Streamlined Removal for Domestic Transfer of Lightyear-Birch
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: July 23, 2013
NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FROM
WC Docket No. 13-164The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has removed the application listed in this notice from
streamlined treatment pursuant to the Commission's streamlined procedures for domestic section 214
transfer of control applications.1 Section 63.03(c)(1)(v) of the Commission's rules provides that, at any
time after an application is filed, the Commission, acting through the Chief of the Bureau, may notify an
applicant that its application is being removed from streamlined processing where the Commission
"determines that the application requires further analysis to determine whether a proposed transfer of
control would serve the public interest."2 This application is being removed from streamlined treatment
for further consideration of the transaction.3
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Certain Assets of Lightyear
Network Solutions, LLC and SE Acquisitions, LLC by Birch Communications, Inc. and Birch
Telecom, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-164, Public Notice, DA 13-1486 (rel. July 1, 2013).
For further information, please contact Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-0913.
1 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 C.F.R. 63.03; Implementation of Further Streamlining Measures for Domestic Section 214
Authorizations, CC Docket No. 01-150, Report and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 5517 (2002).
2 47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(1)(v).
3 Except in extraordinary circumstances, final action on this application should be expected no later than 180 days
from public notice that the application was accepted for filing. See 47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(2).
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