Goto Section: 63.18 | 63.20 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 2, 2020
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 63.19 Special procedures for discontinuances of international services.
(a) With the exception of those international carriers described in
paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, any international carrier that
seeks to discontinue, reduce, or impair service, including the retiring
of international facilities, dismantling or removing of international
trunk lines, shall be subject to the following procedures in lieu of
those specified in § § 63.61 through 63.602:
(1) The carrier shall notify all affected customers of the planned
discontinuance, reduction or impairment at least 30 days prior to its
planned action. Notice shall be in writing to each affected customer
unless the Commission authorizes in advance, for good cause shown,
another form of notice.
(2) The carrier shall file with this Commission a copy of the
notification on the date on which notice has been given to all affected
customers. The filing may be made by letter (sending an original and
five copies to the Office of the Secretary, and a copy to the Chief,
International Bureau) and shall identify the geographic areas of the
planned discontinuance, reduction or impairment and the
authorization(s) pursuant to which the carrier provides service.
(b) The following procedures shall apply to any international carrier
that the Commission has classified as dominant in the provision of a
particular international service because the carrier possesses market
power in the provision of that service on the U.S. end of the route.
Any such carrier that seeks to retire international facilities,
dismantle or remove international trunk lines, but does not
discontinue, reduce or impair the dominant services being provided
through these facilities, shall only be subject to the notification
requirements of paragraph (a) of this section. If such carrier
discontinues, reduces or impairs the dominant service, or retires
facilities that impair or reduce the service, the carrier shall file an
application pursuant to § § 63.62 and 63.500.
(c) Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) carriers, as defined in
§ 20.9 of this chapter, are not subject to the provisions of this
(d) Subject to the availability of electronic forms, all filings
described in this section must be filed electronically through the
International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). A list of forms that are
available for electronic filing can be found on the IBFS homepage. For
information on electronic filing requirements, see part 1, § § 1.1000
through 1.10018 of this chapter and the IBFS homepage at
http://www.fcc.gov/ibfs. See also § § 63.20 and 63.53.
[ 67 FR 45391 , July 9, 2002, as amended at 70 FR 38798 , July 6, 2005; 72 FR 54366 , Sept. 25, 2007; 81 FR 62656 , Sept. 12, 2016]
Goto Section: 63.18 | 63.20
Goto Year: 2020 |
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