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ALJ/WAC/hkr Date of Issuance 1/14/2011
Decision 11-01-018 January 13, 2011
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Application for Approval of Indirect Transfer of Control of Associated Network Partners, Inc. (U5795C) and Zone Telecom, Inc. (U6418C) to ANZ Communications LLC.
(Filed October 26, 2010)
DECISION AUTHORIZING INDIRECT TRANSFER OF CONTROL
OF ASSOCIATED NETWORK PARTNERS, INC. AND ZONE TELECOM, INC. TO ANZ COMMUNICATIONS LLC
This decision grants the joint unopposed application of Associated Network Partners, Inc. and Zone Telecom, Inc. for approval of a transaction in which Associated Network Partners, Inc. and Zone Telecom, Inc. will transfer their operating authorities to ANPI LLC and Zone Telecom, LLC, respectively and in which ANZ Communications LLC will acquire control of these operating companies.
This proceeding is closed.
Associated Network Partners, Inc. (ANPI) is an Illinois corporation with its principal business office located at 3130 Pleasant Run, Springfield, Illinois. ANPI is currently an independent corporation. Zone Telecom, Inc (Zone) is a Delaware corporation with its principal business office located at 3 Executive Campus, Suite 520, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Zone is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zone USA, Inc. (Zone USA). ANZ Communications LLC (ANZ) will not come into existence until the closing of the transaction and thus is not a party. When formed, ANZ will be a Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC) with the same address as ANPI. ANPI and Zone (jointly, Applicants) both hold certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to provide switchless resold inter- and intra-LATA telecommunications services in California. In addition, Zone provides direct service to California residential and business customers.1 ANPI owns 25 percent (25%) of another company, Common Point, LLC, which has a pending CPCN application before the Commission.
1 See Decision (D.) 97-06-053 and D.00-09-077.