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FCC Suspends Filings Through Monday, October 21

During the government shutdown, the Federal Communication Commission’s website was largely down and did not accept most filings. As the federal government returned to action on Thursday, the FCC issued a statement further suspending most filings through Monday and promising additional guidance in the near future. Below is the full FCC notice text:

SUSPENSION OF FILING DEADLINES

The FCC’s number one priority is to resume normal operations as soon as possible. Many of the Commission’s regular services, including access to electronic dockets on the Commission’s website, were not available during the government shutdown due to a government-wide lapse in appropriations.

As a result of this, the Commission is suspending all FCC filing deadlines that occurred during the shutdown or that will occur on or before October 21, 2013 - other than Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) filing deadlines - until further notice.  The Commission will soon issue further guidance on revised filing deadlines.

The FCC asks parties to refrain from submitting filings seeking additional relief until they have reviewed the further guidance that the agency will be issuing.

We appreciate your patience as we resume normal operations.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: October 18, 2013

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