February 29, 2016
INTERCONNECTED VOIP NUMBERING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION FILED BY VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. PURSUANT TO SECTION 52.15(g)(3) OF THE COMMISSION’S RULES STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 16-49
Comments Due: March 15, 2016
On February 18, 2016, Vonage Holdings Corp. (Vonage) filed an application, pursuant to section 52.15(g)(3) of the Commission’s rules, seeking authorization to obtain North American Numbering Plan telephone numbers directly from the Numbering Administrators.
In its application, Vonage, an interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider, included the contact information and acknowledgements required by section 52.15(g)(3)(i) of the Commission’s rules. In addition, Vonage provided evidence that it will be capable of providing service within 60 days of the numbering resources activation date and certified that it complies with the contribution, regulatory fee, and 911 obligations set forth in section 52.15(g)(3)(i)(E). Vonage also certified that it has the financial, managerial, and technical expertise to provide reliable service, that none of its key management and technical personnel are being or have been investigated by the Federal Communications Commission, or any law enforcement or regulatory agency, for failure to comply with any law, rule or order, and that no party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits pursuant to section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Finally, Vonage provided a list of states in which it may request numbers.
The Numbering Authorization Application identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any VoIP Numbering Authorization Application if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 52.15(g)(3)(ii) of the Commission’s rules, interested parties may file comments on or before March 15, 2016. Commenters must serve a copy of comments on Vonage no later than the above comment filing date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, Vonage may provide the states in which it intends to request numbers the required 30-day notice on the 31st day after the date of this notice.
Pursuant to section 52.15(g)(3)(ii) of the Commission’s rules, interested parties to this proceeding must file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS): http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/.
In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following:
1) Margoux Brown, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, email@example.com;
2) Jean Ann Collins, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org;
3) Marilyn Jones, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, email@example.com.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), 1-888-835-5322 (tty).
The proceeding in this Notice will be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules.
For further information, please contact Margoux Brown at (202) 418-1584 or Jean Ann Collins at (202) 418-2792.
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