Public Notice: "On June 30, 2011, TW Telecom inc. (TWTC) filed a petition for a declaratory ruling that TWTC has the right under section 251(c)(2) of the Communications Act, as amended, to direct IP-to-IP interconnection with incumbent LECs for certain IP-based services. In particular, TWTC seeks direct IP-to-IP interconnection from incumbent LECs for the transmission and routing of TWTC's facilities-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services and for voice services that originate and terminate in Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) format but are converted to IP format for transport (IP-in-the-middle voice services). As part of its request, TWTC asks the Commission to clarify that TWTC's facilities-based VoIP services are telecommunications services as well as telephone exchange services and/or exchange access.
Parties may file comments on either or both petitions on or before August 15, 2011 and reply comments on or before August 30, 2011. All pleadings should reference WC Docket No. 11-119.
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For further information regarding this proceeding, contact Melissa Droller Kirkel, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 202-418-7958, or Jean Ann Collins, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 202-418-2792.
Released: 07/15/2011. COMMENT SOUGHT ON TW TELECOM INC. PETITION FOR
DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING DIRECT IP-TO-IP INTERCONNECTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 251(C)(2) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT. (DA No. 11-1198). (Dkt No
11-119 ). Comments Due: 08/15/2011. Reply Comments Due: 08/30/2011. WCB . Contact: Melissa Droller Kirkel at (202) 418-7958 or Jean Ann Collins at (202) 418-2792