CenturyLink and Level 3, WC Docket 16-403
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.