Applications Granted for the Transfer of Control of Bresnan Communications, LLC to Cablevision Systems Corporation
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following public notice: MB Docket No. 10-154 On July 1, 2010, Cablevision Systems Corporation ("Cablevision"), Bresnan Broadband Holding, LLC, Bresnan Communications, LLC, and their subsidiaries, and the William J. Bresnan Revocable Trust (collectively, "Bresnan" and, together with Cablevision, the "Applicants") jointly submitted applications to the Commission seeking consent to the transfer of control of certain licenses held by Bresnan to Cablevision. The proposed transfer of control of these licenses is part of a transaction whereby a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cablevision will acquire control of Bresnan. Cablevision provides video, voice, and broadband service to customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Bresnan provides video, voice, and broadband service to customers in Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. On August 12, 2010, the Media Bureau released a Public Notice requesting comment on these applications. We received no petitions to deny and one comment, from a customer in favor of the transaction.
Pursuant to Sections 4(i), 214, and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.261, 0.283, 0.291, and 0.331 of the Commission's rules, the International Bureau, the Media Bureau, the Wireline Competition Bureau, and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, under delegated authority, approve the applications listed herein. The Bureaus find that grant of the applications will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.
A. SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS 1. Domestic The Wireline Competition Bureau grants the application for consent to transfer control of the domestic Section 214 subsidiaries of Bresnan Broadband Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries to Cablevision. The subsidiaries are Bresnan Broadband of Colorado, LLC, Bresnan Broadband of Montana, LLC, Bresnan Broadband of Utah, LLC, and Bresnan Broadband of Wyoming, LLC. These subsidiaries offer competitive local exchange and long distance services in Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
2. International File No.
ITC-T/C-20100701-00269 Authorization Holder Bresnan Digital Services, LLC Authorization Number ITC-214-20061117-00525 B. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE APPLICATIONS Table omitted. To view, click here; (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1782A1.doc) C. PARTS 90 AND 101- PRIVATE LAND MOBILE AND COMMON CARRIER POINT-TO-POINT FIXED MICROWAVE LICENSES Table omitted. To view, click here; (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1782A1.doc) Pursuant to Section 1.103 of the Commission's rules, the consent granted herein is effective upon release of this Public Notice. By this approval, the parties are authorized to consummate the transaction described in their applications. Pursuant to Sections 1.106(f) and 1.115(a) of the Commission's rules, petitions for reconsideration and applications for review may be filed within thirty days of the release of this Public Notice.
For further information, please contact Amy Brett or Ben Arden, Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2330. Press inquiries should be directed to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165, of the Media Bureau. TTY: (202) 418-2555 or (888) 835-5322.
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