Docket Number: 
FCC Docket 05-63

Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation jointly have filed a series of applications pursuant to Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. In these applications, the Applicants generally seek Commission approval of the transfer of control to Sprint of the licenses and authorizations held both directly and indirectly by Nextel. These applications pertain to licenses for the: Part 25 Satellite Earth Station Service; Part 27 Broadband Radio Service; Part 27 Educational Broadband Service; Part 27 700 MHz Guard Band; Part 27 Wireless Communications Service; Part 78 Cable Television Relay Service; Part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio Service; Part 90 Specialized Mobile Radio Service; Part 101 Fixed Microwave Service; Part 5 Experimental Radio Service; as well as international Section 214 authorizations. See the Public Notice for more information...

Timeline

Day 157 - August 3, 2005

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders & Public Notices

8/4/06
Order On Reconsideration

8/3/05
FCC Consents To Sprint Corporation Acquisition of Nextel Communications Licenses and Authorizations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Martin Press Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Order (8/8/05): Word | Acrobat

7/29/05
Numbering Resource Utilizaiton and Forecast (NRUF) Reports and Local Number Portability Reports Placed Into The Record, Subject to Protective Order

5/27/05
Letters Modifying Second Protective Order to Include Additional Documents
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/20/05
Order Adopting Second Protective Order
Word | Acrobat

5/11/05
Letter to Community Centers' Technology Network from Office of the Secretary Accepting Reply as Timely

5/6/05
Letter to Western Wireless Corporation Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Verizon Wireless Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to T-Mobile USA, Inc. Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Sprint Corporation Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Southern LINC Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Nextel Partners Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Nextel Communications, Inc. Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to Cingular Wireless LLC Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Letter to ALLTEL Corporation Requesting Information
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/29/05
Request for Additional Information filed by FCC
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/29/05
Request for Additional Information filed by FCC
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/3/05
Numbering Resource Utilization and Forecast (NRUF) Reports and Local Number Portability Reports Placed Into Record, Subject to Protective Order.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

3/3/05
Protective Order regarding the use of NRUF Reports and Local Number Portability Reports.
Word | Acrobat

2/28/05
Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation Seek FCC Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations; Applications Accepted for Filing; Pleading Cycle Established.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

2/16/05
Order Adopting Protective Order.

Record Documents

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

10/3/06
Declaration of Robin C. Landis of CSM filed by Sprint Corporation

10/2/06
Declaration of Michael C. Jones filed by Sprint Corporation

10/2/06
Declarations of Stanley M. Besen, Margaret A. Ward, Regina M. Keeney filed by Nextel Communications, Inc.

9/29/05
Reply to Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration filed by NY3G Partnership

9/19/05
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration filed by Sprint/Nextel Corporation

9/19/05
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration filed by NY3G Partnership

9/7/05
Petition for Reconsideration filed by NY3G Partnership

9/9/05
Erratum to September 7, 2005 Petition for Reconsideration of NY3G Partnership

8/4/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by E-Copernicus

8/3/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by the Safety and Frequency Equity Competition Coalition

8/2/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

8/2/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication Providing Additional Information Concerning Planned Spin-Off of the Incumbent Local Telephone Operations, filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

8/2/05
Voluntarily Commitment to Observe Certain Service Implementation Milestones in the 2496-2690 MHz Band, filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

8/1/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications and Sprint Corp.

8/1/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/29/05
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by NY3G Partnership
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/29/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by SouthernLINC Wireless
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]

7/28/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation

7/27/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc., and CRA International

7/27/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation

7/26/05
Comment filed by Belmont University

7/26/05
Request for Waiver of 95 Percent Handset Deployment Benchmark, filed by Nextel Communications, Inc.

7/26/05
Comment filed by NY3G Partnership

7/25/05
Comment filed by Poudre School District

7/25/05
Comments filed by Friends University

7/25/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc.

7/25/05
Comments filed by Catholic Telemedia Network

7/22/05
Reply to July 11, 2005 Comments of ITFS/2.5 GHz Mobile Wireless Engineering and Development Alliance, Inc. and Media Access Project, filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

7/22/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/18/05
Letter filed by SouthernLinc Wireless

7/18/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Media Access Project

7/18/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/14/05
Letter filed by Fraternal Order of Police

7/14/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc.

7/11/05
Comments filed by ITFS/2.5 GHz Mobile Wireless Engineering & Development Alliance ("IMWED")
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

7/5/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

7/5/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Communications Workers of America

7/1/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

6/29/05
Notices of Ex Parte Presentations filed by US Unwired Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]

6/28/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

6/28/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Communications Workers of America [ 1 | 2 ]

6/27/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

6/24/05
Comment filed by Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

6/24/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

6/23/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by US Unwired Inc.

6/21/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/21/05
Comment filed by ClearWire Corporation

6/20/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by US Unwired Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

6/16/05
Comments filed by National Puerto Rican Coalition

6/14/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

6/13/05
Response to Request for Additional Information filed by Verizon Wireless

6/10/05
Reply to Informal Request US Unwired, Inc. for Commission Action, filed by Sprint Corporation

6/9/05
Further Comments Regarding Sprint & Nextel Responses To FCC Interrogatories filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

6/7/05
Letter Regarding Confidential Status of Documents filed by Nextel Communiations, Inc.

6/3/05
Response to Request for Information filed by SouthernLINC Wireless

6/2/05
Informal Request for Commission Action filed by US Unwired Inc.

6/2/05
Response to Request for Confidential Information filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

6/1/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Verizon Wireless

5/31/05
Response to Request for Further Information filed by Sprint Corporation

5/27/05
Response to Request for Confidential Information filed by ALLTEL Corporation

5/26/05
Ex Parte Communication filed by SouthernLINC Wireless

5/23/05
Acknowledgment of Confidentiality filed by Charles River Associates

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Sprint Corporation
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications Inc.

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Verizon Wireless

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Partners, Inc.

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

5/20/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Western Wireless Corporation

5/20/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Verizon Wireless

5/19/05
Opposition To Petition for Reconsideration filed by Nextel Communications Inc. and Sprint Corporation

5/19/05
Letter filed by Paul J. Sinderbrand, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

5/17/05
Request for Enhanced Protection for Certain Materials filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

5/16/05
Response to Request for Information filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

5/16/05
Letters of Ex Parte Communication filed by SouthernLINC Wireless
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

5/13/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality to Inspect NRUF and Local Number Portability Reports filed by Charles River Associates

5/13/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality to Inspect NRUF Reports and Local Number Portability Reports filed by Charles River Associates

5/12/05
Letter of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

5/11/05
Joint Opposition to Petition to Deny filed by Digital and Wireless Television, LLC and American Telecasting of Denver, Inc. (a subsidiary of Sprint Corporation)

5/10/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications Inc. and Sprint Corporation

5/9/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by Jones Day

5/6/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/05
Petition for Reconsideration filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

5/4/05
Letters of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/4/05
Letter of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc.

5/4/05
Comment filed by National Emergency Number Association

5/3/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

5/3/05
Comment filed by Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.

5/2/05
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality filed by Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLC

4/29/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation

4/28/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc.

4/28/05
Consolidated Petition to Deny filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

4/28/05
Comments filed by CSD

4/26/05
Comments filed by Fraternal Order of Police

4/25/05
Declaration filed by SAVVIS Communications, Inc.

4/25/05
Comments filed by the National Association of the Deaf

4/22/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation

4/22/05
Supplement to Reply to Joint Opposition filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

4/22/05
Motion for Leave to File Out of Cycle Supplement to Reply to Opposition filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

4/22/05
Erratum to Reply to Opposition filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

4/18/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by Charles River Associates

4/19/05
Comment filed by Horizons for the Blind

4/18/05
Reply Comments filed by Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition to Petitions to Deny and Reply to Comments filed by Preferred Communications Systems, Inc.

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition to Petitions to Deny filed by SAFE Competition Coalition

4/18/05
Reply to the Joint Opposition filed by Community Technology Centers' Network
[1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]

4/18/05
Motion for Leave to File Late File Reply to Opposition filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

4/18/05
Reply to the Joint Opposition filed by State of New Jersey Division of the Ratepayer Advocate

4/18/05
Comment filed by SpeedNet, LLC

4/18/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by Charles River Associates
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition filed by Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union

4/18/05
Letter filed by Communication Services of the Deaf

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition filed by United States Cellular Corporation

4/18/05
Comment filed by Intel Corporation

4/18/05
Comment filed by Clarendon Foundation

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition filed by NY3G Partnership

4/18/05
Comment filed by Private Networks, Inc.

4/18/05
Reply to Joint Opposition of Sprint and Nextel filed by SouthernLINC Wireless

4/15/05
Comment filed by Easter Seals

4/15/05
Comment filed by Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

4/15/05
Reply To Joint Opposition To Petitions To Deny And Reply Comments filed by Richard W. Duncan d/b/a Anderson Communications

4/14/05
Comment filed by KUAT Communication Group, University of Arizona

4/14/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications Inc.

4/13/05
Comment filed by KCPT - Public Television 19

4/13/05
Comment filed by American Council of the Blind

4/11/05
Joint Opposition To Petitions To Deny And Reply To Comments filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Corporation

4/11/05
Comment filed by Via/Net Companies, Inc.

4/11/05
Comment filed by University of South Florida

4/07/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications, Inc.

4/4/05
Comment filed by the U.S. Chamber of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

4/4/05
Comment filed by Northern Virginia Technology Council

4/4/05
Comment filed by United Wireless Corp.

3/30/05
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality to inspect NRUF data filed by outside counsel for Nextel Communications, Inc.

3/30/05
Petition to deny filed by Preferred Communications Systems, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

3/30/05
Petition to Deny filed by Community Technology Centers' Network

3/30/05
Petition to Deny filed by Safety and Frequency Equity (SAFE) Competition Coalition

3/30/05
Petition to Impose Conditions filed by Communication Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

3/30/05
Comments filed by SouthernLink Wireless

3/30/05
Comments filed by National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

3/30/05
Comments filed by National Urban League

3/30/05
Comments filed by NY3G Partnership

3/30/05
Petition to Deny filed by Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union

3/30/05
Comments filed by United States Cellular Corp.

3/30/05
Comment filed by Nex-Tech Wireless, LLC

3/30/05
Comment filed by Fraternal Order of Police

3/30/05
Petition to Deny filed by Richard W. Duncan d/b/a Anderson Communications

3/30/05
Petition to Deny filed by Division of the Ratepayer Advocate, State of New Jersey

3/29/05
Comments filed by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

3/29/05
Comment filed by Rural Cellular Association

3/29/05
Comment filed by the Northern California Center on Deafness

3/28/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by State of New Jersey, Division of Ratepayer Advocate

3/28/05
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality to Inspect NRUF Reports and Local Number Portability Reports filed by Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC

3/28/05
Acknowledgement of Confidentiality to inspect NRUF data filed by outside counsel for Sprint Corp.

3/24/05
Comment filed by United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

3/23/05
Comment filed by National Black Chamber of Commerce

3/21/05
Acknowledgement of Confidentiality to inspect NRUF data filed by outside counsel for Sprint Corp.

3/4/05
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality to inspect NRUF data filed by outside counsel and outside experts for Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications, Inc.

3/2/05
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

Application Documents

Background

These applications were filed in connection with a proposed transaction, announced December 15, 2004, whereby the Applicants agreed to merge Nextel into S-N Merger Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint. The Applicants state that the merger will be achieved through a stock-for-stock transaction, with each share of Nextel common stock redeemed for 1.28 shares of Sprint common stock and approximately $0.50 in cash, subject to adjustment. The Applicants further explain that the stock/cash allocation contemplated by the Merger Agreement is designed so that Nextelç?´ existing shareholders will own slightly less than 50 percent of Sprintç?´ common stock after the transaction closes. Upon the effective date of the merger, the Applicants state that all Nextel capital stock will be canceled and Nextel and its licensed subsidiaries will become indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sprint. See the Public Notice for more information...

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FCC Consents To Sprint Corporation Acquisition of Nextel Communications Licenses and Authorizations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Martin Press Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Order (8/8/05): Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Louis Peraertz
Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-1879
Sara Mechanic
Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-0793
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).