Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of Voda from Berg to Rizzuto
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: November 26, 2013
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF
VODA NETWORKS, INC. FROM MICHAEL BERG TO CHRISTINE RIZZUTO
STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 13-271
Comments Due: December 10, 2013
Reply Comments Due: December 17, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Voda Networks, Inc. (Voda), Michael Berg (Berg) and Christine
Rizzuto, (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s
rules1 to transfer control of Voda from Berg to Rizzuto.
Voda is a non-dominant carrier that resells local, domestic and long distance service from various
facilities based carriers. Voda offers domestic interstate services in forty-eight states2 and the District of
Columbia as a non-dominant carrier. Rizzuto, a U.S. citizen, will acquire substantially all of the shares of
Voda from Berg. 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.3
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Voda Networks, Inc. from
Michael Berg to Christine Rizzuto, WC Docket No. 13-271 (filed Nov. 18, 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 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
47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants filed a supplement to their application on November 25, 2013.
2 Voda provides service in all states except Alaska and Hawaii.
3 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(1)(ii).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; and
Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, email@example.com.
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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
For further information, please contact Myrva Charles at (202) 418-1506 or Dennis Johnson at
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