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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.

-day Timeline


Day: 195

Date Action Notes Total Delta
Dec 21 2016 Clock Started Public Notice 0 0
Jun 09 2017 Clock Paused Letter 170 170
Oct 06 2017 Clock Resumed Letter 171 1
Oct 30 2017 Clock Stopped Memorandum Opinion and Order 195 24
Record Documents
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 fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).