Docket Number: 
CC Docket 99-333

This page provides information on applications to the FCC related to the proposed merger of MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation.

These applications have been consolidated under CC Docket 99-333, and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System. Copies of documents in the record may also be obtained for a fee from FCC's duplicating contractor Qualex International, or may be viewed and/or copied at the FCC Reference Center.

Timeline

Day 75 - August 7, 2000 (Merger Withdrawn)

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Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

8/4/00
Order terminating the merger proceeding and granting WC/Sprint's request for return of confidential documents [ Text | Word97 ]

7/21/00
Word97 | MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation letter requesting return of Confidential Documents filed by the applicants

7/13/00
MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation formally withdraw their application for Transfer of Control of Licenses and Section 214 Authorizations

4/19/00
FCC Requests Additional Information from MCI WorldCom and Sprint: Stops 180-day Clock on Day 75.

4/5/00
Common Carrier Bureau Holds Public Forum on MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation, Applications for Transfer of Control, CC Docket No. 99-333. [Public Notice | Audio | Transcript]

2/2/00
CCB Issues Protective Order to ensure that any confidential or proprietary documents submitted by MCI WorldCom and Sprint are afforded adequate protection. [ Text | Word97 ]

1/19/00
Commission Seeks Comment on Joint Applications for Consent to Transfer Control Filed by MCI WorldCom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. [ Text | Word97 ]

Applications

11/17/99
Application of Sprint and MCI WorldCom for Consent to Transfer Control of Corporations Holding Commission Licenses and Authorizations Pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act.

1/14/00
Additional Information Requested by the FCC as Submitted by MCI WorldCom and Sprint Including a Description of Internet Services Provided, and an Assessment of the Public Interest Impact of the Merger on the Market for these Services.

Background

On November 17, 1999, MCI WorldCom, Inc. (MCI WorldCom) and Sprint Corporation (Sprint) filed joint applications under Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. §§ 214 and 310(d), requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to MCI WorldCom of licenses and authorizations controlled or requested by Sprint or its affiliates or subsidiaries. This transfer of control would take place as the result of a proposed merger agreement whereby Sprint will be merged with and into MCI WorldCom. Upon merger closing, the separate corporate existence of Sprint will cease to exist and the present wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sprint that hold Section 214 authorizations, cable landing licenses and/or radio licenses will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of the merged company, which will be named WorldCom.

MCI WorldCom and Sprint submit that the proposed merger is likely to produce benefits in the markets for local and long distance, voice and data, narrowband and broadband, and wireline and wireless services. They further assert that the proposed merger will serve the public interest and will not produce anti-competitive effects in any telecommunications market. Moreover, MCI WorldCom and Sprint state that they will work cooperatively with policymakers to address and resolve possible concerns regarding Sprint's Internet backbone business.

Timeclock History

Day 1 was on: 1/19/00
This information was last updated on: 7/18/00

Clock Stopped Clock
Restarted
Days
Stopped
Reason for Stop
Day Date
45 3/4/00 3/19/00 15 additional time for reply requested by applicant
75 4/19/00 - 90 Awaiting responses to information requests
Contacts: 
Eric Einhorn
Common Carrier Bureau
(202) 418-1587
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).