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Released: December 14, 2012
INTERNATIONAL BUREAU, OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, AND
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANT EXTENSION OF COMMENT
DEADLINE ON GLOBALSTAR, INC. PETITION FOR RULEMAKING
RM No. 11685
Extended Comment Date: January 14, 2013
On November 13, 2012 Globalstar, Inc. filed a Petition for Rulemaking (Petition) seeking to
reform the Commission’s regulatory framework for the terrestrial use of the Big LEO MSS band. The
Petition was placed on public notice on November 30, 2012, with comments due 30 days later, on
December 30, 2012.1
On December 6, 2012, the Wi-Fi Alliance filed a request to extend the comment deadline by two
weeks due to the upcoming holiday season.2 On December 7, 2012, Engineers for the Integrity of
Broadcast Auxillary Services Spectrum (EIBASS) filed a request for an extension of the comment
deadline by the same time period.3
It is the policy of the Commission that extensions of time are not routinely granted.4
Such extensions may be warranted when, among other things, the additional time will serve the public
interest. In the instant proceeding, we find that providing the requested limited extension would be
beneficial to the development of a complete record on the issues.
Accordingly, we hereby grant the requests of the Wi-Fi Alliance and EIBASS for an extension of
time. The deadline for filing comments is extended to January 14, 2013. This action is taken pursuant to
authority found in Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.31, 0.51,
0.131, 0.241, 0.261, 0.331 and 1.46 of the Commission’s Rules.5
For further information, contact Gardner Foster, International Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald Repasi, Office of Engineering and Technology at email@example.com
or Brian Regan, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org
By the Chief, International Bureau; Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology; Chief,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
1 See Petition for Rulemaking Filed
, Public Notice, Report No. 2971 (Nov. 30, 2012).
2 See Wi-Fi Alliance Request for Extension
(Dec. 6, 2012)
3 See EIBASS Letter to Marlene Dortch, Secretary, FCC
(Dec. 7, 2012).
47 C.F.R. § 1.46(a).
5 47 U.S.C. § 154(i); 47 C.F.R. §§0.31, 0.51, 0.131, 0.241, 0.261, 0.331, 1.46.