FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,086
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Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 2021418-0500
445 12" St., S.W. Internet: http:Hwww.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554 TY: 1888-635-5322
Released: April 4, 2011
COMMENTS INVITED ON APPLICATION OF WINDSTREAM NORLIGHT, INC. TO
DISCONTINUE DOMESTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
WC Docket No. 11-62
Comp. Pol. File No. 986
Comments Due: April 19, 2011
Section 214 Application
Applicant: Windstream Norlight, Inc.
On March 28, 2011, Windstream Norlight, Inc. (Windstream or Applicant), located at 4001
Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212, filed an application with the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC or Commission) requesting authority, under section 214 of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 214, and section 63.71 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 63.71, to
discontinue the provision of certain domestic telecommunications services in Kentucky. By an
amendment filed April 1, 2011, Windstream corrected certain deficiencies in its initial application and
updated the record regarding notice to customers. Accordingly, Windstream's application is deemed
complete as of April 1, 2011.
Windstream indicates that it currently provides local exchange services including calling features,
domestic long distance and exchange access services to approximately 120 residential customers in and
around Glasgow, Kentucky (Service Area). Windstream explains that it provides these services on a full
facilities basis in partnership with Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (FRECC).
Windstream states, however, that FRECC and Windstream have agreed that the operation is no longer
financially beneficial and have decided to terminate the arrangement. Windstream indicates that it plans
to discontinue the provision of all affected services in the Service Area on or after April 30, 2011, subject
to regulatory approval. Windstream maintains that the public will not be unduly harmed by the proposed
discontinuance because they have been provided with ample notice and have comparable options
available to them from Windstream's affiliate, Windstream Kentucky East. LLC. Windstream indicates
that it sent letters by First Class U.S. Mail on March 25, 2011 to inform all affected customers of the
proposed discontinuance. Windstream asserts that, on April 1, 2011, it later mailed corrected notices in
compliance with section 63.71 of the Commission's rules. Windstream states that it is non-dominant with
respect to the services it proposes to discontinue.
In accordance with section 63.71(c) of the Commission's rules, Windstream's application will be
deemed to be granted automatically on the 31st day after the release date of this public notice, unless the
Commission notifies Windstream that the grant will not be automatically effective. In its application and
notice to customers, Windstream indicates that it plans to discontinue services on or after April 30, 2011,
subject to regulatory approval. Accordingly, pursuant to section 63.71(c) and the terms of Windstream's
application and notice, absent further Commission action, Windstream may terminate all affected services
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United States. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011, book, April 2011; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc52169/m1/258/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.