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.

2020

11/23/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Order Granting CenturyTel of Michigan Waiver Request FCC Record Case Name: Order Granting CenturyTel of Michigan Waiver Request

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1392 Docket Nos. 20-278 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1639

10/30/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicants: Level 3 Telecom of Kentucky, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Ohio, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Indiana, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Texas, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Hawaii, LP, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Indiana, LLC, a CenturyLink company, Level 3 Telecom of Florida, LP, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of South Carolina, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of North Carolina, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of California, LP, a CenturyLink Company.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1292 Docket Nos. 20-199, 20-200, 20-201, 20-235, 20-236, 20-257, 20-267, 20-279, 20-280, & 20-281 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1622-24, 1630-31, 1634, 1637, 1640-42

10/30/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicant: Verizon Washington, DC Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1291 Docket No. 20-326 Comp Pol. File No. 1647

10/15/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicants: AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1225 Docket Nos. 20-327 & 20-329 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1648 & 1650

10/8/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services As Part Of A Technology Transition

Applicant: CenturyLink, on behalf of its affiliates

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1183 Docket Nos. 20-328 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1649

9/25/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE:Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicant: CenturyLink, on behalf of its affiliates

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1135 Docket Nos. 20-300, 20-301, 20-302 and 20-311 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1643, 1644, 1645 and 1646

9/17/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services Provided On A Common Carriage Basis And Reclassify Those Services As Private Carriage Services

Applicant(s): Level 3 Telecom, a CenturyLink Company, on behalf of its affiliates, AT&T Services, Inc. on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp., AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp. and AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1103 Docket No. 20-277 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1638

9/11/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): CynergyComm.net, Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-1073 Docket Nos. 259 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1636

8/28/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Avaya Cloud, Inc., AT&T Services, Inc. and AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-984 Docket Nos. 20-220, 20-230 & 20-258 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1627, 1629, 1635

8/19/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Level 3 Telecom of Washington, LLC, a CenturyLink Company

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-905 Docket No. 20-198 Comp Pol. File No. 1621

8/17/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Windstream Services, LLC and Mpower Communications Corp. d/b/a TPx Communications

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-892 Docket No. 20-237 Comp Pol. File No. 1632

7/30/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Windstream Services, LLC and Mpower Communications Corp. d/b/a TPx Communications

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-810 Docket Nos. 20-219 and 20-238 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1626, 1633

7/17/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-756 Docket No. 20-182 Comp Pol. File No. 1620

6/29/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicant(s): TelCove Operations, LLC, a CenturyLink Company and Level 3 Telecom of Texas, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-681 Docket Nos. 19-174 and 20-120 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1543 and 1617

5/29/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Grandfather Domestic Legacy Voice And/Or Low Speed Data Service(s)

Applicant(s): Level 3 Telecom, a CenturyLink Company, on behalf of its Level 3 affiliates, Level 3 Telecom of Alabama, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Arkansas, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Arizona, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of California, LP; Level 3 Telecom of Colorado, LP; Level 3 Telecom of D.C., LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Florida, LP; Level 3 Telecom of Georgia, LP; Level 3 Telecom of Idaho, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Illinois, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Indiana, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Kansas City, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Kentucky, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Louisiana, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Maryland, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Minnesota, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Mississippi, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Nevada, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of New Jersey, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of New Mexico, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of New York, LP; Level 3 Telecom of North Carolina, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Ohio, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Oregon, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of South Carolina, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Tennessee, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Texas, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Utah, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Virginia, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Washington, LLC; Level 3 Telecom of Wisconsin, LP; and Level 3 Telecom Data Services, LLC Level 3 Telecom of Alabama, LLC and Level 3 Telecom of Georgia, LP, CenturyLink Companies

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-574 Docket No.20-33 and 20-152 Comp Pol. File No. 1604 and 1619

5/7/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Grandfather Domestic Legacy Voice And/Or Low Speed Data Service(s)

Applicant(s): Embarq Florida, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-496 Docket No.20-94 Comp Pol. File No. 1613

5/1/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): AT&T Corp., BellSouth Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Long Distance Service and SBC Long Distance, LLC d/b/a AT&T Long Distance

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-476 Docket No.20-107 Comp Pol. File No. 1614

4/1/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Service As Part Of A Technology Transition

Applicant(s): Tampnet, Inc

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-366 Docket No.20-82 Comp Pol. File No. 1611

3/20/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Service As Part Of A Technology Transition

Applicant(s): Windstream Services, LLC on behalf of its competitive local exchange carrier affiliates, Windstream Norlight LLC and Windstream NuVox Indiana, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-312 Docket No.20-28 Comp Pol. File No. 1602

3/13/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services And/Or Interconnected VOIP Services

Applicant(s): Vivint Wireless, Inc. d/b/a Vivint Internet, TelCove Operations, LLC and TelCove of Pennsylvania, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-274 Docket No.20-52, 20-59, and 20-77 Comp Pol. File No. 1606, 1609 and 1610

2/27/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Vivint Wireless, Inc. d/b/a Vivint Internet, TelCove Operations, LLC and TelCove of Pennsylvania, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-202 Docket No.20-53 and 20-54 Comp Pol. File No. 1607 and 1608

2/18/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant(s): Global Connection Inc. of America, Broadwing Communications, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Worldwide Telecommunications, Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-167 Docket No.20-27, 20-29 and 40-45 Comp Pol. File No. 1601, 1603 and 1605

2/10/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant: CenturyLink Communications, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-146 Docket No.20-97 Comp Pol. File No. 1529

1/24/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant:Talk America Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-106 Docket No.20-16 Comp Pol. File No. 1600

1/22/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Services

Applicant:Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company LLC (CBT)

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-99 Docket No.20-13 Comp Pol. File No. 1599

1/13/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: Comments Invited On Section 214 Application(s) To Discontinue Domestic Non-Dominant Carrier Telecommunications Service(s) In Response To Copper Retirement(s)

Applicant(s):AT&T Services, Inc. on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 20-56 Docket No.20-12 Comp Pol. File No. 1598

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