FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,148
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021418-0500
445 12x St, S.W. Internet: http:ltwww.tcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 TTY: 1-888435-5322
April 7, 2011
DOMESTIC SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATION GRANTED
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Assets
of National Brands, Inc. D/B/A Sharenet Communications Company
by Integra Telecom Holdings, Inc.
WC Docket No. 10-225
On October 27, 2010, National Brands, Inc. d/b/a Sharenet Communications Company
(Sharenet), Integra Telecom Holdings, Inc. (Integra Holdings), and its affiliate, Eschelon Telecom of
Arizona, Inc., (together, Integra) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03
of the Commission's rules to transfer assets from Sharenet to Integra.
On November 23, 2010, the Commission released a public notice accepting the application for
streamlined processing.' On December 7, 2010, the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, with the concurrence of the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, the
Executive Branch Agencies), filed a letter requesting that the Commission defer action on this application
while they reviewed potential national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.
In response to the request, the Wireline Competition Bureau removed the application from streamlined
review.4 On April 5, 2011, the Executive Branch Agencies withdrew their request to defer action, stating
that they have no objection to the application.5
The Wireline Competition Bureau finds, upon consideration of the record, that grant of the
application will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity. Upon consummation of the
transaction, the resulting entity will have a market share in the U.S. interstate interexchange market of
less than 10 percent and will provide competitive telephone exchange services or exchange access
' 47 C.F.R 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. 214.
2 Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Acquisition of Assets of National Brands, Inc. d/b/a/Sharenet
Communications Company by Integra Telecom Holdings, Inc., WC Docket No. 10-225, Public Notice, DA 10-2230
(rel. Nov. 23. 2010).
3 See Letter from Kimberly M. Schmid, U.S. Department of Justice, to Marlene H. Dortch, FCC, WC Docket No.
10-225 (filed Dec. 7, 2010).
4 Notice of Removal of Domestic Section 214 Application From Streamlined Treatment, WC Docket No. 10-225,
Public Notice, DA 10-2362 (rel. Dec. 15. 2010).
Letter from Joanne P. Ongman, U.S. Department of Justice, to Marlene H. Dortch, FCC, WC Docket No. 10-225
(filed Apr. 5, 2011).
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