Docket Number: 
WC Docket 16-403

CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink) and Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Level 3) have filed applications seeking the Commission's approval to transfer control of various licenses and authorizations held by Level 3's operating subsidiaries to CenturyLink. Level 3 focuses on providing its services to businesses, primarily large enterprise customers. It provides primarily fiber-based communications services such as Internet backbone, broadband transport, collocation, voice, and IP-based services throughout the United States and internationally in South America, Asia, and Europe. Level 3's fiber assets include more than 209,000 owned or controlled route miles of fiber. CenturyLink provides consumer and enterprise series as an incumbent local exchange carrier in portions of 37 states and provides enterprise series as a competitive local exchange carrier throughout the country. CenturyLink provides communications services including voice, wholesale local network access, high-speed Internet access, data transmission, and transport services through its copper and fiber networks. CenturyLink provides high-speed Internet access to over six million customers and has approximately 11.7 million access lines.

180-day Timeline


Day: 195

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Dec 21 2016Clock StartedPublic Notice00
Jun 9 2017Clock PausedLetter170170
Oct 6 2017Clock ResumedLetter1711
Oct 30 2017Clock StoppedMemorandum Opinion and Order19524

Oct 2, 2017
Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorizations and Licenses, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice
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Michael Ray
Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-0357
David Krech
International Bureau
(202) 418-7443
Linda Ray
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-0257
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 or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).