Streamlining Removal for Domestic Transfer of PTI from PTGI to PTUS
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: July 8, 2013
NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FROM
WC Docket No. 13-145The 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
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of
Primus Telecommunications, Inc. to PTUS, Inc., WC Docket No. 13-145,
DA 13-1368 (rel. June 14, 2013)
On June 28, 2013, the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with
the concurrence of the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, the Executive Branch Agencies),
filed a letter requesting that the Commission defer action on this application while they review potential
national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.3
This application is removed from streamlined review in response to the request filed by the
Executive Branch Agencies. Final action on this application should be expected after the Commission
has received notification from the Executive Branch Agencies that the evaluation has been completed, but
not later than 180 days from public notice that the application was accepted for filing.4
For further information, please contact Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-0809.
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 See 47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(1)(v).
3 See Letter from Siobhan E. Dupuy, U.S. Department of Justice, to Marlene H. Dortch, FCC, WC Docket No. 13-
145 (filed June 28, 2013).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(2).
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