Deadline Extended for Comment on Mediacom Rulemaking Petition
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Released: August 11, 2014
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COMMENT ON MEDIACOM PETITION FOR RULEMAKING
TO AMEND THE COMMISSION’S RULES GOVERNING PRACTICES OF VIDEO
Extended Comment Deadline: September 29, 2014
Extended Reply Comment Deadline: October 14, 2014
By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau extends the deadlines for filing comments and
reply comments in the above-captioned proceeding. On July 21, 2014, Mediacom Communications
Corporation (“Mediacom”) filed a Petition for Rulemaking to Amend the Commission’s Rules Governing
Practices of Video Programming Vendors.1
The Commission released a public notice establishing
deadlines for filing comments on the Mediacom Petition, with comments due August 28, 2014, and reply
comments due 15 days thereafter.2
On August 1, 2014, the American Cable Association (“ACA”)
requested a one-month extension of the comment deadlines.3
ACA explained that it “requests this
extension to ensure that it and other interested parties have time to fully develop the record in response to
According to ACA, the Mediacom Petition addresses “key areas of reform . . . that will
require serious and careful study,” and ACA is a small organization that is currently engaged in several
We grant ACA’s request.
As set forth in Section 1.46(a) of the Commission’s Rules,6 the Commission’s policy is
that extensions of time shall not be routinely granted. Given the scope of the Mediacom Petition and the
pending comment deadlines in other proceedings of interest to ACA and other parties, however, we
believe that granting ACA’s request is necessary to facilitate the development of a full record.
Accordingly, we extend the deadline for filing statements in support of or in opposition to the Mediacom
Petition by one month, until September 29, 2014. We also extend the deadline for filing replies to such
statements until October 14, 2014.
1 Mediacom Communications Corporation, Petition for Rulemaking to Amend the Commission’s Rules Governing
Practices of Video Programming Vendors (filed Jul. 21, 2014) (“Mediacom Petition”).
2 Public Notice, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Reference Information Center Petition for Rulemaking
Filed, Report No. 3008 (Jul. 29, 2014).
3 American Cable Association, Motion for Extension of Time to File Comments, RM 11728 (filed Aug. 1, 2014).
4 Id. at 1.
5 Id. at 1-2.
6 47 C.F.R. § 1.46.
For additional information on this proceeding, contact Diana Sokolow,
Diana.Sokolow@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120. Press contact: Janice
Wise, (202) 418-8165.
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