Docket Number: 
WC Docket 08-238

Embarq Corporation and CenturyTel, Inc. have filed a series of applications pursuant to sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, seeking Commission approval of the transfer of control of Embarq to CenturyTel. Embarq owns subsidiaries that operate as incumbent local exchange carriers (incumbent LECs) in 18 states and provides local exchange services over nearly 5.9 million telephone access lines and broadband service to 1.4 million subscribers. CenturyTelç?´ subsidiaries operate in 25 states, principally in small-to-mid-size cities, and provide local exchange services over roughly two million telephone access lines and high-speed Internet connections to approximately 630,000 subscribers. See the Public Notice for more information.

Timeline

Day 197 - June 24, 2009

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

Orders & Public Notices

6/25/09
FCC Approves Embarq-CenturyTel Merger with Conditions.
MO&O:
Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/7/09
Applications Filed for the Transfer of Control of CenturyTel, Inc. to Embarq Corp.; Pleading Cycle Established.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

12/9/08
Applications Filed for the Transfer of Control of Embarq Corp. to CenturyTel, Inc.; Pleading Cycle Established.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

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

8/24/09
Reply from New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel et al

8/17/09
Reply to Opposition to Joint Petition for Reconsideration or Clarification, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel and National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

8/6/09
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by CenturyLink

7/27/09
Joint Petition for Reconsideration or Clarification, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel and NASUCA

7/17/09
Letter, filed by Congressman Allen Boyd

6/24/09
Letter, filed by NTELOS

6/23/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by NuVox and Socket

6/22/09
Response to Request for Information, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corp.

6/22/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corp.

6/19/09
Additional Comments to Letter of April 10, 2009, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq

6/18/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Bresnan Communications, LLC

6/18/09
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel Inc., and Embarq Corp.
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/18/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox and Socket

6/17/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corp.

6/12/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

6/11/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by NuVox and Socket

6/11/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

6/10/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq

6/9/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox and Socket

6/8/09
Letter, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

6/8/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq

6/8/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation

6/3/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

6/2/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by NuVox and Socket

6/1/09
Letter of Response, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corp.

5/29/08
Letter of Comment, Granite Telecommunications, LLC

5/29/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/29/08
Letter, filed by NuVox and Socket

5/29/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by NuVox and Socket

5/28/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by COMPTEL, Socket, NuVox, Sprint and DeltCom

5/27/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq

5/26/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq Corp.

5/21/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox and Socket

5/20/09
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by COMPTEL, NuVox, Socket, Sprint, and DeltaCom
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/19/09
Letter, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

5/19/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox and Socket

5/19/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by COMPTEL, NuVox, Sprint, DeltaCom and Socket

5/18/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corp.

5/13/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation

5/12/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, and Embarq Corporation

5/11/09
Letter, filed by Senator Claire McCaskill

5/11/09
Response to Public Notice of April 7, 2009, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation

5/8/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox and Socket

5/7/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

5/6/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox, Socket, DeltaCom, Sprint, and COMPTEL

5/5/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Embarq Corporation and CenturyTel, Inc.

5/4/09
Letter, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

5/1/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Embarq Corporation and CenturyTel, Inc.

5/1/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Embarq Corporation and CenturyTel, Inc.

5/1/09
FTC Letter Terminating Inquiry, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

4/30/09
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by NuVox, Socket Telecom, LLC, and Sprint
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/29/09
Letter, filed by Embarq Corporation

4/29/09
Reply Letter, filed by COMPTEL, DeltaCom, NuVox, Socket Telecom, LLC, and Sprint

4/29/09
Reply Letter, filed by CenturyTel and Embarq Corporation

4/28/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Bresnan Communications

4/28/09
Response to Bresnan Communications Letter, filed by CenturyTel

4/28/09
Letter, filed by Congressman Baron P. Hill

4/23/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Embarq and Century Tel, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/22/09
Letter, filed by Embarq Corporation

4/22/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Intrado Communications Inc.

4/20/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Bresnan Communications, Inc.

4/20/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Embarq and CenturyTel, Inc.

4/10/09
Response to Letters, filed by Embarq Corporation and CenturyTel, Inc.

4/8/09
Letter filed by Congressman Zack Space

4/7/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA)

4/3/09
Letter of Comment, filed by COMPTEL, DeltaCom, NuVox, Socket Telecom, LLC, and Sprint

4/2/09
Letter, filed by Congressman G.K. Butterfield

4/2/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

3/27/09
Letter of Comment, filed by T-Mobile USA, Inc.

3/25/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, and Embarq

3/25/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance

3/18/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation

3/12/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.

3/11/09
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by CenturyTel, and Embarq
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

3/9/09
Notice of Comment, filed by CTI Networks, Inc.

2/27/09
Letter, filed by Charter Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

1/23/09
Joint Comments in Opposition to Merger of CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation, filed by Accelerated Data Works, Inc.

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by DeltaCom, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

1/23/09
Joint Reply Comments, filed by CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by Communications Workers of America

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance

1/23/09
Reply Comments, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

1/8/09
Joint Comments in Opposition to Merger, filed by NuVox and Socket Telecom LLC

1/8/09
Comments, filed by Comptel
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

1/8/09
Comments, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

12/19/08
Supplemental Letter, filed by CenturyTel, Inc.

12/10/08
Response to Request for Information, filed by Embarq Corporation

Application Documents

  • 12/8/08
    Supplement

  • 12/4/08
    Public Interest Statement
    [ 1 | 2 ]

  • 11/25/08
    Application
    [ 1 | 2 ]

  • 11/25/08
    Application
    [ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

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FCC Approves Embarq-CenturyTel Merger with Conditions.
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Erin McGrath
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-2042
Dennis Johnson
Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-0809
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).