Letter to GCI and ACS Stopping 180-Day Clock as of October 25, 2012
Washington, D.C. 20554
November 8, 2012
Via Electronic Mail
John T. Nakahata
Karen Brinkmann PLLC
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
555 Eleventh Street, NW
1200 18th Street, NW
Mail Station 07
Washington, DC 20004-1304
Washington, DC 20036
GCI Communication Corp., ACS Wireless License Sub, Inc., ACS of
Anchorage License Sub, Inc., and Unicom, Inc., Applications for FCC
Consent to the Assignment of Licenses to the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC,
WT Docket No. 12-187, WC Docket No. 09-197
On June 18, 2012, GCI Communication Corp. (“GCI”), its wholly-owned subsidiary Unicom,
Inc., and ACS Wireless License Sub, Inc. and ACS of Anchorage License Sub, Inc. (together,
“ACS”) filed four separate applications (collectively, the “Applications”) pursuant to Section
310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the “Act”), seeking consent to assign
spectrum licenses to a newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of GCI Wireless Holdings, LLC,
The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC (“AWN”).1 In connection with the Commission’s review of
these Applications under the Act, on October 11, 2012, the Commission issued Information and
Document Requests to GCI and ACS with a return date of October 25, 2012.
We appreciate your efforts to respond to these Information and Document Requests. As of the
date of this letter, however, we have received no narrative or data responses from either
Applicant and incomplete document production from each of GCI and ACS. Furthermore, at an
ex parte meeting between Commission staff and counsel for GCI and ACS on October 15, 2012,
we requested the submission of further legal analysis supporting your Petition for Declaratory
Ruling, which you have characterized as a “necessary prerequisite” to consummation of the
transaction contemplated by the Applications. To date, we have not received such supporting
1 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, ULS File Nos. 0005257725, 0005257737, 0005259928, and 0005260034 (filed June 18, 2012).
Therefore, we are stopping our informal 180-day time clock for review of transactions effective
October 25, 2012, which was Day 64 of our review. We will restart the clock upon complete
production of the materials discussed herein.
Please contact the undersigned with any questions.
Ruth Milkman, Chief
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
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