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DA 13-502

Released: March 19, 2013





WC Docket No. 13-58

Comments Due: April 2, 2013
Reply Comments Due: April 9, 2013

On February 22, 2013, AmericaTel Corporation (AmericaTel), Matrix Telecom, Inc. (Matrix),
Matrix Telecom of Virginia, Inc. (Matrix-VA), EnergyTRACS Acquisition Corp. (EnergyTRACS), and
Impact Telecom, Inc. (Impact) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application, pursuant to section 63.03 of
the Commission’s rules,1 to transfer control of AmericaTel, Matrix and Matrix-VA from EnergyTRACs
to Impact.
AmericaTel, a Delaware corporation, provides domestic facilities-based and resold long distance
services in 49 states. Matrix, a Texas corporation, provides intrastate and interstate services throughout
the United States. Matrix is also authorized to provide competitive local exchange telecommunications
services in the District of Columbia and all states except Alaska and Virginia. Matrix-VA, a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Matrix, is a Virginia corporation that provides, either directly or indirectly through
Matrix, intrastate and interstate services in Virginia. Matrix-VA is authorized to provide competitive
local exchange and interexchange telecommunications services in Virginia.
EnergyTRACS, a Delaware corporation, does not provide telecommunications services.
EnergyTRACS is a subsidiary of Platinum Equity, LLC (Platinum), a privately held Delaware limited
liability company, and is the indirect corporate parent of AmericaTel, Matrix and Matrix-VA. Platinum
indirectly controls MegaPath Corporations, which provides integrated voice and data communications.
Impact, a Nevada corporation, provides wholesale communications services in the following
states: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West
Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Impact provides services to other carriers and it does not serve retail

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants are also filing applications for transfer of control associated
with authorization for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without
prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications.

end users at this time. The following U.S. citizens hold a ten percent or greater direct or indirect equity
ownership in Impact: Robert Beaty (41%); Chuck Griffin (15%); William Beaty (11%); Jason McKesson
(15%); and Doug Funsch (15%).
Pursuant to a stock purchase agreement among Impact, EngeryTRACS, and MTAC Holdings
Corporation (MTAC), a Delaware corporation, Impact will acquire control of MTAC, and indirectly,
AmericaTel and Matrix.2 Applicants state that, as a result of the proposed transaction, AmericaTel and
Matrix will become indirect subsidiaries of Impact. Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is
entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules and
that a grant of the application will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.3
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of AmericaTel
Corporation, Matrix Telecom, Inc. and Matrix Telecom of Virginia, Inc. to Impact
Telecom, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-58 (filed Feb. 22, 2013).


The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before April 2, 2013, and reply comments on or
before April 9, 2013.
Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control
on the 31st day after the date of this notice.4 Comments should be filed using the Commission’s
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking
, 63 FR 24121 (1998).
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following

1) The Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,;
phone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563;
2) Myrva Charles, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
4) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and

2 In the event that the minority stockholder of AmericaTel has not transferred its AmericaTel stock to AmericaTel
prior to the closing, AmericaTel will be merged with a newly created, wholly-owned subsidiary of Impact, following
which AmericaTel will be the surviving corporation. AmericaTel would be acquired by Impact directly and will
become a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Impact. The acquisition of Matrix will not be affected by this
alternative transaction structure and in both cases AmericaTel and Matrix will be controlled by Impact following the
3 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).
4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.

5) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
Filings and comments are available for public inspection and copying during regular business
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554;
telephone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563; e-mail:; url:" title="">
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
For further information, please contact Myrva Charles at (202) 418-1506 or at Dennis Johnson
(202) 418-0809.
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