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Released: November 30, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 TWELFTH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
News media information 202/418-0500 Fax-On-Demand 202/418-2830 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

DA 12-1924

Released: November 30, 2012

SOFTBANK AND SPRINT SEEK FCC CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL

OF VARIOUS LICENSES, LEASES, AND AUTHORIZATIONS FROM SPRINT TO

SOFTBANK, AND TO THE GRANT OF A DECLARATORY RULING UNDER SECTION

310(B)(4) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT

IB Docket No. 12-343

PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED

Petitions to Deny Due:

January 4, 2013

Oppositions Due:

January 22, 2013

Replies Due:

February 1, 2013

I.

INTRODUCTION

Softbank Corp. ("SoftBank"),1 its indirect U.S. subsidiary Starburst II, Inc. ("Starburst II"), and
Sprint Nextel Corporation ("Sprint" and, together with SoftBank and Starburst II, the "Applicants") have
filed applications (collectively, the "Applications") pursuant to sections 214 and 310(d) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the "Communications Act"),2 and sections 34-39 of the
Submarine Cable Landing Act.3 The Applicants seek Commission consent to the transfer of control of
various wireless licenses and leases, domestic section 214 authority, international section 214
authorizations, earth station authorizations, interests in submarine cable licenses, and cable television
relay service station licenses held by Sprint and its subsidiaries, and by Clearwire Corporation
("Clearwire"), to SoftBank and Starburst II.4


1 SoftBank is a publicly traded holding company organized and existing under the laws of Japan. SoftBank and its
subsidiaries are engaged in various information technology and Internet-related businesses in Japan, including
mobile communications, broadband infrastructure, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, and web portals.
SoftBank also invests in Internet-based companies throughout the world. See Applications of Sprint Nextel
Corporation, Transferor, and SoftBank Corp., and Starburst II, Inc., Transferees, for Consent to Transfer of Control
of Licenses and Authorizations, Public Interest Statement, IB Docket No. 12-343 ("Public Interest Statement"), at 4-
5. SoftBank has established a U.S. holding company, Starburst I, Inc. ("Starburst I") and two further U.S.
subsidiaries, Starburst II, Inc. ("Starburst II"), which is wholly owned by Starburst I, and Starburst III, Inc. ("Merger
Sub"), which is wholly owned by Starburst II. See Public Interest Statement at 7.
2 47 U.S.C. 214, 310(d).
3 47 U.S.C. 34-39.
4 Sprint, a Kansas corporation, is primarily a holding company. It offers a range of communications services and
products through its subsidiaries, including, but not limited to, Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Virgin

Additionally, Sprint, SoftBank, SoftBank's direct U.S. subsidiary Starburst I, Inc. ("Starburst I"),
and Starburst II (together, the "Petitioners") have filed a petition ("Petition") requesting a declaratory
ruling that it is in the public interest for the foreign shareholders of Starburst I and Starburst II to hold
foreign ownership and voting rights in Sprint and its post-transaction direct and indirect licensee
subsidiaries in excess of the 25 percent foreign ownership benchmarks in section 310(b)(4) of the
Communications Act.5
Sprint and SoftBank have entered into agreements through which SoftBank would invest over
$20 billion in Sprint and will acquire approximately a 70 percent indirect interest in Sprint, with the
remaining interest held by existing Sprint shareholders.6 Under the agreements, SoftBank has formed
three new U.S. subsidiaries: (1) Starburst I, which SoftBank directly and wholly owns; (2) Starburst II,
which Starburst I directly and wholly owns; and (3) Merger Sub, which Starburst II directly and wholly
owns. As part of the transaction, Sprint would merge with Merger Sub, with Sprint being the surviving
entity, and Starburst I having approximately a 70 percent interest in Starburst II.7 After consummation of
the transaction, Starburst II would wholly own and control Sprint. SoftBank, through Starburst I, would
own slightly less than 70 percent of the shares of Starburst II, and the existing shareholders of Sprint
would own the remaining shares of Starburst II.8 Sprint and its subsidiaries would continue to hold all of
the Commission authorizations they currently hold. The Applicants state that, by virtue of Softbank's
acquisition of an approximately 70 percent indirect interest in Sprint, SoftBank would indirectly acquire
Sprint's prospective de jure controlling interest in Clearwire, a Commission licensee.9
The Applicants assert that the proposed transaction will benefit consumers by promoting greater
wireless competition and broadband innovation and deployment. The Applicants also contend that,
because SoftBank and Sprint are not competitors, and SoftBank has no attributable interests in any other
U.S wireless carriers, its acquisition of a controlling interest in Sprint will not have adverse competitive
effects or other public interest harms.10





Mobile, L.P., and Sprint Spectrum, L.P. See Public Interest Statement at 3, n.3. Sprint also has a voting interest of
approximately 48 percent in Clearwire, a Commission licensee, and has entered into an agreement to acquire
additional shares in Clearwire. Upon approval and consummation of that agreement, Sprint would own up to 50.45
percent of Clearwire's voting stock. Id. at 4. In addition, Sprint has announced its intent to acquire certain Personal
Communications Service ("PCS") spectrum licenses and customers from U.S. Cellular in certain markets. Sprint
and U.S. Cellular will file applications for assignment of the affected spectrum licenses from U.S. Cellular to Sprint.
Id.
5 47 U.S.C. 310(b)(4).
6 See Public Interest Statement at 6-7.
7 See Public Interest Statement at 7. SoftBank would have the right to designate six of Starburst II's ten directors.
The remaining directors would consist of the CEO and three other current directors of Sprint. Id. at n.11.
8 See Public Interest Statement at 7. As part of the transaction, Sprint shareholders would receive approximately
$12.1 billion from SoftBank via its subsidiaries in exchange for approximately 1.7 billion shares of Sprint stock.
Starburst II would be renamed Sprint Corporation after consummation of the merger. Id.
9 See Public Interest Statement at 9. See also supra note 4.
10 See Public Interest Statement at 13-30.
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II.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF WIRELESS LICENSES AND LEASES

The following applications for consent to the transfer of control of wireless licenses and leases
have been assigned the following ULS file numbers:

File No.

Licensee/Lessee

Transferee

Call Sign/Lease

0005481298
Nextel of California, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
L000007829
0005483180
SprintCom, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF294
0005483246
WirelessCo, L.P.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF204
0005486287
Southwest PCS LP
Starburst II, Inc.
WPOM237
0005486296
Unrestricted Subsidiary
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLB205
Funding Company
0005486299
Sprint Communications
Starburst II, Inc.
KA86929
Company L.P.
0005486304
Nextel WIP Expansion Corp.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNBF694
0005486305
Nextel WIP Expansion Two
Starburst II, Inc.
KNBF688
Corp.
0005486310
Sprint United Management
Starburst II, Inc.
WQJW879
Company
0005486314
NEXTEL WEST CORP.
Starburst II, Inc.
WNEH926
0005486322
Sprint Administrative Services Starburst II, Inc.
WPPD279
0005486345
People's Choice TV Corp.
Starburst II, Inc.
WOJ40
0005486348
Washington Oregon Wireless
Starburst II, Inc.
WPQP251
0005486413
ACI 900, INC.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNNT454
0005486454
Texas Telecommunications, LP Starburst II, Inc.
WPQW641
0005486466
FCI 900, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNNK884
0005486485
Nextel License Holdings 5, Inc. Starburst II, Inc.
KNNQ491
0005486493
Nextel of California, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
KA80961
0005486505
APC PCS, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF200
0005486518
Nextel of New York, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNBP728
0005486532
PHILLIECO, L.P.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF219
0005486546
Nextel of Texas, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNAN853
0005486561
Nextel Communications of the Starburst II, Inc.
KGH265
Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
0005486804
Sprint PCS License, L.L.C.
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF201
0005486807
Nextel WIP License Corp
Starburst II, Inc.
KNBU442
0005486821
Nextel License Holdings 1, Inc. Starburst II, Inc.
KED872
0005486830
Louisiana Unwired, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLG891
0005486858
Northern PCS Services, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
WLN993
0005486868
Machine License Holding,
Starburst II, Inc.
KNNX611
LLC
0005486882
Nextel License Holdings 2, Inc. Starburst II, Inc.
KNAH939
0005486883
Horizon Personal
Starburst II, Inc.
KNLF580
Communications, Inc.
0005486891
NEXTEL LICENSE
Starburst II, Inc.
KNAN862
HOLDINGS 3, INC.
3

0005486899
APC Realty and Equipment
Starburst II, Inc.
WPSH342
Co. LLC
0005486904
Nextel License Holdings 4, Inc. Starburst II, Inc.
KAQ916
0005486932
Sprint Telephony PCS, L.P.
Starburst II, Inc.
WPON274
0005487019
UbiquiTel Leasing Company
Starburst II, Inc.
WPRR391
0005487031
Sprint Spectrum, L.P.
Starburst II, Inc.
WPNH350
0005487724
FCI 900, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000028
0005487725
Nextel of Texas, Inc.
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001843
0005487726
Nextel License Holdings 1, Inc. Starburst II, Inc.
L000000022
0005491530
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
B266
LLC
0005491538
CLEARWIRE SPECTRUM
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000253
HOLDINGS LLC
0005491570
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
L000005241
III,LLC
0005491578
Fixed Wireless Holdings, LLC Starburst II, Inc.
B012
0005491579
Fixed Wireless Holdings, LLC Starburst II, Inc.
L000000159
0005491582
Clearwire Hawaii Partners
Starburst II, Inc.
B192
Spectrum LLC
0005491585
Clearwire Hawaii Partners
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001566
Spectrum LLC
0005491587
Alda Wireless Holdings, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
WLW697
0005491589
Alda Wireless Holdings, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000268
0005491591
American Telecasting
Starburst II, Inc.
B002
Development, LLC
0005491596
American Telecasting
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000259
Development, LLC
0005491600
AMERICAN TELECASTING Starburst II, Inc.
WMX713
OF ANCHORAGE, LLC
0005491601
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002488
Anchorage, LLC
0005491603
American Telecasting of Bend, Starburst II, Inc.
WMX668
LLC
0005491608
AMERICAN TELECASTING Starburst II, Inc.
B095
OF COLUMBUS, LLC
0005491612
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001638
Columbus, LLC
0005491616
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002648
Denver, LLC
0005491621
American Telecasting of Fort Starburst II, Inc.
L000002337
Myers, LLC
0005491624
Amercian Telecasting of Fort Starburst II, Inc.
B149
Collins, LLC
0005491628
American Telecasting of Ft.
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002395
Collins, LLC
0005491631
American Telecasting of Green Starburst II, Inc.
B018
Bay, LLC
0005491633
American Telecasting of Green Starburst II, Inc.
L000002048
Bay, LLC
4

0005491636
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
B241
Lansing, LLC
0005491644
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002690
Lansing, LLC
0005491657
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
B256
Lincoln, LLC
0005491658
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002703
Lincoln, LLC
0005491660
American Telecasting of Little Starburst II, Inc.
L000000186
Rock, LLC
0005491662
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000262
Louisville, LLC
0005491666
AMERICAN TELECASTING Starburst II, Inc.
B288
OF MEDFORD, LLC
0005491670
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002516
Medford, LLC
0005491673
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
B126
Michiana, LLC
0005491676
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001625
Michiania, LLC
0005491681
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
B397
Monterey, LLC
0005491687
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000225
Monterey, LLC
0005491690
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
B371
Redding, LLC
0005491697
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002487
Redding, LLC
0005491699
American Telecasting of Santa Starburst II, Inc.
L000003594
Barbara, LLC
0005491701
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
WLX546
Seattle, LLC
0005491707
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002685
Seattle, LLC
0005491711
American Telecasting of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002493
Sheridan, LLC
0005491713
American Telecasting of Yuba Starburst II, Inc.
B485
City, LLC
0005491714
American Telecasting of Yuba Starburst II, Inc.
L000002700
City, LLC
0005491718
ATI Sub, LLC.
Starburst II, Inc.
WNTJ727
0005491719
ATI Sub, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000003928
0005491722
ATL MDS, LLC.
Starburst II, Inc.
B043
0005491725
Bay Area Cablevision, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002688
0005491726
Broadcast Cable, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
WLW814
0005491727
Broadcast Cable, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002011
0005491729
Fresno MMDS Associates,
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000485
LLC
0005491730
KENNEWICK LICENSING, Starburst II, Inc.
L000005239
LLC
5

0005491732
NSAC, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
B003
0005491734
NSAC, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000168
0005491736
PCTV Gold II, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
B011
0005491739
PCTV Gold II, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000193
0005491742
PCTV Sub, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000003929
0005491748
People's Choice TV of
Starburst II, Inc.
KFK32
Albuquerque, LLC
0005491751
People's Choice TV of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001777
Albuquerque, LLC
0005491752
People's Choice TV of
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001677
Houston, LLC
0005491754
People's Choice TV of St.
Starburst II, Inc.
L000002312
Louis, LLC
0005491763
SCC X, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
B157
0005491786
SpeedChoice of Detroit LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001759
0005491810
SpeedChoice of Phoenix, LLC Starburst II, Inc.
L000001990
0005491834
Sprint (Bay Area), LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
WHT700
0005491854
SPRINT (BAY AREA) LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000341
0005491865
TDI Acquisition Sub, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
WMI303
0005491881
TDI Acquisition Sub, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000003926
0005491887
Transworld Telecom II, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000003931
0005491893
WBSFP Licensing LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
B152
0005491910
WBSY Licensing, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
B228
0005491914
WBSY Licensing LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000003476
0005491916
WCOF, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000004050
0005491919
WBS of America, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000004063
0005491920
WIRELESS BROADBAND
Starburst II, Inc.
WPOP325
SERVICES OF AMERICA,
L.L.C.
0005491923
Wireless Broadband Services
Starburst II, Inc.
L000001595
of America, LLC
0005491927
WBS of Sacramento, LLC
Starburst II, Inc.
L000000468
0005493069
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
B020
III, LLC
0005495637
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
B024
II LLC
0005495949
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
L000000886
II, LLC
6010EDSL1311
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
L000009772
III, LLC
6011EDSL1312
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
L000003688
III, LLC
6012EDSL1313
Clearwire Spectrum Holdings Starburst II, Inc.
L000008887
III, LLC


11 This manual application is attached to ULS File No. 0005483246.
12 This manual application is attached to ULS File No. 0005483246.
13 This manual application is attached to ULS File No. 0005483246.
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III.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF DOMESTIC SECTION 214 AUTHORITY

The following application for consent to the transfer of control of domestic section 214 authority
has been assigned the following file number:

File No.

Authorization Holder

Transferee

Authorization Number

IB Docket No. 12-343
Sprint Communications
Softbank and N/A
Co., L.P.
Starburst II
Applicants do not request streamlined treatment under section 63.03(b) of the Commission's rules for this
transaction.14

IV.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS

The following applications for consent to the transfer of control of international section 214
authorizations have been assigned the following IBFS file numbers:

File No.

Authorization Holder

Transferee

Authorization Number

ITC-T/C-20121116-00297
Helio, LLC
Starburst II
ITC-214-20050812-00320
ITC-T/C-20121116-00298
ASC Telecom, Inc.
Starburst II
ITC-214-19941209-00368
ITC-T/C-20121116-00299
Nextel Communications.
Starburst II
ITC-214-19970723-00428
Inc.
ITC-T/C-20121116-00300
Nextel Partners, Inc.
Starburst II
ITC-214-20010501-00277
ITC-T/C-20121116-00301
Phillieco, L.P.
Starburst II
ITC-214-19991203-00766
ITC-T/C-20121116-00302
Sprint Spectrum Holding
Starburst II
ITC-214-19960308-00105
Company, L.P.
ITC-T/C-20121116-00303
SprintCom, Inc.
Starburst II
ITC-214-19991110-00692
ITC-T/C-20121116-00304
US Telecom, Inc.
Starburst II
ITC-214-19851107-00004
ITC-T/C-20121116-00305
Virgin Mobile U.S.A.,
Starburst II
ITC-214-20020422-00194
L.P.
ITC-T/C-20121116-00306
Sprint Communications
Starburst II
ITC-214-20100623-00263
Co., LP
(lead authorization)


14 47 C.F.R. 63.03(b).
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V.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF EARTH STATION AUTHORIZATIONS

The following applications for consent to the transfer of control of earth station authorizations
have been assigned the following IBFS file numbers:

File No.

Authorization Holder

Transferee

Call Signs

SES-T/C-20121116-01029
Nextel Communications
Starburst II
E060148, E060147, E040169
of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
SES-T/C-20121116-01031
Sprint Communications
Starburst II
E6241, E6777, KA231,
Co., LP
KA232

VI.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF INTERESTS HELD IN SUBMARINE CABLE
LANDING LICENSES

The following application for consent to the transfer of control of the interests held by Sprint
Communications Co., LP in submarine cable landing licenses has been assigned the following IBFS file
number:

File No.

Interest Holder

Transferee

Authorization Number

SCL-T/C-20121116-00014
Sprint Communications
Starburst II
SCL-LIC-19920201-00010
Co., LP
SCL-LIC-19921101-00011
SCL-LIC-19950818-00003
SCL-LIC-19970413-00017
SCL-LIC-19980301-00037
SCL-LIC-19980501-00038
SCL-MOD-20071130-00020
SCL-MOD-20040301-00011
SCL-MOD-20110928-00028

VII.

TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS)
LICENSES

The following applications for consent to the transfer of control of CARS licenses have been
assigned the following COALS file numbers:

File No.

Authorization Holder

Transferee

Call Signs

CAR-20121123AA-09
Fixed Wireless Holdings, LLC
Starburst II
WLY-681
CAR-20121121AB-09
Fixed Wireless Holdings, LLC
Starburst II
WLY-803

VIII.

PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING UNDER SECTION 310(B)(4)

Petitioners ask the Commission to find that the foreign ownership of Starburst I, and of Starburst
II (to be renamed "Sprint Corporation"), which will control Sprint following the merger of Merger Sub
with and into Sprint, is in the public interest under section 310(b)(4). Specifically, the Petition seeks a
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declaratory ruling allowing up to 100 percent aggregate foreign ownership in Sprint and its post-
transaction direct and indirect licensee subsidiaries upon consummation of the proposed transaction,
consisting of: (1) an approximately 70 percent indirect foreign ownership interest derived from the
approximately 70 percent indirect interest that Softbank will acquire in Sprint; (2) an approximately 5.78
percent foreign interest derived from the approximately 30 percent interest in Sprint to be held by various
former Sprint shareholders; and (3) an additional 25 percent aggregate equity and/or voting interest from
foreign investors that could be accepted without seeking prior Commission approval under section
310(b)(4), subject to the standard conditions that no more than 25 percent of Sprint's total ownership is
attributable to entities from non-WTO countries, and/or that no more than 25 percent is attributable to a
single previously unidentified entity from a WTO member country.15
The Petition has been assigned the following IBFS file number:

File No.

Petitioners

ISP-PDR-20121115-00006
Sprint, SoftBank, Starburst I, Starburst II

IX.

EX PARTE STATUS OF THIS PROCEEDING

The Applications and Petition 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.16 Parties
making oral ex parte presentations are directed to the Commission's revised ex parte rules. Parties are
reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must contain the presentation's substance and
not merely list the subjects discussed.17 More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and
arguments presented is generally required.18 Other rules pertaining to oral and written presentations are
set forth in section 1.1206(b) as well.19

Requests for Ex Parte Meetings.

All requests for meetings with Commission staff regarding this
Docket should be made to David Krech, Associate Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau, at
David.Krech@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-7443, or Kathleen Collins, Attorney-Advisor, Policy Division,
International Bureau, at Kathleen.Collins@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1474.

X.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Applications and Petition referenced herein 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.
Interested parties shall file petitions to deny no later than

Jan. 4

, 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,


15 See Petition at i, 17.
16 47 C.F.R. 1.1206.
17 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(1).
18 See id.
19 Id. 1.1206(b).
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seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to
such pleadings shall be filed no later than

Jan. 22, 2013

. Replies to such pleadings shall be filed no later
than

Feb. 1, 2013

. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should refer to

IB
Docket No. 12-343

and reference the specific file numbers of the individual applications to which the
filings pertain.

To allow the Commission to consider fully all substantive issues regarding the Applications

and Petition 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.20 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,21
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., through ECFS) or by hand delivery to the
Commission.

If filed by ECFS

,22 comments shall be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to
http://www.fcc.gov/e-file/ecfs.html. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket number.
Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail.

If filed 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 Street, 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) Kathleen Collins, International Bureau, at Kathleen.Collins@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2824 (facsimile);


20 See 47 C.F.R. 1.45(c).
21 See FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
22 See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, GC Docket No. 97-113, Report and Order, 13
FCC Rcd 11322 (1998).
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(3) David Krech, International Bureau, David.Krech@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2824 (facsimile);
(4) Paul Murray, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at Paul.Murray@fcc.gov or (202) 418-0787
(facsimile);
(5) Aaron Goldschmidt, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at Aaron.Goldschmidt@fcc.gov or (202)
418-1412 (facsimile);
(6) Christopher Sova, Wireline Competition Bureau, at Christopher.Sova@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1413
(facsimile);
(7) Wayne McKee, Media Bureau, at Wayne.McKee@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1187 (facsimile); and
(8) Neil Dellar, Office of General Counsel, at TransactionTeam@fcc.gov or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile).
Any submission that is e-mailed to Best Copy and Printing, Kathleen Collins, David Krech, Paul Murray,
Aaron Goldschmidt, Christopher Sova, Wayne McKee, and Neil Dellar should include in the subject line of
the e-mail: (1) IB Docket No. 12-343; (2) the name of the submitting party; and (3) a brief description or
title identifying the type of document being submitted (e.g., IB Docket No. 12-343, [name of submitting
party], Notice of Ex Parte Communication).
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 e-mail 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 ECFS, which may be accessed on the Commission's
Internet website at http://www.fcc.gov. In addition, the wireless applications are available electronically
through ULS, which may be accessed on the Commission's Internet website, and the international
applications and petition for declaratory ruling are available electronically through IBFS, which also may
be accessed on the Commission's Internet website. Information regarding the proposed transaction is also
available on the Internet website the FCC has established, http://www.fcc.gov/mergers, which contains an
unofficial listing and electronic copies of materials in this matter.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail 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 e-mail: fcc504@fcc.gov; phone: (202) 418-0530; or TTY: (202) 418-0432.
For further information on the proceeding, the international applications, or the petition for
declaratory ruling, contact Kathleen Collins at Kathleen.Collins@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1474, or David
Krech at David.Krech@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-7443. For information on the wireless applications, contact
Aaron Goldschmidt at Aaron.Goldschmidt@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-7146. For information on the wireline
application, contact Christopher Sova at Christopher.Sova@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-1868. For information
on the CARS applications, contact Wayne McKee at Wayne.McKee@fcc.gov, or (202) 418-2355.
-FCC-
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