On January 25, 2013, Mpower Communications Corp.; U.S. TelePacific Corp.; ACN Communications Services, Inc.; Level 3 Communications, LLC; TDS Metrocom, LLC; and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (hereinafter “Mpower, et al.”) filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) requesting that the Commission “refresh the record” and take expedited action to update its copper retirement rules. More specifically, Mpower, et al.’s letter disagrees with the position taken by AT&T in its November 7, 2012 Petition that requires ILECs to maintain “two redundant sets of loop facilities (copper and fiber)” and thereby preserve CLEC access to copper loops will slow down the overall transition to all-IP networks. Rather, Mpower, et al. argues that the Commission should clarify that “retirement [of copper loop infrastructure] only allows the ILEC to retire such loops for its own use and does not relieve the ILEC of its duty to provide unbundled access to copper loops that remain in place in the network.” The Commission issued a Public Notice on February 5, 2013 in response to Mpower, et al.’s letter, setting the deadline to file comments (March 5, 2013) and reply comments (March 20, 2013).