The FCC's February 9, 2011 Universal Service Fund (USF) and Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) Reform NPRM was published in this morning's Federal Register (FR). This is the triggering event for establishing the actual comment due dates set forth in the item. Here are the deadlines:

Comments on Section XV (ICC "Immediate Reform", including VoIP classification, phantom traffic and traffic stimulation): 30 days from FR publication / April 1

Reply Comments on Section XV (ICC "Immediate Reform", including VoIP classification, phantom traffic and traffic stimulation): 45 days from FR publication / April 18

Comments on all Sections other than XV: 45 days from FR publication / April 18

Comments of State Members of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service: 59 days from FR publication / May 2

Reply Comments on all Sections other than XV: 80 days from FR publication / May 23

And the "ex parte" round is likely to rage all summer long....