[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40956-40957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16821]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 69

[WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593; DA 15-737]


Wireline Competition Bureau Further Extends Comment Deadlines in 
Special Access Proceeding

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment and reply deadlines.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission's 
(Commission's) Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) further extends 
deadlines for interested parties to submit comments and reply comments 
in response to Section IV.B of the Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (Special Access FNPRM), 78 FR 2600, January 11, 2013, in the 
special access proceeding.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published January 11, 
2013 (78 FR 2600), has been further extended. Comments are due on or 
before September 25, 2015; reply comments are due on or before October 
16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Special Access FNPRM, 78 FR 
2600, January 11, 2013, identified by WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593, by 
any of the following methods:
     Electronic Filers: Federal Communication Commission's 
Electronic Comments Filing System (ECFS): http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Paper Filers: All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered 
paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC 
Headquarters at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 
20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). 
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 SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.
     People with Disabilities: To request materials in 
accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, 
electronic files, or audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or 
call

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the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 
202-418-0432 (TTY).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Koves, Pricing Policy 
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, (202) 418-8209 or 
Christopher.Koves@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document, WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593; DA 15-737, released June 24, 
2015. This document does not contain information collection(s) subject 
to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13. In 
addition, therefore, it does not contain any new or modified 
``information collection burden[s] for small business concerns with 
fewer than 25 employees,'' pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork 
Relief Act of 2002. The complete text of this document is available for 
public inspection and copying from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday 
through Thursday or from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET on Fridays in the 
FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, 
Washington, DC 20554. The complete text is also available on the 
Commission's Web site at http://wireless.fcc.gov, or by using the 
search function on the ECFS Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/.

Background

    On June 24, 2015, the Commission released a public notice extending 
the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in response to 
Section IV.B of the Special Access FNPRM (78 FR 2600, January 11, 2013) 
in the Commission's special access rulemaking proceeding until 
September 25, 2015 and October 16, 2015, respectively. Previous comment 
period extensions have been published in the Federal Register. The 
latest comment period extension was published in the Federal Register 
on April 27, 2015 (80 FR 23248), to extend the comment and reply 
comment deadlines to July 1 and July 22, 2015, respectively. On 
December 11, 2012, the Commission adopted an order requiring providers 
and purchasers of special access service and certain entities providing 
``best efforts'' service to submit data and information for a 
comprehensive evaluation of the special access market. In Section IV.B 
of the Special Access FNPRM accompanying that order, the Commission 
sought comment on potential changes to its rules governing the special 
access services provided by incumbent local exchange carriers in price 
cap areas. The Bureau is in the process of allowing access to the data 
collected for interested parties to review pursuant to restrictions 
found in the previously issued protective order, but has yet to make 
the data available. As a result, interested parties will not have 
adequate time to access and review the information collected prior to 
the current July 1 and July 22, 2015 comment and reply comment 
deadlines.
    Accordingly, the Bureau hereby further extends the deadline for 
filing comments to September 25, 2015, and for filing reply comments to 
October 16, 2015.

Federal Communications Commission.
Pamela Arluk,
Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2015-16821 Filed 7-13-15; 8:45 am]
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