Federal Communications Commission
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Release Date: May 2, 2013
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON LAUREL HIGHLAND
TELEPHONE COMPANY AND YUKON-WALTZ TELEPHONE COMPANY PETITION FOR
LIMITED WAIVER OF THE COMMISSION’S INTERCARRIER COMPENSATION
REVENUE RECOVERY RULES FOR RATE-OF-RETURN CARRIERS
CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; GN Docket No. 09-51;
WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208
Comment Date: June 3, 2013
Reply Comment Date: June 17, 2013
On April 12, 2013, Laurel Highland Telephone Company (LHTC) and Yukon-Waltz Telephone
Company (YWTC) (the Petitioners) filed a petition for waiver of section 51.917(b)(4) of the
Commission’s rules.1 Specifically, the Petitioners seek a limited waiver “to adjust 2011 interstate
switched access revenue requirements to reflect the actual revenue requirements…instead of the average
schedule settlements received during a portion of 2011.”2 The Petitioners state that the companies
“elected to base settlements with the NECA pools on actual costs instead of average schedule formulas”3
effective on October 1, 2011. They contend that the requested waiver is appropriate because “the 2011
frozen interstate switched access revenue requirement reflects average schedule settlements” and that
basing their recovery on 2011 average schedule settlements rather than the companies’ costs would
“present an inequity to the [c]ompanies.”4
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the date indicated on the first page
of this document. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
1 Petition of Laurel Highland Telephone Company and Yukon-Waltz Telephone Company for Limited Waiver of
47 C.F.R. § 51.917(b)(4), CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45, GN Docket No. 09-51, WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337,
07-135, 10-90, WT Docket No. 10-208 (filed Apr. 12, 2013). Both companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of
Laurel Highland Total Communications, Inc. Id
. at 2.
. at 5.
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy 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.
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
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,
SW, 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) or (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.5 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 Gregory Haledjian, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing
Policy Division, at (202) 418-1520 or via e-mail at Gregory.Haledjian@fcc.gov
5 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
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