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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Acquisition of Certain Assets of Covoda

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Released: January 23, 2013


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DA 13-89

Released: January 23, 2013




WC Docket No. 13-6

Comments Due: February 6, 2013
Reply Comments Due: February 13, 2013

On December 28, 2012, Covoda Communications, Inc. (CCI) and Covoda, LLC (CLLC)
(together Applicants) filed an application, pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules,1 for the
transfer of certain assets of CCLC to CCI.
CCLC provides local and long distance services in Connecticut. CCLC is wholly owned by Mark
Thomas, a U.S. citizen. CCI is not authorized to provide telecommunications services, but is in the
process of applying for facilities-based and resold local exchange and interexchange authority in
Connecticut. The following U.S. citizens own a ten percent or greater interest in CCI: Aaron Suto (51
percent); Nancy Suto (24.5 percent); and Mark Suto (24.5 percent).
Pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement, CLLC agreed to sell certain assets, including its
customer accounts, to CCI. As a result, CCI will provide telecommunications services to those customers
pursuant to its own telecommunications authorizations. Applicants state that customers will continue to
receive their existing services at the same rate, terms and conditions that they have prior to the transfer.
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.2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Certain Assets of Covoda,
LLC by Covoda Communications, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-6 (filed Nov. 1, 2012).


1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants are also filing applications for transfer of control associated
with authorizations for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without
prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications. Applicants filed a supplement to their
application on January 22, 2013.
2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).

The transfer of assets 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 February 6, 2013, and reply comments on
or before February 13, 2013.
Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may
transfer control on the 31st day after the date of this notice.3 Comments should be filed using the
Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in
Rulemaking Proceedings
, 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
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:
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 Dennis Johnson at
(202) 418-0809.
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3 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.

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