Docket Number: 
WC Docket 10-110

On May 10, 2010, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest) and CenturyTel, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink (CenturyLink) (together, Applicants) filed a series of applications pursuant to sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 214, 310(d), and Section 2 of the Cable Landing License Act, 47 U.S.C. § 35, seeking Commission approval for various transfers of control of licenses and authorizations held by Qwest and its subsidiaries from Qwest to CenturyLink.

Qwest, a publicly traded Delaware corporation, is a full-service communications provider offering an array of telecommunications and broadband Internet services, including fiber-optic Internet service, digital switched telephone service, private-line dedicated high-speed data connections, switched data networking services, long-distance services, and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, through its wholly owned operating companies. CenturyLink, a publicly traded Louisiana corporation, is a holding company that conducts its business operations principally through wholly owned subsidiaries that offer communications services, including local and long-distance voice, wholesale local network access, broadband Internet, and information, entertainment, and fiber transport services through copper and fiber networks, to consumers and businesses in 33 states.

Timeline

Day 294 - March 18, 2011

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders & Public Notices

3/18/11
FCC Conditionally Approves CenturyLink/Qwest Merger.
News Release:
Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

10/29/10
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

10/18/10
Request for Information from Qwest Communications International Inc.
Letter: Word | Acrobat

5/28/10
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
Comments/Petitions to Deny Due: July 12, 2010
Replies/Oppositions Due: July 27, 2010

5/28/10
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

8/31/12
Semi-Annual Report, filed by CenturyLink
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/16/12
Letter (Redacted), filed by CenturyLink

3/1/11
Semi-Annual Report, filed by CenturyLink

2/13/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

10/11/11
Letter, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

8/15/11
Letter (redacted), filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

6/20/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/23/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Qwest Communications, Inc.

3/16/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press

3/16/11
Response Letter of March 10, 2011, filed by CompTel

3/16/11
Letter and Declaration filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

3/16/11
Updates to Voluntary Commitments, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

3/6/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

3/15/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cablevision Systems Corporation

3/14/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Qwest

3/10/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/4/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

3/2/11
Letter of Concern, filed by Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

3/2/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cablevision Systems Corporation

3/1/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

3/1/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Socket Telecom, LLC

2/28/11
Letter of Concern, filed by Granite Telecommunications, Inc.

2/25/11
Letter, filed by LARIAT

2/25/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

2/25/11
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed Granite Telecommunications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/23/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

2/23/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cablevision Systems Corporation

2/18/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

2/17/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press

2/10/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Free Press

2/9/11
Letter, filed by COMPTEL

2/7/11
Notice of Withdrawal, filed by tw telecom, inc.

2/4/11
Response to January 26, 2011 Letter, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

2/4/11
Letter, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

2/3/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by COMPTEL

2/2/11
Letter, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
[ 1 | 2 ]

1/28/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by PAETEC

1/28/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

1/27/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Sprint Nextel Corp.

1/24/11
Reply to January 13, 2011 Letter of Congressman Scott R. Tipton

1/24/11
Letter of Concern, filed by Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

1/23/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

1/21/11
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by COMPTEL
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]

1/21/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by PAETEC Holding Corp.

1/14/11
Response to Letter of January 5, 2011, filed by CenturyLink, Inc. and Qwest

1/13/11
Response the Honorable Jon Kyle

1/13/11
Response to the Honorable Leonard Boswell

1/10/11
Response to Letter of January 5, 2011, filed by CenturyLink and Qwest Communications
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

1/5/11
Redacted Letter, filed by tw telecom inc.

1/10/11
Reply to December 10, 2010, PAETEC letter, filed by CenturyLink, Inc., and Qwest Communications

1/7/11
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Qwest Communications

1/7/11
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

12/27/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

12/14/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by tw telecom, inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

12/14/10
Responses to McLeod USA Telecommunications, Inc., filed by Integra Telecom
[ 1 | 2 ]

12/9/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

12/7/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communications, filed by PAETEC Holding Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

11/29/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Free Press

11/24/10
Request for Timely Review, filed by Congressman Charles A. Gonzales, 20th District, TX

11/23/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

11/22/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

11/18/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and tw telecom inc.

11/18/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Access Point, Inc.; Covad Communications Company; Deltacom, Inc.; Granite Telecommunications , LLC; HickoryTech Corporation; Metropolitan Telecommunications , Inc.; OrbitCom, Inc.; New Edge Network, Inc.; PAETEC Holding Corp ., Inc.; TelePacific Communications

11/17/10
Congressional Letter, filed by Members of Congress

11/12/10
Congressional Letter, filed by Adam Smith, Member of Congress

11/12/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Qwest Communications International, Inc.

11/12/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cox Communications

11/11/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by PAETEC Holding Corp.

11/10/10
Withdrawal of Representation, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc.

11/8/10
Response to October 22, 2010 Letter, filed by CenturyLink, Inc. and Qwest Communications International Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

11/3/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Cox Communications
[ 1 | 2 ]

11/2/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., and TW Telecom Inc.

11/1/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Qwest Communications International Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 ]

11/1/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Qwest Communications International Inc.

11/1/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., and TW Telecom Inc.

10/29/10
Response to Letter of October 22, 2010, filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation

10/26/10
Petition for Adoption of Second Protective Order, filed by CenturyLink, Inc., and Qwest Communications International Inc.

10/25/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc.

10/22/10
Response to Reply Comments and Ex Parte Filings, filed by PAETEC Holding Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]

10/22/10
Response to Letter of October 13, 2010, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

10/21/10
Letter of Support, filed by Chris Romer, State Senator, Senate District 32

10/21/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Qwest

10/20/10
Letter, filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

10/20/10
Additional Comments to Letter of July 12, 2010, filed by Communications Workers of America

10/19/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and tw telecom inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

10/19/10
Notice of Settlement with 360networks, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/18/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and TW telecom Inc.

10/13/10
Response to Letter of October 7, 2010, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/13/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Sprint

10/3/10
Letter, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

10/3/10
Copy of Letters from Members of Congress, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/7/10
Response to CenturyLink Letter of September 29, 2010, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., and Socket Telecom, LLC

10/6/10
Letter of Comment, filed by Cox Communications

10/6/10
Letter of Concern, filed by Arizona Consumers Council (AZCC, Council)

9/29/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

9/29/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

9/27/10
Response to September 22, 2010 Letter, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc. and tw telecom inc.

9/27/10
Copy of Letter from Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc.

9/27/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

9/24/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and tw telecom inc.

9/23/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Counsel for Integra Telecom, Inc. and tw telecom inc.

9/22/10
Letter of Concern, filed by Court International

9/22/10
Response to Letter of September 17, 2010, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

9/17/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc. and tw telecom inc.

9/16/10
Letter of Support, filed by City of St. Cloud, MN

9/16/10
Letter of Support, filed by City of St. Cloud, MN

9/16/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

9/15/10
Letter of Support, filed by Carlson, Caspers, Vanderburgh & Lindquist

9/14/10
Letter of Support, filed by Dick Sack, IT Manager, City of Coon Rapids, MN

9/13/10
Letter of Support, filed by Northern Power Products, Inc.

9/10/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.

9/9/10
Copy of Letter to Members of Congress, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc.

8/11/10
Response to Reply Comments of July 27, 2010, filed by CenturyLink, Inc., and Qwest Communications International Inc.

8/11/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Cox Communications

8/4/10
Amendment to July 27, 2010 Reply Comments, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

8/2/10
Acknowledegments of Confidentiality, filed by Qwest Communications International Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/27/10
Redacted Copy of Reply Comments, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by Level 3 Communications, LLC

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by New Edge Network, Inc.

7/27/10
Reply Comments, filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation

7/14/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Qwest Communications International Inc.

7/14/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by CenturyLink, Inc.

7/14/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Qwest Communications International Inc.

7/12/10
Redacted Comments, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and tw telecom, inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

7/12/10
Comments, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

7/12/10
Comments in Opposition, filed by MABUHAY ALLIANCE

7/12/10
Comments, filed by ADTRAN, Inc.

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Broadvox-CLEC

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Cedar Falls Utilities

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Access Point, Inc.; Covad Communications Company; Deltacom, Inc.; Granite Telecommunications, LLC; HickoryTech Corporation, Metropolitan Telecommunications, Inc.; OrbitCom, Inc.; PAETEC Holding Corp.; TelePacific Communications

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Infotelecom

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Broadvox

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Aventure Communications Technology, LLC, and Northern Valley Communications, LLC

7/12/10
Redacted Comments, filed by Cbeyond, Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., Socket Telecom, LLC, and TW Telecom, Inc.

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Communications Workers of America

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Cox Communications, and Charter Communications, Inc.

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Leap Wireless International, Inc.

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation

7/12/10
Comments, filed by Comptel

7/12/10
Comments, filed by The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

7/12/10
Comments, Filed By National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

7/2/10
Amendment to Application, filed by CenturyLink and Qwest

6/24/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by CenturyLink and Qwest

6/21/10
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by PAETEC Holding Corp., Access Point, Inc., Covad Communications Company, Granite Telecommunications, LLC, HickoryTech Corporation, OrbitCom, Inc., and TDS Metrocom, LLC,

6/15/10
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc., tw telecom inc., Cbeyond, Inc., One Communications Corp., and Kentucky Data Link, Inc.

6/4/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc.

6/3/10
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc., tw telecom inc., Cbeyond, Inc., One Communications Corp., and Kentucky Data Link, Inc.

Application Documents

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FCC Conditionally Approves CenturyLink/Qwest Merger.
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Order: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat
Clyburn Statement: Word | Acrobat
Baker Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Alex Johns
Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-1167
Jeff Tobias
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-1617
David Krech
Policy Division, International Bureau
(202) 418-7443
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).