FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,084
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only one customer currently subscribes to ALT/APS service. AT&T asserts that it sent an initial letter to
this customer regarding the discontinuance on March 10, 2011 via U.S. mail, and that it mailed a
corrected notice to the customer in compliance with section 63.71 of the Commission's rules on April 1,
2011. AT&T states that it is considered a dominant provider with respect to the service to be
In accordance with section 63.71(c) of the Commission's rules, AT&T's application will be
deemed to be granted automatically on the 60th day after the release date of this public notice, unless the
Commission notifies AT&T that the grant will not be automatically effective. In the customer notice,
AT&T states that BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Southeast plans to no longer make
ALT/APS service available to new customers or allow existing customers to purchase new service in the
Service Areas on or after May 31, 2011, pending regulatory approval. In addition, AT&T's notice
specifies that AT&T Southeast plans to cease provisioning new requests for physical changes to
ALT/APS service including installation of new service or moves to different service addresses beginning
May 31, 2011, subject to Commission approval. AT&T further states that AT&T Southeast plans to
continue providing ALT/APS service to existing customers on a month-to-month basis until the service is
discontinued on October 31, 2011, subject to Commission approval. Accordingly, pursuant to section
63.71(c) and the terms of AT&T's application and notice, absent further Commission action, AT&T
Southeast may cease to offer ALT/APS service to new customers in the Service Areas and cease
provisioning new requests for physical changes to ALT/APS service including installation of new service
or moves to different service addresses on or after June 3, 2011. In addition, AT&T may terminate
service to existing ALTIAPS service customers in the Service Areas on or after October 31, 2011, in
accordance with its filed representations. The Commission normally will authorize proposed
discontinuances of service unless it is shown that customers or other end users would be unable to receive
service or a reasonable substitute from another carrier, or that the public convenience and necessity would
be otherwise adversely affected.
This proceeding is considered a "permit but disclose" proceeding for purposes of the
Commission's ex parte rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.1200-1.1216. Comments objecting to this application must
be filed with the Commission on or before May 4, 2011. Such comments should refer to WC Docket
No. 11-61 and Comp. Pol. File No. 985. Comments should include specific information about the
impact of this proposed discontinuance on the commenter, including any inability to acquire reasonable
substitute service. Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS) or by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR
24121 (1998). Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the Web site for
submitting comments. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. In completing
the transmittal screen, filers should include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and the
applicable docket or rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-
mail. To get filing instructions for e-mail comments, filers should send an e-mail to email@example.com, and
include the following words in the body of the message, "get form." A sample form and directions will
be sent in response.
Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. Filings
can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight
U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper
filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Room TW-A325, Washington, D.C. 20554. The filing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must
be disposed of before entering the building. Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service
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