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Released: November 14, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 TWELFTH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
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DA 13-2187

Released: November 14, 2013

SPRINT CORPORATION AND CLEVELAND UNLIMITED, INC. SEEK FCC CONSENT TO

THE ASSIGNMENT OF 12 PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE LICENSES

COVERING PARTS OF INDIANA, OHIO, AND PENNSYLVANIA

ULS File Nos. 0005975694, 0005975701, 0005975705, 0005975712, 0005975715, 0005975721,

0005975728, 0005975735, 0005975768, and 0005975784

PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED

Petitions to Deny Due:

December 2, 2013

Oppositions Due:

December 12, 2013

Replies Due:

December 19, 2013

I.

INTRODUCTION

Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”) and Cleveland Unlimited, Inc. (“CUI”)1 (“CUI” and together with
Sprint, the “Applicants”) have filed applications pursuant to section 310(d) of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended,2 seeking to assign 12 Personal Communications Service (“PCS”) licenses from CUI
and a number of its subsidiaries to two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sprint, WirelessCo, L.P. and
SprintCom, Inc.3 The subject licenses encompass parts of Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. CUI’s
subscribers would not be transferred to Sprint. The Applicants assert that, as a result of this transaction,
Sprint can improve its network, expand deployment of new wireless services, and better meet growing
consumer demand.
Preliminary review of the applications indicates that, pursuant to the proposed transaction, Sprint
would acquire 10 to 16.4 megahertz of PCS spectrum in 56 counties in 23 Cellular Market Areas
(“CMAs”) across parts of Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Post-transaction, Sprint would hold a
maximum of 129.5 megahertz of spectrum in these CMAs.


1 CUI currently offers voice and data wireless services under the “Revol Wireless” brand.
2 47 U.S.C. § 310(d).
3 The CUI subsidiaries assigning licenses to Sprint are: CSM Cleveland License Sub, LLC; Cleveland Unlimited
License Sub, LLC; CSM Columbus (OH) License Sub, LLC; CSM Indianapolis License Sub, LLC; CSM Canton
License Sub, LLC; CSM Youngstown License Sub, LLC; CSM Columbus (IN) License Sub, LLC; and CSM New
Castle License Sub, LLC.

II.

SECTION 310(d) APPLICATIONS

The applications for assignment of licenses from CUI to Sprint have been assigned the following
file numbers:

File No.

Licensee/Assignor

Assignee

Lead Call Sign

0005975694
Cleveland Unlimited, Inc.
WirelessCo, L.P.
WPOK609
0005975701
CSM Cleveland License Sub, LLC
SprintCom, Inc.
WQDX564
0005975705
CSM Columbus (OH) License Sub, LLC
SprintCom, Inc.
WQDE350
0005975712
CSM Canton License Sub, LLC
SprintCom, Inc.
KNLG793
0005975715
CSM Youngstown License Sub, LLC
SprintCom, Inc.
KNLG839
0005975721
CSM Indianapolis License Sub, LLC
WirelessCo, L.P.
WQDE351
0005975728
CSM Columbus (IN) License Sub, LLC
WirelessCo, L.P.
WQDE349
0005975735
CSM New Castle License Sub, LLC
WirelessCo, L.P.
WQDE352
0005975768
Cleveland Unlimited License Sub, LLC
SprintCom, Inc.
KNLF523
0005975784
Cleveland Unlimited License Sub, LLC
WirelessCo, L.P.
KNLF528

III.

EX PARTE

STATUS OF THIS PROCEEDING

Pursuant to section 1.1200(a) of the Commission’s rules,4 the Commission may adopt modified or
more stringent ex parte procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires. We
announce that this proceeding will be governed by permit-but-disclose ex parte procedures that are
applicable to non-restricted proceedings under section 1.1206 of the Commission’s rules.5
Parties making oral ex parte presentations are directed to the Commission’s ex parte rules.
Parties are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must contain the presentation’s
substance and not merely list the subjects discussed.6 More than a one- or two-sentence description of the
views and arguments presented is generally required.7 Other rules pertaining to oral and written
presentations are set forth in section 1.1206(b) as well.8

IV.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The assignment applications have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing.
The Commission reserves the right to return any application if, upon further examination, it is determined
to be defective and not in conformance with the Commission’s rules or policies.


4 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200(a).
5 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206.
6 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b)(1).
7 See id.
8 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b).
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Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than

December 2, 2013

. Persons and entities
that file petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding,
including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order,
seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to
such pleadings must be filed no later than

December 12, 2013

. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no
later than

December 19, 2013

. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should
refer to ULS File Nos. 0005975694, 0005975701, 0005975705, 0005975712, 0005975715, 0005975721,
0005975728, 0005975735, 0005975768, and/or 0005975784, as appropriate.

To allow the Commission to consider fully all substantive issues regarding the applications in

as timely and efficient a manner as possible, petitioners and commenters should raise all issues in
their initial filings. New issues may not be raised in responses or replies.9 A party or interested
person seeking to raise a new issue after the pleading cycle has closed must show good cause why it
was not possible for it to have raised the issue previously. Submissions after the pleading cycle has
closed that seek to raise new issues based on new facts or newly discovered facts should be filed
within 15 days after such facts are discovered. Absent such a showing of good cause, any issues not
timely raised may be disregarded by the Commission.

Under the Commission’s current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,10
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically though the Commission’s Universal Licensing
System (“ULS”) or by hand delivery to the Commission.
·

To file electronically

, visit the ULS web site at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/ and click on the
“Submit a Pleading” link, complete the administrative information, and upload your pleading.
·

To file by paper

, the original and four copies of each filing must be filed by hand or messenger
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554.
The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held
together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the
building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal
Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of
the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
One copy of each pleading must be delivered electronically, by e-mail or facsimile, or if delivered
as paper copy, by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (according to the procedures set forth above for paper filings), to:
(1) the Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM or
(202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) Scott Patrick, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,
at scott.patrick@fcc.gov or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (3) Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition
Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at catherine.matraves@fcc.gov or (202) 418-7447
(facsimile); and (4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, at TransactionTeam@fcc.gov or (202) 418-1234
(facsimile).


9 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.45(c).
10 See FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
3

Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter may be obtained
from Best Copy and Printing, Inc. in person at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C.
20554, via telephone at (202) 488-5300, via facsimile at (202) 488-5563, or via email at
FCC@BCPIWEB.COM. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public
inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the following Commission office: FCC
Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. The
applications are also available electronically through ULS, which may be accessed on the Commission’s
Internet website. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large
print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Contact the FCC to
request reasonable accommodations for filing comments (accessible format documents, sign language
interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov; phone: (202) 418-0530 or TTY: (202) 418-0432.
For further information, contact Scott Patrick, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at (202) 418-2853, or Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 391-6272.
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