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Commission Moves Forward with Special Access Data Collection

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Released: August 18, 2014


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DA 14-1201

Released: August 18, 2014


WC Docket No. 05-25


By this Public Notice, the Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) announces

that it will proceed with the collection of data adopted by the Commission in 2012 for a comprehensive

analysis of the special access market,1 consistent with the approval of the Office of Management and

Budget (OMB).2

Pursuant to the Commission’s instructions in the Special Access Order, the Bureau will

amend the collection to reflect the terms of OMB’s approval.3

The collection requirement will become

effective upon announcement in the Federal Register of OMB approval.

For further information on this proceeding or data collection, contact Christopher Koves of the

Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-8209 or at

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1 See Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking to Reform

Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services, WC Docket No. 05-

25, RM-10593, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 27 FCC Rcd 16318, 16340 para. 52

(2012) (Special Access Order) (adopting the collection and delegating authority to the Bureau to implement the

collection and obtain OMB approval pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995).

2 See Notice of Office of Office of Management and Budget Action, OMB Control No. 3060-1197 (Aug. 15, 2014),

3 Special Access Order, 27 FCC Rcd at 16340, para. 52 n. 111 (“To the extent the Bureau cannot obtain Office of

Management and Budget approval for some portion of the data collection, we direct the Bureau to proceed with the

remainder of the collection.”).

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