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Major Transaction Decisions

Listed below in reverse chronological order is a list of the decisions issued by the FCC in major transactions since 1997. For transactions not found on this page try the FCC's Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS) which will let you search a database of Daily Digest entries for FCC documents posted to the FCC web site since March 1996.

2014

3/13/14
AT&T/Leap Wireless, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 14-349
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2013

12/20/13
Tribune Broadcasting/LocalTV, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 13-422
[ Word | Acrobat ]

9/20/13
AT&T/Atlantic Tele-Network, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 13-1940
[ Word | Acrobat ]

7/6/13
GCI-ACS, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, FCC 13-96
[ Word | Acrobat ]

7/5/13
SoftBank/Sprint/Clearwire, Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Order on Reconsideration, FCC 13-92
[ Word | Acrobat ]

3/12/13
T-Mobile/MetroPCS, Order and Declaratory Ruling, DA 13-384
[ Acrobat ]

2012

11/16/12
Tribune Broadcasting bankruptcy reorganization, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 12-1858
[ Word | Acrobat ]

8/23/12
Verizon Wireless/SpectrumCo, Verizon Wireless/Cox, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, FCC-12-95
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2/2/12
XM/Sirius, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC-12-15
[ Word | Acrobat ]
7/27/11, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA-11-1273
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2011

12/22/11
AT&T/Qualcomm, Order, FCC 11-188
[ Word | Acrobat ]

11/29/11
AT&T/T-Mobile, Bureau Dismissal Without Prejudice, DA 11-1955
[ Acrobat ]
Bureau Staff Analysis and Findings
[ Acrobat ]

9/29/11
Level 3/Global Crossing, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, DA-11-164
[ Word | Acrobat ]

9/14/11
Cumulus/Citadel, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 11-1546
[ Word | Acrobat ]

6/8/11
EchoStar/Hughes, Order, DA-11-1015
[ Word | Acrobat ]

3/18/11
CenturyLink/Qwest, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC-11-47
[ Word | Acrobat ]

1/20/11
Comcast / NBCU, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 11-4
[ Word ]

2010

5/21/10
Frontier / Verizon, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 10-87
Word | Acrobat ]

3/26/10
Harbinger/SkyTerra, Memorandum Opinion and Order and Declaratory Ruling, DA-10-535
[ Acrobat ]

2009

11/5/09
AT&T / Centennial Communications, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 09-97
Word | Acrobat ]
Copps Statement: [ Word | Acrobat ]

6/25/09
CenturyTel / Embarq, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 09-54
Word | Acrobat

2008

11/10/08
Verizon Wireless / ALLTEL, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-258
Word | Acrobat ]

8/5/08
Sirius / XM Radio, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-178
Word | Acrobat ]

2/25/08
Liberty Media/DirecTV, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-66
Word | Acrobat ]
Erratum: [ Word | Acrobat ]

1/24/08
Clear Channel, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-3
Word | Acrobat ]

1/9/08
Fairpoint/Verizon. Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 07-226
Word | Acrobat ]

2007

11/30/07
Zell/Tribune, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 07-211
Word | Acrobat ]
Erratum: [ Word | Acrobat ]

3/22/07
Citadel Broadcasting/Disney (ABC Radio) Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 07-41
Word | Acrobat ]

2006

12/29/06
AT&T/BellSouth Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 06-189
Acrobat ]

10/2/06
ALLTEL/MidWest Wireless Memorandum Opinion & Order, FCC 06-146
Word | Acrobat ]

7/13/06
Time Warner, Comcast/Adelphia Memorandum Opinion & Order, FCC 06-105
Word | Acrobat ]
Erratum
Word | Acrobat ]

6/19/06
Intelsat/PanAmSat, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 06-85
Acrobat ]

2005

11/17/05
Verizon/MCI, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 06-184
Acrobat ]

11/17/05
SBC/AT&T, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 06-183
Acrobat ]

8/3/05
Sprint Corp. / Nextel Communications, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 05-63
Word | Acrobat ]

7/11/05
Alltel Corp. / Western Wireless Corp., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 05-138
Word | Acrobat ]

2004

10/22/04
Cingular Wireless Corp. / AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 04-255
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2/12/04
NextWave Personal Communications, Inc., et al. / Cingular Wireless LLC, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 03-217
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2003

12/19/03
News Corp. / Hughes Electronics Corp. (DirecTV), Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 03-330
[ Word | Acrobat ]

9/8/03
Univision Communications, Inc. / Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 03-218
[ Word | Acrobat ]

2002

11/14/02
AT&T Comcast Corp./AT&T Corp and Comcast, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 02-310
[ Text | Word | Acrobat ]

10/18/02
EchoStar Communications Corporation, General Motors Corporation, and Hughes Electronics Corporation, Hearing Designation Order, FCC 02-284, Redacted
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

10/3/02
XO Communications Inc., Memorandum, Opinon, Order and Authorization, DA 02-2512, (IB, WTB, WCB)
[ Acrobat | Text | Word ]
and attached Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorization and Licenses filed by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations
[ Acrobat | Text ]

4/10/02
Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. and TN Acquisition Corp., FCC 02-113, Original Memorandum Opinion and Order
[ Text | Word | Acrobat ],
Erratum [ Text | Acrobat ]
Revised Memorandum Opinion and Order [ Text | Acrobat ]
Statement of Commissioner Copps [ HTML ]

3/11/02
Orbcomm License Corp., Orbital Communications Corporation, and Orbcomm LLC, Order And Authorization, DA No. 02-576, (IB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

2/8/02
Iridium (New)/Iridium, Memorandum Opinion, Order And Authorization, DA 02-307
[ Acrobat | Text ]

2001

December 18, 2001
Telenor Satellite/Comsat, Order and Authorization, FCC 01-369
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

November 30, 2001
Nextel Communications, Inc./Chadmoore Wireless Group, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 01-2765, 16 FCC Rcd 21105 (WTB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

November 16, 2001
Nextel of Calfornia, Inc./Pacific Wireless Technologies, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 01-2685, 16 FCC Rcd 20341 (WTB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

October 2, 2001
SES Global/GE Americom, Order and Authorization, DA 01-2100, 16 FCC Rcd 17575 (IB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]
and Supplemental Order, DA 01-2482, Released October 26, 2001 [ Acrobat | Word | Text ]
Statement of Comissioner Copps [ HTML | Acrobat | Text ]

August 10, 2001
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc./Chorus Communications, Ltd, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 01-1914, 16 FCC Rcd 15293 (CCB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

Fox Television Stations, Inc./Chris-Craft, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 01-209, 16 FCC Rcd 14975, Released July 25, 2001
[ Acrobat | Text | Word ]
Statement of Chairman Powell [ HTML ]
Statement of Commissioner Abernathy [ HTML ]
Statement of Commissioner Tristani [ HTML ]
and Statement of Commissioner Copps [ Word | Text ]

May 25, 2001
Nextel Communications, Inc./Arch Wireless, Inc., Order, DA 01-1268, 16 FCC Rcd 10945 (WTB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

April 27, 2001
Deutsche Telekom AG, VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, and PowerTel, Inc. Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 01-142, 16 FCC Rcd 9779
[ Word | Acrobat | Text ]

April 24, 2001
Verizon Communications/NorthPoint Communications, Inc., Order, DA 01-1048, 16 FCC Rcd 8826 (CCB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ] (merger withdrawn)

April 17, 2001
Nextel/Motorola, Order, DA 00-2352, 15 FCC Rcd 20195
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

April 16, 2001
Citizens Communications Company/Global Crossing Ltd., Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 01-961
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

January 22, 2001
AOL/Time Warner, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 01-12, 16 FCC Rcd 6547, Released January 22, 2001
[ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]
Public Notice [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]
Fact Sheet [ Text | Word97 | Acrobat ]
Statement of Chairman Kennard [ Text | Word ]
Press Statement of Commissioner Ness [ HTML ]
Separate Statement of Commissioner Ness [ Word ]
Statement of Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth [ HTML ]
Statement of Commissioner Powell [ HTML ]
Separate Statement of Commissioner Powell [ Word ]
Clarification of Commissioner Powell [ HTML ]
Statement of Commissioner Tristani [ HTML ]

2000

December 13, 2000
VoiceStream/Cook Inlet, Order, DA 00-2820, 15 FCC Rcd 24691 (WTB, IB)
[ Acrobat | Word ]

December 8, 2000
OnePoint Communications Corp./Verizon Communications, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 00-2783,15 FCC Rcd 24165 (CCB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

November 3, 2000
Tritel and Indus/TeleCorp, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 00-2443, 16 FCC Rcd 3716 (WTB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

September 29, 2000
SBC Communications, Inc./BellSouth Corporation, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 00-2223, 15 FCC Rcd 25459 (WTB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

September 1, 2000
Clear Channel Communications/AMFM, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-296, 15 FCC Rcd 16062
[ Acrobat | Text ]

August 4, 2000
MCI Worldcom, Inc./Sprint Corporation, Order, DA 00-1771, 15 FCC Rcd 15783 (CCB)
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ] (merger withdrawn)

July 31, 2000
Lockheed Martin/COMSAT, Order and Authorization, FCC 00-277, 15 FCC Rcd 22910
[ Acrobat | Word ]
Statement of Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth [ Acrobat | Word ]
Statement of Commissioner Martin [ HTML | Text | Acrobat ]

June 16, 2000
Bell Atlantic Corporation/GTE Corporation, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-221, 15 FCC Rcd 14032
[ Acrobat | Attachment | Conditions For Bell Atlantic/GTE Merger ]

June 6, 2000
AT&T Corporation/MediaOne Group, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-202, 15 FCC Rcd 9816
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]
Order on Reconsideration, FCC 01-47, 16 FCC Rcd 5610, Released March 14, 2001 [ Acrobat | Word | Text ]
Erratum, Released March 14, 2001 [ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

May 3, 2000
Viacom, Inc./CBS Corporation, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-155, 15 FCC Rcd 8230
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

April 25, 2000
Arch/Paging Network, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA-00-925 (WTB), 16 FCC Rcd 3675
[ Acrobat | Word | Text ]

March 10, 2000
US West, Inc./Qwest Communications International Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-091
[ Acrobat ]

February 15, 2000
VoiceStream/Omnipoint, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 00-53
[ Word | Text ]

1999

October 29, 1999
AT&T Corporation/British Telecommunication, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 99-313, 14 FCC Rcd 19140
[ Word ]

October 8, 1999
SBC Communications Inc./Ameritech, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 99-279, 14 FCC Rcd 14712
[ Text | Word ]
Appendix C - Conditions
[ Word | Text ]

February 18, 1999
AT&T Corporation/Tele-Communications, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 99-24, 14 FCC Rcd 3160
[ Text | WordPerfect ]

1998

October 23, 1998
SBC Communications, Inc./Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 98-276, 13 FCC Rcd 21292
[ Text | WordPerfect ]

September 14, 1998
WorldCom, Inc./MCI Communications Corp., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 98-225, 13 FCC Rcd 18025
[ Acrobat | Text | WordPerfect ]

July 23, 1998
AT&T Corporporation/Teleport Communications Group, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 98-169, 13 FCC Rcd 15236
[ Text | WordPerfect ]

1997

August 14, 1997
Bell Atlantic/NYNEX, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 97-286, 12 FCC Rcd 19985
[ Text ]

January 31, 1997
SBC Communications, Inc./Pacific Telesis Group, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 97-28, 12 FCC Rcd 2624
[ Acrobat ]

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