[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 37049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15895]



47 CFR Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95

[WT Docket No. 10-4; DA 11-1078]

Improving Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission extends the deadlines 
for filing comments and reply comments on the Commission's Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in this proceeding, which was published in 
the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published May 10, 2011 
(76 FR 26983), is extended. Submit comments on or before July 25, 2011, 
and reply comments on or before August 24, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by WT Docket No. 10-4; 
FCC 11-53, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Federal Communications Commission's Web Site: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request 
reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language 
interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: [email protected] or phone 202-418-
0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional 
information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Jones, Mobility Division, 
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-1327, or e-mail at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order 
(``Order'') in WT Docket No. 10-4, DA 11-1078, adopted and released on 
June 20, 2011, which extends the comment and reply comment filing 
deadlines established in the NPRM published under FCC No. 11-53 at 76 
FR 26983, May 10, 2011. The full text of this document is available for 
inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC 
Reference Center, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. The 
complete text may be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, 
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC 20554. The full text may also be downloaded at: http://www.fcc.gov. Alternative formats are available to persons with 
disabilities by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or by calling the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (tty).



    1. In this document, the Commission addresses a joint motion filed 
by Wilson Electronics, Inc. and Verizon Wireless (filed June 16, 2011) 
requesting a thirty-day extension of the time period to file comments 
in this rulemaking to allow them additional time to ``work through the 
many complicated technical issues presented'' and ``work towards a 
solution that has the potential to benefit both booster manufacturers 
and wireless carriers.'' The Commission, in this instance, finds that 
providing a limited extension will serve the public interest by 
allowing parties to discuss the complex technical issues at stake and 
develop consensus approaches that benefit consumers, and is therefore 
extending the deadline for all comments and reply comments to July 25, 
and August 24, 2011, respectively.

Ordering Clauses

    2. Pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and section 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 
47 CFR 1.46, the joint request of Wilson Electronics, Inc. and Verizon 
Wireless, filed on June 16, 2011, is Granted and the deadline for 
filing comments in response to the NPRM is Extended to July 25, 2011, 
and the deadline for filing reply comments is Extended to August 24, 
    3. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to 
sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.131, 
    4. A copy of the NPRM, including the Initial Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis, Has Been Sent to the Chief Counsel of Advocacy of the Small 
Business Administration.

Federal Communications Commission.
Michael McKenzie,
Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2011-15895 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]