CHICAGO-Telephone and Data Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corp., announced that a Federal Communications Commission administrative law judge issued a ruling finding both companies fully qualified to be FCC licensees.
The FCC ordered a hearing in early 1994 to determine whether-in a proceeding involving the application of La Star Cellular Telephone Co. for a cellular license in a portion of the New Orleans metropolitan statistical area-United States Cellular misrepresented facts to, lacked candor in its dealings with, or attempted to mislead the commission (RCR, March 28, 1994, p.1).
In the decision, the judge ruled in favor of TDS and its affiliates finding that United States Cellular and its principals were candid in the proceeding and had no intent or motive to misrepresent facts or mislead the commission, the company said. The judge confirmed that TDS and United States Cellular are fully qualified to be FCC licensees, according to TDS.
In so ruling, the judge also ordered that the application of TDS, as amended to reflect Wisconsin RSA No. 8 L.P. as the applicant for a construction permit for Wisconsin rural service area 8, be granted, the company said.