Docket Number:
WC Docket 16-70

Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) and XO Holdings filed a series of applications seeking Commission approval to transfer control of various licenses and authorizations held by XO Communications, LLC (XO Communications) from XO Holdings to Verizon. Pursuant to this transaction, if approved, XO Communications and its subsidiaries would become subsidiaries of Verizon. In addition, XO Holdings agreed to lease to Verizon Wireless, and agreed to provide an option to acquire control of, certain wireless local multipoint distribution service (LMDS) and 39 GHz licenses held by XO Holdings' subsidiary Nextlink Wireless, LLC. See ULS File No. 0007162285.

XO Communications provides communication services -- local and long distance voice, Internet access, cloud connectivity, security, private line, Ethernet, and other private data and network transport services -- in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to small and medium-sized companies, enterprises, national and government customers, and other carriers, both on a managed and wholesale basis. XO Communications controls and operates an IP and Ethernet network that includes an inter-city network of approximately 20,000 fiber route miles and more than 5,600 owned metro fiber route miles. XO Holdings is wholly owned and controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Verizon provides communications services to consumers, businesses, government customers, and other carriers throughout the United States and internationally. Verizon's wireline business provides voice, data, and video communications products and enhanced services, including broadband video and data, corporate networking solutions, data center and cloud services, security and managed network services, and local and long distance voice services. Verizon subsidiaries include incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) entities in eight states in the Northeast Corridor and the District of Columbia, and Verizon Wireless, which provides nationwide voice and data across a wireless network comprised of 4G LTE and 3G EVDO networks.

-day Timeline


Day: 170

Date Action Notes Total Delta
Apr 12 2016 Clock Started Public Notice 0 0
Jul 07 2016 Clock Paused Letter Pausing Clock 86 86
Aug 24 2016 Clock Resumed Letter Resuming Clock 86 86
Nov 16 2016 Clock Stopped Memorandum Opinion and Order 170 170
Orders, Public Notices, Statements & Letters
- Memorandum Opinion and Order
- Letter
- Letter
- Protective Order
Record Documents
Dennis Johnson
Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-0809
General Information

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