Transfer granted of SJI and Lafourche domestic 214 to EATEL
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: November 14, 2011
NOTICE OF NON-STREAMLINED DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION GRANTED
WC Docket No. 11-162Pursuant to section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 214, and
sections 0.91, 0.291, and 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.291, and 63.03, the
Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) approves the domestic section 214 application of SJI Holdings,
LLC (SJI Holdings), SJI, L.L.C. (SJI), Lafourche Telephone Company, L.L.C. (Latelco), and EATEL
Acquisition, L.L.C. (EATEL) to transfer control of SJI and its subsidiary, Latelco, from SJI Holdings to
EATEL.1 No commenters opposed grant of the application.
The Bureau finds, upon consideration of the record, that the proposed transfer will serve the
public interest, convenience, and necessity and, therefore, grants the requested authorization.2 Pursuant to
section 1.103 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.103, the consent granted herein is effective upon
the release of the Public Notice. Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for
review under section 1.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30
days of the date of this Public Notice.
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of SJI Holdings, LLC, SJI,
L.L.C. and Lafourche Telephone Company, L.L.C. to EATEL Acquisition, L.L.C., WC Docket
No. 11-162, Public Notice, DA 11-1701 (rel. Oct. 12, 2011).
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson-Parker at (202) 418-1394 or Dennis
Johnson at (202) 418-0809, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.
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1 See Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of SJI Holdings, LLC, SJI, L.L.C. and
Lafourche Telephone Company, L.L.C. to EATEL Acquisition, L.L.C., WC Docket No. 11-162, Public Notice, DA
11-1701 (rel. Oct. 12, 2011). Grant of this domestic section 214 application is without prejudice to Commission
action on other related, pending applications.
2 See Joint Applications of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. and Chorus Communications, Ltd. for Authority to
Transfer Control of Commission Licenses and Authorizations Pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of the
Communications Act and Parts 22, 63 and 90 of the Commission’s Rules, CC Docket No. 01-73, Memorandum
Opinion and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 15293, 15297-99, paras. 8-10 (CCB/WTB 2001) (granting a transfer of control
involving an incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) and the transferee, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS),
where an affiliate of TDS provides service in the area served by the incumbent LEC, and the merger would not harm
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