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Four Petitions for High-Cost Filing Deadlines Waiver Dismissed

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Released: February 24, 2014


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DA 14-248

Released: February 24, 2014



WC Docket No. 08-71

CC Docket No. 96-45

In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition announces the dismissal of the following four
petitions for waiver of various high-cost universal service filing deadlines:


Rule(s) in Question

Date Petition Filed

Hayneville Fiber Transport, Inc.
USAC filing window and/or
d/b/a Camellia Communications
Hargray Telephone Company
Pine Belt Telephone Company,
NECA Cost Study Window
Telenational Communications,
On November 19, 2013, the Bureau released a public notice listing several pending petitions for
waiver of various high-cost universal service filing deadlines.1 In that public notice, the Bureau noted
that each of the petitions was filed at least one year prior to the date of the public notice, and involved
filing requirements and funding years that pre-dated the reforms adopted in the 2011 USF/ICC
Transformation Order
.2 Additionally, the Bureau noted that no comments or ex parte submissions had
been filed on these petitions for at least one year.
As part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to manage its dockets and reduce backlog,3 the
Bureau stated its intent to dismiss each petition without prejudice unless the petitioner, within 45 days of

1 Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks to Determine Parties’ Continuing Interest in Several Petitions for Waiver of
Various High-Cost Universal Service Filing Deadlines
, WC Docket No. 10-90, CC Docket No. 96-45, Public
Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 15863 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013) (Public Notice).
2 Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17663 (2011) (USF/ICC Transformation Order), pets. for review pending sub nom. In re:
FCC 11-161
, No. 11-9900 (10th Cir. argued Nov. 19, 2013).
3 Cf. Amendment of Certain of the Commission’s Part 1 Rules of Practice and Procedure and Part 0 Rules of
Commission Organization
, GC Docket No. 10-44, Report and Order, 26 FCC Rcd 1594, 1604, paras. 23-24 (2011)
(termination of dormant proceedings).

the release of the Public Notice, stated its continuing interest in pursuing the petition.4 The Bureau sent
copies of the Public Notice to the petitioners at the addresses listed on their petitions.
By virtue of the fact that none of the petitioners listed above came forward within 45 days of the
date of the Public Notice and stated intent to continue to pursue its respective petition, pursuant to the
Public Notice,5 the above-referenced petitions are dismissed without prejudice.
For further information, please contact Christopher Cook or Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications
Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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4 Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd at 15863; see also 47 C.F.R. § 1.419.
5 Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd at 15863-64.

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