FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12th Street, S.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20554 DA 13-1562
Released: July 11, 2013
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU FURTHER EXTENDS PERIOD FOR
REPLY COMMENTS ON THE STATE OF MOBILE WIRELESS COMPETITION AND THE
ROLE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
WT Docket No. 13-135
Reply Comments Due: July 25, 2013
On May 17, 2013, the Bureau released a Public Notice (PN) seeking comment on the state of
competition in the mobile wireless marketplace.1 On July 1, 2013, the Bureau released a follow-up PN
extending the date for reply comments, and seeking additional comment on the role minority and women-
owned enterprises (MWBEs) play in mobile wireless competition.2 The date for reply comments was
revised to July 15, 2013. Shortly after release of the follow-up PN, the Bureau received a letter from the
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) requesting additional time. MMTC states
that a 10-day extension would allow for a more meaningful opportunity to respond to the questions
As the Bureau's interest is in developing a full record, we see no harm in allowing parties an
additional 10 days in which to file reply comments. Therefore, we grant MMTC's request for an
extension. Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file reply comments on or before
July 25, 2013.
All filings should refer to WT
Docket No. 13-135
. Comments may be filed: (1) using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS), or (2) by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking
Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
1 See Wireless Telecommunication Seeks Comment on the State of Mobile Wireless
Competition, Public Notice, WT Docket No. 13-135 (rel. May 17, 2013)
2 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Further Comment of The State of Mobile
Wireless Competition and the Role of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises and
Extends the Period for Reply Comment, Public Notice, WT Docket No. 13-135 (rel. July 1,
, MMTC Letter to Ruth Milkman, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, WT Docket No.13-135 (July 5,
2013), available at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520928215
Comments and reply comments filed in response to this Public Notice
will be available for public
inspection and copying in the Commission's Reference Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554, and via the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) by
entering the docket number, WT 11-186. Copies of the request are also available from Best Copy and
Printing, Inc., telephone (800) 378-3160, facsimile (301) 816-0169, e-mail FCC@BCPIWEB.com
Comments may be filed using the ECFS or by filing paper copies. See
Electronic Filing of Documents in
Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 Fed. Reg. 24121 (1998). Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as
an electronic file via the Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/
. Generally, only one copy of an
electronic submission must be filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of
this proceeding, however, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the comments to each docket
or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking
number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get filing instructions for
e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and should include the following
words in the body of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will be sent in reply.
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, commenters 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 (although we continue to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal
Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary,
Federal Communications Commission, as follows:
-All hand-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC
Headquarters at 445 12th St., S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Envelopes must be disposed of before
entering the building. The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This is the
location where hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings
for the Commission's Secretary will be accepted. The Commission's former filing location at
236 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., is permanently closed.
-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 mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554.
-All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
Parties are requested to send one copy of their comments and reply comments to Best Copy and Printing,
Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (800) 378-3160, e-mail FCC@BCPIWEB.com
Alternate formats of this Public Notice
(computer diskette, large print, audio recording, and Braille) are
available to persons with disabilities by contacting the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY), or send an e-mail to email@example.com
For further information, contact Paroma Sanyal, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-2425, or Heidi Kroll, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-2361.