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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
May. 06, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol CSAL  
Entity Registrant Name COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LEASING, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001620280  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   151,623,214