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Released: February 18, 2010


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 10-274

Released: February 18, 2010




WC Docket No. 10-32

Comments Due: March 4, 2010
Reply Comments Due: March 11, 2010

On January 26, 2010, SKT, Inc. (SKT or Applicant) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03
of the Commission’s rules to transfer control of SKT to two shareholders.1 SKT, a Kansas corporation,
is a competitive local exchange carrier (LEC) serving approximately 1,200 access lines in Sedgwick,
Sumner, Elk, Greenwood, Butler, and Chautauqua counties in south central and southeastern Kansas.
SKT is currently owned by the following U.S. entities: Gregory L. Mikesell Revocable Trust (25
percent), Edwin A. Mikesell Revocable Trust (25 percent), Kendall S. Mikesell Revocable Trust (25
percent), and Elaine L. Webb Revocable Trust (25 percent).2 Pursuant to the terms of the proposed
transaction, SKT plans to redeem outstanding shares, and, as a result, two remaining shareholders will
each own 50 percent of the equity of company: the Kendall S. Mikesell Revocable Trust and Elaine L.
Webb Revocable Trust. Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive
streamlined treatment under section 63.03(b)(2)(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 SKT, Inc., WC
Docket No. 10-32 (filed Jan. 26, 2010).

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicant filed a supplement to its domestic section 214 application on
February 17, 2010.
2 Applicant states that the owners of SKT also control the operations of The Southern Kansas Telephone Company,
an incumbent LEC operating in Kansas that is not included in the proposed transaction. It states that the overall
ownership structure of The Southern Kansas Telephone Company is different from SKT, and that the company plans
a future stock redemption of shareholder interests and will make any required transfer of control filings associated
with that transaction. The SKT owners are also affiliated with SKT Wireless, LLC, a reseller of wireless services in
3 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(ii).


The Wireline Competition Bureau finds, upon initial review, that the transfer of control
identified herein is 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 C.F.R. § 63.03(a), interested parties may file comments
on or before March 4, 2010, and reply comments on or before March 11, 2010. Unless
otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day after
the date of this notice.4 Comments must be filed electronically using (1) the Commission’s
Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or (2) the Federal Government’s e-Rulemaking
Portal. See 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(a) (“All comments on streamlined applications shall be filed
electronically . . . .”); Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121
Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS,, or the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal,
Filers should follow the instructions provided on the website for submitting comments.
For ECFS filers, if multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this
proceeding, filers must transmit one electronic copy of the comments for each docket or
rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, filers should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or
rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get
filing instructions, filers should send an e-mail to and include the following words
in the body of the message, “get form.” A sample form and directions will be sent in response.

In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following

1) The Commission’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc.,;
phone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563;
2) Tracey Wilson-Parker, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
4) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and
5) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
Filings and comments are available for public inspection and copying during regular business
hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257,
Washington, D.C. 20554. They may also be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554;
telephone: (202) 488-5300; fax: (202) 488-5563; e-mail:; url:
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).

4 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.

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

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