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Released: January 26, 2012

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Report No. SCL-00126S

Thursday January 26, 2012

Streamlined Submarine Cable Landing License Applications

Accepted For Filing

Unless otherwise specified, the following procedures apply to the applications listed below:
The applications listed below have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing and subject to the
streamlined processing procedures set forth in section 1.767 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.767. Pursuant to
the Submarine Cable Landing License Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 34-39, and Executive Order No. 10530, reprinted as amended
in 3 U.S.C. § 301, each applicant seeks: (a) the grant of a cable landing licensee; (b) the modification of a cable landing
license; and/or (c) the assignment or transfer of control of an interest in a submarine cable landing license.
Pursuant to its decision 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) and section 1.767 of the rules, the Commission will
take action upon these applications within forty-five (45) days after release of this public notice, unless the Commission
has informed the applicant in writing that the application, upon further examination, has been deemed ineligible for
streamlined processing.
Ex parte communications between outside parties and Commission staff concerning these applications are permitted
subject to the Commission's rules for "permit-but-disclose proceedings." See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206. Filings relating to
this application must be received within 14 days of this notice. Such filings will not necessarily result in an application
being deemed ineligible for streamlined processing.
Copies of all applications listed here are available for public inspection in the FCC Reference and Information Center,
located in room CY-A257 at the Portals 2 building, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC 20554. The center can be
contacted at (202) 418-0270. People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with
disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer
& Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty). All applications listed are subject to
further consideration and review, and may be returned and/or dismissed if not found to be in accordance with the
Commission's rules, regulations, and other requirements.


Sprint Communications Company L.P.

Current Licensee:

BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.


BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.


Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Application for consent to the assignment of the interest in the MAYA-1 cable, SCL-LIC-19990325-00006, held by BellSouth Long Distance,
Inc. (BSLD) to Sprint Communications Company LP (Sprint). On August 11, 2006, without prior Commission consent, BSLD sold its ownership
interest in the MAYA-1 cable to Sprint. BSLD held a 2.37498% voting interest in MAYA-1 and 0.59524% of the capacity of the subcable. After
the transaction Sprint held a 7.55908% voting interest in MAYA-1 and 7.967703% of the capacity of the subcable. Sprint is an indirect,
wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation, a publicly-traded corporation in which no individual or entity holds a ten percent or
greater equity or voting interest.
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AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico Inc.
Transfer of Control

Current Licensee:

AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico Inc.


Centennial Communications Corp.


Application for the pro forma transfer of control of the interest in the Americas II cable, SCL-LIC-19980429-00019 (Old File Number
SCL-98-003), held by Centennial Puerto Rico License Corp. (CPR License), now AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico, Inc. (Mobility Puerto Rico), from
Centennial Communications Corp. (Centennial) to Beach Holding Corporation (Beach). Mobility Puerto Rico holds an approximately 2%
ownership interest in the Americas II cable.
On June 30, 2010, without prior Commission consent, Centennial, the 100% indirect parent of CPR License, contributed the stock of CPR
License to Beach in exchange for a 26.6% stock ownership of Beach. As a result CPR License became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beach.
Centennial and Beach were both wholly-owned subsidiaries of AT&T Inc. (On December 31, 2010, CPR License was merged into Mobility
Puerto Rico, with Mobility Puerto Rico being the surviving entity. See SCL-ASG-20110131-00005, DA No. 11-1195, 26 FCC Rcd 10218 (IB
Applicants must certify that neither the applicant nor any party to the application is subject to a denial of federal benefits
by federal and/or state courts under authority granted in 21 U.S.C. § 862. See C.F.R. §§ 1.2001-1.2003.
The Commission's rules applicable to submarine cable landing licenses (47 C.F.R. §§ 1.767, 1.768) are available at See also for a March 13, 2002 Public Notice; for the December 14, 2001 Report and Order.
By this notice, we inform the public that submarine cable landing license applications and international section 214
applications that are part of larger transactions involving multiple Commission licenses or authorizations may involve
"extraordinary circumstances" as referenced in Review of Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable
Landing License Act, Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 22167 (2001) and Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in
the U.S. Telecommunications Market, Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, 12 FCC Rcd 23891 (1997),
paras. 327-28, Order on Reconsideration, 15 FCC Rcd 18158 (2000). Additionally, these extraordinary circumstances
may result where Executive Branch agencies petition the Commission to defer decision on certain transactions pending
the resolution of potential national security, law enforcement, foreign policy and trade policy issues. Accordingly, these
applications may not be acted on within the 90-day review period that the Commission has established as the period of
time normally required to reach a decision on non-streamlined cable landing licenses and international section 214
applications. This notice shall serve as public notice to applicants that, in these circumstances, additional time may be
required for Commission review and final action. No additional formal public notice will be provided routinely with
respect to specific applications in the event that the applicable review period extends beyond 90 days.
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