Internet Slowdown Day Correspondence (FCC)

Donald Triplett III filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-068 ; 2014-648
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From: Donald Triplett III

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any correspondence, memos, talking points, or other documents that are regarding or reference the grassroots campaign "Internet Slowdown Day" (https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/), which took place on September 10, 2014, excluding the public comments received as a result of the campaign.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Donald Triplett III

From: Stephanie Kost

Dear Mr. Triplett:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA Control Number 2014-648. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 10/9/14. If additional time is needed to respond to your request you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.

FCC FOIA Office

From: Laurence Schecker

Dear Mr. Triplett:

We are processing your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking "A copy of any correspondence, memos, talking points, or other documents that are regarding or reference the grassroots campaign "Internet Slowdown Day" (https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/), which took place on September 10, 2014, excluding the public comments received as a result of the campaign." In requesting staff for search for responsive records, we have been notified that they are finding newsletters such as Communications Daily or TR Daily that refer to the "Internet Slowdown Day." I am writing to inquire whether we could exclude newsletters or press clippings that refer to the event from our response. By this exclusion, I am referring only to published news articles, newsletters, and subscription services.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Larry Schecker

Laurence H. Schecker
Special Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Administrative Law Division
Federal Communications Commission
445 - 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
202.418.1717
Laurence.Schecker@FCC.gov<mailto:Laurence.Schecker@FCC.gov>

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From: Donald Triplett III

Dear Mr. Schecker,

I agree to amend my request to further exclude newsletters and/or press clippings (in addition to public comments received as a result of the campaign) from any documents that would otherwise be responsive. If there are any comments/correspondence within the agency regarding a particular news article, I trust that the comments/correspondence will not be excluded.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Donald Triplett, III

From: Laurence Schecker

Thanks. And yes your understanding is correct.
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Original Message

From: Andrea Kearney

Dear Mr. Triplett,

This concerns your request dated September 11, 2014 seeking documents referencing "Internet Slowdown Day." Your request was assigned FOIA Control No. 2014-068, due October 9, 2014. We are contacting you to let you know that we have extended the due date for responding to your request by ten business days to October 24, 2014, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 0.461(g)(1)(ii). In addition, because of the volume of responsive documents that we must review, we seek your consent to an additional extension of ten business days to November 7, 2014. Please indicate your response to this request by reply e-mail. If you have any questions, feel free to call at 202-418-7271. Thank you very much,

Andrea Kearney
Office of General Counsel
FCC

From: Donald Triplett III

Dear Ms. Kearney,

I agree to the additional extension of ten business days to November 7, 2014.

Sincerely,

Donald Triplett, III

From: Laurence Schecker

Dear Mr. Triplett:

Attached please find the decision addressing your above-numbered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and the documents being released to you today.

Sincerely,

Larry Schecker

Laurence H. Schecker
Special Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Administrative Law Division
Federal Communications Commission
445 - 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
202.418.1717
Laurence.Schecker@FCC.gov<mailto:Laurence.Schecker@FCC.gov>

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