In recent years, the use of contraband wireless devices by inmates in correctional facilities across the country has grown rapidly.  Inmates use these devices to commit additional criminal acts from behind bars, such as ordering hits, running drug operations, and operating phone scams.  Use of contraband wireless devices is a serious threat to the safety and welfare of correctional facility employees, other inmates, and innocent members of the public.

The Commission has coordinated with other government agencies, members of the public safety community, and private industry to outline the various technological solutions that can be used to combat contraband cellphone use in prisons and identify regulatory reforms that could make it easier to deploy them.

CONTRABAND INTERDICTION SYSTEMS

Some correctional facilities have implemented radio-based technologies to detect and block the use of contraband wireless devices located inside their facilities.  These technologies, called Contraband Interdiction Systems (CISs), require FCC authorization and fall primarily into two categories: managed access and detection.  A managed access system is a micro-cellular, private network that typically operates on spectrum already licensed to commercial wireless providers and is able to determine whether a device is authorized or unauthorized by the correctional facility, before passing a call or message on to wireless carrier networks.  Detection systems are used to detect devices within a correctional facility by locating, tracking, and identifying radio signals originating from a device.  By analyzing patterns of the data they collect, detection systems are able to identify contraband wireless device use in prisons.

Refresh the Record on Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Device Use in Correctional Facilities
(PN) - July 28, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

PROMOTING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT CONTRABAND WIRELESS DEVICE USE IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
(R&O and FNPRM) - March 23, 2017

RULEMAKING

NEWS RELEASE
FCC Acts to Promote Public Safety by Curbing Prison Inmates’ Use of Contraband Wireless Devices

PROMOTING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT CONTRABAND WIRELESS DEVICE USE IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
(NPRM) - May 1, 2013

RULEMAKING

FEDERAL REGISTER

NPRM Publication

EVENT

Commissioner Pai’s Field Hearing on Contraband Cellphones – April 6, 2016
Chairman Pai held a field hearing in Columbia, SC, hosted by then-Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, to shed additional light on the public safety threat posed by inmates’ use of contraband cellphones, as well as steps the FCC can take to help law enforcement combat the problem.

SPEECH

Remarks of Commissioner Pai at the Field Hearing on Contraband Cellphones – April 6, 2016 (Video)
Remarks of Commissioner Pai at the Field Hearing on Contraband Cellphones – April 6, 2016 (Transcript)

REPORT

NTIA Report – Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons: Possible Wireless Technology Solutions – Dec. 29, 2010
At Congress's direction, NTIA, in coordination with the FCC, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), identified and evaluated several technology solutions that can be used in a prison environment, including managed access and detection techniques.  This report presents a comprehensive overview and evaluation of those technologies.

EVENT

Workshop/Webinar on Contraband Cell Phone Use in Prisons – Sept. 30, 2010
The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in partnership with the National Institute of Justice and the Association of State Correctional Administrators, held a workshop/webinar to discuss methods for combating the use of contraband cell phones in prisons.

OMBUDSPERSON

In order to assist CIS operators and CMRS licensees in complying with their regulatory obligations, the Commission designated by Public Notice a single point of contact to serve as the ombudsperson on contraband wireless device issues.  The ombudsperson will primarily provide assistance to CIS operators and CMRS licensees regarding the process for obtaining FCC authorization, help identify required CIS lease filings for a given correctional facility, and facilitate the required Commission filings.  The ombudsperson maintains a list of active CIS operators and locations where CISs have been deployed, displayed below.

OMBUDSPERSON CONTACT :

Charles Mathias
Phone:  (202) 418-1030
Email:  combatcontrabanddevices@fcc.gov

CIS DEPLOYMENT

This list includes Contraband Interdiction Systems authorized by the FCC through lease agreements with wireless carriers across the nation. The Bureau will update this list periodically, as new systems are authorized.

CONTRABAND INTERDICTION SYSTEMS (as of 5/26/2021)

State Location CIS Operator
State Facility CIS Operator
AR Forrest City Med FCI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
AZ Safford FCI, Safford, AZ ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
CA Atwater USP, Atwater, CA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
CA Avenal State Prison - Avenal, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA California Correctional Center and High Desert State Prison - Susanville, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA California State Prison and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility - Corcoran, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Calipatria State Prison - Calipatria, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Centinela State Prison - Imperial, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Central CA Women's Facility - Chowchilla, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Chuckawalla Valley State Prison - Blythe, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Ironwood State Prison - Blythe, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Kern Valley State Prison - Delano, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Mule Creek State Prison - Ione, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA North Kern Valley State Prison - Delano, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Pelican Bay State Prison - Crescent City, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Pleasant Valley State Prison - Coalinga, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Sierra Conversation Center - Jamestown, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Terminal Island FCI, San Pedro, CA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
CA Valley State Prison - Chowchilla, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CA Victorville Med, Victorville, CA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
CA Wasco State Prison, Wasco, CA Screened Images, Inc.
CO Englewood FCI, Littleton, CO ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
FL Martin Correctional Institution - Indiantown, FL CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
FL Miami FCI, Miami, FL ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
FL Okeechobee Correctional Institution - Okeechobee, FL CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
FL South Bay Correctional Facility - South Bay, FL CellAntenna Corporation
FL Wakulla Correctional Institution - Crawfordville, FL CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
GA Jesup FCI, Jesup, GA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
GA Jimmy Autry Correctional Institute - Pelham, GA CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
GA Macon State Prison Facility - Oglethorpe, GA CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
GA Smith State Prison Facility - Glennville, GA CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
GA Telfair State Prison Facility - Helena, GA CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
IL Pekin FCI, Pekin, IL ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Branchville Correctional Facility - Branchville, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Correctional Industrial Facility - Pendleton, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Indiana Women's Prison - Indianapolis, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Miami Correctional Facility - Bunker Hill, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN New Castle Correctional Facility - New Castle, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Pendleton Correctional Facility - Pendleton, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Plainfield Correctional Facility - Plainfield, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Putnamville Correctional Facility - Greencastle, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Rockville Correctional Facility - Rockville, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Wabash Valley Correctional Facility - Carlisle, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Westville Correctional Facility - Westville, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Chain O'Lakes Correctional Facility, Albion, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Edinburgh Correctional Facility, Edinburgh, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Heritage Trail Correctional Facility, Plainfiled, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Madison Correctional Facility, Madison, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Reception Diagnostic Center, Plainfield, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN South Bend Community Re-Entry Center, South Bend, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
IN Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, IN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
KY Big Sandy USP, Inez, KY ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
KY Manchester FCI, Manchester, KY ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
LA Jefferson Parish Correctional - Gretna, LA CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
LA Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Gabriel, LA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
LA Lousiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MA Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
MD Cumberland FCI, Cumberland, MD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MD Maryland Transition Center / Baltimore City Detention Center / Jail Industries Building - Baltimore, MD Tecore Government Services, LLC
MI Alger Correctional Facility, Munising, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Baraga Correctional Facility, Baraga, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Bellamy Correctional Facility, Ionia, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Central Michigan Correctional Facility, St. Louis, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, Jackson, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Chippewa Correctional Facility, Kincheloe, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Cooper Street Correctional Facility, Jackson, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Detroit Detention Center, Detroit, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Detroit Reentry Center, Detroit, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility, Muskegon, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, Jackson, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, Adrian, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Ionia Correctional Facility, Ionia, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Kinross Correctional Facility, Kincheloe, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Lakeland Correctional Facility, Coldwater, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Macomb Correctional Facility, New Haven, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Marquette Prison Branch, Marquette, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Michigan Reformatory, Ionia, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Milan FCI, Milan, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Muskegon Correctional Facility, Muskegon, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Newberry Correctional Facility, Newberry, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Oaks Correctional Facility, Manistee, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Parnall Correctional Facility, Jackson, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Saginaw Correctional Facility, Freeland, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Special Alternative Incarceration Facility, Chelsea, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Thumb Correctional Facility, Lapeer, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Ypsilanti, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Wooland Center Correctional Facility, Whitmore Lake, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI St. Luis Correctional Facility, St. Luis, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility, Ionia, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MI Carson City Correctional Facility, Carson City, MI ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MN Sandstone FCI, Sandstone, MN ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MO Tipton Correctional Center, Tipton, MO CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
MS Central Mississippi Correctional Facility - Pearl, MS Screened Images, Inc.
MS Mississippi State Penitentiary - Parchman, MS Tecore Government Services, LLC
MS South Mississippi Correctional Institution - Leakesville, MS Screened Images, Inc.
MS Yazoo City FCI, Yazoo City, MS ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MT Montana State Prison, Deer Lodge, MT ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
MT Montana Women's Prison, Billings, MT ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Albemarle Correctional Institution - New London, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Alexander Correctional Institution - Taylorsville, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution - Spruce Pine, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Bertie Correctional Institution - Windsor, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Brown Creek Correctional Institution, Polkton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Caledonia Correctional Institution - Tillery, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Caldwell Correctional Institution, Lenoir, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Carteret Correctional Institution - Newport, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Catawba Correctional Institution, Newton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Central Prison - Raleigh, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Columbus Correctional Institution - Whiteville, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Corrections Department Institute, Jackson, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Craggy Correctional Institution, Asheville, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Craven Correctional Institution - Vanceboro, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Dan River Prison Work Farm, Blanch, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Davidson Correctional Institution, Lexington, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Eastern Correctional Institution, Maury, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Foothills Correctional Institution, Morganton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Forsyth Correctional Institution, Winston-Salem, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Franklin Correctional Institution, Bunn, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Gaston Correctional Center, Dallas, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Greene Correctional Institution, Maury, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Harnett Correctional Institution - Lillington, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Hoke Correctional Institution, Raeford, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Hyde Correctional Institution, Fairfield, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Johnson Correctional Institution, Smithfield, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Lanesboro Correctional Institution - Polkton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Maury Correctional Institution - Hookerton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Morrison Correctional Institution, Hoffman, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Mountain View Correctional Institution, Spruce Pine, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC N.C. Correctional Institution for Women, Raleigh, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Nash Correctional Institution - Nashville, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Neuse Correctional Institution, Goldsboro, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC New Hanover Correctional Institution, Wilmington, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Orange Correctional Center, Hillsborough, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Pamlico Correctional Institution - Bayboro, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Pender Correctional Institution - Burgaw, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Piedmont Correctional Institution - Salisbury, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Polk Correctional Institution - Butner, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Randolph Correctional Institution, Asheboro, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Rutherford Correctional Center, Spindale, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Sampson Correctional Institution - Clinton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Sanford Correctional Institution - Sanford, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Scotland Correctional Institution - Laurinburg, NC CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
NC Maury Correctional Institution - Hookerton, NC CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
NC Southern Correctional Institution, Troy, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, Black Mountain, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Tabor Correctional Institution - West Tabor City, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Tyrrell Prison Work Farm, Columbia, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Wake Correctional Center, Raleigh, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Warren Correctional Institution - Manson, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Wilkes Correctional Center, Wilkesboro, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Caswell Correctional Institution, Blanch, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NC Pasquotank Correctional Institution, Elizabeth City, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NJ Fairton FCI, Fairton, NJ ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
NY Dutchess County Jail, Poughkeepsie, NY ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Elkton FCI, Lisbon, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Lebanon Correctional Institution, Lebanon, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Mansfield Correctional Institute, Mansfield, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Richland Correctional Institute, Mansfield, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Ross Correctional Institution, Chillicothe, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Toledo Correctional Institute, Toledo, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Warren Correctional Institution - Lebanon, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Allenwood Oakwood Correctional Institution, Lima OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Belmont Correctional Institute, St. Clairsville, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Chillicothe Correctional Institution, Chillicothe, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Dayton Correctional Institution, Dayton, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Franklin Medical Center, Columbus, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Grafton Correctional Institute, Grafton, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Lake Erie Correctional Institute, Conneaut, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH London Correctional Institution, London, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Lorain Correctional Institute, Grafton, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Madison Correctional Institution, London, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Marion Correctional Institute, Marion, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Noble Correctional Institution, Caldwell, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH North Central Correctional Comples, Marion, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, Youngstown, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Northeast Reintegration Center, Cleveland, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Correctional Reception Center, Orient, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Ohio Reformatory for Women, Marysville, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH The Ohio State Penitentiary, Youngstown, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Pickaway Correctional Institution, Orient, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Southeastern Correctional Institute, Lancaster, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Trumbull Correctional Camp, Leavittsburg, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OH Trumbull Correctional Institute, Leavittsburg, OH ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OK El Reno FCI, El Reno, OK ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
OK Oklahmoa State Penitentiary, McAlester, OK CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
PA Allenwood Med Federal Correctional, White Deer, PA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
PA Chester County Prison, West Chester, PA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
PA Schuylkill FCI, Minersville, PA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SC Bennettsville FCI, Bennetsville, SC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SC Lumberton Correctional Institution - Lumberton, SC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SC Lieber Correctional Facility, Lieber Ridgeville City, SC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SC Marion Correctional Institution, Marion NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SC Lee Correctional Insitution, Bishopville, SC Tecore Government Services, LLC
SD Mike Durfee State Prison, Springfield, SD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SD Rapid city Minimun, Rapid City, SD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SD South Dakota State Penitentiary, Sioux Falls, SD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SD South Dakota Women's Prison, Pierre, SD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
SD Yankton Minimum Unit, Yankton, SD ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX Beaumont Low FCI, Beaumont, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX Beaumont Med FCI, Beaumont, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX Lincoln Correctional Institution, Lincolnton, NC ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX Texas Department of Criminal Justice, McConnell Unit - Beeville, TX CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
TX Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Stiles Unit - Beaumont, TX CellBlox Acquisitions LLC
TX Texas Department of Criminal Justice, McConnell Unit - Beeville, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Stiles Unit - Beaumont, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX GEO Big Spring Correctional Airpark, Big Spring, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX GEO Big Spring Correctional Cedarhill, Big Spring, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
TX GEO Big Spring Correctional Flightline, Big Spring, TX ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Augusta Correctional Center, Craigsville, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Coffeewood Correctional Center, Mitchells, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Fluvanna Correctional Center, Troy, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Indian Creek Correctional Center, Chesapeake, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Lawrenceville Correctional Center, Lawrenceville, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA New River Valley Regional Jail, Dublin, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Nottoway Correctional Center, Burkeville, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Petersburg FCI, Hopewell, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Petersburg Med FCI, Hopewell, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Piedmont Regional Jail, Farmville, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA River North Correctional Center, Independence, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Riverside Regional Jail, N Prince George, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Sussex I State Prison, Waverly, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Sussex II State Prison, Waverly, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
VA Western Tidewater Regional Jail, Suffolk, VA ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
WV Mount Olive Correctional Complex, Mt. Olive, WV ShawnTech Communications, Inc.

HOW CAN I COMMENT ?

The comment period is determined by the date of publication in the Federal Register.  Upon publication of the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will update this page with the relevant due dates for comments and reply comments, which can be filed in GN Docket No. 13-111.

ELECTRONIC FILERS
Comments may be filed electronically by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System (https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/).

PAPER FILERS
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.

Hand or Messenger Delivered accepted between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
9050 Junction Drive
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Commercial overnight mail, EXCEPT United States Postal Service
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
9050 Junction Drive
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

All other mail, INCLUDING United States Postal Service Express Mail, Priority Mail, and First Class Mail
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554

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