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Released: November 30, 2012
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON TIME WARNER CABLE,
INC.'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FROM ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CARRIER SERVICE AREA REQUIREMENT
WC Docket No. 09-197
Comment Date: December 31, 2012
Reply Comment Date: January 14, 2013
The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed on November 13, 2012 by
Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC), a facilities-based provider of voice services.1 TWC seeks forbearance
from enforcement of section 214(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and section
54.207 of the Commission's rules, so that it may seek designation as an eligible telecommunications
carrier for the limited purpose of participating in the Lifeline program without seeking redefinition of its
designated service areas.2
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, interested parties may file
comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated above. Comments may be filed using the
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).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 one copy of each
filing. 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.
o All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be
disposed of before entering the building.
1 Time Warner Cable, Inc. Petition for Forbearance, WC Docket No. 09-197 (filed Nov. 13, 2012) (Petition). TWC
seeks forbearance on behalf of itself and any subsidiaries that operate, or may operate, as local exchange carriers.
2 See id.
at 1, 3-8; 47 U.S.C. 214(e)(5); 47 C.F.R. 54.207.
47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419; Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
o 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.
o U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 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 email@example.com
or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in
accordance with the Commission's ex parte
rules.4 Persons making ex parte
presentations must file a
copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte
presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte
meetings are deemed to be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has
made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte
presentations and memoranda summarizing
oral ex parte
presentations, and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment
filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g.
, .doc, .xml, .ppt,
searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex
For further information, please contact Divya S. Shenoy, 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.