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




                                )
In the Matter of                 )
                                )
AT&T Corp.,                      )
                                )
          Complainant,           )
v.                               )    File No. EB-01-MDIC-007
                                )
CTC Telcom, Inc.,                )
                                )
          Defendant.             )


                              ORDER


       Adopted:  May 7, 2002            Released:  May 8, 2002

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 an informal complaint against 
defendant CTC Telcom, Inc. (``CTC Telcom'') in the above-
captioned matter.  On March 16, 2001, CTC Telcom filed a report 
pursuant to section 1.717 of the Commission's rules2 denying the 
allegations in AT&T's informal complaint.  Pursuant to section 
1.718 of the Commission's rules,3 AT&T was required to convert 
its informal complaint into a formal complaint within six months 
from the date of CTC Telcom's report to ensure that the formal 
complaint related back to the January 12, 2001 filing date of the 
informal complaint.  The Market Disputes Resolution Division 
(``MDRD'') granted AT&T's prior consent motions in this 
proceeding for additional time to convert the informal complaint 
under rule 1.718, allowing AT&T until May 10, 2002, to file its 
formal complaint against CTC Telcom.4  MDRD granted these motions 
because the parties were actively engaged in promising settlement 
negotiations, and were participating in good faith in mediation 
sessions supervised by MDRD staff.

Since filing its informal complaint, AT&T and CTC Telcom have 
engaged in extensive settlement negotiations and have recently 
reached a settlement agreement.  The parties are in the process 
of executing their settlement documents and are optimistic that 
they will have complied with the terms of their settlement prior 
to the next scheduled status conference on May 17, 2002.  In 
light of this, on May 6, 2002, AT&T filed a Consent Motion 
Requesting Additional Extension of Time In Which To Convert Its 
Informal Complaint Against CTC Telcom Into A Formal Complaint 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 May 24, 2002, to convert its informal complaint 
against CTC Telcom into a formal complaint, if necessary.6  CTC 
Telcom has consented to AT&T's request.7

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. 
Requesting Additional Extension of Time in Which to Convert 
Informal Complaint Against CTC Telcom to Formal Complaint 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, or under our previous orders in 
this proceeding, are hereby waived, and the date on which AT&T 
must convert its informal complaint against CTC Telcom, Inc., into a formal complaint pursuant to 
section 1.718 of our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, is extended to May 
24, 2002.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




                         Radhika V. Karmarkar
                         Deputy Division  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  See 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);  AT&T Corp.  v. 
Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications, et al., File Nos. EB-
01-MDIC-002 -  014, Order,  DA 01-2428  (EB-MDRD rel.  Oct.  18, 
2001); AT&T Corp. v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B  Communications, 
et al., File Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002  - 014, Order, DA 01-2551  (EB-
MDRD rel. Nov. 2, 2001); AT&T Corp. v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a  Plan 
B Communications, et al., File Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014, Order, 
DA 01-2661 (EB-MDRD rel. Nov. 15, 2001); AT&T Corp. v. Advamtel, 
LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications,  et al., File Nos.  EB-01-MDIC-
002 - 014, Order, DA 01-2780 (EB-MDRD rel. Nov. 30, 2001);  AT&T 
Corp. v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications, et al., File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014, Order, DA 01-2920 (EB-MDRD rel.  Dec. 
18,  2001);  AT&T   Corp.  v.   Advamtel,  LLC   d/b/a  Plan   B 
Communications, et al., File  Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014,  Order, 
DA 02-035 (EB-MDRD rel. Jan.  9, 2002), AT&T Corp. v.  Advamtel, 
LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications,  et al., File Nos.  EB-01-MDIC-
002 - 014, Order, DA 02-210  (EB-MDRD rel. Jan. 29, 2002);  AT&T 
Corp. v. Advamtel, LLC d/b/a Plan B Communications, et al., File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014, Order,  DA 02-360 (EB-MDRD rel.  Feb. 
15, 2002); AT&T Corp. v.  CT Communications, Inc., et al.,  File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-002 - 014, Order,  DA 02-450 (EB-MDRD rel.  Feb. 
27, 2002); AT&T Corp. v.  CT Communications, Inc., et al.,  File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-005 - 014, Order,  DA 02-597 (EB-MDRD rel.  Mar. 
12, 2002); AT&T Corp. v.  CT Communications, Inc., et al.,  File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-005 - 014, Order,  DA 02-721 (EB-MDRD rel.  Mar. 
27, 2002); AT&T Corp. v.  CT Communications, Inc., et al.,  File 
Nos. EB-01-MDIC-005 - 014, Order,  DA 02-822 (EB-MDRD rel.  Apr. 
11, 2002); AT&T Corp. v. CTC Telcom, Inc., File No.  EB-01-MDIC-
007, Order, DA 02-960 (EB-MDRD rel. Apr. 26, 2002).

5  See  Consent  Motion  of  AT&T  Corp.  Requesting  Additional 
Extension of  Time  in  Which  Its  Convert  Informal  Complaint 
Against CTC Telcom Into A Formal Complaint and Toll  Limitations 
Period, AT&T Corp. v. CTC Telcom, Inc., File No.  EB-01-MDIC-007 
(filed May 6, 2002).

6   Id. at 2.

7  Id.