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


MCI           Telecommunications  )
Corporation,                      )
                                 )
                                            )   File No. E-97-19A
Complainant,                      )
                                 )
                                  )
v.                                )
                                 )
Illinois Bell Telephone Company, 
et al., 

                             
Defendant.


                              ORDER

      Adopted: April 6, 2001          Released: April 10, 2001


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

1.   On April 10, 1997, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (a/k/a 
  WorldCom, Inc. and hereinafter ``WorldCom'') filed the above-
  captioned formal complaint against Illinois Bell Telephone 
  Company, et al. (hereinafter ``SBC''), in which WorldCom 
  alleged, inter alia, that SBC violated section 271 of the 
  Communications Act of 1934, as amended, with its 1-800-
  AMERITECH calling card service.1  SBC denied the allegations.  
  On October 19, 2000, the Commission issued an order granting 
  in part WorldCom's claims.2  On December 18, 2000, WorldCom 
  filed a supplemental complaint against SBC seeking damages 
  based on the Commission's finding of liability.  SBC denied 
  WorldCom's damages claims.

2.   On April 5, 2001, WorldCom and SBC filed a Joint Motion For 
  Dismissal, in which the parties requested that WorldCom's 
  supplemental complaint for damages be dismissed with prejudice 
  and that the proceeding be terminated.  In support of their 
  motion, the parties advised the Commission that they had 
  settled their dispute and that the Commission's time and 
  resources would best be served by dismissing the complaint.

3.   We are satisfied that dismissing the complaint with 
  prejudice will serve the public interest by promoting the 
  private resolution of disputes and by eliminating the need for 
  further litigation and the expenditure of further time and 
  resources of the parties and of this Commission.

4.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 1, 4(i), 
  4(j), 201(b), and 208 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
  amended, 47 U.S.C.  151, 154(i), 154(j), 201(b), and 208, 
  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 WorldCom's 
  and SBC's Joint Motion to Dismiss IS GRANTED.

5.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the supplemental complaint for 
  damages in the above-captioned matter IS DISMISSED WITH 
  PREJUDICE and that this proceeding is TERMINATED.

                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                              Radhika V. Karmarkar
                              Deputy   Chief,   Market   Disputes 
Resolution Division
                              Enforcement Bureau

_________________________

1    Telecommunications Act of  1996, Pub. L.  No. 104-104,  110 
Stat. 56 (1996); 47 U.S.C.  271 (1991 & West. Supp. 1999).

2    MCI Telecommunications Corp. v. Illinois Bell Tel. Co.,  et 
al., Memorandum Opinion and Order, 15 FCC Rcd 23184 (2000).