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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of TelJet to TVC

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Released: April 23, 2013


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DA 13-810

Released: April 23, 2013





WC Docket No. 13-96

Comments Due: May 7, 2013
Reply Comments Due: May 14, 2013

On April 8, 2013, TelJet Longhaul, LLC (TelJet) and TVC Albany, Inc. (TVC) (together,
Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to transfer certain
TelJet assets to TVC.
TelJet, a Vermont limited liability company, provides facilities-based competitive
telecommunications services in Vermont and New Hampshire. The following U.S.-based entities hold a
10 percent or greater interest in TelJet: Vermont Fiberlink, LLC (25 percent) and TelJet, Inc. (75
percent). Gregory Kelly and Douglas Hyde, both U.S. citizens, each own 47.5 percent of TelJet, Inc.
TVC, a Delaware corporation, provides facilities-based and resold competitive
telecommunications services in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.2 Tech Valley Holdings,
LLC owns 100 percent of TVC. Applicants state that the following entities hold a 10 percent or greater
indirect ownership interest in TVC through Tech Valley Holdings, LLC: Riverside Fund IV, L.P. (58
percent) and Riverside Fund IV Offshore, L.P. (19.5 percent). The following entities hold a 10 percent or
greater indirect ownership interest in TVC through Riverside Fund IV, L.P.: Riverside Partners IV, L.P.
(general partner), Yale University (14.81 percent limited partner), Arkansas Teacher Retirement System
(13.16 percent limited partner), and West Virginia Investment Management Board (13.16 percent limited
partner). Applicants state that no entity owns a 10 percent or greater interest in TVC through Yale
University, Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, or the West Virginia Investment Management Board.
Applicants further state that the following U.S. citizens and entity hold a 10 percent or greater interest in
Riverside Partners IV, L.P: David Belluck, Brian Guthrie, Steve Kaplan, and Riverside Partners IV,
LLC. The sole members of Riverside Partners IV, LLC are David Belluck and Brian Guthrie. All entities
are U.S.-based. Applicants state that TVC is affiliated with SegTEL, Inc., a U.S-based competitive
telecommunications provider in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants filed a supplement to their application on April 19, 2013.
2 In addition, Applicants state that TVC holds a nationwide common carrier wireless license in the 3650-3700 MHz

Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, TVC will purchase TelJet’s
telecommunications assets, including its customer base. As a result, TVC will serve TelJet’s current
customers, and TelJet will cease to provide telecommunications services. Applicants assert that the
proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under sections 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 Acquisition of Certain Assets of TelJet
Longhaul, LLC by TVC Albany, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-96 (filed Apr. 8, 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 May 7, 2013, and reply comments on or
before May 14, 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.4
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) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) 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.5 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

3 47 C.F.R. §63.03 (b)(2)(i).
4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
5 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

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 Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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