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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of KPSG to Crosstel

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Released: November 26, 2013


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DA 13-2276

Released: November 26, 2013




WC Docket No. 13-267

Comments Due: December 10, 2013

Reply Comments Due: December 17, 2013

On November 18, 2013, Knology Provider Solutions Group, Inc. (KPSG) and Crosstel, Inc.

(Crosstel) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s

rules1 to transfer control of lines from KPSG to Crosstel.

KPSG, a Delaware corporation, together with its affiliates (including parent entities), offers

telecommunications services in the following areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,

Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Rhode Island,

Tennessee. Crosstel, an Alabama corporation, together with its affiliates and previously in conjunction

with KPSG under the SCA, offers telecommunications services in the following areas: Alabama, Florida,

Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina. Crosstel is wholly owned by

Maliyekal Thomas, a U.S. citizen.

Crosstel and KPSG entered into a three-year contract (the Strategic Collaboration and Service

Agreement (SCA)) that is scheduled to terminate on November 30, 2013. The Applicants entered into a

new agreement that will allow Crosstel to manage the business prospectively, and will allow the parties’

joint customers to become Crosstel customers. KPSG seeks authority to transfer control of its lines to

Crosstel so that Crosstel may continue to providing service to such customers after the SCA expires.

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 Transfer of Control of Knology Provider

Solutions Group, Inc. to Crosstel, Inc. WC Docket No. 13-267 (filed Nov. 18, 2013)


47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without prejudice

to Commission action on any other related, pending applications.

2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).



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 10, 2013, and reply comments on

or before December 17, 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:


Myrva Charles, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;


Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;


David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and


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

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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