Lists of Counties Where Lower Speed TDM-Based Business Data Services Are Deemed Competitive, Non-Competitive, or Grandfathered
On May 15, 2017, the Wireline Competition Bureau issued a Public Notice announcing the public release of lists of counties where lower speed DS1 and DS3 end user channel terminations and certain other lower speed TDM-based business data services provided by price cap incumbent local exchange carriers are deemed competitive, non-competitive, or grandfathered pursuant to the Business Data Services Order. The lists resulted from the competitive market test adopted in the Business Data Services Order that deregulated counties according to either of one of two conditions based on (1) locations served over the facilities of a competitive provider as reported in the 2015 business data services data collection and (2) census blocks in which cable operators provided broadband at minimum bandwidths of 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload according to the Commission’s Form 477 reports.
This information also includes county equivalents that consist of parishes, boroughs, independent cities, census areas, the District of Columbia, and various entities in U.S. territories. In addition, the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code is included to help identify the geographic area of each county and county equivalent.