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FCC 700 MHz Band Auction
Auction ID: 73
Accepted Applications
(Sorted by Applicant)
Date of Report: 12/18/2007 01:13 PM ET
The following applicants have an Initial filing phase status of “Accepted.”

FRN Name Bidding Credit
Revenue Range
0002805596 Adams Telcom, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014061097 Aeronet Wireless Broadband Corp. 0 – 15,000,000
0000021188 AlasConnect, Inc.
0016161788 Aristotle Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016927360 AWS Spectrum, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017118837 Bayou Internet, Inc.
0002477636 BEK Communications Cooperative 0 – 15,000,000
0003764727 Bend Cable Communications, LLC
0003766201 Blanca Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017147406 Blue Sky Cell, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0010698868 Bluegrass Wireless LLC
0017194473 Bresnan Communications, Inc.
0017181199 Broadband Wireless Unlimited, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0008394215 Budget Phone
0015024631 Cavalier Wireless, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001649508 Central Texas Telephone Investments, LP
0002532497 Chariton Valley Communication Corporation, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0003707775 Chester Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017191172 Clearcom, Inc.
0017146051 COLI Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0001711837 Command Connect, LLC
0017171950 Cricket Licensee 2007, LLC
0001700616 Cross Telephone Company, LLC
0003777919 CTC Telcom, Inc.
0017166422 Data-Max Wireless LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017118084 Delmarva Broadband LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001858760 Ellijay Telephone Company
0001754738 Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0004338489 Farmers Telephone Company, Inc.
0014955017 Fidelity Communications Company
0002480085 Forum Communications Company
0004600268 FTC Management Group, Inc.
0002388262 Glenwood Telephone Membership, Corporation 0 – 15,000,000
0002333839 Golden Belt Telephone Association, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017171182 Google Airwaves Inc.
0017184268 Grain Spectrum LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017176173 Great American Broadband, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016191827 GreenFly LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0002331601 H & B Communications, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0001886944 Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
0009639923 Inland Cellular Telephone Company
0001523125 IT&E Overseas, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017169087 KeyOn Spectrum Holdings, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0017164583 Kinex Networking Solutions, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0002212314 Kingdom Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0003548443 Kurian, Thomas K 0 – 15,000,000
0004334702 Lackawaxen Long Distance Company, Inc.
0017166240 Landover PCS Holdings, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0002576791 MAC Wireless, LLC
0015031065 Manti Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0004344776 Medicine Park Telephone Company, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0014993794 Midwest AWS Limited Partnership 0 – 15,000,000
0017195561 Miller, David 0 – 15,000,000
0011146479 Mt. Vernnon.Net Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0014999585 MTN3B Consortium 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0002886984 Mulberry Cooperative Telephone Company, Inc 0 – 15,000,000
0008209629 N.E. Colorado Wireless Technologies, Inc.
0012841458 Neptuno Media 0 – 15,000,000
0004337044 Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company 0 – 15,000,000
0002388882 Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014990436 Northern Iowa Communications Partners, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001704246 Panhandle Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
0002644953 Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
0017036799 PBP Bidco LLC
0005746508 PCS Partners, L.P. 0 – 15,000,000
0001887140 Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0003740040 Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation
0007024607 Public Service Wireless Services, Inc.
0003742384 Red River Rural Telephone Association, Inc.
0001886464 Sandhill Communications, LLC 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001551241 Siskiyou Telephone Company 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017182528 Small Ventures USA, L.P. 0 – 15,000,000
0017183237 Spectrum Acquisitions, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0001960962 Star Telephone Membership Corporation 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0002901817 Swayzee Telephone Co. Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0003744406 TCT West, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017057787 Terra World Communications, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0005097381 The Chillicothe Telephone Company
0005069323 The Tri-County Telephone Association, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0002337509 The World Company
0015467749 Towerstream Corporation 0 – 15,000,000
0010907244 Tri-Valley Communications, LLC
0017182742 Triad 700, LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0016655912 USA Choice Internet Services Company LLC 0 – 15,000,000
0001685718 Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0014045504 Van Buren Wireless, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0017176207 Vavasi NexGen Inc.
0005209374 Vermont Telephone Company, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0007028723 Vulcan Spectrum LLC
0003936994 Washington County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc 0 – 15,000,000
0002722049 West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, Inc. 15,000,000 – 40,000,000
0017195678 Wi2 0 – 15,000,000
0002624856 Wireless Communications Venture
0017164179 Worldcall Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0003801362 WUE, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000
0016099210 Xpressweb Internet Services, Inc. 0 – 15,000,000

Of course, Google Airwaves, Inc. is the one bidder that is attracting all the attention. A number of other companies are interested as well.

Hi Friends,

Carl Malamud and have gotten together with Ed Walters CEO of FastCase and are happy to announce that they will be putting online an archive of US Appeal Court decisions since 1950 and all of the US Supreme Court cases since 1754. Here is their announcement.


1.8 million pages of federal case law to become freely available.

WASHINGTON, D.C. / SEBASTOPOL, CA—November 14, 2007—Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release a large and free archive of federal case law, including all Courts of Appeals decisions from 1950 to the present and all Supreme Court decisions since 1754. The archive will be public domain and usable by anyone for any purpose.

“The U.S. judiciary has allowed their entire work product to be locked up behind a cash register,” said Carl Malamud, CEO of Public.Resource.Org. “Law is the operating system of our society and today’s agreement means anybody can read the source for a substantial amount of case law that was previously unavailable.”

Fastcase, the leading developer of next-generation American legal research, has agreed to provide Public.Resource.Org with 1.8 million pages of federal case law. This is a marked departure for the online legal research industry, which traditionally has charged expensive subscription fees to access this information.

“For eight years, Fastcase has been ahead of the market curve, working to democratize access to the law,” said Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase, Inc. “At the same time, we have been advancing the science of search, combining the precision of traditional legal research with the simplicity of Web-based searches.”

Fastcase has reversed the traditional subscription model for lawyers, contracting directly with 11 state bar associations to make the national law library free for lawyers in their states. “Through this agreement with Public.Resource.Org, we are proud to expand our efforts beyond lawyers, and to make more of the law available to the general public at no cost,” Walters said.

The agreement calls for definitive paperwork approved by both parties within 30 days with Public.Resource.Org making developer snapshots of the archive available in early 2008. Public.Resource.Org is represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in this transaction. The cases will be marked with a new Creative Commons mark—CC-Ø—that signals that there are no copyrights or other related rights attached to the content.

This transaction represents a one-time purchase of a copy of data. This corpus will be integrated into the ongoing public services from organizations such as AltLaw and the Legal Information Institute, thus providing continuity of coverage into the future. Further announcements will be forthcoming on the availability of other case law, including Federal District and pre-1949 Appellate decisions.

Public.Resource.Org intends to perform an initial transformation on the federal case law archive obtained from Fastcase using open source “star” mapping software, which will allow the insertion of markers that will approximate page breaks based on user-furnished parameters such as page size, margins, and fonts. “Wiki” technology will be used to allow the public to move around these “star” markers, as well as add summaries, classifications, keywords, alternate numbering systems for citation purposes, and ratings or “diggs” on opinions.

Media Contacts

Lisa Miller Carl Malamud
Fleishman-Hillard/Fastcase, Inc. Public.Resource.Org
+1.202.857.2209 +1.707.827.7290 carl at media dot org

About Fastcase

Fastcase is the leading American provider of next-generation legal research, making the law accessible to more people by providing the national law library at a fraction of the cost of traditional companies. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy legal professionals sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling users to re-sort results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 275,000 paid subscribers from around the world. It is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

About Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org was founded in 2007 to spearhead the creation of public works projects for the Internet. A 501(c)(3) registered public charity, Public.Resource.Org has worked across all three branches of the U.S. government to enhance the public domain.

Beautiful!!!! Thanks Ed, FastCase, Carl &!!!!



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Cornell Law Hi Friends,

One of the biggest forces in free online legal information, Tom Bruce, Director of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School stopped by to meet with the gang at Justia. It was great talking through ideas about the future of legal information. We are going to do some work together on new fun projects which will benefit the populations of the Internets 🙂 It is going to be fantastic!!!

Tom Bruce at Stanford

Tom visits the Cornell West campus near Palo Alto. We stopped by the key buildings on campus, the Gates’ Computer Science building and the law school 🙂

jurist-logo.jpg Hi Friends,

Last night I had a good “trip” to the cage to add a new fast Web server for the Jurist Community and News Website run by Professor Bernard Hibbitts and his team. Ok… well technically I just watched my friend – Jurist’s Technical Director Jeremiah Lee put it into the cage. The switch to the new machine will happen in the next month or so… Jeremiah Lee - Jurist machine Here Jeremiah finishes configuring the Jurist machine (the top one on the right-hand side rack) in record time. The easiest install ever. And now Jeremiah can start programming away all the new kewl Jurist features to come 🙂


Hi Friends,

We recently added the a FREE database of Federal District Court Opinions since 2004 that are available using the opinion report in the Federal Courts’ ECF. The database is updated daily.

Here is the URL for the Federal District Court Opinions:

peekaboo.seal.png Hi Friends,

Our friend & hero Carl Malamud stopped by the “Justia offices” to talk about his new public interest public information project…. making the case law and codes of the United States of America (state and federal) freely accessible in a public domain archive. See Tim O’Reilly’s blog post on Carl’s project (and read the comments from other big names in the free law space, including Cornell’s Tom Bruce and HyperLaw’s Alan Sugarman 🙂 This archived data can then be used and worked on by the folks at Cornell, Google, Stanford…. and everyone!

Carl’s high energy, amazing track record of success of making government information freely accessible (EDGAR, Patents, Smithsonian, CSPAN, Congressional Hearings…), connections with the technology, educational, political and online information communities will help make free case law happen. We are excited to be helping and we are giving our full support!

Hi Friends,

First, here are the top ten law professor blogs as determined by vistors on .edu networks on I set this filter up for Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr. and a paper he was writing on blogs and reputation. You can read his post about it here. While most .edu visitors are not all law professors, they do seek out more academic blogs. Anyway here is the list.

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Hi Friends,

Here is a great new free case law project that came out (or at least I was made aware of 🙂 a few weeks ago. AltLaw.

Right now AltLaw is focused on getting up the Federal appellate opinions online (US Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Courts). They have aggregated opinions for the last 15 years or so (depending on the court), and have done good job presenting the cases in formated text, in addition to providing the original pdf and in a text only format. It looks like these are the slip opinions, but they can be later fixed up to match the text of the official published opinions.