Companies (“legacy Embarq”), the Frontier and Citizens
ILECs (“Frontier”), and legacy Qwest Corporation (“legacy Qwest”), in their provision of non-TDM-
based special access services.”2
Given the scope and complexity of the issues raised by the Petition, the Bureau finds there is
good cause to waive the ten-day comment cycle our default rules provide to allow interested parties
sufficient time to fully respond to the issues raised in the Petition.3 The Bureau therefore waives the
default comment cycle and will establish a pleading cycle for the Petition in a future Public Notice.4
For further information, please contact Elizabeth McIntyre, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing
Policy Division, at (202) 418-1520 or via
email at Elizabeth.McIntyre@fcc.gov
or Jamie Susskind,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, at (202) 418-1520 or via
email at Jamie.Susskind@fcc.gov
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1 47 C.F.R. § 1.45; Petition of Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, BT Americas, CBeyond, Computer
& Communications Industry Association, EarthLink, MegaPath, Sprint Nextel, and tw telecom to Reverse
Forbearance from Dominant Carrier Regulation of Incumbent LECS’ Non-TDM-Based Special Access Services,
WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593 (filed Nov. 2, 2012) (Petition).
2 Petition at 1.
3 47 C.F.R. § 1.45.
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.291, 1.3.