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WCB Short Term Network Change Notification Filed By FairPoint

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Released: November 9, 2012


Federal Communications Commission

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Report No. NCD-2230

November 9, 2012

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications (FairPoint), an
incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC), has filed short term public notice of network change(s) together
with certification of service on identified interconnecting carriers, as required by section 51.333(a) of the
rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).1 See 47 C.F.R. § 51.333(a). Upon initial
review the filing appears to be complete. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 51.325 through 51.335.
The incumbent LEC’s notice refers to the change(s) identified below:
Network Notification No. 62
Installation of Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer or Litespan in order to provide
(DSL) services in Vermont.
Planned Implementation Date: November 30, 2012.
Incumbent LEC contact:
Barbara Galardo
Director of Costs & Access Tariffs
FairPoint Communications
1 Davis Farm Road
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 535-4126
An objection to an incumbent LEC's short term notice may be filed by an information service provider or
telecommunications service provider that directly interconnects with the incumbent LEC’s network. Such
objections must be filed with the Commission, and served on the incumbent LEC, no later than the ninth
business day following the release of this public notice. See 47 C.F.R. § 51.333(c). The effective
implementation date of all changes is subject to the FCC’s public notice period under section 51.333(b).
See 47 C.F.R. § 51.333(b).
Parties who choose to file must file an original and one copy of each filing. 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

1 On November 6, 2012, the Competition Policy Division of the Wireline Competition Bureau was notified that a
filing had been placed in CC Docket No. 96-98 in order to revise FairPoint’s certification of service on identified
interconnecting carriers.

Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room TW-
A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. The filing hours are Monday through Friday, 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, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554.
This proceeding is considered a “permit but disclose” proceeding for purposes of the Commission’s ex
parte rules.2 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.
Attached is a copy of the notice of network change(s) (total of one page). The original filing is available
for inspection and copying at the FCC Public Reference Room, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Suite
CY-A257, 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).
For further information, contact Carmell Weathers, (202) 418-2325 (voice), or (e-mail), of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.
The tty number is (202) 418-0484.

2 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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