Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


47 CFR Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95

[WT Docket No. 10-4; DA 11-1078]

Improving Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: The Federal Communications Commission extends the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments on the Commission'sNotice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM), in this proceeding, which was published in theFederal Registeron Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published May 10, 2011 (76 FR 26983), is extended. Submit comments on or before July 25, 2011, and reply comments on or before August 24, 2011.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by WT Docket No. 10-4; FCC 11-53, by any of the following methods:

*Federal eRulemaking Portal: the instructions for submitting comments.

*Federal Communications Commission's Web Site: the instructions for submitting comments.

*People with Disabilities:Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART,etc.) bye-mail: FCC504@fcc.govor phone 202-418-0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see theSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATIONsection of this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Jones, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-1327, or e-mail

1. In this document, the Commission addresses a joint motion filed by Wilson Electronics, Inc. and Verizon Wireless (filed June 16, 2011) requesting a thirty-day extension of the time period to file comments in this rulemaking to allow them additional time to “work through the many complicated technical issues presented” and “work towards a solution that has the potential to benefit both booster manufacturers and wireless carriers.” The Commission, in this instance, finds that providing a limited extension will serve the public interest by allowing parties to discuss the complex technical issues at stake and develop consensus approaches that benefit consumers, and is therefore extending the deadline for all comments and reply comments to July 25, and August 24, 2011, respectively.

Ordering Clauses

2. Pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and section 1.46 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.46, the joint request of Wilson Electronics, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, filed on June 16, 2011, isGrantedand the deadline for filing comments in response to theNPRMisExtendedto July 25, 2011, and the deadline for filing reply comments isExtendedto August 24, 2011.

3. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.131, 0.331.

4. A copy of theNPRM,including the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis,Has Been Sentto the Chief Counsel of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.

Federal Communications Commission. Michael McKenzie, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.