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STATEMENT OF

ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON L. CLYBURN

Re:


Applications of GCI Communication Corp., ACS Wireless License Sub, Inc., ACS of
Anchorage License Sub, Inc., and Unicom, Inc. For Consent To Assign Licenses to The
Alaska Wireless Network, LLC, WT Docket No. 12-187; WC Docket No. 09-197.


Ensuring robust competition in all sectors of the wireless market is a priority for the Commission.
For this reason, we should continue to review carefully all transfer of control and assignment of license
applications and prioritize them for timely decision-making. The FCC has approved 95 percent of
transaction applications within the 180-day informal timeline. Careful review is, however, especially
important in a transaction like this one, which combines the facilities of two of the largest carriers that
have long served Alaska. Of course, our ability to act expeditiously depends in large part on the
responsiveness of the parties to the application. In this case, I am pleased that the Commission was able
to approve the underlying transaction within two weeks of the parties' providing final amended language
to protect against the inappropriate use of competitively sensitive information.

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