The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Briefing.
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SADC (aka Business Data Services Data Collection)
The FCC released another list of additional parties that have signed an acknowledgement of confidentiality (AOC) and that seek to review the data gathered through the FCC’s special access data collection (SADC). The list includes persons that signed AOCs since the FCC’s last Public Notices. Companies that submitted confidential or highly confidential information in response to the SADC have until 12/29/15, to object to the disclosure of their data and information to any of the parties on the list.
Special Access Proceeding
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau further extended the deadlines for interested parties to file comments and reply comments in response to Section IV.B of its 2012 FNPRM in the special access rulemaking proceeding. Section IV.B seeks comment on possible changes to the FCC’s rules for the special access services provided by ILECs in price cap areas. TMI Briefing Service subscribers see Briefings dated 12/21/12 and 9/21/15. Comments are now due by 1/22/16; reply comments are due by 2/19/16. The previous deadlines were 1/6/15, 1/20/15, and 2/5/15, respectively. See the Regulatory Mix dated 11/3/15. The FCC was asked to grant a 12-week extension due to various alleged issues with access to the data collected as part of the SADC as well as issues with the data itself. Although it found that the Petitioners had not established the need for a 12-week delay, the Bureau agreed that “a modest extension of time will give all parties participating in this proceeding time for them to finalize their analysis of issues and data being considered. The amount of time provided is more than sufficient to give parties an opportunity to analyze the collected information and provide comment.“