In Wisconsin, like in many other states in the country, telecommunication companies may want to grow businesses by acquiring other firms. The Federal Communications Commission is responsible for transferring these licenses. But, before an acquisition can take place, the commission must approve the merger.
The FCC reviews all applications regarding telecommunication mergers and acquisitions. The FCC extensively reviews all applications and licenses and makes sure that the acquisition is in the public best interest. This is explained in section 310 (d) of the Communications Act. According to the Act, it is the responsibility of the Commission to make sure that the merger would not cause any harm to the public. Localism, competition and diversity need to be promoted. Most acquisition processes are simple and do not take a long time. Interested parties can search for applications in the commission's online filing systems. They may also contact the relevant service bureau.