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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’).”[1]  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.”[2]
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.[3]  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.[4]  

A copy of the Public Notice can be found HERE.