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Released: June 14, 2013


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Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 13-1382

Released: June 14, 2013




WC Docket No. 10-90

WC Docket No. 05-337

Oppositions Due: June 25, 2013
Replies to Oppositions Due: July 5, 2013

The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment on an application for review filed by
Silver Star Telephone Company (Silver Star).1 On May 9, 2013, the Bureau released an order that
granted in part and denied in part a request filed by Silver Star for expedited waiver2 to correct the study
area boundary and number of exchanges for Silver Star's Idaho study area 472295, and change the
density, road miles, and road crossings (density and road information) for Silver Star's Idaho and
Wyoming study areas used in the regression analysis establishing "benchmarks" for high-cost loop
support (HCLS).3 Silver Star requests that the Commission reverse the Bureau and change the data used
in the quantile regression analysis model concerning density and road information for Silver Star's Idaho
and Wyoming study areas.4 Silver Star requests that these changes be applied to the benchmark
methodology effective as of July 1, 2012.
Pursuant to section 1.115 of the Commission's rules, oppositions shall be filed within 15 days
after the application for review is filed and replies to oppositions shall be filed within 10 days after the
opposition is filed.5 Oppositions and replies to oppositions may be filed using the Commission's
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).6

1 Application for Review of Silver Star Telephone Company, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 05-337 (filed June 10, 2013)
(Silver Star Application for Review).
2 Petition for Waiver of Silver Star Telephone Company, WC Docket Nos. 10-90 and 05-337 (filed Sept. 27, 2012).
3 Connect America Fund; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 05-337, Order, DA 13-
1013 (Wireline Comp. Bur. rel. May 9, 2013).
4 See Silver Star Application for Review at 1.
5 47 C.F.R. 1.115.
6 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

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, D.C. 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.

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.

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington D.C. 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 or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).

In addition, one copy of each pleading must be sent to each of the following:

(1) Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-B431, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:;
(2) Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 5-A452, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:; and
(3) Suzanne Yelen, Industry Analysis and Technology Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Room 6-B115, Washington, D.C. 20554; e-mail:
The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in
accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules.7 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

7 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq.

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
For further information, please contact Abdel Eqab, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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