•Electronic Filers:Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS:http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/or the Federal eRulemaking Portal:http://www.regulations.gov.
•Paper Filers:Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.
• Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
• All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
• Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
• U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington DC 20554.
On our own motion, we extend the comment and reply deadlines established in theFifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(Fifth FNPRM) of the above-captioned proceeding. A summary of the Commission'sFifth FNPRMis available in theFederal Registerat 77 FR 45558 (August 1, 2012). In theFifth NPRM,the Commission specified that comments are due 60 days after publication in theFederal Register, and reply comments are due 90 days after publication in theFederal Register. On August 1, 2012, the Office of the Federal Register published a summary of theFifth FNPRM,which established a comment deadline of October 1, 2012, and a reply comment deadline of October 30, 2012.
TheFifth FNPRMseeks comment on various issues relating to the 4.9 GHz band, including the relationship between the 4.9 GHz band and the 700 MHz public safety broadband network, which will be administered by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), a newly formed independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. We note that FirstNet is still in the initial stages of formation, and held its first public meeting on September 25, 2012. Thus, under the current comment schedule for this proceeding, FirstNet may not have sufficient time to file comments to theFifth FNPRMby the comment deadline. Therefore, on our own motion we find that an extension of the comment and reply comment dates for theFifth FNPRMis appropriate to provide FirstNet and other interested parties additional time to file, which in turn will enable the Commission to develop a more substantial record in this proceeding. Accordingly, we extend the comment deadline to November 1, 2012, and the reply comment deadline to November 30, 2012.
Accordingly,it is orderedthat, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 5(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 155(c), and pursuant to the authority delegated in Sections 0.191 and 0.392 of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 0.191, 0.392, we extend the comment and reply comment deadlines for the above proceeding as discussed herein.
Federal Communications Commission.
David S. Turetsky,
Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.