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PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON CONDITIONS PROPOSED BY SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC. AND AMERITECH CORPORATION FOR THEIR PENDING APPLICATION TO TRANSFER CONTROL
CC DOCKET NO. 98-141
CC DOCKET NO. 98-141
Released: July 1, 1999
On July 1, 1999, SBC and Ameritech (collectively, Applicants) submitted the
attached package of proposed conditions to the Commission in connection with their
application to transfer licenses and authorizations. These proposed conditions are intended
by the Applicants to address and mitigate concerns expressed in a letter from Chairman
William E. Kennard to the Applicants dated April 1, 1999, that their merger, as initially
proposed, raises significant issues with respect to potential public interest harms and
questions about the claimed competitive and consumer benefits of the proposed combination.|
Interested parties are invited to comment on these proposed conditions no later than July 13, 1999 with the Commission's Secretary, Magalie Roman Salas, FCC, Room TW-A325, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D. C. 20554. Oppositions or responses to these comments may be filed with the Secretary, FCC, no later than July 20, 1999. All pleadings are to reference CC Docket No. 98-141. Interested parties should file an original and eight copies. In addition, copies of each pleading should be sent to Janice M. Myles in the Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau, FCC, Room 5- C327, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D. C. 20554, and to the Commission's duplicating contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc. (ITS), 1231 20th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036. An additional copy of each pleading must also be served on all parties to the proceeding. The proposed conditions are available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D. C. 20554. Copies can also be obtained from ITS at 1231 20th Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036, or by calling ITS at (202) 857-3800, or faxing ITS at (202) 857-3805.
Parties may also file comments using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Comments filed through the ECFS can be sent as an electronic file via the Internet to http://www.fcc.gov/ecfs.html. Generally, only one copy of an electronic submission must be filed. If multiple docket or rulemaking numbers appear in the caption of this proceeding, however, commenters must transmit one electronic copy of the comments for each docket or rulemaking number referenced in the caption. In completing the transmittal screen, commenters should include their full name, Postal Service mailing address, and the applicable docket or rulemaking number. Parties may also submit an electronic comment by Internet e-mail. To get instructions for filing e-mail comments, commenters should send an e-mail to email@example.com, and should include the following words in the body of the message, "get form <your e-mail address>". A sample form and directions will be sent in reply.
For further information, contact: Bill Dever, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau, at (202) 418-1578. News media contact: Emily Hoffnar, at (202) 418-7396.