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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

                        )   File No.: EB-11-IH-0059      
     In the Matter of                                    
                        )   NAL/Acct. No.: 201232080006  
     Tricom USA, Inc.                                    
                        )   FRN: 0005005236              


   Adopted: December 7, 2011 Released: December 7, 2011

   By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Order, we adopt a Consent Decree entered into between the
       Enforcement Bureau ("Bureau") of the Federal Communications Commission
       ("Commission") and Tricom USA, Inc. ("Tricom USA"). The Consent Decree
       resolves and terminates the Bureau's investigation into Tricom USA's
       compliance with Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended (the "Act"), the Cable Landing License Act of 1921 ("Cable
       Landing License Act"), and the Commission's rules and Orders
       concerning the transfer of control and assignment of domestic and
       international Section 214 authorizations and the transfer of control
       and assignment of interest in submarine cable landing licenses; the
       relinquishment of international Section 214 authorizations; the
       relinquishment of an interest in submarine cable landing licenses; the
       discontinuance of telephone service; and the assignment of
       telecommunications service customer accounts.

    2. The Bureau and Tricom USA have negotiated the terms of a Consent
       Decree that resolves 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 Tricom USA 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 Sections 4(i) and 503(b)
       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-referenced 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 Judith D. O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Nakhota,
       LLC, Two Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023.


   P. Michele Ellison

   Chief, Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 214.

   Pub. L. No. 8, 67th Cong., 42 Stat. 8 (1921); 47 U.S.C. S:S: 34-39. See
   also Executive Order No. 10530 (reprinted as amended in 3 U.S.C. S: 301),
   which empowers the Commission to implement the Cable Landing Act.

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 1.767, 1.768, 63.03, 63.04, 63.12, 63.18, 63.19, 63.21,
   63.23, 63.24, 63.61, 63.62, 63.71.

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 154(i), 503(b).

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

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