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Released: October 22, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 13-2040

Released: October 22, 2013

SECTION 214 DISCONTINUANCE AUTHORIZATIONS AFTER PERIOD OF LIMITED

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Section 63.71 Application of CenturyLink to Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

WC Docket No. 13-211

Comp. Pol. File No. 1120

Section 63.71 Application of TW Telecom of Kentucky LLC to Discontinue Domestic

Telecommunications Services

WC Docket No. 13-210

Comp. Pol. File No. 1121

Section 63.71 Application of Niths Communications Group LLC d/b/a Bridgequick.com to

Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

WC Docket No. 13-231

Comp. Pol. File No. 1118

On October 1, 2013, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a Public Notice1
announcing that, due to the lapse in appropriations related to federal agency spending authorizations, the
above referenced domestic section 214 discontinuance applications would not be automatically granted,
pursuant to section 63.71 of the Federal Communications Commission's (Commission) rules.2 The
Bureau hereby announces that, in the absence of further Commission action, the following comment
deadlines and automatic grant dates shall apply to the applications referenced below, pursuant to sections
1, 4(i), and 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 214, and
sections 0.91, 0.291, and 63.71 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.91, 0.291, 63.71.
1. Comments Invited on Application of CenturyLink to Discontinue Domestic
Telecommunications Services, WC Docket No. 13-211, Public Notice, DA 13-1851 (rel.
Aug. 30, 2013). Comments were due on September 30, 2013 and the application will be
automatically granted on October 29, 2013, unless the Commission notifies
CenturyLink that the grant will not be automatically effective. Accordingly, pursuant to


1 See Notice Regarding Pending Section 214 Applications Due to the Lapse in Appropriations, WC Docket Nos. 13-
210, 13-211, 13-223, 13-228, 13-231, 13-235, 13-237, Public Notice, DA 13-2020 (WCB Oct. 1, 2013).
2 47 C.F.R. 63.71.

section 63.71(c) and the terms of CenturyLink's application, absent further Commission
action, CenturyLink may discontinue NetPoint service in the areas specified in its
application on or after November 1, 2013, in accordance with CenturyLink's filed
representations.
2. Comments Invited on Application of TW Telecom of Kentucky LLC to Discontinue
Domestic Telecommunications Services, WC Docket No. 13-210, Public Notice, DA
13-1855 (rel. Sept. 3, 2013). Comments were due on September 18, 2013 and the
application will be automatically granted on October 22, 2013, unless the Commission
notifies tw telecom of kentucky llc (TW Telecom) that the grant will not be
automatically effective. Accordingly, pursuant to section 63.71(c) and the terms of TW
Telecom's application and notice, absent further Commission action, TW Telecom may
terminate Complete Dynamic ATM service in the area specified in its application on or
after October 22, 2013.
3. Comments Invited on Application of Niths Communications Group LLC d/b/a
Bridgequick.com to Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services, WC Docket
No. 13-231, Public Notice, DA 13-1939 (rel. Sept. 19, 2013). Comments were
originally due on October 4, 2013, during the period of limited government operations,
and are now due on October 22, 2013, pursuant to the Commission's October 17, 2013
Public Notice.3 The application will be automatically granted on November 5, 2013,
unless the Commission notifies Niths Communications Group LLC (Niths) that the
grant will not be automatically effective. Accordingly, pursuant to section 63.71(c) and
the terms of Niths' application, absent further Commission action, Niths may terminate
resold interstate toll-free number based voice and audio voice and web conferencing
services in the areas specified in its application on or after November 5, 2013.
For further information, please contact Rodney McDonald, Competition Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-7513.


3 See Revised Filing Deadlines Following Resumption of Normal Operations, Public Notice, DA 13-2025 (CGB,
EB, IB, OGC, OET, PSHS, WTB, WCB, and OMD Oct. 17, 2013).
2

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