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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of DukeNet to TWC

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Released: November 19, 2013


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DA 13-2219

Released: November 19, 2013




WC Docket No. 13-206

Comments Due: December 3, 2013
Reply Comments Due: December 10, 2013

On October 31, 2013, Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and DukeNet Communications, LLC
(DukeNet) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s
rules1 to transfer control of DukeNet from its current owners to TWC.
DukeNet, a Delaware limited liability company, provides competitive local exchange and
intrastate interexchange telecommunications services in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. DukeNet is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of DukeNet
Communications Holdings, LLC (DukeNet Holdings), a Delaware limited liability company. DukeNet
Holdings is a joint venture between (i) DukeNet VentureCo, Inc. (DukeNet Venture), which holds a
direct, 50 percent interest in DukeNet Holdings and thus an indirect, 50 percent interest in DukeNet, and
(ii) Alinda Telecom Investor I, L.P. (Alinda I) and Alinda Telecom Investor II, L.P. (Alinda II), which
hold direct interests of approximately 29 percent and 20 percent, respectively, in DukeNet Holdings, and
equivalent, indirect interest in DukeNet. DukeNet Venture, a Delaware corporation, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Duke Energy Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation that in turn is an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp. (Duke Energy), also a Delaware corporation.
TWC, a publicly-traded Delaware corporation, is a multichannel video programming distributor
(MVPD) that provides cable television, broadband Internet access service, competitive
telecommunications, and VoIP services to residential and business customers in 29 states.2

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants also filed 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. Applicants filed supplements to their domestic section
214 application on November 15 and 18, 2013.
2 TWC’s subsidiaries are authorized as a competitive telecommunications carrier in Alabama, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

TWC, DukeNet Venture, DukeNet Holdings, Alinda I, and Alinda II have entered into an Equity
Purchase Agreement pursuant to which TWC will acquire control of DukeNet Holdings and DukeNet.
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
DukeNet Communications, LLC to Time Warner Cable Inc., WC Docket No. 13-206
(filed Oct. 31, 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 December 3, 2013, and reply comments on
or before December 10, 2013
. 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) Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
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).
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

3 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).

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 rules.
For further information, please contact Myrva Charles at (202) 418-1506 or Dennis Johnson at
(202) 418-0809.
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