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Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Neustar Request for Clarification Regarding its Neutrality Requirements

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Released: May 9, 2011


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 11-698

Released: April 15, 2011




CC Docket No. 92-237

Comments Due: April 29, 2011
Reply Comments Due: May 6, 2011

The Bureau seeks comment on Neustar, Inc.'s (Neustar's) request for clarification regarding its
neutrality requirements as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator.1 Specifically, Neustar
requests clarification that, consistent with section 52.12 of the Commission's rules,2 it is permitted to
issue debt, without prior Commission approval, so long as Neustar does not issue a majority of its debt to
any telecommunications service provider.
Interested parties may file comments on Neustar's request on or before

April 29, 2011

and reply
comments on or before

May 6, 2011.

All pleadings are to reference CC Docket No. 92-237. Comments
may be filed using: (1) the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the Federal
Government's eRulemaking Portal, or (3) by filing paper copies.3

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Filers should follow the instructions provided on the website for
submitting comments.

For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this
proceeding, filers must transmit one electronic copy of the comments for each docket or
rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, filers should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or
rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get

1 Letter from Scott Blake Harris, Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, Neustar, to Sharon Gillett,
Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, CC Docket No. 92-237 (April 6, 2011).
2 47 C.F.R. 52.12.
3 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).

filing instructions, filers should send an e-mail to, and include the following words
in the body of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will be sent in response.

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies 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 (although we continue to experience delays in receiving U.S.
Postal Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

The Commission's contractor will receive hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper
filings for the Commission's Secretary at 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Suite 110,
Washington, D.C. 20002. The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All
hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes
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 should be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 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 and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC
20554. Parties should also send a copy of their filings to Gary Remondino, Competition Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Room 5-C143, 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington, DC 20554, or by e-mail to Parties shall also serve one
copy with the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), Portals II, 445 12th
Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 488-5300, or via e-mail to
Documents in CC Docket No. 92-237 are available for public inspection and copying during
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW, Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300,
facsimile (202) 488-5563, TTY (202) 488-5562, e-mail These documents may also
be viewed on the Commission's website at
This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the
Commission's ex parte rules.4 Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda
summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations and not
merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and
arguments presented generally is required.5 Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte
presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in section 1.1206(b) of the Commission's

4 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1200, 1.1206.
5 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).
6 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b).

For further information, contact Marilyn Jones, Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau at (202) 418-2357, or Sanford Williams of the Competition Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1508.
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