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Released: August 15, 2014


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554










Report No. NCD-2380

August 15, 2014


CenturyLink (Qwest), an incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC), has filed certification that short term

public notice of network change(s) has been provided through its publicly accessible Internet site, as

required by section 51.329(a) of the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), together

with certification of service on identified interconnecting carriers, as required by section 51.333(a). Upon

initial review the filing appears to be complete. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 51.325 through 51.335. Specific

network change information can be obtained on the Internet at:

The incumbent LEC's certification(s) refer(s) to the change(s) identified below:


Implementation Date(s)

Announcement Title of

Disclosure Number

Proposed Network Change(s)


September 1, 2014 through

Copper Retirements in AZ, IA,

September 30, 2014

SD and WA.

Incumbent LEC contact:

Melissa E. Newman

Senior Vice President – Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs

CenturyLink (Qwest)

1099 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 250

Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 429-3120

An objection to an incumbent LEC’s short term notice may be filed by an information service provider or

telecommunications service provider that directly interconnects with the incumbent LEC’s network. Such

objections must be filed with the Commission, and served on the incumbent LEC, no later than the ninth

business day following the release of this public notice. See 47 C.F.R. § 51.333(c). The effective

implementation date of all changes is subject to the FCC’s public notice period under section 51.333(b).

See 47 C.F.R. § 51.333(b).

Parties who choose to file 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. Interested parties also may comment on this network change notice by sending

an e-mail to The subject line of the e-mail must include the correct NCD

Report Number in order for the comments to be considered in conjunction with this proceeding. All

information submitted including names and addresses will be publicly available via the web.

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.

The original filing is available for inspection and copying at the FCC Public Reference Room, Portals II,

445 12th Street, S.W., Suite CY-A257, Washington, D.C. 20554.

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 or call the Consumer &

Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).

For further information, contact Carmell Weathers, (202) 418-2325 (voice), or (email), of the Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau.

The tty number is (202) 418-0484.


1 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.


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