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Released: June 21, 2013


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Released: June 21, 2013



GN Docket No. 13111

Comments Due: July 18, 2013
Reply Comments Due: August 2, 2013

On April 29, 2013, the Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in GN Docket No.
13-111 seeking comment on proposed rules to encourage the development of multiple technological
solutions to combat the use of contraband wireless devices in correctional facilities nationwide.1
Specifically, the Commission proposes rule modifications to facilitate spectrum lease agreements between
wireless providers and providers or operators of managed access systems.2 The Commission also
proposes to require wireless providers to terminate service, if technically feasible, to a contraband
wireless device if an authorized correctional facility official notifies the wireless provider of the presence
of the contraband wireless device within the correctional facility.3
On June 18, 2013, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of the Contraband
Wireless Devices NPRM and associated comment and reply comment deadlines.4 Accordingly, comments
must be filed on or before July 18, 2013, and reply comments must be filed on or before August 2, 2013.5
The Contraband Wireless Devices NPRM sets forth the comment filing instructions.
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Melissa Conway, Mobility Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-2887 or via email:, or
contact Timothy May, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at
(202) 418-1463 or via email:
By the Chiefs, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Public Safety and Homeland Security


1 See Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Device Use in Correctional Facilities, GN
Docket No. 13-111, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 13-58 (2013) (Contraband Wireless Devices NPRM).
2 Id.
3 Id.
4 See 78 Fed. Reg. 36469 (June 18, 2013).
5 Id.

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