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Non-Streamlined Domestic Section 214 Application Granted

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Released: April 17, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-776

Released: April 17, 2013


WC Docket No. 13-55

Pursuant to section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 214, and
sections 0.91, 0.291, and 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.291, and 63.03, the
Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) approves the application of Hector Communications Corporation
(Hector), Blue Earth Valley Communications, Inc. (Blue Earth Valley), Arvig Enterprises, Inc. (Arvig),
and New Ulm Telecom, Inc. (New Ulm) (together, Applicants) requesting approval for the transfer of
control of subsidiaries of Hector to either Blue Earth Valley, Arvig, or New Ulm1 No commenter
opposed grant of the application.
The Bureau finds, upon consideration of the record, that the proposed transfer will serve the
public interest, convenience, and necessity and, therefore, grants the requested authorization.2 Pursuant to
section 1.103 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.103, the consent granted herein is effective upon
the release of the Public Notice. Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for
review under section 1.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30
days of the date of this Public Notice.
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson-Parker at (202) 418-1394 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.

1 Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Subsidiaries of Hector Communications
, WC Docket No. 13-55, Public Notice, DA 13-428 (rel. Mar. 14, 2013). Applicants consummated the
transaction without authority on December 31, 2012. A grant of this domestic section 214 application will be
without prejudice to any enforcement action by the Commission for non-compliance with the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, or the Commission’s rules.
2 See Joint Applications of Global Crossing Ltd. and Citizens Communications Company for Authority to Transfer
Control of Corporations Holding Commission Licenses and Authorizations Pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of
the Communications Act and Parts 20, 22, 63, 78, 90, and 101 of the Commission’s Rules
, Memorandum Opinion
and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 8507, 8510-11, paras. 7-9 (CCB/IB/CSB/WTB 2001) (granting transfer of control involving
incumbent local exchange carriers with adjacent exchanges where merger would provide service efficiencies).

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