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DA 00-2336


Before the
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20554


In the Matter of )

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Request for Extension of October 1, 2000 )
Reporting Deadline Phase II E911 ALI ) CC Docket No. 94-102
Technology Selection Report )

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ORDER

Adopted: October 16, 2000 Released: October 17, 2000

By the Chief, Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau:


1. In this order, we grant requests to withdraw five petitions for extension of the October 1, 2000, deadline for carriers to report on their plans for implementation of the requirements set forth in the Commission's rules on wireless enhanced 911 (E911).1 On August 31, 2000, Texas RSA 15B2 Limited Partnership d/b/a Five Star Wireless ("Five Star"), Southern Illinois RSA Partnership d/b/a First Cellular of Illinois ("First Cellular"), and South Central Utah Telephone Association, Inc. ("South Central") individually filed requests for extension of the October 1, 2000, reporting deadline. Subsequently, on September 8, 2000, Cable & Communications Corporation ("Cable & Communications") and Minnesota PCS Limited Partnership ("Minnesota PCS") filed similar requests.

2. On September 8, 2000, the Commission released the E911 Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order2 that, among other things, extended the date for carriers to file their E911 Phase II implementation report from October 1, 2000, to November 9, 2000. The slight extension of the date upon which carriers must file their implementation plan reports was aimed at providing carriers with sufficient additional time in which to react to the revisions to the E911 rules adopted by the Commission in the E911 Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order.

3. On September 29, 2000, Five Star, First Cellular, South Central, Cable & Communications and Minnesota PCS filed letters requesting to withdraw their respective requests for extension.3 In light of the extension of time that the E911 Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order granted to carriers to file their E911 Phase II implementation reports, we hereby grant these requests.

4. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED THAT, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 5(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 155(c), and the authority delegated pursuant to Sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.131, 0.331, the requests to withdraw filed by Five Star, First Cellular, South Central, Cable & Communications and Minnesota PCS ARE GRANTED.

  FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISION


Kris Monteith
Chief, Policy Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau




1. See 47 C.F.R. 20.18(i); see also Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems, CC Docket No. 94-102, Third Report and Order, 14 FCC Rcd 17388, 17408 (para. 42) (1999) (E911 Third Report and Order).

2. See Revision of the Commission's Rules to Ensure Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems, CC Docket No. 94-102, FCC 00-326, Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order (released September 8, 2000) (E911 Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order).

3. Letters from John A. Prendergast, Esq., Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson, & Dickens, to Blaise Scinto, Deputy Division Chief, Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, filed September 29, 2000.