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Comment Sought on Hawaiian Telcom Petition for Limited Waiver of Rule

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Released: March 8, 2012


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DA 12-351

Released: March 8, 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: April 9, 2012
REPLY COMMENTS: April 24, 2012

On March 1, 2012, Hawaiian Telcom Inc. (Hawaiian Telcom) filed a petition1 seeking a limited
waiver of the call signaling rules adopted by the Commission in the USF/ICC Transformation Order.2
Specifically, Hawaiian Telcom requests a limited waiver of the requirement to “pass[] CN [the Signaling
System 7 (SS7) Charge Number] if different from CPN [Calling Party Number].”3 Hawaiian Telcom also
states that “due to older MF [Multi-Frequency] technology, it is not technically feasible to comply with
the call signaling rules.”4 Hawaiian Telcom asserts that “[g]rant of a waiver in this instance is consistent
with the public interest and justified by the good cause standard.”5
Interested parties may file comments on or before April 9, 2012, and reply comments on or
before April 24, 2012. 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.

Comments may be
filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).6 Two courtesy copies must be
delivered to Belinda Nixon, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing
Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Room 5-A221, Washington, DC 20554, or via e-mail at
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

1 See Petition for Limited Waiver of Hawaiian Telcom Inc. of Call Signaling Rules, 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, at 1 (filed Mar. 1,
2012) (Petition) (citing 47 C.F.R. § 64.1601(a)).
2 See Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, FCC 11-161, Appendix A, 47 C.F.R. §64.1601(a)(1) & (2) (rel. Nov. 18, 2011) (USF/ICC
Transformation Order
), pets. for review pending, Direct Commc'ns Cedar Valley, LLC v. FCC, No. 11-9581 (10th
Cir. filed Dec. 18, 2011) (and consolidated cases).
3 See Petition at 4.
4 Id.
5 Id. at 2.
6 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

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 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 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 e-mail 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
Hawaiian Telcom Petition. This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.7 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are
reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the
presentations and not merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence
description of the views and arguments presented generally is required.8 Other rules pertaining to oral
and written ex parte presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of
the Commission’s rules.9
For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Belinda Nixon, Pricing Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, (202) 418-1520, or via e-mail at

7 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200, 1.1206.
8 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
9 See id.

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