[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 226 (Tuesday, November 24, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 73161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29906]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 69

[WC Docket No. 05-25 and RM-10593; DA 15-1239]


Wireline Competition Bureau Extends Comment and Reply Comment 
Deadlines in Business Data Services (Also Referred to as Special Access 
Services) Rulemaking Proceeding

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau grants in 
part a request seeking an extension to the comment and reply comment 
deadlines in the business data services (also referred to as special 
access services) rulemaking proceeding, Special Access FNPRM.

DATES: Comments may be filed on or before January 6, 2016, and reply 
comment comments may be filed by February 5, 2016.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Price, Pricing Policy Division, 
Wireline Competition Bureau, 202-418-1540 or Joseph.Price@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document, WC Docket 05-25, RM-10593, DA 15-1239, released November 2, 
2015. This document does not contain information collection(s) subject 
to the Paperwork Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-93. In addition, 
therefore, it does not contain any new or modified ``information 
collection burdens[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: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db1102/DA-15-239A1.pdf. 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

    In Section IV.B of the FNPRM accompanying the Data Collection 
Order, adopted on December 11, 2012, the Commission sought comment on 
possible changes to its rules for the business data 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, 
78 FR 2600 (Jan. 11, 2013), several months beyond the document's 
release date to allow interested parties opportunity to review the data 
and information collected before filing comments. The Bureau has 
extended these deadlines, upon request and in consideration of 
oppositions filed in response to the request for extensions of time, to 
allow interested parties adequate time to access and review the data 
and information collected. Accordingly, the deadline for filing 
comments is extended to January 6, 2016, and the deadline for reply 
comments is extended to February 5, 2016.

Federal Communications Commission.
Pamela Arluk,
Chief, Pricing Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-29906 Filed 11-23-15; 8:45 am]
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