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.

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2021

7/23/2021

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

Applicant(s):  Level 3 Telecom of California, LP, a Lumen company

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-894 Docket No. 21-246 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1693

7/20/2021

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

Applicant(s):  DeltaCom, LLC and Windstream NuVox, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-868 Docket No. 21-257 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1697

7/9/2021

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

Applicant(s): Cavalier Telephone Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Choice One Communications of New York., and Cavalier Telephone, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-820 Docket No. 21-274 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1703

7/6/2021

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

Applicant(s): Windstream Norlight, LLC, a subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC, and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC, and Windstream NuVox, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-797 Docket No. 21-256 and 21-259 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1696 and 1699

7/2/2021

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

Applicant(s): Cavalier Telephone Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Cavalier Telephone, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-791 Docket No. 21-260 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1700

6/23/2021

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

Applicant(s):  DeltaCom, LLC, McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC, Windstream New Edge, LLC and Windstream NuVox, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-743 Docket No. 21-261 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1701

6/15/2021

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

Applicant(s): Level 3 Telecom of Tennessee, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Mississippi, LLC, a CenturyLink Company, Level 3 Telecom of Arkansas, LLC, a CenturyLink Company

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-698 Docket No. 21-158, 21-159 & 21-160 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1679, 1680 and 1681

6/1/2021

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

Applicant: AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, BellSouth Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Long Distance

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-639 Docket No. 21-223 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1691

5/28/2021

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, BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, d/b/a AT&T Alabama, AT&T Florida, AT&T Georgia, AT&T Kentucky, AT&T Louisiana, AT&T Mississippi, AT&T North Carolina, AT&T South Carolina, and AT&T Tennessee; Illinois Bell Telephone, LLC, d/b/a AT&T Illinois; Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Incorporated, d/b/a AT&T Indiana; Michigan Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T Michigan; Nevada Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T Nevada; The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T Ohio; Pacific Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T California; Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T Arkansas, AT&T Kansas, AT&T Missouri, AT&T Oklahoma, and AT&T Texas; and Wisconsin Bell, Inc, d/b/a AT&T Wisconsin

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-633 Docket No. 21-222 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1690

5/28/2021

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

Applicant(s): MCI Communications Services LLC; MCImetro Access Transmission Services of Virginia, Inc.; MCImetro Access Transmission Services Corp. (collectively MCI) and Verizon Long Distance LLC (Verizon LD)

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-632 Docket No. 21-163 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1684

5/18/2021

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

Applicant(s): MCI Cavalier Telephone Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Cavalier Telephone, LLC, PAETEC Communications, LLC, PAETEC Communications of Virginia, LLC, and US LEC of Virginia, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-586 Docket No. 21-183 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1688

5/12/2021

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

Applicant: Wes-Tex Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-563 Docket No. 21-150 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1678

5/7/2021

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

Applicants: DeltaCom, LLC, subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC, McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC, subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC, Windstream Norlight, LLC, subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-544 Docket No. 21-101, 21-103 and 21-184 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1671, 1673, 1689

4/30/2021

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

Applicants: Broadview Networks, Inc., Cavalier Telephone Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Choice One Communications of Pennsylvania, Inc., Conversent Communications of Massachusetts, Inc., CTC Communications Corp., PAETEC Communications, LLC and US LEC of Pennsylvania, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-505 Docket No. 21-182 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1687

4/30/2021

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

Applicants: Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-504 Docket No. 21-174 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1686

4/30/2021

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

Applicants: Phillips County Telephone Company

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-503 Docket No. 21-113 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1676

4/20/2021

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

Applicants: CTC Communications Corp. and Windstream New Edge, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-456 Docket No. 21-89 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1669

4/13/2021

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

Applicants: Broadview Networks, Inc., PAETEC Communications, LLC, and Windstream New Edge, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC and Conversent Communications of Maine, LLC, subsidiary of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-421 Docket No. 21-88 and 21-90 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1668 and 1670

4/6/2021

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

Applicants: AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates, Teleport Communications Group Operating Companies, Teleport Communications America, LLC, and TC Systems, Inc.

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-403 Docket No. 21-104 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1674

4/2/2021

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

Applicants: ADeltaCom, LLC and Windstream Nuvox, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC and AT&T Services, Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, AT&T Corp. and AT&T Communications of Virginiap>

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-389 Docket No. 21-102 and 21-109 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1672 and 1675

3/10/2021

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

Applicants: Broadview Networks, Inc. and Cavalier Telephone Mid-Atlantic, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-293 Docket No. 21-38 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1666

3/10/2021

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

Applicants: Cavalier Telephone, LLC; Choice One Communications of Pennsylvania, Inc.; DeltaCom, LLC; McleodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC; Talk America, LLC; Windstream Communications, LLC; and Windstream New Edge, LLC, subsidiaries of Windstream Services, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-290 Docket No. 21-37 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1665

2/12/2021

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

Applicants: Qwest Corporation d/b/a CenturyLink QC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-167 Docket No. 21-35 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1664

1/7/2021

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

Applicants: Windstream Services II, LLC, Choice One Communications of Maine, Inc., Conversent Communications of Maine, LLC. and CTC Communications Corp., Windstream Services II, LLC and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC, Windstream Services II, LLC and Windstream NuVox, LLC

Word | Acrobat | DA No. 21-20 Docket Nos. 20-408, 20-409 and 20-4110 Comp Pol. File Nos. 1658, 1659 and 1660

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