Comments Sought on Domestic 214 Tranfer of NISI to CLOOT
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: November 26, 2013
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF
NI SATELLITE, INC. TO CLOOT INC.
STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 13-292
Comments Due: December 10, 2013
Reply Comments Due: December 17, 2013
On November 21, 2013, NI Satellite, Inc. (NISI) and CLOOT Inc. (CLOOT) (together,
Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to transfer control of
NISI to CLOOT.
NISI, a Florida corporation, provides telecommunications services across the United States
primarily by reselling mobile satellite voice and data services. NISI is a wholly owned subsidiary of
GMPCS Personal Communications, Inc. (GMPCS), a Delaware corporation that resells mobile satellite
voice and data services. GMPCS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Terracom, Inc. (NTI), a
Nevada holding company. NTI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Innovations Inc., a Canadian
corporation owned by the Harkema Family Trust, whose beneficiaries are Timothy and Andrew Harkema
and their children, Canadian citizens. CLOOT, a Delaware corporation, does not currently provide
telecommunications services. Michael Huisman, a U.S. citizen, owns 90.1 percent of CLOOT and is not
currently engaged in the provision of telecommunications services.
Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction agreement, CLOOT will purchase 100 percent
of NISI. 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.2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of NI Satellite, Inc. to
CLOOT Inc., WC Docket No. 13-292 (filed Nov. 21, 2013).
47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214.
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 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
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:
Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, email@example.com;
Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
People with Disabilities:
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(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com 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
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
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
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