FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 TWELFTH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
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Released: May 24, 2011
SHAREHOLDERS OF REDWOOD 700, INC. AND AT&T INC. SEEK FCC CONSENT TO THE
TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF LOWER 700 MHZ BAND B AND C BLOCK LICENSES HELD
BY REDWOOD WIRELESS CORP.
ULS File No. 0004643747
PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
Petitions to Deny Due:
June 7, 2011
June 17, 2011
June 24, 2011
The shareholders of Redwood 700, Inc. ("Redwood 700") and AT&T Inc. ("AT&T")
(collectively, "the Applicants") have filed an application pursuant to Section 310(d) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1 seeking to transfer control of the 22 Lower 700 MHz B and
C Block licenses held by Redwood Wireless Corp. ("Redwood Wireless"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Redwood 700. A wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of AT&T will be merged with and into Redwood
700. As a result, Redwood 700 will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of AT&T, and Redwood
Wireless will remain a wholly-owned subsidiary of Redwood 700 and also become a wholly-owned
indirect subsidiary of AT&T. The proposed transfer of control involves licenses covering 72 counties in
17 CMAs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Applicants state that the additional spectrum will enable
AT&T to increase its system capacity to enhance existing services, better accommodate its overall
growth, and facilitate the provision of additional products and services to the public in these 17 CMAs in
Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Preliminary review of the application indicates that in 48 of the 72 counties, AT&T would hold,
post transaction, 55 megahertz of spectrum below 1 GHz.2
SECTION 310(d) APPLICATION
The following application for consent to the transfer of control of Lower 700 MHz B and C Block
licenses from the shareholders of Redwood 700 to AT&T has been assigned the following file number:
1 47 U.S.C. 310(d).
2 This calculation of spectrum below 1 GHz takes into account AT&T's pending application to acquire Lower 700
MHz D Block spectrum from Qualcomm Incorporated in this market. See
ULS File No. 0004566825.
Lead Call Sign
0004643747 Redwood Wireless Corp.
EX PARTE STATUS OF THIS PROCEEDING
Pursuant to Section 1.1200(a) of the Commission's rules,3 the Commission may adopt modified
or more stringent ex parte
procedures in particular proceedings if the public interest so requires.4 We
announce that this proceeding will be governed by permit-but-disclose ex parte
procedures that are
applicable to non-restricted proceedings under Section 1.1206 of the Commission's rules.5
Parties making oral ex parte
presentations are directed to the Commission's statement
reemphasizing the public's responsibility in permit-but-disclose proceedings and are reminded that
memoranda summarizing the presentation must contain the presentation's substance and not merely list
the subjects discussed.6 More than a one- or two-sentence description of the views and arguments
presented is generally required.7 Other rules pertaining to oral and written presentations are set forth in
Section 1.1206(b) as well.8
The assignment application referenced herein has been found, upon initial review, to be
acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves the right to return any application if, upon further
examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the Commission's rules or
Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than
June 7, 2011
. Persons and entities that
file petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding,
including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order,
seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to
such pleadings must be filed no later than
June 17, 2011
. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no later
June 24, 2011
. All filings concerning matters referenced in this Public Notice should refer to ULS
File No. 0004643747.
Under the Commission's current procedures for the submission of filings and other documents,9
submissions in this matter may be filed electronically (i.e.
, though the Commission's Universal Licensing
System ("ULS")) or by hand delivery to the Commission.
3 47 C.F.R. 1.1200(a).
4 On February 1, 2011, the Commission adopted a Report and Order amending and revising the Commission's rules
on ex parte
presentations. Amendment of the Commission's Ex Parte
Rules and Other Procedural Rules, GC
Docket No. 10-43, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
, FCC 11-11 (rel. Feb. 2, 2011).
The revised rules were published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2011, and most of the revised rules will become
effective June 1, 2011. See
76 Fed. Reg. 24376 (May 2, 2011).
5 47 C.F.R. 1.1206.
Commission Emphasizes the Public's Responsibilities in Permit-But-Disclose Proceedings, Public Notice
FCC Rcd 19945 (2000).
47 C.F.R. 1.1206(b)(2).
FCC Announces Change in Filing Location for Paper Documents, Public Notice
, 24 FCC Rcd 14312 (2009).
If filed by ULS
, pleadings may be filed via https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/pleadings/pleadingsType.jsp
If filed by paper
, the original and four copies of each filing must be filed by hand or messenger
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554.
The filing hours at this location are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held
together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the
building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal
Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20554. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of
the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
One copy of each pleading must be delivered electronically, by e-mail or facsimile, or if delivered
as paper copy, by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or
overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (according to the procedures set forth above for paper filings), to:
(1) the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM
(202) 488-5563 (facsimile); (2) Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,
or (202) 418-7447 (facsimile); (3) Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition
Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at email@example.com
or (202) 418-7447
(facsimile); and (4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (202) 418-1234
Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter may be obtained
from Best Copy and Printing, Inc. in person at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C.
20554, via telephone at (202) 488-5300, via facsimile at (202) 488-5563, or via e-mail at FCC@BCPIWEB.COM
. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public
inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the following Commission office: FCC
Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554. The
applications are also available electronically through ULS, which may be accessed on the Commission's
Internet website. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large
print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com
or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Contact the FCC to
request reasonable accommodations for filing comments (accessible format documents, sign language
interpreters, CART, etc.) by e-mail: FCC504@fcc.gov; phone: 202-418-0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.
For further information, contact Kathy Harris, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at (202) 418-0609, or Kate Matraves, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-7878.