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Transfer of Control of Keystone Tel to Glenwood Tel.

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Released: November 7, 2013


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DA 13-2136

Released: November 7, 2013





WC Docket No. 13-248

Comments Due: November 21, 2013
Reply Comments Due: November 29, 2013

On November 4, 2013, Keystone-Arthur Telephone Company (KATC), KeyArt Comm., Inc.
(KACI), and Glenwood Telephone Membership Corporation (Glenwood) (collectively, Applicants) filed
an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to transfer control of KATC and
KACI to Glenwood.
KATC is a rural incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) serving 359 access lines in two
exchanges in the towns of Keystone and Lemoyne located in portions of Arthur, Keith, and McPherson
Counties in west central Nebraska. KACI, a wholly owned subsidiary of KATC, provides resold long
distance services in the service area of KATC.
Glenwood is a rural incumbent LEC serving 2,068 access lines in nine exchanges in the towns of
Blue Hill, Lawrence, Roseland, Holstein, Bladen, Campbell, Upland, Norman, and Funk, Nebraska in
several counties located in south central Nebraska. Glenwood wholly owns Glenwood
Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a Glenwood Long Distance (GTI). GTI resells long distance services in the
service area of Glenwood. Applicants state that KATC and Glenwood have no overlapping or adjacent
service areas. They further state that GTI is certified to provide competitive LEC services in Nebraska
but that it has not commenced such operations. They state that GTI will provide competitive LEC
services in geographic exchange areas that are not physically adjacent to, adjoining, or overlapping the
KATC service area. All Applicants are Nebraska corporations. Applicants state that Glenwood is a
member owned cooperative corporation with no 10 percent or greater owners and that operational control
of Glenwood rests with its Board of Directors, all U.S. citizens.

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants are also filing an application for transfer of control associated
with authorizations for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without
prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications. Applicants filed a supplement to their
domestic section 214 application on November 7, 2013.

Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, KATC will become a wholly owned subsidiary
of Glenwood. Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined
treatment under section 63.03(b)(2)(iii) of the Commission’s rules and that a grant of the application will
serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Keystone-Arthur
Telephone Company and KeyArt Comm., Inc. to Glenwood Telephone Membership Corporation,
WC Docket No. 13-248 (filed Nov. 4, 2013).


The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before November 21, 2013, and reply comments on
or before November 29, 2013
. Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System

In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following:

1) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
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).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in accordance
with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any
written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after
the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making
oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all
persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made,
and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation
consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s
written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to

2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(iii).

such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant
page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them
in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are
deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. §
1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Jodie May at
(202) 418-0913.
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