Friends and neighbors,
As you know, you all and our community have been experiencing severe problems with outages with CenturyLink, causing health and safety issues for many. At the same time, CenturyLink wants permission from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to transfer its assets to Connect Holding, LLC. (It is case number PUR-2021-00246). The official SCC filing is attached to this email. Please consider forwarding this to anyone who has had issues with CenturyLink.
This is a great opportunity for our community to reach out and offer comments on the lack of service, lack of maintenance, and lack of investment in the infrastructure in Buckingham and Rural Virginia. The deadline is Feb. 16, so please act quickly!
There are a number of ways you can do this:
- You can complete this form: https://www.scc.virginia.gov/getattachment/1691e052-07da-4e8e-9c4d-532694e5f9ed/PW-2021-00246.pdf.
- You may also register by one of the following methods: From the SCC website: https://scc.virginia.gov/pages/Public-Witness By Telephone: (804) 371-9141 (weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Here is a copy of the SCC filing: https://www.scc.virginia.gov/getattachment/0321f393-2e55-4b18-8246-4eed3ce4efe7/nr210246.PDF.
A public evidentiary hearing on the Petition shall be convened at 10 a.m. on February 24, 2022, either in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, or by electronic means, to receive testimony and evidence offered by the Petitioners, respondents, and the Staff on the Petition. Further details on this hearing will be provided by subsequent Commission Order or Hearing Examiner’s Ruling.
A hearing for the receipt of testimony from public witnesses on the Petition shall be convened telephonically at 10 a.m. on February 23, 2022, with no public witness present in the Commission’s courtroom.
To promote fairness for all public witnesses, each witness will be allotted five minutes to provide testimony. On or before February 16, 2022, any person desiring to offer testimony as a public witness shall provide to the Commission (a) your name, and (b) the telephone number that you wish the Commission to call during the hearing to receive your testimony. This information may be provided to the Commission in three ways: (i) by filling out a form on the Commission’s website at see www.Virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting; (ii) by completing and emailing the PDF version of this form to SCCInfo@scc.virginia.gov; or (iii) by calling (804) 371-9141.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on February 23, 2022, the Commission will telephone each person who has signed up to testify as provided above.
This public witness hearing will be webcast at scc.virginia.gov/pages/Webcasting.
PUBLIC WITNESS NOTICE OF INTENT TO COMMENT Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 Case Number: PUR-2021-00246 Joint petition of Lumen Technologies, Inc., Embarq Corp., United Telephone Southeast LLC d/b/a CenturyLink, Central Telephone Co. of Virginia d/b/a CenturyLink, CenturyTel Broadband Services, LLC, and Connect Holding, LLC for approval of transfer of control.
As always, please contact me with any issue that is important to you, or if I can be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. A reminder you can keep up with what is going on in our District and with the Board at https://milesformaysville.com/newsandupdates/.
Thomas Jordan Miles III
Chairman, Buckingham County Board of Supervisors
District Four Supervisor (Maysville)
13170 West James Anderson Highway
PO Box 188
Buckingham, Virginia 23921