FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,172
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021418-0500
445 12x St., S.W. Internet: http/Ihwww.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 Try: 188-35-322
Release Date: April 7, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON AMERICAN BROADBAND &
TELECOMMUNICATIONS PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FROM ELIGIBLE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER FACILITIES REQUIREMENT
WC Docket No. 09-197
Comment Date: May 9, 2011
Reply Comment Date: May 24, 2011
The Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on a petition filed on February 25, 2011, by
American Broadband & Telecommunications (American Broadband) for forbearance from the
requirement that eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) provide service, at least in part, over their
own facilities.' American Broadband seeks forbearance to enable it to be designated an ETC for purposes
of receiving universal service low-income support under the Lifeline program.
Interested parties may file comments on or before May 9, 2011, and reply comments on or
before May 24, 2011. All pleadings are to reference WC Docket No. 09-197. Comments may be filed
using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies.3
* Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
* Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies 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 12'" St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. All hand
deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Commercial overnight mail
' Petition for Forbearance of American Broadband & Telecommunications, WC Docket No. 09-197, CC Docket No.
96-45 (filed Feb. 25, 2011) (American Broadband Petition). American Broadband requests forbearance from this
requirement as set forth in section 214(eXI)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as in
sections 54.201(d)(1) and 54.201(i) of our rules. See Letter from Tamar E. Finn, Counsel. American Broadband &
Telecommunications, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, WC Docket No. 09-197, at 2 (filed Mar. 22, 2011)
(American Broadband Appendix); 47 U.S.C. 214(e)(lXA); 47 C.F.R. 54.201(d)(1), (i).
2 American Broadband Petition at 1-2; American Broadband Appendix.
SSee Electronic Filing of Documents in Rldemanking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322(1998).
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