[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59705-59706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25048]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 69

[WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593; DA 15-1037]


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 the 
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), 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 November 20, 2015; reply comments are due on or before December 
11, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.

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 15-1037, released September 
17, 2015. This document does not contain information collection(s) 
subject to the Paperwork 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 full text of this document may be downloaded at 
the following Internet address: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-15-1037A1.docx. The complete text may be purchased from 
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC 20554. To request alternative formats for persons with 
disabilities (e.g., accessible format documents, sign language, 
interpreters, CARTS, etc.), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 
or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Background

    On September 17, 2015, the Bureau released a public notice 
extending the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in 
response to Section IV.B of the Special Access FNRPM, 78 FR 2600, 
January 11, 2013, in the Commission's special access rulemaking 
proceeding until November 20, 2015 and December 11, 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 July 14, 2015 (80 FR 40956), to extend the comment 
and reply comment deadlines to September 25, 2015 and October 16, 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 possible changes to its rules 
for the special access services provided by incumbent local exchange 
carriers in price cap areas. The Commission set the comment deadlines 
on this portion of the Special Access FNPRM several months after its 
release, in order to give

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interested parties an opportunity to review the information collected 
before filing comments. The Bureau subsequently extended the comment 
deadlines since the data was not yet available. For similar reasons, 
the Bureau hereby further extends the comment and reply deadlines. The 
Bureau is initiating the process of allowing access to the data 
collected to authorized parties pursuant to the protective order in 
this proceeding via the NORC Data Enclave[supreg]. Interested parties 
will not, however, have adequate time to access and review the 
information collected prior to the current September 25 and October 16, 
2015 comment and reply comment deadlines. To provide sufficient time 
for interested parties to access and review the information collected, 
the Bureau hereby extends the deadline for filing comments to November 
20, 2015, and reply comments to December 11, 2015.

Federal Communications Commission.
Pamela Arluk,
Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2015-25048 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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