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Brief Delay in Launch of Study Area Boundary Data Collection Site

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Released: April 26, 2013


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DA 13-954

Released: April 26, 2013



WC Docket No. 10-90

WC Docket No. 05-337

On March 18, 2013, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that state
commissions and incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) could begin submitting study area and
exchange boundary data on April 29, 2013.1 As a result of unanticipated administrative and technical
issues, there will be a brief delay in the availability of the electronic submission system. The Bureau will
release a Public Notice as soon as the system is available to receive submissions, which we expect to be
no later than Thursday, May 2. Because we anticipate that the delay in the availability of the system will
be brief, the submission deadlines will remain the same. Therefore, state commissions filing study area
boundary data are required to submit and certify the data no later than

June 28, 2013

at Individual ILECs serving study areas for which a boundary will not be
submitted by a state must submit and certify the required data on the study area(s) they serve by

May 23,


Additional Information

Additional information on the study area boundary data collection can be found on the
Commission’s study area boundary webpage at
data-collection. Specific questions about the requirements may be sent to You can also contact the study area boundary staff at the Industry
Analysis and Technology Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC by calling (202) 418-0940, (202)
418-0484 (tty). For additional information about this Public Notice, please contact John Emmett at (202)
418-0386 or, or Chelsea Fallon at (202) 418-7991 or
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1 Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Procedures and Deadlines for Submissions of Study Area Boundaries,
WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 05-337, Public Notice, DA 13-456 (Wireline Comp. Bur. rel. Mar. 18, 2013).

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