Transfer of Control of Arialink Telecom LLC to Arialink Fiber Comm.
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 22, 2011
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF
ARIALINK TELECOM LLC TO ARIALINK FIBER COMMUNICATIONS LLC
STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 11-101
Comments Due: July 6, 2011
Reply Comments Due: July 13, 2011
(Arialink Fiber LLC) (together, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the
Commission's rules1 to transfer control of Arialink to a new group of shareholders described below.
Arialink, a Michigan limited liability company, provides competitive local exchange carrier and
interstate voice and date services in Michigan. It is currently owned 100 percent by Control Room
Technologies LLC (CRT). Applicants state that, in January 2011, Spire Capital Partners II, L.P. (Spire
Capital), a Delaware limited partnership, executed a letter of intent to acquire substantially all of the
interests of CRT, of which only Arialink is a telecommunications carrier.2 Following the proposed
transaction, CRT will be owned 100 percent by Arialink Fiber Communications Inc., a Delaware
corporation that will in turn be owned 100 percent by Arialink Fiber LLC, also a Delaware limited
liability company. Spire Capital will own 64 percent of Arialink Fiber LLC, and the pre-existing
Arialiank Fiber LLC shareholders (Rollover Shareholders) will own 36 percent of Arialink Fiber LLC.
Applicants state that the largest Rollover Shareholder is Jason Schreiber, a U.S. citizen, who will own
approximately 34 percent of Arialink Fiber LLC and that no other Rollover Shareholder will own at least
10 percent of Arialink Fiber LLC following the transaction. Applicants further state that the managing
members/general partners of Spire Capital are: Andrew J. Armstrong, Jr., Bruce M. Hernandez, Sean C.
White, and Richard H. Patterson, all U.S. citizens. Spire Capital does not own interests in other
telecommunications carriers. Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive
streamlined treatment under section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission's rules and that a grant of the
application will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.3
1 47 C.F.R 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. 214. Applicants filed supplements to their domestic section 214 application on
June 17 and 21, 2011.
2 Applicants state that the proposed transaction will be structured as a stock transaction involving the indirect
acquisition of 100 percent of Arialink, with the exception of Arialink's residential customers, who are being
assigned by Arialink to its affiliate, Spectrum Broadband, LLC, in a separate pro forma transaction.
3 47 C.F.R. 63.03(b)(2)(i).
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Arialink
Telecom LLC to Arialink Fiber Communications LLC, WC Docket No. 11-101 (filed
June 6, 2011).
GENERAL INFORMATIONThe transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission's rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before July 6, 2011, and reply comments on or
before July 13, 2011. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control
on the 31st day after the date of this notice.4 Comments should be filed using the Commission's
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking
Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
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4) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org; and
5) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, email@example.com.
Filings and comments are available for public inspection and copying during regular business
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554;
telephone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; url: www.bcpiweb.com.
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4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
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