Tuesday, February 06, 2007

FCC RFC :: Cablevision Lightpath Petition for Forbearance of Title II and Computer Inquiries

DA 07-365 February 6, 2007
PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON
CABLEVISION LIGHTPATH, INC. PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE UNDER 47 U.S.C. § 160(c) FROM TITLE II AND APPLICABLE COMPUTER INQUIRY RULES WITH RESPECT TO ITS BROADBAND SERVICES
WC Docket No. 07-12
Comments Due: March 8, 2007
Reply Comments Due: March 23, 2007
On January 16, 2007, Cablevision Lightpath, Inc. (Lightpath), filed a petition for forbearance pursuant to section 10(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), 47 U.S.C. § 160(c). In its petition, Lightpath asks the Commission to forbear from applying Title II requirements and applicable Computer Inquiry rules to broadband services offered by Lightpath. Lightpath states that grant of forbearance is in the public interest because it would continue to foster the development of broadband services and provide consumers truly competitive choices in the marketplace.
This Public Notice establishes certain procedural requirements relating to consideration of the Lightpath petition for forbearance. This matter shall be treated as a "permit-but-disclose" proceeding in accordance with the Commission's ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200, 1.1206. Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the presentations and not merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and arguments presented generally is required. See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b). Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in Section 1.1206(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
Pursuant to Section 1.45 and 1.419 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.45, 1.419, interested parties may file comments on the Lightpath petition for forbearance on or before March 8, 2007 and reply comments on or before March 23, 2007. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Suite TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. Two (2) courtesy copies must be delivered to Janice M. Myles, Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Competition Policy Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Suite 5-C327, Washington, DC 20554, or via e-mail janice.myles@fcc.gov; and one (1) copy must be sent to Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, Suite CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 202-488-5300, facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail FCC@BCPIWEB.COM.

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