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Released: December 17, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2348

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
)
File No.: EB-09-IH-1219
)
NTS Communications, Inc.
)
Acct. No.: 201032080024
)
Apparent Liability for Forfeiture
)
FRN: 0004266938
)

ORDER

Adopted: December 16, 2013

Released: December 17, 2013

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the
Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and NTS
Communications, Inc. (NTS). The Consent Decree resolves and terminates an investigation by the
Commission against NTS for apparent violations of Section 254(d) of the Communications Act of 1934,
as amended (Act),1 and Section 54.706(a) of the Commission’s rules (Rules),2 regarding required
contributions to the Universal Service Fund.
2.
A copy of the Consent Decree negotiated by the Bureau and NTS is attached hereto and
incorporated herein by reference.
3.
After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the facts before us, we
find that the public interest would be served by adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the
investigation.
4.
In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we conclude that our
investigation raises no substantial or material questions of fact as to whether NTS possesses the basic
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or
authorization.
5.
Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED

that, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 503(b) of the Act,3
and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules,4 the Consent Decree attached to this Order

IS ADOPTED

.


1 47 U.S.C. § 254(d).
2 47 C.F.R. § 54.706(a).
3 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), 503(b).
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.111, 0.311.


Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2348

6.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that the above-captioned investigation

IS

TERMINATED

.
7.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that a copy of this Order and Consent Decree shall be
sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to counsel for the NTS, James H.
Lister, Esq., Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot, P.C., 1155 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20036.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
P. Michele Ellison
Chief, Enforcement Bureau
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