[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36679-36683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13704]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 52

[WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243, 10-90; CC Docket Nos. 95-116, 01-
92, 99-200; FCC 13-51]


Petitions of Vonage Holdings Corp. and TeleCommunications 
Systems, Inc. for Limited Waiver Regarding Access to Numbering 
Resources

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission 
(Commission) establishes a limited technical trial of direct access to 
numbers. Specifically, it grants Vonage Holdings Corporation (Vonage) 
and other interconnected VoIP providers that have pending petitions for 
waiver of the Commission's rules and that meet the terms and conditions 
outlined a limited, conditional waiver to obtain a small pool of 
telephone numbers directly from the NANPA and/or the PA for use in 
providing interconnected VoIP services. We tailor this waiver to test 
whether giving interconnected VoIP providers direct access to numbers 
will raise issues relating to number exhaust, number porting, VoIP 
interconnection, or intercarrier compensation, and if so, how those 
issues may be efficiently addressed. The trial, and the public comment, 
will improve the

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Commission's ability to adopt well-crafted rules in this proceeding. In 
addition, we grant a narrow waiver of our rules to allow 
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) direct access to pseudo Automatic 
Number Identification (p-ANI) codes for the purpose of providing 911 
and Enhanced 911 (E911) service. As discussed below, this limited 
waiver will allow TCS, which provides VoIP Positioning Center service, 
to better ensure that emergency calls are properly routed to trained 
responders at public safety answering points, or PSAPs.

DATES: Effective June 19, 2013, and is applicable beginning April 18, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Jones, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, Competition Policy Division, (202) 418-1580, or send an email 
to marilyn.jones@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order 
in WC Docket Nos. 13-97, 04-36, 07-243, 10-90 and CC Docket Nos. 95-
116, 01-92, 99-200, FCC 13-51, adopted and released April 18, 2013. The 
full text of this document is available for public inspection during 
regular business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals 
II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The 
document may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating 
contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-
B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone (800) 378-3160 or (202) 863-2893, 
facsimile (202) 863-2898, or via the Internet at http://www.bcpiweb.com. It is available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov.

I. Order

    1. In the Order, the Commission establish a limited trial of direct 
access to numbers. We grant Vonage and other interconnected VoIP 
providers that have pending petitions for waiver of Sec.  
52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules, and that meet the terms and 
conditions outlined below, a time-limited waiver, subject to a number 
of conditions and limitations, to obtain a small pool of telephone 
numbers directly from the administrators for use in providing IP 
services, including VoIP services, on a commercial basis to residential 
and business customers.
    2. We grant this waiver to permit us to conduct a trial to help 
inform our decision on whether, and if so how, the Commission should 
amend the rules to allow interconnected VoIP providers to obtain 
telephone numbers directly. During the trial, Vonage and other 
participants will be subject to monthly reporting requirements that 
will be made public to provide an opportunity for the state 
commissions, industry and general public to comment. Moreover, we make 
clear that providers participating in the trial may be required to 
return numbers to a LEC partner if problems arise. With these 
safeguards, and subject to the conditions described below, we expect 
that the narrowly tailored trial will provide valuable technical 
insight for the Commission to assess whether amending our rules to 
provide direct access to numbers routinely will raise issues relating 
to number exhaust, number porting, VoIP interconnection, and 
intercarrier compensation, and if so, how those issues may be 
efficiently addressed. Within 45 days of completion of the trial, the 
Bureau will report to the Commission on the results of the trial. The 
report will be placed in the record and state commissions, the industry 
and general public will have 30 days to provide comments on the report.
    3. We limit this trial to VoIP providers that have already sought 
waivers to obtain direct access to numbers. With the exception of 
Vonage, those providers have not specifically committed to comply with 
the terms or conditions set forth below. The waiver we grant is not a 
blanket waiver, as Vonage and other VoIP providers requested. Rather, 
it is circumscribed in a variety of ways described herein. We expect 
that we could obtain useful information from a trial involving 
additional VoIP providers, however. For example, different providers 
might highlight unique problems or develop solutions to problems that 
would assist us in crafting final rules. Therefore, other 
interconnected VoIP providers that have pending petitions for waiver of 
Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules may participate on the 
same terms and conditions and proportionate scale as Vonage so long as 
they file a proposal with the Wireline Competition Bureau and proceed 
on the same schedule as Vonage does. There are a substantial number of 
pending waiver requests, which will give us adequate opportunity to 
trial a variety of factual scenarios. Because these petitions have been 
pending for months or years, we believe that all potentially interested 
providers have had ample time to request a waiver. We therefore limit 
this grant to pending petitioners. Moreover, the Commission has 
provided and received comment on those waiver petitions. Thus 
interested parties have had an opportunity to comment about specific 
petitioners. The Bureau may reject any proposal from a provider that is 
``red-lighted'' by the Commission, is out of compliance with any 
Commission obligation to which it is subject, or is otherwise 
determined to pose a risk to consumers that is not outweighed by the 
benefits of permitting the VoIP provider to participate in the trial.
    4. In the Order, we also grant TCS, a provider of VPC service, a 
narrow waiver to allow it to obtain p-ANI codes directly from the RNA 
for the purpose of providing 911 and E911 service, in states where TCS 
is unable to obtain certification because TCS has either been denied 
certification or can demonstrate that a state does not certify VPC 
providers.

A. Access to Numbers Trial

1. Background
    5. On March 5, 2005, Vonage filed a petition requesting a waiver of 
Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules so that it may obtain 
from the numbering administrator telephone numbers to use in deploying 
IP-enabled services, including VoIP services, on a commercial basis to 
residential and business customers. Vonage requested a waiver until the 
Commission adopts final numbering rules in the IP-Enabled Services 
proceeding and stated that it would comply with the conditions the 
Commission set forth in the SBCIS Waiver Order. The Commission granted 
the SBCIS waiver request subject to compliance with (1) the 
Commission's number utilization and optimization requirements, (2) 
numbering authority delegated to the states, and (3) industry 
guidelines and practices, including filing NRUF Reports. The Commission 
also required SBCIS to file requests for numbers with the Commission 
and the relevant state commission at least 30 days prior to requesting 
numbers from the Administrators. Finally, the Commission required SBCIS 
to comply with the requirement in 47 CFR 52.15(g)(2)(ii) that it be 
capable of providing service within 60 days of activating the numbers 
it requests.
    6. Vonage renewed its request on March 8, 2011, noting that the 
opportunities to provide consumers with advanced features and services 
continue to grow and maintaining that its request is consistent with 
the Commission's approach to numbering and porting obligations for 
interconnected VoIP providers. On November 11, 2011, Vonage 
supplemented its request and offered to satisfy additional conditions. 
See Letter from Brita D. Strandberg, Counsel to

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Vonage Holdings Corp. to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal 
Communications Commission (filed Nov. 11, 2011) (Vonage Supplement). 
Namely, it offered to maintain at least a 65 percent number utilization 
rate across its telephone number inventory; to offer IP interconnection 
to other carriers and providers; to comply with the Commission's number 
administration requirements and ensure appropriate telephone number 
management; and to provide the Commission with a migration plan for its 
transition to direct access to numbers within 90 days of commencing the 
migration, and every 90 days thereafter for 18 months. On December 27, 
2011, the Bureau released a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record 
on Vonage's petition and on pending petitions for limited waiver of 
Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(ii) filed by other parties. Vonage filed several ex 
parte letters explaining why it believes that granting its petition 
would serve the public interest and responding to commenters' concerns 
about, inter alia, number porting, interconnection, and intercarrier 
compensation.
2. Discussion
    7. We find that good cause exists to grant Vonage and other 
interconnected VoIP providers with pending petitions a limited, 
conditional waiver of Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) to permit them to obtain 
telephone numbers directly from the number administrator, subject to 
the conditions set forth in the SBCIS Waiver Order and various 
commitments detailed below. The Commission emphasizes that it is not 
deciding in this Order whether VoIP is an information service or a 
telecommunications service.
    8. Several competitive LECs including Bandwidth.Com, Voice 
Services, and Level 3 Communications, LLC (``CLEC Participants'') urge 
the Commission not to grant a waiver or conduct a trial concurrent with 
the rulemaking. They assert that it is inappropriate to conduct such a 
trial before the Commission has made a finding that ``it is good policy 
to provide numbers to non-carriers'' or has established rules that will 
protect consumers and other companies. We disagree. The record on 
access to numbers contains questions on a host of technical issues, and 
the trial we establish here will provide critical information as we 
consider the questions raised in this Notice. Delaying the trial until 
after the NPRM has been completed would needlessly delay resolution of 
these issues.
    9. We tailor the trial to provide a circumscribed and informative 
test case that will allow the Commission to identify any problems and 
create industry-wide rules to address such issues. We therefore limit 
the duration and geographic scope of the trial. We also impose on 
Vonage (and other interconnected providers with pending petitions) a 
number of conditions that are similar to conditions we are exploring in 
the rulemaking. These conditions are thus designed not only to protect 
the public interest but to maximize the probative value of the trial 
and help us identify the terms and conditions under which we might 
expand direct access to numbers.
    10. Scope of Trial. We limit the scope of the trial in several 
ways. We describe below the limits as they apply to Vonage. As 
described above, however, other interconnected VoIP providers with 
pending petitions may also participate in the trial, provided they 
comply with the terms below, including filing proposal with the 
Wireline Competition Bureau and proceeding on the same schedule as 
Vonage does. The Bureau may reject any proposal from a provider that is 
``red-lighted'' by the Commission, is out of compliance with any 
Commission obligation to which it is subject, or is otherwise 
determined to pose a risk that is not outweighed by the benefits of 
permitting the VoIP provider to participate in the trial.
    11. First, under the trial, Vonage may obtain up to (1) twenty 
1,000-blocks of new numbers in pooling rate centers or LATAs, or (2) 
nineteen 1,000-blocks in pooling rate centers or LATAs and one 10,000-
block in a non-pooling rate center or LATA. Vonage can use these blocks 
of new numbers to sign up a new customer that is changing providers or 
to give a number to a customer does not yet have a number. In addition, 
up to 125,000 numbers may be reassigned from Vonage's CLEC partners 
directly to Vonage. This will enable Vonage to test porting processes 
for existing and new customers, as well as trial the process for 
assigning numbers to non-ported customers. By design, these numerical 
limits will also limit the geographic scope of the trial for Vonage. 
Other providers interested in participating in the trial may obtain a 
quantity of numbers proportionate to their overall scale. Trial 
participants other than Vonage may obtain direct access to numbers to 
port up to five percent of their interconnected VoIP service customers 
as of the date of the release of this order. The limits we impose on 
Vonage represent less than 5 percent of its existing numbers, and 
approximately 5 percent of its total subscribers. See Vonage Holding 
Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results, http://pr.vonage.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=739997 (last visited April 
18, 2013); Letter from Brita D. Strandberg, Counsel to Vonage Holdings 
Corp., to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications 
Commission, CC Docket No. 99-200, at 5-6 (filed Nov. 11, 2011) (noting 
that Vonage maintains at least 65% utilization across its telephone 
number inventory). All such providers may obtain one 1,000- or 10,000-
block of numbers in one rate center (pooling or non-pooling, 
respectively), and an additional 1,000 block in a pooling rate center 
for every 6,500 numbers that can be ported (rounded down). That is, a 
provider that may port in 5,000 numbers may also obtain new numbers in 
one rate center; a provider that may port in 10,000 numbers may obtain 
new numbers in two rate centers; and a provider that may port in 15,000 
numbers may obtain new numbers in three rate centers.
    12. Second, Vonage must submit to the Wireline Competition Bureau 
and each relevant state commission a numbering proposal within 30 days 
of the release of this order. That proposal must (1) Include a 
certification that Vonage will comply with the terms and conditions of 
this waiver, (2) identify the rate centers or LATAs in which it wishes 
to have numbers directly assigned to it, and note how many numbers in 
each rate center or LATA it proposes to receive as new numbers and how 
many it proposes to port in from existing or new customers, and (3) 
describe the phase-in process to implement the trial. See Vonage 
Supplement at 5-6; Vonage July 31 Ex Parte Letter at 4-6 (committing, 
in connection with its waiver request, to provide a transition plan for 
migrating customers to its own numbers within 90 days of commencing 
that migration and every 90 days thereafter for 18 months). The plans, 
as well as the reports, will be available for public comment. Even if 
the plans and reports contain confidential information, interested 
parties may review the information pursuant to a Protective Order. The 
proposal will be approved 30 days after filing unless the Bureau finds 
that the proposal does not comply with the requirements of this Order. 
Vonage may not request or obtain direct access to numbers until its 
proposal is approved.
    13. Third, the trial will remain in effect for six months from the 
date when Vonage receives Bureau approval of its proposal to the 
Bureau. At the end of that time, the trial will expire and Vonage may 
not obtain direct access to additional numbers under this time-limited 
waiver. We note that the expiration of the waiver alone does not

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require Vonage to return the numbers it has received under the waiver. 
But the Commission reserves the right to order the return of such 
numbers.
    14. Fourth, to permit states, the public, and the Commission to 
monitor the impact of the trial, Vonage must file monthly reports 
beginning 60 days after Vonage requests direct access to numbers from a 
numbering administrator. These reports must include: (1) the total of 
new numbers placed in service by Vonage; (2) Vonage's total number of 
port-in requests (including existing Vonage customers as well as newly 
won customers), and the percentage of successful ports-in; (3) the 
number of requests to port out from Vonage a number that it holds 
directly rather than through a CLEC partner, and the percentage of 
successful ports-out; (4) the total number of routing failures, along 
with the causes of those failures; and (5) a description of any billing 
or compensation disputes. These reports will be public, and entered 
into the record of the attached NPRM to provide an opportunity for 
public comment.
    15. We find that these limitations appropriately balance our goal 
of obtaining useful, real-world data without prejudging the questions 
raised above regarding industry-wide changes. Finally, we establish 
safeguards in the event the Commission has concerns that Vonage's 
actions during this trial are inconsistent with our rules, policies, or 
the conditions set forth herein. Specifically, under such 
circumstances, immediately upon a directive from the Commission (or the 
Wireline Competition Bureau) Vonage must make arrangements to port to a 
carrier numbering partner any numbers already in use by customers, 
promptly and in a manner that does not disrupt service to consumers or 
other providers and to return to the number administrators any numbers 
not yet in use by customers. For numbers already assigned to end users, 
we require Vonage to port those numbers to a carrier that can obtain 
numbers directly from the administrators.
    16. Conditions of Trial. Vonage has committed to comply with the 
conditions the Commission set forth in the SBCIS Waiver Order and to 
comply with a number of additional requirements intended to address 
commenters' concerns. The Commission granted the SBCIS waiver request 
subject to compliance with (1) the Commission's number utilization and 
optimization requirements; (2) numbering authority delegated to the 
states; and (3) industry guidelines and practices, including filing 
NRUF Reports. The Commission also requires SBCIS to file requests for 
numbers with the Commission and the relevant state commission at least 
30 days prior to requesting numbers from the Administrators. Finally, 
the Commission requires SBCIS to comply with the requirement in 47 CFR 
52.15(g)(2)(ii) that it be capable of providing service within 60 days 
of activating the numbers it requests. We agree that these conditions 
will ensure that the public interest is protected, and will help test 
possible terms and conditions that might attach to a rule change. We 
therefore condition our trial waiver of Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) on 
Vonage's compliance with the following requirements. Vonage must 
satisfy the Commission's number utilization and optimization 
requirements and industry guidelines and practices, including abiding 
by the numbering authority delegated to state commissions and filing 
NRUF Reports. See 47 CFR Part 52. See 47 CFR 52.15(f)(6) (requiring 
carriers to file NRUF reports). Requiring Vonage to comply with 
numbering requirements will help alleviate concerns with numbering 
exhaust. For example, the NRUF reporting requirement will allow the 
Commission to better monitor Vonage's number utilization. Most VoIP 
providers' utilization information is embedded in the NRUF data of the 
LEC from whom it purchases a Primary Rate Interface (PRI) line.
    17. In addition to committing to comply with the requirements of 
the SBCIS Waiver Order, Vonage committed to maintain at least 65 
percent number utilization across its telephone number inventory; offer 
IP interconnection to other carriers and providers; work to ensure that 
its carrier partners comply with applicable law, including intercarrier 
compensation obligations; and comply with the Commission's numbering 
requirements. We condition Vonage's limited waiver of Sec.  
52.15(g)(2)(i) on its adherence to these commitments. This will help us 
assess their benefit and efficacy as permanent rules.
    18. In addition to the above conditions proposed by Vonage, some 
state commissions recommended additional conditions to ensure efficient 
use of telephone numbers. We agree that many of those conditions will 
help protect the efficient use of valuable, and limited, numbers, and 
will help our assessment of whether and how to modify our rules 
governing access to numbers. Accordingly, we require Vonage to comply 
with the following conditions: (1) Provide the relevant State 
commission with regulatory and numbering contacts when it requests 
numbers in that State; (2) consolidate and report all numbers under its 
own unique Operating Company Number (OCN); (3) provide customers with 
the ability to access all N11 numbers in use in a State; and (4) 
maintain the original rate center designation of all numbers in its 
inventory. Maintaining the original rate center designation is 
important in order to facilitate number porting requests. As noted 
above, Vonage is required to comply with specific reporting 
requirements regarding the progress of the trial. In addition, we 
invite parties to submit information regarding the trial. We are 
particularly interested in the experiences of customers and service 
providers that are directly affected by Vonage receiving direct access 
to numbers. Commenters should address any benefits or concerns with the 
trial as well as the effectiveness of the conditions. Upon completion 
of the trial, the Bureau will report to the Commission on the results 
of the trial. The report will be placed in the record and state 
commissions, the industry and general public may comment on the report. 
We will consider those comments when we evaluate the trial and develop 
rules with respect to expanding access to numbers.
    19. Pursuant to the parameters and the conditions set forth herein, 
we find that good cause exists to grant Vonage a waiver of Sec.  
52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules in order to conduct a limited 
technical trial.

B. TCS Waiver Request

1. Background
    20. On February 20, 2007, TCS filed a petition requesting that the 
Commission waive Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) of our rules and find that TCS, 
as a provider of VPC service, is an eligible user of p-ANI codes 
without having to demonstrate that it is certified in all 50 states. 
See Petition of TeleCommunicatons Systems, Inc. and HBF Group, Inc. for 
Waiver of Part 52 of the Commission Rules, CC Docket No. 99-200 (filed 
Feb. 20, 2007) (TCS Waiver). Although TCS filed jointly with HBF, 
Intrado, Inc. acquired HBF in April 2008. Therefore, we only address 
the petition as it applies to TCS. On April 21, 2008, TCS filed reply 
comments, arguing that, although states have an interest in p-ANI 
utilization, state certification is not necessary to protect those 
interests. Moreover, TCS argues that if state CLEC certification is 
required, then obtaining one state certification should be adequate to 
access p-ANI codes throughout the country. TCS also argues that if some

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form of certification is required, it should come from the Commission 
or a national public safety organization.
    21. In 2012, TCS refreshed the record in this proceeding and 
announced that it was certified as a competitive local exchange carrier 
in 42 states and could obtain p-ANI codes directly for use in those 
states. However, TCS states that it cannot obtain p-ANI codes in all 
states due to state certification issues. TCS lacks certification in 
Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia, 
Alaska, and the District of Columbia, and has an open application in 
Maine. TCS encountered certification questions in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, 
and Arizona that directly related to the inapplicability of CLEC 
certification to VoIP Positioning Services. Moreover, TCS notes that it 
had to relinquish its inventory of p-ANI codes to Neustar as part of 
the Commission's move to a permanent p-ANI administrator. TCS thus 
cannot obtain p-ANI codes in certain states, and TCS asserts that this 
may result in disruptions to E911 and homeland security. It notes in 
particular that its difficulty obtaining codes in South Carolina ``is 
currently causing a 911 routing disruption'' in that state. TCS states 
that, ``because it is not [a] CLEC certified in South Carolina and 
there is not `central 911 authority' in South Carolina from which to 
secure a waiver, [TCS] has been denied access to p-ANI in this area. 
This places TCS's customers, and their end users, in jeopardy.'' TCS 
requests that the Commission grant a waiver so that TCS may obtain p-
ANIs in states where TCS is not certified.
2. Discussion
    22. We grant TCS a limited waiver of Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) of the 
Commission's rules so that it may obtain p-ANI codes from the RNA in 
South Carolina and other states where it cannot obtain certification. 
TCS may show that it cannot obtain state certification by demonstrating 
that the state does not certify VPC providers (it has already done so 
in South Carolina). We grant this limited waiver while the Commission 
considers whether Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) should be modified to allow all 
providers of VPC service to directly access p-ANI codes.
    23. This waiver is limited in duration and scope. It lasts only 
until the Commission addresses whether to modify Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) 
of the rules to allow all VPC providers direct access to numbers, 
specifically p-ANI codes, for the purpose of providing 911 and E911 
service. The waiver applies only with respect to states where TCS 
demonstrates that it cannot obtain p-ANI codes because it cannot obtain 
state certification. For example, TCS could provide the Commission with 
a denial from a state commission with the reason for denial being that 
the state does not certify VPC providers, or a statement from the state 
commission or its general counsel that it does not certify VPC 
providers. Upon such a showing, the Bureau will notify the RNA that TCS 
may directly access p-ANI codes in a particular state. We will consider 
broader relief, including options that TCS proposed, in the rulemaking. 
During the pendency of the rulemaking, we find good cause to grant TCS 
a limited waiver of Sec.  52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules so 
that it may obtain p-ANIs in those states where it cannot obtain 
certification.

II. Procedural Matters

A. Ex Parte Rules--Permit-but-Disclose

    24. The proceeding this Notice initiates shall be treated as a 
``permit-but-disclose'' proceeding in accordance with the Commission's 
ex parte rules. See 47 CFR 1.1200 et seq. 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 Sec.  1.1206(b). 
In proceedings governed by Sec.  1.49(f) or for which the Commission 
has made available a method of electronic filing, written ex parte 
presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations, 
and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic 
comment filing system available for that proceeding, and must be filed 
in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). 
Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the 
Commission's ex parte rules.

B. Paperwork Reduction Analysis

    25. This document does not contain proposed information collection 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 
104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed 
information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer 
than 25 employees, pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act 
of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4).

C. Congressional Review Act

    26. The Commission will not send a copy of this Order pursuant to 
the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because the 
adopted rules are rules of particular applicability.

III. Ordering Clauses

    27. It is ordered that, pursuant to the authority contained in 
sections 1, 3, 4, 201-205, 251, and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 153, 154, 201-205, 251, 303(r), the 
Petition of Vonage Holdings Corp. for Limited Waiver of Sec.  
52.15(g)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules Regarding Access to Numbering 
Resources; and the Petition of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. and HBF 
Group, Inc. for Waiver of Part 52 of the Commission's Rules are granted 
to the extent set forth herein, and this Order shall be effective upon 
release.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.
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