Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of KPSG to Crosstel
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: November 26, 2013
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF
KNOLOGY PROVIDER SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC. TO CROSSTEL, INC.
STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 13-267
Comments Due: December 10, 2013
Reply Comments Due: December 17, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Knology Provider Solutions Group, Inc. (KPSG) and Crosstel, Inc.
(Crosstel) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s
rules1 to transfer control of lines from KPSG to Crosstel.
KPSG, a Delaware corporation, together with its affiliates (including parent entities), offers
telecommunications services in the following areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Rhode Island,
Tennessee. Crosstel, an Alabama corporation, together with its affiliates and previously in conjunction
with KPSG under the SCA, offers telecommunications services in the following areas: Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina. Crosstel is wholly owned by
Maliyekal Thomas, a U.S. citizen.
Crosstel and KPSG entered into a three-year contract (the Strategic Collaboration and Service
Agreement (SCA)) that is scheduled to terminate on November 30, 2013. The Applicants entered into a
new agreement that will allow Crosstel to manage the business prospectively, and will allow the parties’
joint customers to become Crosstel customers. KPSG seeks authority to transfer control of its lines to
Crosstel so that Crosstel may continue to providing service to such customers after the SCA expires.
Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under
section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules and that a grant of the application will serve the public
interest, convenience, and necessity.2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Knology Provider
Solutions Group, Inc. to Crosstel, Inc. WC Docket No. 13-267 (filed Nov. 18, 2013)
47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without prejudice
to Commission action on any other related, pending applications.
2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).
The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before December 10, 2013, and reply comments on
or before December 17, 2013. Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System
In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following:
Myrva Charles, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org; and
Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, email@example.com.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a
copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent
with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves
with the Commission’s ex parte rules.
For further information, please contact Myrva Charles at (202) 418-1506 or Dennis Johnson at
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