Applications for Transfer of Control in Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Pending Domestic Applications

Transferee

 Type*

 Docket   No.

PN Date

Public Notice  

Comments
(Replies)

Streamlined

 Other

SPOC LLC-CCES AA 16-136 5/18/16

DA 16-557

Word | PDF

6/1/2016
(6/8/2016)
YES  
Moundridge Telephone-MTI TC 16-125 5/4/16

DA 16-493

Word | PDF

5/18/2016
(5/25/2016)
YES  
Qualcom-Lightspeed AA 16-130 4/28/16

DA 16-461

Word | PDF

5/12/2016
(5/19/2016)
YES  
Axia-Digital TC 16-110 4/27/16

DA 16-454

Word | PDF

5/11/2016
(5/18/2016)
NO  
Etrali-IPC Systems TC 16-65 4/15/16

DA 16-416

Word | PDF

4/29/2016
(5/6/2016)
YES  
TVC Segtel-OHCP TC 16-107 4/14/16

DA 16-403

Word | PDF
4/28/2016
(5/5/2016)
NO  
XO-Verizon
 
TC 16-70 4/12/16

DA 16-393

Word | PDF
 
5/12/2016
(5/27/2016)
YES  
DSCI Holdings-US Telepacific TC 16-67 3/15/16

DA 16-277

Word | PDF

3/29/2016
(4/5/2016)
YES

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

4/5/2016

 

DA 16-361

Word | PDF

SIPStation-Rockbochs Inc. TC 16-11 2/18/16

DA 16-177

Word | PDF

3/3/2016
(3/10/2016)
NO  
WOW-Crestview TC 16-12 1/27/16

DA 16-91

Word | PDF

2/10/2016
(2/17/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

2/22/2015

 

DA 16-186

Word | PDF

Telecom North-G3 AA 16-1 1/8/16

DA 16-20

Word | PDF

1/22/2016
(1/29/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

1/29/2016

 

DA 16-108

Word | PDF

Logix-Logix TC 15-280 11/24/15

DA 15-1362

Word | PDF

12/8/2015
(12/15/2015)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

12/7/2015

 

DA 15-1393

Word | PDF

CFC-Atlantic Tele-Network TC 15-264 11/19/15

DA 15-1332

Word | PDF

12/21/2015
(1/5/2016)
YES  
Teleguam-Telekomunikasi TC 15-148 6/25/15

DA 15-758

Word | PDF

7/27/2016
(8/11/2016)
NO  
Selectel-Compass Atlantic TC 15-8 1/28/15

DA 15-123

Word | PDF

2/11/2016
(2/18/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

2/19/2015

 

DA 15-228

Word | PDF

 
 

*Legend

Type of Transaction

Abbreviation

Acquisition of Assets

AA

Transfer of Control

TC

 

 

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