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Brantley County Board of Education STA Objection Dismissal Letter

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Released: November 7, 2012
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
November 7, 2012

DA 12-1786

Todd D. Gray, Esq.
Dow Lohnes PLLC
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Suite 800
Washington D.C. 20036-6802
Edwin N. Lavergne, Esq.
Fish & Richardson P.C.
1425 K Street, N.W.
Suite 1100
Washington D.C. 20005
Dear Mr. Gray and Mr. Lavergne:
On January 12, 2012, National EBS Association (“NEBSA”) and the Catholic Television
Network (“CTN”)1 objected to the Brantley County Board of Education’s (“Brantley County”) request for
a Special Temporary Authorization and associated waivers to operate on the C-group channels in
Appling, Jeff Davis, and Wayne Counties, Georgia.2 On September 18, 2012, however, Brantley County
withdrew this request, which was granted by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“Bureau”) on
September 24, 2012 and was placed on public notice on October 3, 2012.3 Thus, we dismiss as moot the
Objection to Application filed NEBSA and CTN.
Because Brantley County withdrew its application, we find that Section 1.935(b) of the
Commission’s Rules does not apply in this case. Thus we conclude that neither NEBSA nor CTN is
required to make the certifications required under Section 1.935(b) of the Commission’s Rules.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 309 of the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), 309, and Section 1.935 of the Commission’s Rules, 47 C.F.R. §
1.935, that the Objection to Application filed by the National EBS Association and the Catholic
Television Network on January 12, 2012, as well as the Response to Objection to Application filed by
Brantley County Board of Education on January 26, 2012, ARE DISMISSED AS MOOT.

1 National EBS Association and the Catholic Television Network, Objection to Application (filed Jan. 12, 2012).
2 Brantley County Board of Education, Request for Special Temporary Authority; File No. 0004983181, Request for
Waiver (filed Dec. 6, 2011).
3 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Market-Based Applications Action, Report No. 8119, Public Notice
(WTB rel. Oct. 3, 2012) at 4.

Mr. Todd D. Gray and Mr. Edwin N. Lavergne
This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to Sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.131, 0.331.
John J. Schauble
Deputy Chief, Broadband Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Stephen E. Coran, Esq.
Rini Coran PC
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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