[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 26, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 44754-44755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20353]



47 CFR Parts 51, 61, and 69

[WC Docket No: 10-90; CC Docket No. 01-92]

Parties Asked To Refresh the Record on Intercarrier Compensation 
Reform Related to the Network Edge, Tandem Switching and Transport, and 

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission invites interested parties to update the record 
on issues raised by the Commission in the 2011 Intercarrier 
Compensation (ICC) Transformation Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(FNPRM) regarding the network edge for traffic that interconnects with 
the Public Switched Telephone Network, tandem switching and transport, 
and transit (the non-access traffic functional equivalent of tandem 
switching and transport). The Commission seeks updated comment in light 
of regulatory and marketplace developments that have occurred since the 
2011 ICC Transformation FNPRM, including the transition of certain

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terminating traffic to bill-and-keep, and implementation of the adopted 
mandate to move all traffic to bill-and-keep. The Commission also seeks 
comment on other developments related to those issues that should be 
considered in the context of further ICC reform.

DATES: The FCC should receive comments by October 26, 2017; reply 
comments should be received November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission at 445 12th Street SW., 
Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Price, Pricing Policy Division, 
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1423 or via email at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's 
document WC Docket 10-90, CC Docket No. 01-92; DA 17-863, released on 
September 8, 2017. 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 full text of this document may be 
downloaded at the following Internet address: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-863A1.doc.
    The complete text maybe 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).
    Interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or 
before the dates established by Federal Register publication. Comments 
may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System 
(ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 
63 FR 24121 (1998).
     Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically 
using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/.
     Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket 
or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers 
must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or 
rulemaking number.
     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.
     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. 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, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or 
(202) 418-0432 (tty).
    The proceeding shall be treated as a ``permit-but-disclose'' 
proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. Persons 
making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written 
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within 
two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline 
applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex 
parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the 
presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise 
participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was 
made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during 
the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of 
the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the 
presenter's written comments, memoranda or other filings in the 
proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or 
arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings 
(specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data 
or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the 
memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex 
parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must 
be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In proceedings governed by 
rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of 
electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda 
summarizing oral ex parte presentations, and all attachments thereto, 
must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available 
for that proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., 
.doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in this proceeding 
should familiarize themselves with the Commission's ex parte rules.

Federal Communications Commission.
Pamela S. Arluk,
Chief, Pricing Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-20353 Filed 9-25-17; 8:45 am]