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Released: November 8, 2012
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN
ASSETS OF APPLEWOOD COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
BY TELRITE CORPORATION
STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED
WC Docket No. 12-314
Comments Due: November 22, 2012
Reply Comments Due: November 29, 2012
On October 19, 2012, Applewood Communications Corporation (Applewood) and Telrite
Corporation (Telrite) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the
Commission’s rules,1 requesting approval for the transfer of certain assets of Applewood to Telrite.
Applewood, a Delaware corporation, provides interstate and intrastate interexchange
telecommunications services. Specifically, Applewood provides interexchange telecommunications
services in the District of Columbia and the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia,
Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Applicants state that Applewood has no affiliates.
Telrite, a Georgia corporation, provides interexchange telecommunications services in the District
of Columbia and the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,
West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Applicants state that Telrite provides competitive
local exchange services in the states of Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Montana,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, West Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Applicants
state that Telrite provides eligible telecommunications carrier services through Telrite Corporation d/b/a
1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see
47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants also filed an application for transfer of control associated with
authorization for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without prejudice to
Commission action on other pending applications. Applicants filed supplements to their application on October 31,
2012 and November 6, 2012.
Life Wireless in the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, West Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota,
Missouri and Rhode Island. Telrite is wholly owned by Telrite Holdings, Inc. The following U.S.
citizens own a ten percent or greater ownership or equity interest in Telrite Holdings, Inc.: Reginald
McFarland (approximately 29 percent), Darryl Davis (approximately 23.4 percent), and Michael Geoffroy
(approximately 10.6 percent). Darryl Davis has a fifty percent ownership share in Marketing Advanced
Communications, Inc. d/b/a MAC Works, a long distance and local exchange telecommunications
company based in Georgia. Applicants state that there are no other owners with a ten percent or greater
ownership or equity interest in Telrite Holdings.
On May 10, 2012, Telrite entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Applewood.
According to the Asset Purchase Agreement, Applewood will transfer to Telrite certain assets, including
customer lists, customer accounts, and computer servers. After consummation of the proposed
transaction, Applewood will no longer operate. Applicants state that the customers of Applewood will
benefit from the resources and assets of Telrite, which will help ensure continuity of service to customers.
Applicants state that the proposed transaction is entitled to presumptive streamlined treatment under
section 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules2 and that a grant of the application will serve the public
interest, convenience, and necessity.
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Certain Assets of Applewood
Communications Corporation by Telrite Corporation, WC Docket No. 12-314
(filed Oct. 19, 2012).
The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before November 22, 2012,
and reply comments on
or before November 29, 2012.
Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.3
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System
In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following
1) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
2) Dennis Johnson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,
3) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org; and
2 47 C.F.R. § 63.03(b)(2)(i).
3 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel, email@example.com
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte
rules.4 Persons making ex parte
presentations must file a
copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte
presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte
meetings are deemed to be written ex parte
presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize
themselves with the Commission’s ex parte
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Dennis Johnson at
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.