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                           Before the
                      Washington, DC  20554

Bachow/Coastel, L.L.C.,          )
    Complainant,                )
         v.                     )       File No.  WB/ENF-F-98-
                                )       005
GTE Wireless of the South,       )
Inc.,                            )

                    ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION

    Adopted:  May 10, 2001           Released:  May 14, 2001

By the Commission:

          In this Order, we deny the Petition for Reconsideration 
that ALLTEL Illinois Limited Partnership (``ALLTEL'') filed on 
March 26, 2001, as the successor in interest to three cellular 
licenses previously operated by GTE Wireless of the South, Inc. 
(``GTE'').  On February29, 2000, the Enforcement Bureau issued 
an order holding that GTE had violated the Commission's rules 
because the service area boundaries associated with three of its 
cellular licenses overlapped into the Gulf of Mexico cellular 
geographic service area (``GMSA'') licensed to Bachow/Coastel 
L.L.C (``Bachow'').1  On March16, 2000, GTE filed an Application 
for Review of the Enforcement Bureau's decision.  The Commission 
denied the Application for Review on February 22, 2001.2  In the 
instant Petition for Reconsideration, ALLTEL requests that the 
Commission reverse its previous decision.

          Where the Commission has denied an Application for 
Review, as we have done here, a Petition for Reconsideration will 
only be entertained if it relies on new or previously unknown 
facts or circumstances.3  Because ALLTEL raises no new or 
previously unknown facts or circumstances, we deny its Petition 
for Reconsideration.4

          Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 1, 
4(i), 4(j), and 208 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), 154(j), 208, and section 1.106 
of our rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.106, that the Petition for 
Reconsideration filed by ALLTEL IS DENIED.

                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                                Magalie Roman Salas

1    See Bachow/Coastel, L.L.C. v. GTE Wireless of the South, 
Inc., Order, DA 00-420 (rel. Feb. 29, 2000) (``Order'').

2    See Bachow/Coastel, L.L.C. v. GTE Wireless of the South, 
Inc., Order on Review, FCC 01-59 (rel. Feb. 22, 2001) (``Order on 

3    See 47 C.F.R. 1.106(b).

4    See id.  We reject ALLTEL's suggestion that its role as 
successor to GTE justifies relitigating previously decided 
issues.  See Petition for Reconsideration at 1, n.3.