Submarine Cable Actions Taken PN
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Report No. SCL-00123
Thursday September 29, 2011
Actions Taken Under Cable Landing License Act
Section 1.767(a) Cable Landing Licenses, Modifications, and Assignments or Transfers of Control of Interests in
Cable Landing Licenses (47 C.F.R. 1.767(a))By the Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau:
Pursuant to An Act Relating to the Landing and Operation of Submarine Cables in the United States, 47 U.S.C.
34-39 (Cable Landing License Act), Executive Order No. 10530, Exec. Ord. No. 10530 reprinted as amended in 3
U.S.C. 301, and section 1.767 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.767, the following applications ARE
GRANTED. These grants of authority are taken under section 0.261 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.261.
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.
These applications have been coordinated with the Department of State and other Executive Branch agencies pursuant
to section 1.767(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.767(b), and consistent with procedures established with the
Department of State. See Review of Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act,
IB Docket No. 00-106, Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 22167, 22192-93, paras. 51-52 (2001) (Submarine Cable
Landing License Report and Order); Streamlined Procedures for Executive Branch Review of Submarine Cable Landing
License Requests, State Department Media Note (Revised) (rel. Dec. 20, 2001) available at
This public notice serves as each cable landing licensee's Cable Landing License, or modification thereto, pursuant to
the Cable Landing License Act and sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the Commission's rules. Cable landing licensees should
review carefully the terms and conditions of their licenses. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions or
relevant Commission rules and policies could result in fines or forfeitures.
The Commission most recently amended its rules applicable to submarine cable landing licenses in Review of
Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act, IB Docket No. 00-106, FCC 01-332,
16 FCC Rcd 22167 (2001), 67 Fed. Reg. 1615 (Jan. 14, 2002). An updated version of sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the
rules is available at https://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html. See also
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-02-598A1.pdf for a March 13, 2002 Public Notice;
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-01-332A1.pdf for the December 14, 2001 Report and Order.
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Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
Current Licensee:BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.
FROM:BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.
Application for consent to the pro forma assignment of the interest in the TAT-14 cable, SCL-LIC-19990303-00004, held by BellSouth Long
Distance, Inc. (BSLD) to AT&T Corp. BSLD holds an approximately 2.4% ownership interest in the TAT-14 cable.
In an internal corporate restructuring, BSLD assigned its interest in TAT-14 to AT&T Corp. on April 1, 2007, without prior Commission consent.
BSLD and AT&T Corp. are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of AT&T Inc.
On October 6, 2009, the Commission granted SCL-T/C-20090715-00002 on the condition that Pacific Crossing Limited and PC Landing
Corp. abide by the commitments and undertakings contained in their September 11, 2009 Letter of Assurance to the Department of
Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Defense and the Defense Information Systems Agency. See DA 09-2174, 24
FCC Rcd 12423 (IB 2009). On September 8, 2011, the Department of Justice filed a Petition to Adopt Authorizations and Licenses
(Petition) requesting that the condition on the grant of the application be amended to include Pacific Crossing Limited and PC Landing
Corp. abiding by the commitments and undertakings contained in their August 29, 2011 letter of clarification and additional undertakings
(August 29 2011 Letter) in connection with the September 11, 2009 Letter of Assurance. On September 21, 2011, PC Landing Corp. filed a
letter requesting that the Commission amend the condition on the grant of SCL-T/C-20090715-00002 to reflect the clarification and
undertakings contained in the August 29, 2011 Letter and agreeing to abide by the commitments and undertakings set out in the August 29,
Accordingly, we grant the Petition and amend the grant of SCL-T/C-20090715-00002 to condition it on Pacific Crossing Limited and PC
Landing Corp. abiding by the commitments and undertakings contained in their September 11, 2009 Letter of Assurances and the August
29, 2011 Letter of clarification and additional undertakings. A copy of the September 11, 2009 Letter of Assurance, the August 29, 2011
Letter of clarification and additional undertakings, the September 8, 2011 Petition, and the September 21, 2011 letter are publicly available
and may be viewed on the FCC website through the International Bureau Filing System (IBFS) by searching for SCL-LIC-20090715-00022
and accessing "Other filings related to this application" from the Document Viewing area.
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