FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 7, Pages 5674 to 6652, May 23 - June 15, 2012 Page: 5,700
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 202 1418-0500
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Released: May 23, 2012
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON
CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS, INC., PETITION FOR LIMITED WAIVER
OF CALL SIGNALING RULES
CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; GN Docket No. 09-51; WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90;
WT Docket No. 10-208
COMMENTS: June 22, 2012
REPLY COMMENTS: July 9, 2012
On May 11, 2012, Consolidated Communications, Inc. (Consolidated) filed a petition seeking a
limited waiver of the Commission's call signaling rules2 adopted in the USF/ICC Transformation Order.
Consolidated states in its Petition that it requires the requested relief because "the Commission's rules
impose burdens with respect to call signaling that Consolidated cannot reasonably meet, particularly in
the instances where Consolidated uses Multi-Frequency Signaling or Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
Signaling Technology in its network."4 Consolidated also requests relief in instances where its "enterprise
customers . ..have multiple telephone numbers routed through a single PBX and . ..populate the CPN
field with a number that is not their CPN."5 Consolidated explains in its Petition that, "requiring
complete compliance with the Commission's call signaling rules in such instances would be unreasonably
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419,
interested parties may file comments and reply comments on Consolidated's petition on or before the
dates indicated above. All pleadings are to reference CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; GN Docket No. 09-
51; WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-337, 07-135, 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208. Comments may be filed
using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).7 Two courtesy copies must be
delivered to Belinda Nixon, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Pricing
' See Petition of Consolidated Communications, Inc. for a Limited Waiver of the Commission's Call Signaling
Rules in 47 C.F.R. 64.1601, CC Docket Nos. 01-92, 96-45; GN Docket No. 09-51; WC Docket Nos. 03-109, 05-
337, 07-135, 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208, at 1 (filed May 11, 2012) (Petition).
2 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(a).
I See Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking, 26 FCC Red 17663 (2011), Appendix A, 47 C.F.R. 64.1601(a)(1) & (2) (rel. Nov. 18, 2011), pets.
for review pending, Direct Commc'ns Cedar Valley. LLC v. FCC, No. 11-9581 (10th Cir. filed Dec. 18, 2011) (and
consolidated cases) (USF/ICC Transformation Order).
4 Petition at 1.
Id. at 4.
6 Id at 1.
7 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998)
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