Verizon Wireless, Spectrumco, Cox, Docket for License Assignments
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 TWELFTH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
DA 12-35News media information 202/418-0500 Fax-On-Demand 202/418-2830 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov ftp.fcc.gov
Released: January 11, 2012
COMMISSION OPENS DOCKET FOR PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSES
TO VERIZON WIRELESS FROM SPECTRUMCO and COX TMI WIRELESS, LLC, AND
DESIGNATES THESE APPLICATIONS AS PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE UNDER THE
COMMISSION’S EX PARTE
WT Docket No. 12-4Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless (“Verizon Wireless”) and SpectrumCo, LLC
(“SpectrumCo”) filed an application seeking to assign 122 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) licenses
to Verizon Wireless from SpectrumCo.1 In a separate filing, Verizon Wireless and Cox TMI Wireless,
LLC (“Cox”) filed an application seeking to assign 30 AWS licenses to Verizon Wireless from Cox.2
The purpose of this public notice is to announce the opening of a docket, WT Docket No. 12-4, and
establish the ex parte status of any discussions related to the applications. We note that the applications
have not yet been accepted for filing. When they are, we will issue a separate public notice or notices
announcing that fact and setting forth a pleading schedule.
Pursuant to section 1.1200(a) of the Commission’s rules,3 the Commission may in its discretion
modify the ex parte procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires. We announce
that these applications will be governed by the 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 reminded that they must file notices of the presentations which must contain, with
regard to material already in the written record, either a succinct summary of the matters discussed or a
citation to the page or paragraph number in the party’s written submission(s) where the matters discussed
can be found, and with regard to any new information, a summary of the new data and arguments presented.
Memoranda must contain a summary of the substance of the ex parte presentation and not merely a listing of
the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and arguments presented is
generally required. All of the rules pertaining to oral and written presentations are set forth in section
1 SpectrumCo is a joint venture among subsidiaries of Comcast Corp. (“Comcast”), Time Warner Cable Inc. (“Time
Warner Cable”), and Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House”). SpectrumCo is owned by Comcast (63.6
percent), Time Warner Cable (31.2 percent), and Bright House (5.3 percent). See File No. 0004993617, Public
Interest Statement at 2.
2 Cox TMI Wireless, LLC is a subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc. See File No. 0004996680, Public Interest
Statement at 2.
3 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200(a).
4 Id. § 1.1206.
5 Id. § 1.1206(b).
Notices of the ex parte presentations, which must include a reference to WT Docket No. 12-4,
shall be filed electronically in machine-readable format via the Electronic Comment Filing System
(“ECFS”). Also, one copy of each ex parte notice 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, to: (1) the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM or (202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) Sandra
Danner, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB), at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(202) 418-7247 (facsimile); (3) Joel Taubenblatt, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, WTB, at
email@example.com or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 418-1234 (facsimile); and (5) each Commissioner or Commission employee
who attended or otherwise participated in the ex parte meeting.