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Bureau Seeks Comment on CenturyLink Supplemental Petition

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Released: October 1, 2012


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DA 12-1564

Released: October 1, 2012




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

COMMENTS: October 31, 2012
REPLY COMMENTS: November 15, 2012

On September 13, 2012, CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink) filed a supplemental petition
(Supplemental Petition)1 seeking limited waiver of the Commission’s call signaling rules2 adopted in the
USF/ICC Transformation Order.3 On January 23, 2012, CenturyLink filed an initial petition (“Initial
Petition”)4 seeking waiver of the Commission’s call signaling rules, on which the Commission sought
public comment.5 In its Supplemental Petition, CenturyLink seeks to supplement its original request with
“several additional scenarios where a waiver is appropriate” and claims that “most of these situations
involve the same general scenarios that were identified in Century Link’s Initial Waiver Request.”6
CenturyLink states that it is filing its Supplemental Petition “to make it unambiguously clear that these
additional contexts fall within the scope of its request for relief.”7
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 the CenturyLink Supplemental Petition on
or before the dates indicated above. All pleadings are to reference

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.

1 See CenturyLink Supplemental Petition for Limited Waiver, 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 Sept. 13, 2012) (Supplemental
2 See 47 C.F.R. § 64.1601(a).
3 See Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 18227, app. A (2011), pets. for review pending, Direct Commc'ns Cedar Valley,
, No. 11-9581 (10th Cir. filed Dec. 18, 2011) (and consolidated cases) (USF/ICC Transformation
4 See Petition for Limited Waiver of CenturyLink Inc., CC Docket Nos. 10-92, 96-45, GN Docket No. 09-51, WC
Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90, WT Docket No. 10-208 (filed Jan. 23, 2012) (Initial Petition).
5 See Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on CenturyLink Petition for Limited Waiver of Call Signaling
, CC Docket No. 01-92, 96-45, GN Docket No. 09-51, WC Docket No. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90, WT
Docket No. 10-208, Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd 466 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2012).
6 Supplemental Petition at 2.
7 Id.

Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).8 Two
courtesy copies must be delivered to Christopher S. Koves, Federal Communications Commission,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 6-A236, Washington,
DC 20554, or via email at
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
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 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, MD 20743.
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
This Public Notice establishes certain procedural requirements relating to consideration of the
CenturyLink’s Supplemental Petition. This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding
in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.9 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

8 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 Fed. Reg. 24121 (1998).
9 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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 regarding this proceeding, please contact Christopher S. Koves, Pricing
Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, at (202) 418-1520
(voice) or via email at

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