Pleading Cycle Set on 911 Petitions

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau sought comments today on petitions for declaratory ruling filed last month by BellSouth Telecommunications LLC and several of the Alabama 911 districts asking the Commission to issue a declaratory ruling responding to a primary jurisdiction referral from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. “The District Court’s referral arises from a dispute between the parties regarding BellSouth’s billing of 911 charges for its business telephone service and the Alabama 911 Districts’ position that such service qualifies as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or similar service pursuant to Alabama’s 911 statute,” the bureau said in a public notice. Comments/oppositions are due March 28 and replies April 12 in WC docket 19-44.

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