Refreshing Record in Framework for Broadband Internet Service NOI
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: May 30, 2014
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS TO REFRESH THE RECORD IN
THE 2010 PROCEEDING ON TITLE II AND OTHER POTENTIAL LEGAL FRAMEWORKS
FOR BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE
PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
GN Docket No. 10-127
Comment Date: July 15, 2014
Reply Comment Date: September 10, 2014
On May 15, 2014, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) seeking
comment on proposed rules to protect and promote the open Internet.1 In the Notice, among other matters
the Commission directed the Wireline Competition Bureau to issue a public notice to refresh the record in
the Framework for Broadband Internet Service proceeding (GN Docket No. 10-127).2
The Commission initiated the Framework for Broadband Internet Service proceeding through
adoption of a Notice of Inquiry in 2010 seeking comment on the best legal framework for protecting and
promoting the open Internet—including, among other options, a possible “third way” approach that would
apply a limited set of Title II obligations to broadband providers. Today’s Public Notice establishes a
comment cycle by which members of the public can update the record in that proceeding in light of
marketplace and legal developments over the last four years.
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 on the first
page of this document. 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
1 Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 14-28, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 14-61
(rel. May 15, 2014) (Open Internet NPRM).
2 Id. at para. 149 n.302 (“The docket opened by the 2010 NOI [regarding the Framework for Broadband Internet
Service] remains open. To ensure that it remains current, we hereby direct the Wireline Competition Bureau to issue
a public notice to refresh the record in that proceeding including the inquiries contained herein.”). See also
Framework for Broadband Internet Service, GN Docket No. 10-127, Notice of Inquiry, 25 FCC Rcd 7866 (2010).
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.
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.
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Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
This matter shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the
Commission’s ex parte rules. 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.
For further information, please contact Kristine Fargotstein, Competition Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-2774.
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