Welcome to the homepage for the Competition Policy Division of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau. Our primary mission is to foster competition in the provision of communications services through market-opening rulemaking and other proceedings that affect wireline telecommunications service providers and consumers. The division is responsible for implementation of non-pricing aspects of the local competition requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including interconnection, network element unbundling and privacy. The division also administers U.S. numbering policy (including local number portability), and reviews applications from wireline carriers for mergers and other transfers of control, and discontinuance of service.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Domestic 214 Grant for Transfer of Brighton to Brick Skirt
PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF NON-STREAMLINED DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION GRANTED
PUBLIC NOTICE: DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF HIBERNIA ATLANTIC U.S. LLC AND HIBERNIA MEDIA, LLC TO KCK LIMITED
PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Verizon New England Inc.; Verizon New Jersey Inc.; Verizon New York Inc.; Verizon Pennsylvania LLC And Verizon Virginia LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services
PUBLIC NOTICE:Comments Invited On Application Of GTE Southwest Incorporated D/B/A Verizon Southwest; Verizon California Inc.; Verizon Maryland LLC; Verizon New England Inc.; Verizon New York Inc.; Et Al. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services