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

BullsEye-Lingo Entities TC 22-149 5/10/2022

DA 22-512

Word |PDF

5/24/2022
(5/31/2022)
NO  
Ponderosa Communications, Inc. TC 22-145 4/22/2022

DA 22-451

Word |PDF

5/6/2022
(5/13/2022)
YES  
Consolidated Communications Enterprise Services Inc. by Boulevard Digital LLC AA 22-141 4/20/2022

DA 22-441

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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

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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  
Redwire, Inc.-AtLink Services, LLC TC 22-55 3/17/2022

DA 22-289

Word |PDF

3/31/2022
(4/7/2022)
NO  

 DID Central, LLC-DIDCentral Pty Ltd.

TC 22-44 2/15/2022

DA 22-156

Word |PDF

3/1/2022
(3/8/2022)
NO  
Subsidiaries of GCX Holdings Limited-Reef BidCo Limited TC 21-463 12/21/2021

DA 21-1623

Word |PDF

1/4/2022
(1/11/2022)
NO  
Certain Subsidiaries of Lumen Technologies, Inc.(Formerly Known As CenturyLink)-Apollo TC 21-350 12/16/2021

DA 21-1586

Word |PDF

1/18/2022
(2/2/2022)
NO  
 

 GTT Communications, Inc., Debtor-in-Possession

TC 21-445 12/15/2021

DA 21-1570

Word |PDF

12/29/2021
(1/5/2022)
NO  
IPC Network Services, Inc.,CCP II FINCO LLC-Hummingbird Circle, LLC TC 21-436 11/24/2021

DA 21-1473

Word |PDF

12/8/2021
(12/15/2021)
NO  
Peerless Network, Inc-Openmarket Inc. TC 21-434 11/19/2021

DA 21-1460

Word |PDF

12/3/2021
(12/10/2021)
NO  
Plant Telephone Company-Worth Telecoms Holdings, LLC TC 21-432 11/17/2021

DA 21-1443

Word |PDF

12/1/2021
(12/8/2021)
NO  
Global Crossing Americas Solutions, LLC, CenturyLink Latin American Solutions, LLC, and Level 3 Communications St. Croix, Inc.-Patagonia Holdco LLC, and for Grant of International Section 214 Authority to CenturyLink Latin American Solutions, LLC TC 21-340 9/24/2021

DA 21-1204

Word |PDF

10/8/2021
(10/15/2021)
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: 
Monday, March 21, 2022