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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

                                               )   File No. EB-08-IH-0976  
     In the Matter of                                                      
                                               )   Acct. No. 200932080048  
     Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc.                               
                                               )   FRN No. 0003785318      


   Adopted: June 10, 2009 Released: June 10, 2009

   By the Investigations & Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into
       between the Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") and Hiawatha Broadband
       Communications, Inc. ("Hiawatha"). The Consent Decree terminates an
       investigation by the Bureau against Hiawatha for possible violations
       of section 214(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the
       "Act"), relating to the construction, acquisition, and operation of
       transmission lines; sections 63.03 and 63.04 of the Commission's
       rules,  relating to procedures for the assignment or transfer of
       control of domestic transmission lines or section 214 authorizations;
       and section 63.24 of the Commission's rules, relating to procedures
       for the assignment or transfer of control of international section 214

    2. The Bureau and Hiawatha have negotiated the terms of the Consent
       Decree that resolve this matter. A copy of the Consent Decree is
       attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

    3. After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the
       facts before us, we find that the public interest would be served by
       adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the investigation.

    4. In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we
       conclude that our investigation raises no substantial or material
       questions of fact as to whether Hiawatha possesses the basic
       qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or
       obtain any Commission license or authorization.

    5. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to section 4(i) of the Act 
       and sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Commission's rules, the Consent
       Decree attached to this Order IS ADOPTED.

    6. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above-captioned investigation IS

    7. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order and Consent Decree
       shall be sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt
       requested, to David H. Solomon, Counsel for Hiawatha Broadband
       Communications, Inc., Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street,
       N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037-1128.


   Hillary S. DeNigro

   Chief, Investigations & Hearings Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 214(a).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 63.03, 63.04.

   47 C.F.R. S: 63.24.

   47 U.S.C. S: 154(i).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.311.

   Federal Communications Commission DA 09-1263


   Federal Communications Commission DA 09-1263