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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of Detel Wireless -CUB Parent

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Released: April 4, 2014

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DA 14-465
April 4, 2014





WC Docket No. 14-55

Comments Due: April 18, 2014
Reply Comments Due: April 25, 2014

On March 21, 2014, Detel Wireless, LLC (Detel), DFF Holdings, LLC (DFF Holdings), and
CUB Parent, Inc. (CUB Parent) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of
the Commission’s rules1 to transfer control of Detel from DFF Holdings to CUB Parent.
Detel, a Louisiana limited liability company, is authorized to provide competitive local exchange
and interexchange services in Louisiana and Mississippi. DFF Holdings, a Louisiana limited liability
company that does not itself provide telecommunications services, owns 60 percent of Detel, and
Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. (Conterra Holdings), a Delaware corporation, owns the
remaining 40 percent. 2 Daryl A. Deshotel, a U.S. citizen, owns 100 percent of DFF Holdings. The
following U.S. entities currently own 10 percent or more of Conterra Holdings: DukeNet
Communications, LLC and DukeNet Communications Holdings, Inc. (10.78 percent), The 1996 Stephen
Richard Leeolou Living Trust (10.91 percent), and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (29.86 percent).
CUB Parent is a Delaware corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring control of Conterra
Holdings and Detel. CSC CUB Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, owns 77.2 percent

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 wireless licenses. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without prejudice to
Commission action on other related, pending applications.
2 Conterra Holdings owns 100 percent of Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC (Conterra) that provides competitive
telecommunications services in multiple states. Applicants have also filed a domestic section 214 application to
transfer control of Conterra to CUB Parent. Application of Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc., Conterra Ultra
Broadband, LLC, and CUB Parent, Inc. for Grant of Authority Pursuant to Section 214, WC Docket No. 14-51 (filed
Mar. 19, 2014).

of CUB Parent. CSC CUB Holdings, LLC is a holding company for investment funds (Funds) managed
by Court Square, a U.S. investment entity.3 The Funds own 100 percent of the membership interests in
CSC CUB Holdings, LLC and will collectively hold a 77.2 percent indirect equity interest in Conterra
Holdings and Detel through their equity interest in CSC CUB Holdings, LLC. Applicants state that each
Fund is a limited partnership controlled and managed by its sole general partner, Court Square Capital GP
III, LLC (GP), a Delaware limited liability company. The largest investor in CSC CUB Holdings, LLC is
Court Square Capital Partners III, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (CSC Fund III). CSC Fund III
will hold 81.4 percent of the LLC interests in CSC CUB Holdings LLC, and in turn, will indirectly hold
an approximate 62.9 percent indirect equity interest in Conterra Holdings and Detel. GP is managed and
controlled by a Board of Manager comprised of U.S. citizens: William Comfort, David Thomas, Michael
Delaney, Joseph Silvestri, Ian Highet, and John Weber.
Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, Conterra Holdings will acquire all of DFF
Holdings’ membership interests in Detel. Upon completion of the acquisition, Applicants state that Detel
will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Conterra Holdings. 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
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of
Detel Wireless, LLC to Cub Parent, Inc., WC Docket No. 14-55 (filed Mar. 21, 2014).


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 18, 2014, and reply comments on or
before April 25, 2014
. Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System

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

1) Myrva.Charles, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;

3 Applicants state that funds managed by Court Square control Fibertech Networks, LLC and Fiber Technologies
Networks, LLC that provide competitive telecommunications services in multiple states.
4 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).

3) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
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Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance
with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any
written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after
the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making
oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all
persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made,
and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation
consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s
written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to
such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant
page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them
in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are
deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. §
1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte
For further information, please contact Myrva Charles at (202) 418-1506 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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