WTB Seeks Further Comment on the State of Mobile Wireless Competition
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12th Street, S.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20554 DA 13-1457
Released: July 1, 2013
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS FURTHER COMMENT ON
THE STATE OF MOBILE WIRELESS COMPETITION AND THE ROLE OF MINORITY AND
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AND EXTENDS PERIOD FOR REPLY
WT Docket No. 13-135
Reply Comments Due: July 15, 2013On May 17, 2013, the Bureau released a Public Notice (PN) seeking comment on the state of competition
in the mobile wireless marketplace.1 About the time of release of the PN, the Minority Media and
Telecommunications Council (MMTC) submitted letters requesting that the Commission collect
information on the role minority and women-owned enterprises (MWBEs) play in mobile wireless
1. We invite parties to address in this docket the important issues raised in the MMTC letters.
2. We seek comment on levels of, and opportunities for, participation in the wireless marketplace
for MWBEs. How many MWBEs are actively associated with the industry and in what
capacities? How many such entities operate as carriers and/or spectrum licensees? Commenters
should address efforts within the industry to increase diversity and access for MWBEs. Do
MWBEs provide services to consumers who might otherwise be overlooked by others in the
In order to accommodate comments on the issues raised herein, we are extending the original date for
reply comments by an additional two weeks. Therefore, pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the
Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file reply comments on or before
July 15, 2013.All filings should refer to WT Docket No. 13-135. Comments may be filed: (1) using the
1 See Wireless Telecommunication Seeks Comment on the State of Mobile Wireless
Competition, Public Notice, WT Docket No. 13-135 (rel. May 17, 2013)
2 See Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) Letter to Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman,
(May 20, 2013), available at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022415051. See also, MMTC Letter to
Ruth Milkman, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, WT Docket No.11-186 and Subsequent Dockets (May 10,
2013), available at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311914
Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), or (2) by filing paper copies. See Electronic
Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
Comments and reply comments filed in response to this Public Notice will be available for public
inspection and copying in the Commission's Reference Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554, and via the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) by
entering the docket number, WT 11-186. Copies of the request are also available from Best Copy and
Printing, Inc., telephone (800) 378-3160, facsimile (301) 816-0169, e-mail FCC@BCPIWEB.com.
Comments may be filed using the ECFS or by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in
Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 Fed. Reg. 24121 (1998). Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as
an electronic file via the Internet to https://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Generally, only one copy of an
electronic submission must be filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of
this proceeding, however, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the comments to each docket
or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters 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 filing instructions for
e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to email@example.com , and should include the following
words in the body of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will be sent in reply.
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, commenters 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, as follows:
-All hand-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC
Headquarters at 445 12th St., S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Envelopes must be disposed of before
entering the building. The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NOTE:This is the
ONLYlocation where hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings
for the Commission's Secretary will be accepted. The Commission's former filing location at
236 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., is permanently closed.
-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 mail, Express Mail, and Priority Mail should be addressed to 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554.
-All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
Parties are requested to send one copy of their comments and reply comments to Best Copy and Printing,
Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, (800) 378-3160, e-mail
Alternate formats of this Public Notice (computer diskette, large print, audio recording, and Braille) are
available to persons with disabilities by contacting the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY), or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, contact Paroma Sanyal, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-2425, or Heidi Kroll, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418-2361.