Federal Communications Commission
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445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 20, 2013
NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FROM
WC Docket No. 13-138
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has removed the application listed in this notice from
streamlined treatment pursuant to the Commission's streamlined procedures for domestic section 214
transfer of control applications.1 Section 63.03(c)(1)(v) of the Commission's rules provides that, at any
time after an application is filed, the Commission, acting through the Chief of the Bureau, may notify an
applicant that its application is being removed from streamlined processing where the Commission
"determines that the application requires further analysis to determine whether a proposed transfer of
control would serve the public interest."2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Assets of
Start Wireless Group, Inc. d/b/a Page Plus Cellular by TracFone Wireless, Inc.,
WC Docket No. 13-138, DA 13-1255 (rel. May 30, 2013)
On June 13, 2013, the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with
the concurrence of the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, the Executive Branch Agencies),
filed a letter requesting that the Commission defer action on this application while they review potential
national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.3
This application is removed from streamlined review in response to the request filed by the
Executive Branch Agencies. Final action on this application should be expected after the Commission
has received notification from the Executive Branch Agencies that the evaluation has been completed, but
not later than 180 days from public notice that the application was accepted for filing.4
For further information, please contact Jodie May, Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-0913.
1 47 U.S.C. 214; 47 C.F.R. 63.03; Implementation of Further Streamlining Measures for Domestic Section 214
, CC Docket No. 01-150, Report and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 5517 (2002).
47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(1)(v).
Letter from Mark. G. McConnell, U.S. Department of Justice, to George Li, FCC, WC Docket No. 13-138
(filed June 13, 2013).
47 C.F.R. 63.03(c)(2).