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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of UniTel, Inc. and UniCap, Inc

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Released: March 8, 2013


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DA 13-368

Released: March 8, 2013




WC Docket No. 13-57

Comments Due: March 22, 2013
Reply Comments Due: March 29, 2013

On March 5, 2013, UniTek, Inc. (UniTek), MBOTek, Inc. (MBO), UniTel, Inc. (UniTel), and
UniCap, Inc. (UniCap) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the
Commission’s rules1 to transfer control of UniTel and UniCap through the merger of their existing parent,
UniTek, with MBO.
UniTek, a Maine Corporation, is the 100 percent shareholder of UniTel and UniCap. UniTek, in
turn, is owned 90 percent by UniTek Holdings, Inc. (UHI), also a Maine corporation. UniTel is an
incumbent local exchange carrier serving approximately 3680 access lines in four exchanges in
Kennebec, Penobscot, and Waldo Counties in central Maine. UniCap provides long distance services in
and around the service area of UniTel. MBO, a Maine corporation created for purposes of this
transaction, is wholly owned by Laurie Osgood, a U.S. citizen. Applicants state that MBO is not
affiliated with any telecommunications carrier.
Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, UHI and MBO will be merged with and into
UniTek with UniTek as the surviving entity. The common stock of MBO will be converted into common
stock of UniTek, and, upon consummation, Ms. Osgood will own all of the common stock of UniTek, and
UniTek will continue to be the sole owner of UniTel and UniCap. Applicants assert that the proposed
transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under sections 63.03(b)(1)(ii) 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 UniTel, Inc. and
UniCap, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-57 (filed Mar. 5, 2013).

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 international and wireless services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is
without prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications.
2 47 C.F.R. §63.03(b)(1)(ii).


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 March 22, 2013, and reply comments on or
before March 29, 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.3
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) 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.4 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.

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

For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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