USCOC Nebraska/Kansas, LLC and Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company Seek FCC Consent to the Assignment of Two Lower 700 MHz Band C Block Licenses
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Released: June 7, 2011
USCOC NEBRASKA/KANSAS, LLC AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TELEPHONE
COMPANY SEEK FCC CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF TWO LOWER700 MHZ BAND C BLOCK LICENSES
ULS File No. 0004707845
PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
Petitions to Deny Due:
June 21, 2011
July 1, 2011
July 11, 2011
INTRODUCTIONUSCOC Nebraska/Kansas, LLC ("USCOC-NK"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of United
States Cellular Corporation (collectively, "USCC"), and Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company
("NENTC") (collectively, "the Applicants") have filed an application pursuant to Section 310(d) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 seeking to assign two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from
NENTC to USCOC-NK. The Applicants state that the additional spectrum will enable USCC to offer
innovative services in the Nebraska 3-Knox and Nebraska 5-Boone Cellular Market Areas ("CMAs") and
to improve and enhance its voice and data service offerings.
Preliminary review of the application indicates that across these two CMAs, USCOC-NK would
hold, post transaction, up to 61 megahertz of spectrum below 1 GHz.
SECTION 310(d) APPLICATIONThe following application for consent to the full assignment of two Lower 700 MHz C Block
licenses from NENTC to USCOC-NK has been assigned the following file number:
Lead Call Sign0004707845 Northeast Nebraska Telephone
USCOC Nebraska/Kansas, LLC
1 47 U.S.C. 310(d).
EX PARTE STATUS OF THIS PROCEEDINGPursuant to Section 1.1200(a) of the Commission's rules,2 the Commission may adopt modified
or more stringent ex parte procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires.3 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.4
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.5 More than a one- or two-sentence description of the
views and arguments presented is generally required.6 Other rules pertaining to oral and written
presentations are set forth in Section 1.1206(b) as well.7
GENERAL INFORMATIONThe assignment application referenced herein has 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
Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than
June 21, 2011. 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
July 1, 2011. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no later
July 11, 2011. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should refer to ULS
File No. 0004707845.
Under the Commission's current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,8
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e., though the Commission's Universal Licensing
System ("ULS")) or by hand delivery to the Commission.
If filed by ULS, pleadings may be filed via
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.
2 47 C.F.R. 1.1200(a).
3 On February 1, 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and Order amending and revising the Commission's rules
on ex parte presentations. Amendment of the Commission's Ex Parte Rules and Other Procedural Rules, GC
Docket No. 10-43, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 11-11 (rel. Feb. 2, 2011).
The revised rules were published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2011, and the revised rules went into effect June
1, 2011. See 76 Fed. Reg. 24376 (May 2, 2011).
4 47 C.F.R. 1.1206.
5 See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(1).
6 See id.
7 Id. 1.1206(b).
8 See FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 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) Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (3) Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition
Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at email@example.com or (202) 418-7447
(facsimile); and (4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-1234
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 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 e-mail to email@example.com 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-
For further information, contact Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at (202) 418-0609, or Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-7878.
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