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Released: February 21, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12th STREET S.W.
WASHINGTON D.C. 20554

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Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov)
TTY (202) 418-2555

DA No.

13-246

Report No. TEL-01604

Thursday February 21, 2013

International Authorizations Granted

Section 214 Applications (47 C.F.R. § 63.18); Section 310(b)(4) Requests

The following applications have been granted pursuant to the Commission’s streamlined processing procedures set forth
in Section 63.12 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.12, other provisions of the Commission’s rules, or
procedures set forth in an earlier public notice listing applications accepted for filing.
Unless otherwise noted, these grants authorize the applicants (1) to become a facilities-based international common
carrier subject to 47 C.F.R. § 63.22; and/or (2) to become a resale-based international common carrier subject to 47
C.F.R. § 63.23; or (3) to exceed the 25 percent foreign ownership benchmark applicable to common carrier radio
licensees under 47 U.S.C. § 310(b)(4).
THIS PUBLIC NOTICE SERVES AS EACH NEWLY AUTHORIZED CARRIER'S SECTION 214 CERTIFICATE.
It contains general and specific conditions, which are set forth below. Newly authorized carriers should carefully
review the terms and conditions of their authorizations. Failure to comply with general or specific conditions of an
authorization, or with other relevant Commission rules and policies, could result in fines and forfeitures.
Petitions for reconsideration under Section 1.106 or applications for review under Section 1.115 of the Commission's
rules in regard to the grant of any of these applications may be filed within thirty days of this public notice (see Section
1.4(b)(2)).
An updated version of Sections 63.09–.25 of the rules, and other related sections, is available at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html.
For additional information, please contact the FCC Reference and Information Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street
SW, Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 418-0270.

ITC-214-20120209-00047

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Breezecom, Inc.
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/12/2013
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20120702-00172

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PERSEUS TELECOM USA LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/12/2013
Application for authority to provide facilities-based service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(1) of the Commission’s rules, and also to provide
resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1), (2).
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ITC-214-20120913-00230

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Marcatel Telecommunications, LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/08/2013
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20130114-00039

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NC Tide Acquisition Company LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013
Application for authority to provide resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(2).

ITC-214-20130118-00015

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Citrix Communications LLC
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013
Application for authority to provide facilities-based service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(1) of the Commission’s rules, and also to provide
resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1), (2).

ITC-214-20130124-00027

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Vamp Communications, Inc.
International Telecommunications Certificate

Service(s):

Global or Limited Global Facilities-Based Service, Global or Limited Global Resale Service
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013
Application for authority to provide facilities-based service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(1) of the Commission’s rules, and also to provide
resale service in accordance with section 63.18(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1), (2).

ITC-ASG-20121221-00326

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Birch Communications, Inc.
Assignment
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
01/18/2013

Current Licensee:

Covista, Inc.

FROM:

Covista, Inc

TO:

Birch Communications, Inc.
Application filed for consent to the assignment of certain assets held by Covista, Inc. (Covista) to Birch Communications, Inc. (BCI). Pursuant to
a November 30, 2012, asset purchase agreement between Covista, BCI and Birch Telecom, Inc. (Birch Telecom), a direct wholly-owned
subsidiary of BCI (jointly "Birch"), Birch will purchase from Covista certain customer accounts and receivables, certain customer agreements and
contracts, certain vendor agreements and contracts, certain equipment, and certain intellectual property. Covista will retain its international
section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19981023-00834. Upon closing, BCI will provide international service to its newly acquired customers - in
Arkansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia - pursuant to its existing international section 214 authorization,
ITC-214-19970926-00584 (Old File No. ITC-97-586). Birch Communications of Virginia, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BCI, provides
international service under authority of BCI's international section 214 authority, ITC-214-19970926-00584, pursuant to section 63.21(h) of the
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §63.21(h).
BCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. (Birch Holdings). Birch Holdings is owned by the following two
individuals, both U.S. citizens: Holcombe Green (66%) and R. Kirby Godsey (32%). Mr. Godsey holds ownership interest through his individual
holdings and through the R. Kirby Godsey Grantor Retained Annuity Trust.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.
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ITC-ASG-20121221-00327

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Birch Telecom, Inc.
Assignment
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
01/18/2013

Current Licensee:

Covista, Inc.

FROM:

Covista, Inc

TO:

Birch Telecom, Inc.
Application filed for consent to the assignment of certain assets held by Covista, Inc. (Covista) to Birch Telecom, Inc. (Birch Telecom). Pursuant
to a November 30, 2012, asset purchase agreement between Covista, Birch Telecom, Inc. and Birch Communications, Inc. (BCI), the 100% direct
parent of Birch Telecom (jointly "Birch"), Birch will purchase from Covista certain customer accounts and receivables, certain customer
agreements and contracts, certain vendor agreements and contracts, certain equipment, and certain intellectual property. Covista will retain its
international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19981023-00834. Upon closing, Birch Telecom will be acquiring new customers in the
following states: Alabama, Delaware California, Connecticut, Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North
Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Texas,
Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Birch Telecom will provide international service to its newly acquired customers pursuant to
its existing international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19990701-00441. The following wholly-owned subsidiaries of Birch Telecom
provide international service under authority of Birch Telecom's international section 214 authority, ITC-214-19990701-00441, pursuant to
section 63.21(h) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §63.21(h): Birch Telecom of the South, Inc., Birch Telecom of the West, Inc., Birch
Telecom of the Great lakes, Inc., Birch Telecom of Missouri, Inc., Birch Telecom of Oklahoma, Inc., Birch Telecom of Texas, Ltd., Birch
Telecom of Kansas, Inc., Birch Communications of the Northeast, Inc., Ionex Communications, Inc., Ionex Communications South, Inc., and
Ionex Communications North, Inc.
BCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. (Birch Holdings). Birch Holdings is owned by the following two
individuals, both U.S. citizens: Holcombe Green (66%) and R. Kirby Godsey (32%). Mr. Godsey holds ownership interest through his individual
holdings and through the R. Kirby Godsey Grantor Retained Annuity Trust.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

ITC-ASG-20130114-00011

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NC Tide Acquisition Company LLC
Assignment
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013

Current Licensee:

North State Telephone Company dba North State Communications

FROM:

North State Telephone Company dba North State Communications

TO:

NC Tide Acquisition Company LLC
Application filed for consent to the partial assignment of assets from North State Telephony Company d/b/a North State Communications (North
State) to NC Tide Acquisition Company LLC (NC Tide). In a two step transaction North State will first assign certain wireless customer
accounts, but not its international section 214 authority, to NC Tide, a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of North State. Then New Cingular
Wireless, PSC, LLC (New Cingular) will purchase all of the membership interests in NC Tide from North State. NC Tide will thus become a
wholly-owned subsidiary of New Cingular. North State will continue to provide international services to its remaining customers pursuant to its
existing international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-19960703-00293. NC Tide will provide international services to its newly acquired
customers pursuant to its own international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-20130114-00039.
New Cingular is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., a widely-held, publicly-traded corporation in which no individual or entity
holds a ten percent or greater ownership interest.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

ITC-ASG-20130122-00013

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CW Acquisitions, LLC
Assignment
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013

Current Licensee:

Corr Wireless Communications, LLC

FROM:

Corr Wireless Communications, LLC

TO:

CW Acquisitions, LLC
Application filed for consent to the assignment of international section 214 authorization, ITC-214-20070730-00300, from Corr Wireless
Communications, LLC, (Corr) to CW Acquisitions, LLC (CW Acquisitions). Corr, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cellular South, Inc., has created
CW Acquisition Parent, LLC, as a new wholly-owned subsidiary, which in turn created CW Acquisition. Cellular South will assign the assets of
Corr to CW Acquisitions and then CW Acquisitions Parent will transfer its 100% membership interest on CW Acquisitions to New Cingular
Wireless PCS, LLC (New Cingular). CW Acquisitions will then be a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Cingular.
New Cingular is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T, Inc., a widely-held, publicly-traded corporation in which no individual or entity
holds a ten percent or greater ownership interest.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.
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ITC-T/C-20130107-00005

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Sidera Networks, LLC
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013

Current Licensee:

Sidera Networks, LLC

FROM:

Yankee Metro Partners, LLC

TO:

LTS Buyer LLC
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorizations, ITC-214-20001128-00698 and
ITC-214-20101019-00408, held by Sidera Networks, LLC (Sidera), from its ultimate parent Yankee Metro Partners, LLC (Yankee), to LTS Buyer
LLC (LTS Buyer). Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, LTS Buyer will acquire direct ownership and control of Yankee and thereby
the indirect control and ownership of Sidera through the following three steps: (1) SD1 Merger Sub LLC (Merger Sub), a company created solely
to accomplish the Sidera transaction, will merge with and into Yankee, with Yankee surviving the transaction. Upon consummation, Yankee will
become a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of LTS Buyer; (2) SD2 Merger Sub, LLC (Merger Sub 2), a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Merger
Sub, created also solely for purposes of the Sidera transaction, will merge with and into Yankee Metro Parent, Inc. (Yankee Metro Parent), the
direct parent of Sidera Networks, Inc., with Yankee Metro Parent surviving the merger and remaining a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of
Yankee; (3) SD3 Merger Sub, LLC, a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Merger Sub 2 created solely for purposes of accomplishing the Sidera
transaction, will merge with and into Sidera Networks, Inc., with Sidera Networks, Inc., surviving the merger and remaining a direct wholly
owned subsidiary of Yankee Metro Parent. Upon closing, Sidera will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of LTS Buyer.
LTS Buyer is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of LTS Group Holdings LLC (LTS Holdings). The following four (4) funds and entities will
hold 10% or greater direct and indirect ownership interest in LTS Holdings: (1) Berkshire Funds (collectively 44.2%), (2) HarbourVest Funds
(collectively 11.9%), (3) ABRY Funds (collectively 11.0%), and (4) Pamlico Funds (collectively 10.1%). HarbourVest Partners, LLC and certain
other beneficial holders of ownership interests in LTS Holdings (each of whose interest individually will constitute less than 10 percent of the
total equity ownership of LTS Holdings) will either (i) grant irrevocable proxies to Berkshire Partners LLC or Pamlico Capital, or (ii) hold their
interests through a co-investment vehicle controlled by Berkshire Partners LLC or Pamlico Capital. Applicants state that, consequently, Berkshire
Partners LLC will control 62.1% of the voting interests of LTS Holdings, and Pamlico Capital will control 18.4% of the voting interests of LTS
Holdings.
LTS Holdings will be managed by a seven member board of managers consisting of four members to be designated by Berkshire Partners LLC,
one member to be designated by ABRY Partners, LLC, one member to be designated by Pamlico Capital, and Robert J. Shanahan, a U.S. citizen
and the current chief executive of Light Tower Holdings LLC. Applicants expect all members to be U.S. citizens. Applicants state that no other
person or entity will hold a direct or indirect 10 percent or greater interest in LTS Holdings.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.
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ITC-T/C-20130107-00006

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LIFE VOICE, INC.
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/15/2013

Current Licensee:

LIFE VOICE, INC.

FROM:

Yankee Metro Partners, LLC

TO:

LTS Buyer LLC
Application filed for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214 authorizations, ITC-214-20080303-00093, held by LIFE Voice,
Inc. (LIFE Voice), from its ultimate parent Yankee Metro Partners, LLC (Yankee), to LTS Buyer LLC (LTS Buyer). LIFE Voice is an indirect
wholly-owned subsidiary of Sidera Networks, LLC (Sidera), which is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Yankee. Pursuant to the terms of the
merger agreement, LTS Buyer will acquire direct ownership and control of Yankee and thereby the indirect control and ownership of LIFE Voice
through the following three steps: (1) SD1 Merger Sub LLC (Merger Sub), a company created solely to accomplish the Sidera transaction, will
merge with and into Yankee, with Yankee surviving the transaction. Upon consummation, Yankee will become a direct wholly-owned subsidiary
of LTS Buyer; (2) SD2 Merger Sub, LLC (Merger Sub 2), a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Merger Sub, created also solely for purposes of the
Sidera transaction, will merge with and into Yankee Metro Parent, Inc. (Yankee Metro Parent), the direct parent of Sidera Networks, Inc., with
Yankee Metro Parent surviving the merger and remaining a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yankee; (3) SD3 Merger Sub, LLC, a direct
wholly-owned subsidiary of Merger Sub 2 created solely for purposes of accomplishing the Sidera transaction, will merge with and into Sidera
Networks, Inc., with Sidera Networks, Inc., surviving the merger and remaining a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Yankee Metro Parent. Upon
closing, Sidera and LIFE Voice will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of LTS Buyer.
LTS Buyer is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of LTS Group Holdings LLC (LTS Holdings). The following four (4) funds and entities will
hold 10% or greater direct and indirect ownership interest in LTS Holdings: (1) Berkshire Funds (collectively 44.2%), (2) HarbourVest Funds
(collectively 11.9%), (3) ABRY Funds (collectively 11.0%), and (4) Pamlico Funds (collectively 10.1%). HarbourVest Partners, LLC and certain
other beneficial holders of ownership interests in LTS Holdings (each of whose interest individually will constitute less than 10 percent of the
total equity ownership of LTS Holdings) will either (i) grant irrevocable proxies to Berkshire Partners LLC or Pamlico Capital, or (ii) hold their
interests through a co-investment vehicle controlled by Berkshire Partners LLC or Pamlico Capital. Applicants state that, consequently, Berkshire
Partners LLC will control 62.1% of the voting interests of LTS Holdings, and Pamlico Capital will control 18.4% of the voting interests of LTS
Holdings.
LTS Holdings will be managed by a seven member board of managers consisting of four members to be designated by Berkshire Partners LLC,
one member to be designated by ABRY Partners, LLC, one member to be designated by Pamlico Capital, and Robert J. Shanahan, a U.S. citizen
and the current chief executive of Light Tower Holdings LLC. Applicants expect all members to be U.S. citizens. Applicants state that no other
person or entity will hold a direct or indirect 10 percent or greater interest in LTS Holdings.
This authorization is without prejudice to the Commission's action in any other related pending proceedings.

INFORMATIVE

ITC-214-20010302-00125

PLDT US Ltd. ( d/b/a PLDT US )
Notice of Subsidiary operation under parent 214 authorization. By letter dated January 23, 2013, PLDT (US) Ltd. notified the Commission
of the subsidiary PLDT (US) Mobility, LLC providing service under its parent's 214.
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CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS
(1) These authorizations are subject to the Exclusion List for International Section 214 Authorizations, which identifies
restrictions on providing service to particular countries or using particular facilities. The most recent Exclusion List is
attached to this Public Notice. The list applies to all U.S. international carriers, including those that have previously
received global or limited global Section 214 authority, whether by Public Notice or specific written order. Carriers are
advised that the attached Exclusion List is subject to amendment at any time pursuant to the procedures set forth in
Streamlining the International Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff Requirements, IB Docket No. 95-118, 11
FCC Rcd 12884 (1996), para. 18. A copy of the current Exclusion List will be maintained in the FCC Reference and
Information Center and will be available at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html#exclusionlist. It also will be
attached to each Public Notice that grants international Section 214 authority.
(2) The export of telecommunications services and related payments to countries that are subject to economic sanctions
may be restricted. For information concerning current restrictions, call the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S.
Department of the Treasury, (202) 622-2520.
(3) Carriers shall comply with the requirements of Section 63.11 of the Commission's rules, which requires notification
by, and in certain circumstances prior notification by, U.S. carriers acquiring an affiliation with foreign carriers. A
carrier that acquires an affiliation with a foreign carrier will be subject to possible reclassification as a dominant carrier
on an affiliated route pursuant to the provisions of Section 63.10 of the rules.
(4) Carriers shall comply with the Commission's International Settlements Policy and associated filing requirements
contained in Sections 43.51, 64.1001 and 64.1002 of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 43.51, 64.1001, 64.1002.
The Commission modified these requirements most recently in International Settlements Policy Reform: International
Settlement Rates, First Report and Order, FCC 04-53, 19 FCC Rcd 5709 (2004). In addition, any carrier
interconnecting private lines to the U.S. public switched network at its switch, including any switch in which the carrier
obtains capacity either through lease or otherwise, shall file annually with the Chief, International Bureau, a certified
statement containing, on a country-specific basis, the number and type (e.g., 64 kbps circuits) of private lines
interconnected in such manner. The Commission will treat the country of origin information as confidential. Carriers
need not file their contracts for interconnection unless the Commission specifically requests. Carriers shall file their
annual report on February 1 (covering international private lines interconnected during the preceding January 1 to
December 31 period) of each year. International private lines to countries which the Commission has exempted from the
International Settlements Policy at any time during a particular reporting period are exempt from this requirement. See
47 C.F.R. § 43.51(d). The Commission's list of U.S. international routes that are exempt from the International
Settlements Policy may be viewed at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html.
(5) Carriers authorized to provide private line service either on a facilities or resale basis are limited to the provision of
such private line service only between the United States and those foreign points covered by their referenced
applications for Section 214 authority. A carrier may provide switched services over its authorized resold private lines
in the circumstances specified in Section 63.23(d) of the rules, 47 C.F. R. § 63.23(d).
(6) A carrier may engage in "switched hubbing" to countries that do not appear on the Commission's list of U.S.
international routes that are exempt from the International Settlements Policy, set forth in Section 64.1002, 47 C.F.R. §
64.1002, provided the carrier complies with the requirements of Section 63.17(b) of the rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.17(b).
The Commission's list of U.S. international routes that are exempt from the International Settlements Policy may be
viewed at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html.
(7) Carriers shall comply with the "No Special Concessions" rule, Section 63.14, 47 C.F.R. § 63.14.
(8) Carriers regulated as dominant for the provision of a particular communications service on a particular route for any
reason other than a foreign carrier affiliation under Section 63.10 of the rules shall file tariffs pursuant to Section 203 of
the Communications Act, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 203, and Part 61 of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. Part 61.
Carriers shall not otherwise file tariffs except as permitted by Section 61.19 of the rules, 47 C.F.R. § 61.19. Except as
specified in Section 20.15 with respect to commercial mobile radio service providers, carriers regulated as
non-dominant, as defined in Section 61.3, and providing detariffed international services pursuant to Section 61.19,
must comply with all applicable public disclosure and maintenance of information requirements in Sections 42.10 and
42.11.
(9) Carriers shall file the annual reports of overseas telecommunications traffic required by Section 43.61(a). Carriers
shall also file the quarterly reports required by Section 43.61 in the circumstances specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) of
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that Section.
(10) Carriers shall file annual reports of circuit status and/or circuit additions in accordance with the requirements set
forth in Rules for Filing of International Circuit Status Reports, CC Docket No. 93-157, Report and Order, 10 FCC Rcd
8605 (1995). See 47 C.F.R. § 43.82. See also §§ 63.22(e), 63.23(e). These requirements apply to facilities-based
carriers and private line resellers, respectively. See also http:www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/csmanual.html.
(11) Carriers should consult Section 63.19 of the rules when contemplating a discontinuance, reduction or impairment
of service. Further, the grant of these applications shall not be construed to include authorization for the transmission of
money in connection with the services the applicants have been given authority to provide. The transmission of money
is not considered to be a common carrier service.
(12) If any carrier is reselling service obtained pursuant to a contract with another carrier, the services obtained by
contract shall be made generally available by the underlying carrier to similarly situated customers at the same terms,
conditions and rates. 47 U.S.C. § 203.
(13) To the extent the applicant is, or is affiliated with, an incumbent independent local exchange carrier, as those terms
are defined in Section 64.1902 of the rules, it shall provide the authorized services in compliance with the requirements
of Section 64.1903.
(14) Except as otherwise ordered by the Commission, a carrier authorized here to provide facilities-based service that (i)
is classified as dominant under Section 63.10 of the rules for the provision of such service on a particular route and (ii)
is affiliated with a carrier that collects settlement payments for terminating U.S. international switched traffic at the
foreign end of that route may not provide facilities-based switched service on that route unless the current rates the
affiliate charges U.S. international carriers to terminate traffic are at or below the Commission's relevant benchmark
adopted in International Settlement Rates, IB Docket No. 96-261, Report and Order, 12 FCC Rcd 19806 (1997). See
also Report and Order on Reconsideration and Order Lifting Stay in IB Docket No. 96-261, FCC 99-124 (rel. June 11,
1999). For the purposes of this rule, "affiliated" and "foreign carrier" are defined in Section 63.09.
Exclusion List for International Section 214 Authorizations
The following is a list of countries and facilities not covered by grant of global Section 214 authority under Section
63.18(e)(1) of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.18(e)(1). In addition, the facilities listed shall not be used by
U.S. carriers authorized under Section 63.18 of the Commission's Rules unless the carrier's Section 214 authorization
specifically lists the facility. Carriers desiring to serve countries or use facilities listed as excluded hereon shall file a
separate Section 214 application pursuant to Section 63.18(e)(3) of the Commission's Rules. See 47 C.F.R. § 63.22(c).
Countries:
Cuba (Applications for service to Cuba shall comply with the separate filing requirements of the Commission's Public
Notice, DA 10-112, dated January 21, 2010, "Modification of Process to Accept Applications for Service to Cuba and
Related Matters.")
Facilities:
All non-U.S.-licensed satellite systems that are not on the Permitted Space Station List, maintained at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/sd/se/permitted.html. See International Bureau Public Notice, DA 99-2844 (rel. Dec. 17, 1999).
This list is subject to change by the Commission when the public interest requires. Before amending the list, the
Commission will first issue a public notice giving affected parties the opportunity for comment and hearing on the
proposed changes. The Commission may then release an order amending the exclusion list. This list also is subject to
change upon issuance of an Executive Order. See Streamlining the Section 214 Authorization Process and Tariff
Requirements, IB Docket No. 95-118, FCC 96-79, 11 FCC Rcd 12,884, released March 13, 1996 (61 Fed. Reg. 15,724,
April 9, 1996). A current version of this list is maintained at
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html#exclusionlist.
For additional information, contact the International Bureau's Policy Division, (202) 418-1460.
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