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




In the Matter of                  )
                                 )
CTC Communications Corp.,         )
                                 )
           Complainant,           )
                                 )
v.                                )   File No. EB-02-MDIC-0001
                                 )
Verizon New England, Inc. and     )
Verizon New York, Inc.,           )
                                 )
          Defendants.             )


                            ORDER


       Adopted:  August 22, 2002        Released:     August 
     27, 2002

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

On January 9, 2002, pursuant to section 1.716 of the 
Commission rules,1 CTC Communications Corp. (``CTC'') filed 
an informal complaint against defendants Verizon New 
England, Inc. and Verizon New York, Inc. (collectively 
``Verizon'') in the above-captioned matter.  On February 27, 
2002, Verizon filed a report pursuant to section 1.717 of 
the Commission's rules2 denying the allegations in CTC's 
informal complaint.  Pursuant to section 1.718 of the 
Commission's rules,3 CTC was required to convert its 
informal complaint into a formal complaint within six months 
from the date of Verizon's report to ensure that the formal 
complaint related back to the January 9, 2002, filing date 
of the informal complaint. 

Since the filing of the informal complaint, CTC and Verizon 
have engaged in negotiations to resolve the issues alleged 
in the informal complaint. 4  As a result, the parties 
believe that a settlement may be achieved if they have a 
further period of time to resolve the remaining issues. 5  
Accordingly, CTC requests a waiver of section 1.718 of the 
Commission's rules and an additional extension of time until 
September 27, 2002, to convert its informal complaint 
against Verizon into a formal complaint, if necessary.6  
Verizon supports CTC's request.7

We are satisfied that granting CTC's consent 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 CTC 
Communications, Inc.'s Consent Motion For Extension of Time 
To File Formal Complaint 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 date on which CTC Communications Corp. must 
convert its informal complaint against Verizon New England, 
Inc. and Verizon New York, Inc., into a formal complaint 
pursuant to section 1.718 of our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, 
is extended to September 27, 2002.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




                         Radhika V. Karmarkar
                         Deputy   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   Consent  Motion For  Extension of  Time to  File Formal 
Complaint, CTC Communications Corp. v. Verizon New England, 
Inc.,  et. al,  File  No. EB-02-MDIC-0001  (filed Aug.  22, 
2002) (Consent Motion), at 1.

5   Consent Motion at 1.

6   Consent Motion at 2.

7  Id.