T-Mobile Rebel Alliance update

The FCC have announced the docket numbers for their consideration of the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile:

Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than May 31, 2011. Persons and entities that file petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding, including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order, seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to such pleadings must be filed no later than June 10, 2011. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no later than June 20, 2011. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should refer to DA 11-799 and WT Docket No. 11-65, as well as the specific file numbers of the individual applications or other matters to which the filings pertain.

So you can now go to the FCC’s public filing submission form and file your comments and/or complaints.

First, prepare your comments as a PDF document. The FCC site will convert a few other formats to PDF, but you might as well do it yourself. Don’t forget to cite both Docket 11-65 and DA 11-799 in your comments. Remember that all comment documents will be made public.

(If you’re on OS X or Linux you can print to a PDF from any application. On Windows, you can edit your comments in LibreOffice and then save as PDF. Or you could install a PDF writer–CutePDF Writer is available for 32 or 64 bit Windows, there’s also PrimoPDF and the open source PDFCreator.)

Then go to the FCC’s public filing submission form. In the Proceeding Number field, type 11-65 and hit enter, and you should see In the Matter of applications of AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG for consent to assign or Transfer Control of licenses and Authorizations show up as the subject. Then you can fill out the rest of the form, and attach your PDF at the bottom.

Another option is to go to the EFCS Express page and select Docket 11-64, then enter your comments directly. No file attachments required.