FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,174
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Release Date: April 7, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU INITIATES PROCEEDING TO CONSIDER NE
COLORADO CELLULAR, INC. D/B/A VIAERO WIRELESS PETITION FOR AGREEMENT
IN REDEFINING THE SERVICE AREAS OF RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES IN KANSAS
WC Docket No. 09-197
Comment Date: May 9, 2011
Reply Comment Date: May 24, 2011
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) provides notice that it is initiating a proceeding to
consider a petition filed by NE Colorado Cellular, Inc. d/b/a Viaero Wireless (Viaero), pursuant to section
54.207 of the Commission's rules.' Viaero requests the Commission's agreement with the decision of the
Kansas State Corporation Commission to redefine the service areas of several rural telephone companies:
Golden Belt, S&T Telephone Cooperative Association, Tri-County Telephone Association, Twin Valley,
and Wheat State.
On January 19, 2011, the Bureau released a public notice seeking comment on Viaero's petition.'
Pursuant to section 54.207(c)(3) of the Commission's rules, the Bureau has 90 days from the release date
of a public notice to initiate a proceeding to consider petitions to redefine the service areas of rural
telephone companies.4 This notice constitutes initiation of such a proceeding for the Petition.
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.
* Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
' Petition by NE Colorado Cellular, Inc., d/b/a Viaero Wireless for Commission Agreement in Redefining Certain
Service Areas of Incumbent Rural Telephone Companies in the State of Kansas Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section
54.207(c), WC Docket No. 09-197 (filed Jan. 13, 2011) (Petition); 47 C.F.R. 54.207.
2 Petition at 5-6.
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on NE Colorado Cellular, Inc. d/b/a Viaero Wireless Petition for
Agreement in Redefining the Service Areas of Rural Telephone Companies in Kansas, WC Docket No. 09-197,
Public Notice. 26 FCC Red 369 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2011).
47 C.F.R. 54.207(c)(3). If the Commission does not initiate a proceeding within 90 days of the release of the
public notice, the definitions proposed by the Illinois Commerce Commission will be deemed approved by the
Commission and would take effect in accordance with state procedures. 47 C.F.R. 54.207(c)(3Xii). The
Commission delegated its authority to act on petitions to redefine rural service areas to the Bureau. 47 C.F.R.
See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Red 11322 (1998).
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