Pleading Cycle Set for Tribal Waiver Request

Comments are due April 27 and replies May 14 in WC docket 11-42 on a petition for reconsideration and emergency relief filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe asking the FCC to reinstate cellular and data service to more than 1,700 residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota (TR Daily, March 26). The residents’ Lifeline service was shut off by AT&T, Inc., after the residents failed to recertify their eligibility. Earlier this month, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau granted a prospective waiver of the recertification deadline, allowing an additional 150 days beyond the normal 60 days provided for recertification (TR Daily, March 14). In its petition filed last week, the Oglala Sioux Tribe asked the Commission to amend its partial waiver order so it is retroactive.

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