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Released: May 4, 2012


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DA 12-718

Release Date: May 4, 2012





WC Docket No. 09-197; WT Docket No. 10-208; AU Docket No. 12-25

Comment Date: May 16, 2012
Reply Comment Date: May 23, 2012

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau (the Bureaus) seek
comment on petitions filed by SI Wireless, LLC (SI Wireless)1 and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile),2 for
designation as eligible telecommunications carriers (ETC). SI Wireless seeks designation as an ETC in
Tennessee.3 T-Mobile seeks ETC designation for its operating subsidiaries in Alabama, Florida, New
Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.4
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file
comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated on the first page of this document. All
filings must reference WC Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No. 10-208, and AU Docket No. 12-
25.Comments and reply comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS).5
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.

1 Petition of SI Wireless, LLC For Designation As An Eligible Telecommunications Carrier In Tennessee, WC
Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No. 10-208, AU Docket No. 12-25 (filed April 13 and 27, 2012) (T-Mobile
2 Petition of T-Mobile For FCC Designation As An Eligible Telecommunications Carrier For Mobility Fund Phase I
(Auction 901), WC Docket No. 09-197, WT Docket No. 10-208, AU Docket No. 12-25 (filed April 13 and 27,
2012) (T-Mobile Petition).
3 SI Wireless Petition at 1.
4 T-Mobile Petition at 1.
5 See 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419; Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).

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).
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.6 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
For further information, please contact Erik Salovaara, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-0660.
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6 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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