Important Steps for Consumers and Companies When Service is Ending

  • You are a consumer and your phone company mailed you a letter informing you that it plans to discontinue your service soon.  What should you do?  Answer
  • You run or represent a phone company that is planning to discontinue domestic telecommunications service.  What must you do to comply with FCC rules? Answer 
  • You are an attorney or a trustee in a bankruptcy case involving a discontinuance of domestic telecommunications service.  What do you need to know? Answer
Domestic Discontinuances

Below are public notices soliciting comment on applications by carriers planning to discontinue domestic telecommunications service.  Consumers and others need information in these public notices to file comments  on a proposed discontinuance.  Any filings for the emergency discontinuance, reduction or impairment of domestic services are also included below.

Visit the International Bureau for discontinuance of international service.

2016

1/6/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 16-11 WC Docket No 15-321

2015

12/18/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Northeast Florida Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1456 WC Docket No 15-317 Comp Pol. File No. 1267

12/18/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Electra Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1455 WC Docket No 15-316 Comp Pol. File No. 1266

12/17/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited on Section 214 Applications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1443 WC Docket No 15-314 & 15-315

12/8/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VoIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1396 WC Docket No 15-299 

12/2/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of City Of Brookings Municipal Telephone Department To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1376 WC Docket No 15-293 Comp Pol. File No. 1261

11/23/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Applications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1350 WC Docket No. 15-286, 15-287 & 15-288 

11/18/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Applications Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC D/B/A AT&T Southeast To Discontinue Certain Domestic Telecommunications Services In Trial Wire Centers

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1330 WC Docket No. 15-274, 13-5, 12-353, 15-279, 15-278 

11/17/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Progressive Rural Telephone Cooperative To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1322 WC Docket No. 15-272 Comp Pol. File No. 1252

10/30/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Trenton Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1231 WC Docket No. 15-251 Comp Pol. File No. 1250 

10/26/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Trenton Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1220 WC Docket No. 15-226 Comp Pol. File No. 1241 
9/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Bureau Grants Sprint Application To Discontinue Servicess

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1098 WC Docket No 15-1869/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Bureau Grants Sprint Application To Discontinue Servicess

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1098 WC Docket No 15-186

9/18/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: : Comments Invited On Application Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC D/B/A AT&T Southeast To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1051 WC Docket No 15-222 Comp Pol. File No. 1242

9/14/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: : Comments Invited On Section 214 Applications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-1020 WC Docket No 15-211

9/1/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Applications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VoIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-986 WC Docket No 15-209

8/28/2015

Public Notice:  Comments Invited On Application Of Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

 

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-975 WC Docket No 15-205

8/21/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Applications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-948 WC Docket No 15-185

8/17/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of SBC Long Distance, LLC D/B/A AT&T Long Distance To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-926 WC Docket No 15-196 Comp Pol. File No. 1229

8/13/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Fidelity Communications Services III, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-921 WC Docket No 15-183 Comp Pol. File No. 1235

8/7/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of ACOMM Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-900 WC Docket No 15-176 Comp Pol. File No. 1232

8/4/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Qwest Corporation D/B/A CenturyLink QC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-883 WC Docket No 15-159 Comp Pol. File No. 1222

7/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of VEZA Telecom, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-866 WC Docket No 15-177 Comp Pol. File No. 1234

7/24/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of VEZA Telecom, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-859 WC Docket No 15-169 Comp Pol. File No. 1233

7/9/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Mohave Cooperative Services, Inc. To Discontinue Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-803 WC Docket No 15-164 Comp Pol. File No. 1231

7/8/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Carr Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-797 WC Docket No 15-161 Comp Pol. File No. 1224

7/6/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Ogden Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-787 WC Docket No 15-160 Comp Pol. File No. 1223

6/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Of Level 3 Communications, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-767 WC Docket No 15-129 Comp Pol. File No. 1225

6/24/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Rye Telephone Company To Discontinue Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-743 WC Docket No 15-150 Comp Pol. File No. 1228

6/12/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Broadwing Communications, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-694 WC Docket No 15-128 Comp Pol. File No. 1221

6/2/2015

PUBLIC NOTICEComments Invited On Application Of TeleStride, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-658 WC Docket No 15-124 Comp Pol. File No. 1220

5/20/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Broadview Networks, Inc.To Discontinue Interconnected VOIP Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-607 WC Docket No 15-116 Comp Pol. File No. 1219

5/15/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Clearwire Corporation To Discontinue Interconnected VoIP

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-592 WC Docket No 15-117 Comp Pol. File No. 1211

5/12/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of AT&T Corp. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-578 WC Docket No 15-89 Comp Pol. File No. 1213

5/8/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Waldron Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-561 WC Docket No 15-109 Comp Pol. File No. 1217

5/5/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of CenturyLink Communications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-538 WC Docket No 15-101 Comp Pol. File No. 1215

4/30/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of TDS Metrocom, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-521 WC Docket No 15-96 Comp Pol. File No. 1216

4/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Telscape Communications, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-515 WC Docket No 15-103 Comp Pol. File No. 1214

4/28/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Cypress Communications Operating Company, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-504 WC Docket No 15-97 Comp Pol. File No. 1212

4/22/2015

APPLICATION FOR THE EMERGENCY DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE – AT&T Services, Inc. Files Section 63.63 Application On Behalf Of Alascom, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Alaska For Emergency Authorization To Suspend Services In Healy Lake, Alaskas

Word | Acrobat |  Comp Pol. File No. 1218

4/1/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Custom Teleconnect, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-409 WC Docket No 15-76 Comp Pol. File No. 1209

3/30/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-396 WC Docket No 15-77 Comp Pol. File No. 1210

3/13/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of TelCove Operations, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-323 WC Docket No 15-51 Comp Pol. File No. 1207

3/11/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of TW Telcom Holdings, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-315 WC Docket No 15-50 Comp Pol. File No. 1206

3/11/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of TelCove Operations, LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-316 WC Docket No 15-49 Comp Pol. File No. 1205

2/27/2015

PUBLIC NOTICEComments Invited On Application Of Business Telecom, LLC D/B/A EarthLink Business To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services 

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-270 WC Docket No 15-34 Comp Pol. File No. 1203

2/25/2015

PUBLIC NOTICEComments Invited On Application Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, Et. Al To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services 

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-256 WC Docket No 15-38 Comp Pol. File No. 1204

2/12/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of SBC Long Distance, LLC D/B/A AT&T Long Distance To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services 

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-207 WC Docket No 15-31 Comp Pol. File No. 1202

PUBLIC NOTICEComments Invited On Application Of AT&T Services, Inc. On Behalf Of BellSouth Long Distance, Inc. D/B/A AT&T Long Distance Service To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services 

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-204 WC Docket No 15-25 Comp Pol. File No. 1201

2/4/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc. To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-160 WC Docket No 15-15 Comp Pol. File No. 1199

2/2/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Nexus Communications, Inc. D/B/A TSI And TSI Telephone Company To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-149 WC Docket No 15-4 Comp Pol. File No. 1200

1/29/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-136 WC Docket No 14-266 Comp Pol. File No. 1188

1/26/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of CenturyLink Communications To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-110 WC Docket No 15-10 Comp Pol. File No. 1198

1/23/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Application Of TW Telecom Of Tennessee LLC To Discontinue Domestic Telecommunications Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 15-102 WC Docket No 15-19 Comp Pol. File No. 1181

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