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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of DTC to Balsams View

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Released: September 6, 2012


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DA 12-1448

Released: September 6, 2012




WC Docket No. 12-243

Comments Due: September 20, 2012
Reply Comments Due: September 27, 2012

On August 27, 2012, Dixville Telephone Company (DTC) and Balsams View, LLC (Balsams
View) (together, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to
transfer control of DTC to Balsams View.
DTC is a division of Tillotson Corporation, a Massachusetts corporation that is wholly owned by
the Neil Tillotson Trust, a U.S. based entity. DTC is an incumbent local exchange carrier serving one
exchange and 14 end user access lines in the Dixville township area of Coos County in New Hampshire.
Balsams View, a New Hampshire limited liability company, does not currently provide any
telecommunications services. Daniel Degesse and Daniel Hebert, Jr., both U.S. citizens, have equal
membership interests in Balsams View. Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, Balsams View
will acquire all of the assets of DTC, and DTC will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Balsams View.
Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under
section 63.03(b)(1)(ii) 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 Transfer of Control of Dixville
Telephone Company to Balsams View, LLC, WC Docket No. 12-243 (filed Aug. 27,


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 §

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214.
2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(1)(ii).

63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before September 20, 2012, and reply comments
on or before September 27, 2012. 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) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
4) 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 Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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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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