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COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ESTABLISHES REVISED PLEADING CYCLE FOR COMMENTS IN SECTION 706 NOTICE OF INQUIRY, FCC 98-187, AND DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING, FCC 98-188
CC DOCKET NO. 98-146 Released: August 12, 1998
CC DOCKET NO. 98-146
Released: August 12, 1998
On August 6, 1998, the Commission adopted a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) pursuant to section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and established a pleading cycle requiring parties to file comments by September 8, 1998, and reply comments by October 8, 1998.(1) On August 6, 1998, the Commission also adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in response to six petitions for relief filed by various parties. The Commission established a pleading cycle for the NPRM requiring parties to file comments by September 21, 1998, and reply comments by October 13, 1998.(2) Because of the proximity of these dates to certain holidays, the Bureau has revised the pleading cycle as follows:
NOI (CC Docket No. 98-146): Interested parties may file comments on or before September 14, 1998, and reply comments on or before October 8, 1998.
NPRM (CC Docket No. 98-147): Interested parties may file comments on or before September 25, 1998, and reply comments on or before October 16, 1998.
This is a revised schedule for comments and replies only; all other procedural requirements set forth in the NOI and NPRM remain unchanged.
For further information, contact Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau, at (202) 418-1580.
1. Inquiry Concerning the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion, and Possible Steps to Accelerate Such Deployment Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, CC Docket No. 98-146, Notice of Inquiry, FCC 98-187, ¶ 86 (rel. Aug. 7, 1998).
2. Deployment of Wireline Services Offering Advanced Telecommunications Capability, CC Docket No. 98-147, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 98-188, ¶ 200 (rel. Aug. 7, 1998).