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Domestic Section 214 Applications Florida Hearing and Kentucky Hearing

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Released: January 8, 2014


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DA 14-22

Released: January 8, 2014





WC Docket No. 13-293

Comments Due: January 22, 2014
Reply Comments Due: January 29, 2014

On November 18, 2013, Florida Hearing and Telephone Corporation (Florida Hearing), Kentucky
Hearing and Telephone Corporation (Kentucky Hearing), Brooks Rule, and Glenda Sue Harvison
(collectively, Applicants) filed applications pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to
transfer control of Florida Hearing and Kentucky Hearing from Mr. Rule to Ms. Harvison.
Florida Hearing, a Florida corporation, is certificated as a competitive local exchange carrier
(LEC) in Florida. Kentucky Hearing, a Kentucky corporation, is certificated as a competitive LEC in
Kentucky. Both companies are 100 percent by Mr. Rule, a U.S. citizen. Applicants state that Ms.
Harvison, a U.S. citizen, wholly owns GS Texas Ventures, LLC, which has applied for certification as a
competitive LEC in Texas.2
Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transactions, Ms. Harvison will acquire 100 percent
ownership of Florida Hearing and Kentucky Hearing. Applicants assert that the proposed transactions are
entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules and
that a grant of the applications will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.3
Domestic Section 214 Applications Filed for the Transfer of Control of Florida Hearing
and Telephone Corporation and Kentucky Hearing and Telephone Corporation to Glenda
Sue Harvison, WC Docket No. 13-293 (filed Nov 18, 2013).

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants filed a supplement to their domestic section 214 applications
on January 1, 2014.
2 Applicants further state that Ms. Harvison wholly owns GS Iowa Ventures, LLC, which is in the process of
acquiring a small incumbent LEC in Iowa but has not yet done so.
3 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 January 22, 2014, and reply comments on
or before January 29, 2014.
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.4
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

1) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
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 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.5 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
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.

4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
5 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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