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Ex Parte Communications Are Prohibited in MC/LM-Choctaw Proceeding

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Released: August 8, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: https://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-1159

Released: August 8, 2014

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU REMINDS INTERESTED PARTIES

THAT EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN WT DOCKET 13-85

APPLICATION TO ASSIGN LICENSES FROM MARITIME COMMUNICATIONS/LAND MOBILE,

LLC, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION, TO CHOCTAW HOLDINGS, LLC

(FCC File No. 0005552500)

Today, Chairman Wheeler circulated to his fellow Commissioners a draft Order that would address

the pending application of Maritime Communications/Land Mobile, LLC, Debtor-in-Possession (MC/LM)

and Choctaw Holdings, LLC (Choctaw) to assign four geographic and 59 site-based Automated Maritime

Telecommunications Service (AMTS) licenses from MC/LM to Choctaw under the Commission’s Second

Thursday doctrine1 or pursuant to alternative relief.2

This proceeding is restricted under the Commission’s ex parte rules,3 and we caution interested

parties that ex parte presentations to or from Commission decision-making personnel are prohibited.4

Notwithstanding the restricted status of this proceeding, filings made via the Commission’s Electronic

Comment Filing System (ECFS) will not have to be served on the parties.

Alternate formats of this Public Notice (computer diskette, large print, audio recording, and

Braille) are available to persons with disabilities by contacting the Consumer & Governmental Affairs

Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY), or send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov.

Questions regarding this Public Notice may be directed to Jeffrey Tobias, Mobility Division,

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-1617, TTY (202) 418-7233, jeff.tobias@fcc.gov.

Action by the Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

- FCC -

1 See Second Thursday Corp., Memorandum Opinion and Order, 22 FCC 2d 515, recon. granted,

Memorandum Opinion and Order, 25 FCC 2d 112 (1970).

2 See Comment Sought on Application to Assign Licenses Under Second Thursday Doctrine, Request for

Waiver and Extension of Construction Deadlines, and Request to Terminate Hearing, Public Notice, WT

Docket No. 13-85, 28 FCC Rcd 3358 (WTB 2013).

3 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200(a), 1.1208.

4 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1208.

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