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



                                )
                                )
In the Matters of                )
                                )
AT&T  Corp.  v.  Advamtel,   LLC )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0002
d/b/a Plan B Communications;     )
                                )
AT&T      Corp.      v.      CFW )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0003
Communications  Company  &   CFW )
Networks, Inc.;                  )
                                )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0004
AT&T   Corp.   v.   Commonwealth )
Telephone  Enterprises  &  CTSI, )
Inc.;                            )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0005
AT&T      Corp.      v.       CT )
Communications,  Inc.  and   CTC )
Exchange Services;               )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0006
                                )
AT&T   Corp.   v.   Consolidated )
Communications Networks, Inc.;   )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0007
                                )
AT&T  Corp.   v.  CTC   Telecom, )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0008
Inc.;                            )
                                )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0009
AT&T    Corp.    v.    Fairpoint )
Communications Corp.;            )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0010
                                )
AT&T     Corp.     v.      Focal )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0011
Communications Corp.;            )
                                )
AT&T   Corp.    v.    Intermedia )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0012
Communications, Inc.;            )
                                )
AT&T    Corp.     v.     Net2000 )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0013
Communications,          Net2000 )
Communications   Services    and )
Net2000    Communications     of )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-0014
Virginia, LLC; 
AT&T  Corp.   v.  North   County 
Communications Corp.; 

AT&T    Corp.     v.     Winstar 
Communications, Inc., et al.; 

AT&T      Corp.      v.      XIT 
Telecommunications             & 
Technology, Inc.

                              ORDER


   Adopted:  October 17, 2001           Released:   October   18, 

2001

By the Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement 
Bureau:

On January 12, 2001, pursuant to section 1.716 of the Commission 
rules,1 AT&T Corp. (``AT&T'') filed informal complaints against 
Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications, CFW Communications 
Company & CFW Networks, Inc., Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises 
& CTSI, Inc., CT Communications, Inc. and CTC Exchange Services, 
Consolidated Communications Networks, Inc., CTC Telcom, Inc., 
Fairpoint Communications Corp., Focal Communications Corp., 
Intermedia Communications, Inc., Net2000 Communications, Net2000 
Communications Services and Net2000 Communications of Virginia, 
LLC, North County Communications Corp., Winstar Communications, 
Inc., et al., and XIT Telecommunications & Technology, Inc. 
(collectively ``Informal Complaint Defendants'').  Between March 
14, 2001 and March 19, 2001, each of the Informal Complaint 
Defendants filed a report pursuant to section 1.717 of the 
Commission's rules2 denying the allegations in AT&T's informal 
complaints.  Pursuant to section 1.718 of the Commission's 
rules,3 AT&T was required to convert these informal complaints 
into formal complaints between September 14, 2001 and September 
24, 2001 to ensure that the formal complaints related back to the 
January 12, 2001 filing date of the informal complaints.  On 
September 14, 2001 and October 4, 2001, the Commission granted 
AT&T's consent motions for additional time to convert the 
informal complaints, allowing AT&T until October 19, 2001 to file 
the formal complaints.4  

In light of the parties' continuing efforts to settle these 
matters, on October 16, 2001, AT&T filed a third Consent Motion 
To Extend Time In Which To Convert Informal Complaints To Formal 
Complaints and Toll Limitations Period.5  AT&T requests a waiver 
of section 1.718 of the Commission's rules and an additional 
extension of time until November 2, 2001 in which to convert the 
referenced informal complaints into formal complaints.  At a 
meeting with Commission staff and AT&T on October 15, 2001, each 
of the Informal Complaint Defendants orally consented to AT&T's 
request. 

We are satisfied that granting AT&T'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 AT&T Corp. 
to Extend Time in Which to Convert Informal Complaints to Formal 
Complaints and Toll Limitations Period IS GRANTED.

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 dates on 
which AT&T must convert the above-captioned informal complaints 
into formal complaints pursuant to section 1.718 of our rules, 47 
C.F.R.  1.718, are extended to November 2, 2001.


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




                         Alexander P. Starr
                         Chief,   Market   Disputes    Resolution 
                    Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1    47 C.F.R.  1.716.

2    47 C.F.R.  1.717.

3    47 C.F.R.  1.718.

4    AT&T Corp. v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications, et 
al., File Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014, Order, DA 01-2158  (EB-MDRD 
rel. Sept. 14, 2001); AT&T Corp.  v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan  B 
Communications, et al., File  Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014,  Order, 
DA 01-2321 (EB-MDRD rel. Oct. 4, 2001).  

5    Consent Motion of  AT&T Corp.  To Extend Time  In Which  To 
Convert  Informal  Complaints  To  Formal  Complaints  and  Toll 
Limitations Period, AT&T  Corp. v.  Advamtel, LLC  d/b/a Plan  B 
Communications, et al. , File  Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014  (filed 
Oct. 16, 2001).