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December 3, 2010

To: FOIA Officer

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W., Room 1-A836
Washington, D.C. 20554
Washington, DC 20230
E-mail address:
Fax number: (202) 418-2826 / (202) 418-0521
Telephone Number: (202) 418-0440 / (202) 418-0212


Dear FOIA Officer, Federal Communications Commission:

Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, I request access to and copies of a
document identified as per the following attributes:

1. The proposal, framework document, draft Order or similarly named document which has a subject
matter relative to a proposed Open Internet / Network Neutrality proceeding, rule making, or other
regulatory process of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); and which,

2. Was communicated to, forwarded to, or otherwise transmitted to the Commissioners of FCC by
Chairman Genachowski, and/or by staff in the Office of the Chairman; and which,

3. Was thus transmitted to Commissioners during either the evening hours of Tuesday, November
30, 2010, or the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 1; and which,

4. Is the subject of the Chairman's webcast speech, and published remarks of Wednesday morning,
December 1, as such remarks are entitled “REMARKS ON PRESERVING INTERNET FREEDOM AND
OPENNESS,” and as such remarks are published by FCC via its website at:; and which,

5. Has been the subject of significant analysis, controversy, debate, and speculation by Members
of Congress, journalists, corporations, trade associations, public interest groups, and the like; and which,

6. Must be released by the Commission immediately to be in compliance with the letter and the
spirit of the Freedom of Information Act, as there is an overwhelming public interest in seeing the actual
proposal of the Chairman itself.

I am requesting that this document, of great interest to the American public, be released immediately,
and communicated to me at my email address, and/or immediately published by the Commission on its

My intent, upon receipt of the document, is to publish same immediately via the web resources of my
publication called My purpose in doing so, and in making this request, is to
see that the American public is informed about this important policy matter.

The Commission should routinely release to the public such regulatory / rule making proposals. The
Commission's efforts to bring greater openness and transparency are an exercise in hypocrisy unless it
works to do so, beginning here and now with this important document.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

s/ Peter J. Pratt, Publisher