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

Pacific Centrex Services, Inc.-Pacific Centrex Datavo, LLC AA 16-234 7/27/2016

DA 16-849

Word | PDF
8/10/2016
(8/17//2016)
YES  

Walnut Telephone Company-Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company 

TC 16-226 7/20/2016

DA 16-826

Word | PDF
8/3/2016
(8/10//2016)
YES  

Oxford Networks Holdings, Inc.-OHCP Northeastern Fiber Buyers, Inc.

TC 16-222 7/14/2016

DA 16-799

Word | PDF
7/28/2016
(8/4//2016)
NO  

Tower Cloud Inc.-Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc.

TC 16-213 7/8/2016

DA 16-786

Word | PDF
7/22/2016
(7/29//2016)
YES  

SANCOM INC.

AA 16-207 7/7/2016

DA 16-782

Word | PDF
7/21/2016
(7/28/2016)
NO  

Crosslake Comm - TRI-CO Technologies, LLC

AA 16-208 7/6/2016

DA 16-773

Word | PDF
7/20/2016
(7/27/2016)
YES  

Axia NGNetworks USA, Inc.

NGNetworks Trust

TC 16-206 6/28/2016

DA 16-733

Word | PDF
7/12/2016
(7/19/2016)
YES  

Rothsay Telephone Company, Inc.

by Otter Com, Inc.

AA 16-195 6/28/2016

DA 16-731

Word | PDF
7/12/2016
(7/19/2016)
YES  

Inmate Calling Solutions, LLC d/b/a ICSolutions-TKC Holdings, Inc.

TC 16-188 6/17/2016

DA 16-695

Word | PDF

7/1/2016
(7/8/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

7/8/2016

 

DA 16-789

Word | PDF

inContact, Inc.-NICE-Systems LTD. TC 16-177 6/15/2016

DA 16-669

Word | PDF

6/29/2016
(7/6/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

7/7/2016

 

DA 16-781

Word | PDF

Call Catcher Inc. d/b/a FreedomVoice-GoDaddy Operating Co., LLC  TC 16-171 6/14/2016

DA 16-655

Word | PDF

6/28/2016
(7/5/2016)
NO

REMOVED FROM STREAMLINE TREATMENT

7/7/2016

 

DA 16-781

Word | PDF

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)
NO  
DSCI Holdings-US Telepacific TC 16-67 3/15/16

DA 16-277

Word | PDF

3/29/2016
(4/5/2016)
NO

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

 
 

*Legend

Type of Transaction

Abbreviation

Acquisition of Assets

AA

Transfer of Control

TC

 

 

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