Discontinuance Application Of TV Cable Of Winamac, Inc.
Federal Communications Commission
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445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 13, 2014
COMMENTS INVITED ON APPLICATION OF TV CABLE OF WINAMAC, INC. TO
DISCONTINUE INTERCONNECTED VOIP SERVICES
WC Docket No. 14-91
Comp. Pol. File No. 1159
Comments Due: June 30, 2014
On June 6, 2014, TV Cable of Winamac, Inc. (TV Cable or Applicant), located at 215 W. Kellner
Blvd., Suite 19, P.O. Box 319, Rensselaer, IN 47987, filed an application with the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) requesting authority, under section 214 of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 214, and section 63.71 of the Commission’s
rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.71, to discontinue interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in
In its application, TV Cable states that it currently offers interconnected VoIP services to
customers in Fulton County and Pulaski County within the state of Indiana (Service Areas). TV Cable
explains that these services can be used for local, intrastate and interstate calling, and that it currently
provides service to approximately 250 customers located in the Service Areas. TV Cable indicates,
however, that it intends to sell its cable system and discontinue service and operations in the Service
Areas on or after July 15, 2014, when the proposed sale of its system is consummated. According to TV
Cable, customers will not experience a disruption in their service because Applicant has arranged for
services to be provided by Pulaski White Communications, Inc., a company that provides interconnected
VoIP service under the name Lightstream. TV Cable asserts that it notified all affected customers of the
proposed discontinuance by letters sent via U.S. Postal Service Mail on June 6, 2014. TV Cable indicates
that it is an interconnected VoIP service provider and that it understands its application will proceed
pursuant to the rules for non-dominant providers.
In accordance with section 63.71(c) of the Commission’s rules, TV Cable’s application will be
deemed to be granted automatically on the 31st day after the release date of this public notice, unless the
Commission notifies TV Cable that the grant will not be automatically effective. In its application, TV
Cable indicates that it plans to discontinue service and operations in the Service Areas on or after July 15,
2014. Accordingly, pursuant to section 63.71(c) and the terms of TV Cable’s application, absent further
Commission action, TV Cable may discontinue interconnected VoIP services and operations in the
Service Areas on or after July 15, 2014, in accordance with TV Cable’s filed representations. The
Commission normally will authorize proposed discontinuances of service unless it is shown that
customers or other end users would be unable to receive service or a reasonable substitute from another
carrier, or that the public convenience and necessity would be otherwise adversely affected.
Comments objecting to this application must be filed with the Commission on or before June 30,
2014. Such comments should refer to WC Docket No. 14-91 and Comp. Pol. File No. 1159. Comments
should include specific information about the impact of this proposed discontinuance on the commenter,
including any inability to acquire reasonable substitute service. Comments may be filed using the
Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper copies. See Electronic
Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998). Comments may be filed
electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Filers should
follow the instructions provided on the Web site for submitting comments. Generally, only one copy of
an electronic submission must be filed. In completing the transmittal screen, filers should include their
full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number.
Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can
be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight
U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper
filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. The filing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and
boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S.
Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol
Heights, MD 20743. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445
12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.
Two copies of the comments should also be sent to the Competition Policy Division, Wireline
Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 5-C140,
Washington, D.C. 20554, Attention: Carmell Weathers. In addition, comments should be served upon the
Applicant. Commenters are also requested to fax their comments to the FCC at (202) 418-1413,
Attention: Carmell Weathers.
This proceeding is considered a “permit but disclose” proceeding for purposes of the
Commission’s ex parte rules.1 Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written
presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the
presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies). Persons making oral
ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation must (1) list all
persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte presentation was made,
and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the presentation. If the presentation
consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments already reflected in the presenter’s
written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the presenter may provide citations to
such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or other filings (specifying the relevant
page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be found) in lieu of summarizing them
in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission staff during ex parte meetings are
deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed consistent with rule 1.1206(b). In
proceedings governed by rule 1.49(f) or for which the Commission has made available a method of
electronic filing, written ex parte presentations and memoranda summarizing oral ex parte presentations,
and all attachments thereto, must be filed through the electronic comment filing system available for that
proceeding, and must be filed in their native format (e.g., .doc, .xml, .ppt, searchable .pdf). Participants in
this proceeding should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
1 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.
For further information, contact Carmell Weathers, (202) 418-2325 (voice),
Carmell.Weathers@fcc.gov, or Rodney McDonald, (202) 418-7513 (voice), Rodney.McDonald@fcc.gov,
of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau. The tty number is (202) 418-0484.
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