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

Computer Services Inc. TC

22-322

9/30/2022

DA 22-1043

Word |PDF

10/14/2022
(10/21/2022)
YES  
Computer Services Inc., Catalyst CSI Intermediate LLC TC

22-321

9/30/2022

DA 22-1043

Word |PDF

10/14/2022
(10/21/2022)
YES  
SDC Atlas AcquisitionCo, LLC, Atlas Connectivity, LLC TC 22-309 9/20/2022

DA 22-982

Word |PDF

10/4/2022
(10/11/2022)
NO  
The Benton Ridge Telephone Company To Cequel Owens, LLC TC 22-302 8/31/2022

DA 22-909

Word |PDF

9/14/2022
(9/21/2022)
YES  
Sacred Wind Enterprises, Inc. to Alloy, Inc. TC 22-292 8/25/2022

DA 22-890

Word |PDF

9/8/2022
(9/15/2022)
NO  
Empire Long Distance Corporation d/b/a Empire Access, North Penn Telephone Company and North Penn Long Distance Corporation-Endurance Parent, Inc. TC 22-155 5/25/2022

DA 22-585

Word |PDF

6/8/2022
(6/15/2022)
NO  
Consolidated Communications Enterprise Services Inc. by Boulevard Digital LLC AA 22-141 4/20/2022

DA 22-441

Word |PDF

5/4/2022
(5/11/2022)
NO  
Fusion Connect, Inc. and its wholly-owned Subsidiaries to the North Haven Entities TC 22-128 4/7/2022

DA 22-379

Word |PDF

4/21/2022
(4/28/2022)
NO  
Mesa Telecoms Investments, LLC, Dobson CC Limited Partnership TC 22-110 3/21/2022

DA 22-299

Word |PDF

4/4/2022
(4/11/2022)
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: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022