Goto Section: 51.327 | 51.331 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 51.329 Notice of network changes: Methods for providing notice.
(a) In providing the required notice to the public of network changes,
an incumbent LEC may use one of the following methods:
(1) Filing a public notice with the Commission; or
(2) Providing public notice through industry fora, industry
publications, or the carrier's publicly accessible Internet site. If an
incumbent LEC uses any of the methods specified in paragraph (a)(2) of
this section, it also must file a certification with the Commission
(i) A statement that identifies the proposed changes;
(ii) A statement that public notice has been given in compliance with
§ § 51.325 through 51.335; and
(iii) A statement identifying the location of the change information
and describing how this information can be obtained.
(b) Until the planned change is implemented, an incumbent LEC must keep
the notice available for public inspection, and amend the notice to
keep the information complete, accurate and up-to-date.
(c) Specific filing requirements. Commission filings under this section
must be made as follows:
(1) The public notice or certification must be labeled with one of the
following titles, as appropriate: “Public Notice of Network Change
Under Rule 51.329(a),” “Certification of Public Notice of Network
Change Under Rule 51.329(a),” “Short Term Public Notice Under Rule
51.333(a),” “Certification of Short Term Public Notice Under Rule
51.333(a),” “Public Notice of Copper Retirement Under Rule 51.333,” or
“Certification of Public Notice of Copper Retirement Under Rule
(2) The incumbent LEC's public notice and any associated certifications
shall be filed through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS), using the “Submit a Non-Docketed Filing” module. All
subsequent filings responsive to a notice may be filed using the
Commission's ECFS under the docket number set forth in the Commission's
public notice for the proceeding. If necessary, subsequent filings
responsive to a notice also may be filed by sending one paper copy of
the filing to “Secretary, Federal Communications Commission,
Washington, DC 20554” and one paper copy of the filing to “Federal
Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau, Competition
Policy Division, Washington, DC 20554.” For notices filed using the
Commission's ECFS, the date on which the filing is received by that
system will be considered the official filing date. For notices filed
via paper copy, the date on which the filing is received by the
Secretary or the FCC Mailroom is considered the official filing date.
All subsequent filings responsive to a notice shall refer to the ECFS
docket number assigned to the notice.
[ 61 FR 47351 , Sept. 6, 1996, as amended at 67 FR 13225 , Mar. 21, 2002;
71 FR 65750 , Nov. 9, 2006; 80 FR 1588 , Jan. 13, 2015; 81 FR 62655 ,
Sept. 12, 2016; 82 FR 61477 , Dec. 28, 2017; 83 FR 2557 , Jan. 18, 2018]
Goto Section: 51.327 | 51.331
Goto Year: 2020 |
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