Applications for Transfer of Control in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Telecommunications carriers seeking to transfer assets or corporate control in mergers and acquisitions must first receive approval from the FCC. The Commission examines the public interest impact of a proposed domestic or international transaction.

Pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, sections 63.03 and 63.04 of the Commission's rules govern procedures for domestic transfer of control/asset applications. The rules also:

  • Provide guidance on pro forma transfers
  • Provide for jointly-filed applications for domestic and international services
  • Describe six categories of transactions that are presumptively accorded streamlined treatment resulting in an automatic grant 31 days following public notice of the application. 

Carriers must file a discontinuance application when an acquisition will result in a reduction or impairment of service.

In any transaction, carriers acquiring all or part of another carrier's subscriber base must notify subscribers and meet other requirements in section 64.1120(e) of the Commission's rules.

International mergers and acquisitions are subject to section 63.24 of the FCC’s rules.  International applications are reviewed by the International Bureau

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Transferee

 Type*

 Docket   No.

PN Date

Public Notice  

Comments
(Replies)

Streamlined

 Other

PNG Telecommunications, Inc. AA 23-31 2/2/2023

DA 23-101

Word |PDF

2/16/2023
(2/23/2023)
YES  
VDL, Inc.by Xtel Communications, Inc. AA 22-467 1/12/2023

DA 23-32

Word |PDF

1/26/2023
(2/2/2023)
YES  
CableOne-Wisper-Nathan T. Stooke TC 22-367 12/22/2022

DA 22-1363

Word |PDF

1/5/2023
(1/12/2023)
NO  
Essex Point Broadband Fiber Holding, LLC-R.M. Greene, Inc. aka Beam TC 22-344 12/19/2022

DA 22-1344

Word |PDF

1/3/2023
(1/10/2023)
NO  
Meriplex Telecom LLC-Vitruvian Partners LLP TC 22-400 12/9/2022

DA 22-1274

Word |PDF

12/23/2022
(12/30/2022)
NO  
Midstate Telephone Company, LLC-Northwest Communications Cooperative, Inc. AA 22-397 12/6/2022

DA 22-1265

Word |PDF

12/20/2022
(12/27/2022)
NO  
Millennium Telcom, L.L.C. d/b/a OneSource Communications TC 22-31 12/2/2022

DA 22-1250

Word |PDF

12/16/2022
(12/23/2022)
NO  
Sprint Communications Company L.P.-Cogent Infrastructure, Inc. TC 22-360 11/10/2022

DA 22-1185

Word |PDF

12/12/2022
(12/27/2022)
NO  
FiberLight, LLC-Fiber BidCo, LLC TC 22-256 10/21/2022

DA 22-1115

Word |PDF

11/4/2022
(11/14/2022)
NO  
Echo Wireless Broadband, Inc.- Resound Networks, LLC  TC 21-277 7/14/2021

DA 21-829

Word |PDF

7/28/2021
(8/4/2021)
NO  
 
 

*Legend

Type of Transaction

Abbreviation

Acquisition of Assets

AA

Transfer of Control

TC

 

 

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Updated: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022