Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: January 15, 2013
NOTICE OF NON-STREAMLINED DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION GRANTED
WC Docket No. 12-351
Pursuant to section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 214, and
sections 0.91, 0.291, and 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.91, 0.291, and 63.04, the
Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) approves the application for the transfer of control of Fremont
Telcom Co. and Fretel Communications, LLC from FairPoint Communications, Inc. to Blackfoot
Telephone Cooperative, Inc. No commenters opposed grant of the application.
The Bureau finds, upon consideration of the record, that the proposed transfer will serve the
public interest, convenience, and necessity and, therefore, grants the requested authorization.1 Pursuant to
section 1.103 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.103, the consent granted herein is effective upon
the release of the Public Notice. Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for
review under section 1.115 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30
days of the date of this Public Notice.
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Fremont Telcom Co. and
Fretel Communications, LLC from FairPoint Communications, Inc. to Blackfoot Telephone
Cooperative, Inc., WC Docket No. 12-351, Public Notice, DA 12-2021 (rel. Dec. 13, 2012).
For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson-Parker at (202) 418-1394 or Dennis
Johnson at (202) 418-0809, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.
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1 See Implementation of Further Streamlining Measures for Domestic Section 214 Authorizations
, CC Docket No.
01-150, Report and Order,
17 FCC Rcd 5517, 5532, para. 28 (2002).