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Released: March 4, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 14-296

Released: March 4, 2014

COMMENT SOUGHT ON SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. INMATE CALLING SERVICES

PETITIONS

WC Docket No. 12-375

Comment Date: March 11, 2014
Reply Comment Date: March 17, 2014

We seek comment on Securus Technologies, Inc.’s (Securus) Petition to Expand Pay Tel Waiver
and its Petition for Leave to Add Fee for Voice Biometrics Technology.1 In its first petition, pursuant to
section 1.3 of the Commission’s rules and the waiver provisions of the Inmate Calling Report and Order
and FNPRM
,2 Securus “requests that the relief granted to Pay Tel be granted to all providers of Inmate
Calling Services (‘ICS’) operating in city and/or county jails located in the 13 states that Pay Tel
serves.”3 In its second petition, pursuant to the same authorities, Securus seeks “leave to add a per-
minute fee of $0.02 to its interstate calls in order to cover the cost of providing voice biometric
technology required for secure inmate calling.”4
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated above.5
Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See
Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
 Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/.

1 Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Securus Technologies, Inc. Petition to
Expand Pay Tel Waiver (filed Feb. 19, 2014) (Securus Waiver Expansion Petition); Rates for Interstate Inmate
Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Securus Technologies, Inc. Petition for Leave to Add Fee for Voice
Biometrics Technology (filed Feb. 19, 2014) (Securus Voice Biometrics Petition).
2 47 C.F.R. § 1.3; Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd 14107, 14153-4, paras. 82-84 (2013) (Inmate Calling Report
and Order and FNPRM
).
3 Securus Waiver Expansion Petition at 1.
4 Securus Voice Biometrics Petition at 1.
5 We remind interested parties that on December 19, 2013, the Commission adopted a Protective Order in this
docket. See Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Protective Order, DA 13-2434
(Wireline Comp. Bur. rel. Dec. 19, 2013).

 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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 fcc504@fcc.gov 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
parte
rules.

6 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
2

For further information, contact Lynne Engledow of the Pricing Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1520 or at lynne.engledow@fcc.gov.
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