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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                 )
Sprint  Communications  Company, )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0016
L.P. v. CTC Telecom, Inc.        )


   Adopted:  September 14, 2001         Released:  September  14, 


By the Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement 

On January 12, 2001, pursuant to section 1.716 of our rules,1 
Sprint Communications Company, L.P. (``Sprint'') filed an 
informal complaint against CTC Telcom, Inc. (``CTC'').  On March 
22, 2001, CTC filed a report pursuant to section 1.717 of the 
Commission's rules2 denying the allegations in Sprint's informal 
complaint.  Pursuant to section 1.718 of the Commission's rules,3 
Sprint is required to convert these informal complaints into a 
formal complaint on or before September 22, 2001, to ensure that 
the formal complaint relates back to the January 12, 2001 filing 
date of the informal complaint.

In light of the parties' continuing efforts to settle these 
matters and the pendency of other proceedings at the Commission 
that may impact this complaint, on September 12, 2001, Sprint 
filed a Consent Motion to extend the time in which to convert its 
informal complaint to a formal complaint.4  Sprint requests a 
waiver of section 1.718 of the Commission's rules, and an 
extension of time until October 10, 2001 in which to convert the 
referenced informal complaint into a formal complaint.  At a 
meeting with Commission staff and Sprint on September 10, 2001, 
CTC orally consented to Sprint's request. 

We are satisfied that granting Sprint's motion will serve the 
public interest by promoting the private resolution of disputes 
and by postponing the need for further litigation and expenditure 
of further time and resources of the parties and of this 
Commission until such time as may actually be necessary.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 
208 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C.  
154(i), 154(j), and 208, and sections 1.3 and 1.718 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.3, 1.718, and the authority 
delegated in sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Commission's rules, 
47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, that the Consent Motion of Sprint IS 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, unless otherwise extended by order, 
the deadlines that would otherwise apply under section 1.718 of 
our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, are hereby waived, and the date on 
which Sprint must convert the above-captioned informal complaint 
into a formal complaint pursuant to section 1.718 of our rules, 
47 C.F.R.  1.718, is extended to October 10, 2001.


                         Alexander P. Starr
                         Chief,   Market   Disputes    Resolution 
                         Enforcement Bureau

1    47 C.F.R.  1.716.

2    47 C.F.R.  1.717.

3    47 C.F.R.  1.718.

4    Consent Motion, Sprint Communications Company, L.P. v.  CTC 
Telcom, Inc., EB-o1-MDIC-016 (filed Jan. 12, 2001).