If you are planning to file comments on the FCC’s effort to implement the “analog nightlight” service, you’d better put aside thoughts of a pleasant New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday and start drafting now. The Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the Federal Register today, December 31. Since (as we previously reported ) the FCC is providing a whopping five days for comments (following FedReg publication), those comments are officially due on Monday, January 5, 2009. Reply comments are due three days later, on Thursday, January 8. (Don’t forget the FCC’s cheery seasonal greeting at Paragraph 2 of the NPRM: “Notwithstanding the holiday season, these dates will not be extended.”) Happy New Year!!!