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Released: May 23, 2014
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON
VCXC PETITION FOR NOTICE OF INQUIRY ON THE MIGRATION TO HD VOICE
GN Docket No. 13-5
Comment Date: June 23, 2014
Reply Comment Date:
July 8, 2014
The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed by the Voice
Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) requesting that the Commission issue a Notice of Inquiry
on the migration to high definition (HD) voice technologies as part of the technology transitions that the
Commission is considering.1 VCXC asks the Commission to “investigate the benefits of a common HD
voice implementation to replace standard definition voice services historically associated with the Public
Switched Telephone Network.”2
Interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated above.
Comments are to reference GN Docket No. 13-5, and may be filed on paper copies or by using the
Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by
accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ .
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.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the
Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th
St., 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
1 See VCXC Petition for Notice of Inquiry on the Migration to HD Voice (filed Feb. 25, 2014). On March 7, 2014,
VCXC’s Petition was associated with GN Docket No. 13-5, and thus may be found at
bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before
entering the building.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and
Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights,
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed
to 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
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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.3 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 parte rules.
For further information, please contact Tim Stelzig, Competition Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-0942 or Tim.Stelzig@fcc.gov.
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3 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
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