PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED ON AT&T AND NTCA PETITIONS
GN Docket No. 12-353
Comment Date: January 28, 2013
Reply Comment Date: February 25, 2013
On November 7, 2012, AT&T filed a petition requesting that the Commission open a proceeding “to facilitate the ‘telephone’ industry’s continued transition from legacy transmission platforms and services to new services based fully on the Internet Protocol (‘IP’).” AT&T requests that the Commission consider conducting trials where certain equipment and services are retired and IP-based services are offered, after a public comment period on how to conduct the trials and on “the ultimate transition to all-IP networks and services.”
On November 19, 2012, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association filed a petition requesting the Commission to “initiate a rulemaking to examine the means of promoting and sustaining the ongoing evolution of the Public Switched Telephone Network” from TDM to IP. NTCA urges the Commission to seek comment on whether certain regulations should be eliminated, retained or modified to further the Commission’s statutory objectives of consumer protection, competition, and universal service.
A copy of the Public Notice can be found HERE.