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Verizon Wireless, Grain and Cincinnati Bell, WT Docket 14-79

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless ("Verizon Wireless"), Cincinnati Bell Wireless LLC ("Cincinnati Bell Wireless"), Grain Spectrum III, LLC ("Grain-III"), and Grain Spectrum IV, LLC ("Grain-IV," and together with Grain-III, "Grain" and collectively with Verizon Wireless and Cincinnati Bell Wireless, the "Applicants") have filed applications pursuant to section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, seeking consent to the assignment and lease of various licenses. In particular, the Applicants seek consent to the assignment from Cincinnati Bell Wireless to Grain of six Advanced Wireless Services ("AWS-1") licenses, two Personal Communications Service ("PCS") licenses, and one Lower 700 MHz A Block license. They also seek consent to the assignment from Grain-IV to Verizon Wireless of the two AWS-1 A Block licenses that Grain-IV proposes to acquire from Cincinnati Bell Wireless. In addition, the Applicants seek consent for Grain-III to lease to Verizon Wireless, pursuant to a long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangement, the spectrum associated with the four AWS-1 A Block licenses and the PCS license that Grain-III proposes to acquire from Cincinnati Bell Wireless. Finally, the Applicants seek consent to the partition and assignment by Verizon Wireless to Grain-IV of the portion of one AWS-1 F Block license currently held by Verizon Wireless that covers the same area as the two AWS-1 A Block licenses being assigned by Grain-IV to Verizon Wireless.


Day 89 - August 18, 2014
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  • Scott Patrick, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: (202) 418-2853
  • Linda Ray, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: (202) 418-0257
  • Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: (202) 391-6272

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