FCC and PSC/PUC Authorizations and Licenses
Ben Bronston assists clients in applying for and securing a broad range of FCC authorizations and licenses. Ben has represented numerous communications service providers (e.g., wireless service providers, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), interconnected VoIP providers, long distance wholesale and resale providers, and local service providers) in obtaining FCC and state public utility commission approvals. The following is list of the types of application and licensing services that Ben offers:
FCC International (Section 214) Authorizations – All communications providers seeking to offer international commercial service originating or terminating in the United States must first obtain Section 214 authority from the FCC before providing service. Ben has successfully filed and obtained approvals of numerous Section 214 applications, including applications referred to the Executive Branch agencies for closer review.
State PSC/PUC Licenses -All communications providers seeking to offer intrastate telecommunications services, including local service and intrastate long distance service, are required to obtain a license and file a tariff with the applicable state PSC/PUC.
Wireless Licenses – Ben has represented a variety of wireless providers in prosecuting authorization applications, including Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). This work has included applications for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) status.
FCC Assignments of Authorization and Transfers of Control – FCC Section 214 authorized companies and wireless licensees are required to obtain approval from the FCC prior to closing on any transaction in which control over the authorization would be affected, including the purchase and sale of company stock, assets and customer accounts. Ben has filed numerous applications with the FCC regarding corporate reorganizations, mergers, asset acquisitions and other related transfers of control/assignments for wireless and wireline providers of both domestic and international services. In connection with these applications, Ben has obtained consent from the FCC for clients to consummate transactions, brought clients who failed to timely obtain FCC approval into regulatory compliance and obtained special temporary authorizations for clients which were operating outside of FCC authority.
FCC Form 499-A Registrations – Virtually all telecommunications providers (wireline and wireless) offering U.S. domestic interstate services (calls originating in one state and terminating in another) must first register with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) by filing specified pages of FCC Form 499-A. Ben routinely submits such registrations on behalf of start-up and established entities. For further information, please contact Ben at 713-778-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having Ben file and prosecute FCC and state PSC/PUC applications for your organization and be available for questions from FCC, Executive Branch and state PSC/PUC staff offers important benefits. For example:
Fees: Our flat fees and hourly rates are among the most competitive in the industry.
Experience: Ben Bronston is AV rated by the “Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” and has over 20 years of experience in communications practice.
Please contact Ben at (888) 469-0579 or email@example.com if you would like more information.