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Cingular/AT&T Wireless
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See the related transaction in Docket 04-254 -- Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA, Inc. seek FCC consent to assignment of licenses and approval of long-term De Facto leasing arrangements.

This page provides information on the joint application filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (“AT&T Wireless”) and Cingular Wireless Corporation (“Cingular”) (collectively, “the Applicants”) to the Commission seeking consent to transfer control of various Commission licenses and authorizations held by AT&T Wireless and its wholly- or majority-owned subsidiaries to Cingular (“Application”). This transfer of control will take place as a result of a proposed merger whereby AT&T Wireless will become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cingular. The Applicants also request a waiver of the cellular cross-interest rule contained in section 22.942 of the Commission’s rules, which generally limits the ability of a licensee for one channel block to have more than a five percent ownership interest in the cellular licensee for the other channel block in an overlapping portion of the same Rural Service Area (“RSA”). As a result of the proposed merger, Cingular would be acquiring an interest in the cellular A Block licensee from AT&T Wireless in eleven RSAs where Cingular currently holds an attributable interest in the cellular B Block licensee.

Interested parties must file petitions to deny no later than May 3, 2004. Persons and entities that file petitions to deny become parties to the proceeding. They may participate fully in the proceeding, including seeking access to any confidential information that may be filed under a protective order, seeking reconsideration of decisions, and filing appeals of a final decision to the courts. Oppositions to such pleadings must be filed no later than May 13, 2004. Replies to such pleadings must be filed no later than May 20, 2004. All filings concerning matters referenced to in this Public Notice should refer to DA 04-932 and WT Docket No. 04-70, as well as the specific file numbers of the individual applications or other matters to which the filings pertain. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter may be obtained from Qualex International, in person at 445 12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, via telephone at (202) 863-2893, via facsimile at (202) 863-2898, or via e-mail at qualexint@aol.com. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. The applications are also available electronically through the Commission’s Universal Licensing System and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System.


Timeline

10/26/04 - Day 208

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Orders & Public Notices

Below is a list of Orders & Public Notices in reverse chronological order.

10/26/04
FCC Consents With Conditions to Cingular Wireless Acquisition of AT&T Wireless Licenses and Authorizations.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Appendix D, Market-Specific Analysis (Public Notice): Word | Acrobat
Appendix D, Market-Specific Analysis: Word | Acrobat
Powell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Abernathy Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Martin Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat


10/06/04
Numbering Resource Utilization and Forecast (NRUF) Reports and Local Number Portability Reports Placed Into The Record, Subject to Protective Order
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

7/16/04
Request for Information from Verizon Corp.

7/16/04
Request for Information from Nextel Corp.

7/16/04
Request for Information from Sprint Corp.

7/16/04
Request for Information from T-Mobile U.S.A.

7/16/04
Request for Information from ALLTEL Corp.

7/16/04
Request for Information from US Cellular Corp.

6/30/04
Request for Information from Applicants.

4/2/04
AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. and Cingular Wireless Corporation Seek FCC Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations, Pleading Cycle Established:
Public Notice (WT Docket No. 04-70): Word | Acrobat

3/17/04
Applications for the Transfer of Control of Licenses and Authorizations from AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries to Cingular Wireless Corporation,
Order Adopting Protective Order: Word | Acrobat


Record Documents

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

10/22/04
Letter Notification filed by Cingular Wireless, LLC

10/19/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Consumers Union
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/18/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/18/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/18/04
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/15/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Consumers Union

10/15/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by CompTel/ASCENT

10/14/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by CompTel/ASCENT

10/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless, LLC

10/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless, LLC (redacted)

10/12/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

10/12/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Edge Wireless

10/12/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Qualcomm Inc.

10/12/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by CompTel/ASCENT

10/08/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Rural Cellular Corp.

10/08/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and AT&T Wireless Services, LLC

10/08/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

10/07/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Consumers Union

10/07/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by First Cellular of Illinois

10/07/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Edge Wireless

10/06/04
Certification filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/06/04
Motion to Withdraw Informal Objection and Request for Commission Action filed by Kaplan Telephone Co. (d/b/a Pace Communications)

10/06/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Consumers Union and Consumers Federation of America

10/05/04
Response to Request for Information filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. and Cingular Wireless Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

10/05/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/05/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

10/05/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Richard E. O'Krepki, Bruce A. O'Krepki, and Richard A. O'Krepki

10/05/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

10/04/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Richard E. O'Krepki, Bruce A. O'Krepki, and Richard A. O'Krepki

10/1/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by CompTel/ASCENT

10/1/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

10/1/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by BellSouth, Inc.

9/30/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Richard E. O'Krepki, Bruce A. O'Krepki, and Richard A. O'Krepki

9/29/04
Response to Request for Information filed by U.S. Cellular Corp. (redacted)

9/29/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

9/29/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

9/28/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Kempner Mobile Electronics, Inc.

9/28/04
Comment filed by American Farm Bureau Federation

9/27/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication and Presentation filed by Public Service Communications, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NCTA), and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)

9/27/04
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Public Service Communications, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NCTA), and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)
[ 1 | 2 ]

9/27/04
Informal Objection and Request for Commission Action filed by Kaplan Telephone Co. (d/b/a Pace Communications)

9/24/04
Comment filed by Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

9/23/04
Response to Request for Information filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

9/23/04
Additional Response to Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

9/22/04
Comment filed by ComCARE Alliance

9/22/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

9/21/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Consumers Union

9/20/04
Further Response to Request for Information filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

9/17/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Highland Cellular

9/16/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Edge Wireless

9/16/04
Comment filed by South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation

9/15/04
Fifth Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. (redacted)

9/15/04
Ex Parte Presentation filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

9/14/04
Fourth Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. (redacted)

9/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Consumer Federation of America

9/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

9/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by Terry Addington

9/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by The National Spinal Cord Injury Association

9/10/04
Further Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. (redacted)

9/10/04
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

9/10/04
Further Response to Request for Information filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

9/09/04
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Public Service Communications, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NCTA), and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO)
[ 1 | 2 ]

9/08/04
Response to Request for Information filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc. (redacted)

9/8/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Public Service Communications, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies

9/07/04
Additional materials filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (redacted)

9/7/04
Response to Request for Information filed by AT&T Wireless Corp.

9/7/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Public Service Communications, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies

9/2/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

9/2/04
Supplemental Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/31/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by AT&T Wireless Corp.

8/30/04
Supplemental Response to June 30, 2004
Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.
(redacted)

8/30/04
Supplemental Response to June 30, 2004
Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.
(redacted)

8/30/04
Supplemental Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/27/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

8/27/04
Second Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. (redacted)

8/24/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

8/23/04
Comment filed by Michael Rice; Comment filed by James Ferguson

8/23/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

8/23/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/23/04
Supplemental Reponse to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/20/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

8/19/04
Supplemental Response June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/19/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

8/19/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Sprint Corp. (redacted)

8/18/04
Comment filed by Tennessee Emergency Number Association

8/18/04
Comment filed by Mich. Rep. Ken Bradstreet

8/18/04
Comment filed by Mich. Rep. David W. Palsrok

8/17/04
Comment filed by Pennsylvania State Chapter of the National Number Emergency Association

8/17/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

8/17/04
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

8/12/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Nextel Communications, Inc. (redacted)

8/10/04
Additional Response to Staff Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (redacted)
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

8/09/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Consumer Federation of America

8/09/04
Supplemental Response to Request for Information filed by U.S. Cellular Corp. (redacted)

8/09/04
Supplemental Reponses to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/06/04
Comment filed by Delaware Rep. Roger Roy

8/06/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

8/05/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

8/04/04
Comment filed by Marsha Bianconi

8/04/04
Response to Request for Information filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc. (redacted)

8/03/04
Comment filed by State of Connecticut Office of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications

8/03/04
Response to Request for Information filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

8/02/04
Response to Request for Information filed by ALLTELL Corp. (redacted)

8/02/04
Notice of Ex parte Communication filed by Consumer Federation of America

8/02/04
Notice of Rx Parte Communication filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

7/30/04
Response to Request for Information filed by U.S. Cellular Corp. (redacted)

7/30/04
Comment filed by Etowa County Communications District

7/29/04
Comment filed by Town of Manchester, Connecticut Police Department

7/28/04
Comment filed by E 9-1-1 Coordinator, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

7/28/04
Comment filed by Massachusetts High Technology Council

7/28/04
Acknowledgment of Confidentiality filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

7/27/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Sprint Corp.

7/27/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

7/26/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

7/22/04
Acknowledgment of Confidentiality filed by Consumers Union

7/22/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

7/22/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

7/19/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

7/16/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)

7/16/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

7/15/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

7/15/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

7/15/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (redacted)
[ 1 2 | 3 ]

7/15/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)
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7/14/04
Response to June 30, 2004 Information Request filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. (redacted)

7/13/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

7/12/04
Ex Parte Communication filed by Kempner Mobile Electronics, Inc.

7/12/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

7/09/04
Ex Parte Communication filed by the National Emergency Number Association

7/08/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

7/07/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

7/06/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

07/01/04
Ex Parte Letter filed by Cingular Wireless Corp.

6/29/04
Response to Staff Request for Documents filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and T-Mobile USA, Inc.

6/10/04
Reply filed by Cingular Wireless Corp. and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

6/07/04
Notice of ex Parte Communication filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

5/26/04
Reply to Joint Opposition to Petitions to Deny and Comments filed by Cellular Emergency Alert Service association

5/20/04
Comments filed by Highland Cellular, LLC

5/20/04
Reply to Opposition to Petition to Deny filed by AW Acquisition Corp., Pace Communications Services Corp., Edward Garcia, Ed Wicks, Kempner Mobile Electronics, Inc., and Airborne Beepers and Video, Inc.

5/20/04
Reply Comments filed by The Alliance for Public Technology

5/20/04
Reply Comments filed by Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union

5/20/04
Comment filed by Small Business Survival Committee

5/20/04
Comment filed by Lucent Technologies

5/20/04
Comments filed by Office of the Washington State Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/20/04
Reply to Joint Opposition to Petition to Deny and Comments filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

5/20/04
Reply Comments filed by CompTel/ASCENT

5/20/04
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Cingular Wireless LLC

5/20/04
Comment filed by First Cellular of Southern Illinois

5/19/04
Reply Comments filed by Rural Cellular Corp.

5/17/04
Comment filed by William Burley

5/13/04
Comments filed by Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

5/13/04
Comments filed by Dobson Communications Corp.

5/13/04
Joint Opposition to Petitions to Deny and Comments filed by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. and Cingular Wireless Corp.

5/3/04
Petition to Deny filed by AW Acquisition Corp., Pace Communications Services Corp., Edward Garcia, Ed Wicks, Kempner Mobile Electronics, Inc., and Airborne Beepers and Video, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 ]

5/3/04
Petition to Deny filed by Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union.

5/3/04
Petition to Deny filed by Thrifty Call, Inc.

5/3/04
Comments filed by United States Cellular Corp.

4/28/04
Petition to Deny filed by Cellular Emergency Alert Service association.

4/20/04
Comment filed by Donald R. Newcomb.

4/19/04
Notices of Ex Parte Communications filed by Cingular Wireless LLC.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

4/15/04
Comment filed by Craig Paul

4/12/04
Notices of Ex Parte Communications filed by Cingular Wireless LLC.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]


Applications


Background

AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (“AT&T Wireless”) and Cingular Wireless Corporation (“Cingular”) (collectively, “the Applicants”) 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 seek Commission approval of the transfer of control of licenses and authorizations held by AT&T Wireless and its subsidiaries to Cingular. This transfer of control will take place as a result of a proposed merger whereby AT&T Wireless will become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cingular. These transfer of control applications pertain to licenses for the Part 22 Cellular Radiotelephone Service, the Part 24 Personal Communications Service, the Part 27 Wireless Communications Service, the Part 90 Industrial/Business Pool Service, the Part 101 Private Operational Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service, the Part 101 Common Carrier Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service, the Part 101 Local Multipoint Distribution Service, and the Part 5 Experimental Radio Service, as well as an international Section 214 authorization. Additionally, various entities in which AT&T Wireless holds non-controlling interests have filed applications for pro forma transfers of control.



Contacts
  • Erin McGrath, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: (202) 418-1310

  • Susan Singer, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: (202) 418-1340


last reviewed/updated on 11/22/04 


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