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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-MD-024
                                 )
Focal Communications              )
Corporation, et al.               )
                                 )
          Defendants.


                              ORDER


        Adopted:  March 6, 2002         Released:  March 7, 2002

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

On November 16, 2001, AT&T Corp. (``AT&T'') filed a formal 
complaint against Focal Communications Corporation, Focal 
Communications Corporation of Illinois, Focal Communications 
Corporation of New York, Focal Communications Corporation of New 
Jersey, Focal Communications Corporation of the Mid-Atlantic, 
Focal Communications Corporation of California, Focal 
Communications Corporation of Texas, Focal Communications 
Corporation of Washington, Focal Communications Corporation of 
Michigan, Focal Communications Corporation of Pennsylvania, Focal 
Communications Corporation of Virginia, Focal Communications 
Corporation of Georgia, Focal Communications Corporation of 
Minnesota, Focal Communications Corporation of Massachusetts, 
Focal Communications Corporation of Ohio, Focal Communications 
Corporation of Missouri, and Focal Communications Corporation of 
Florida (collectively ``Focal'') pursuant to section 208 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the ``Act''), 47 U.S.C.  
208.  The complaint alleged, inter alia, that Focal's interstate 
switched access rates were unjustly and unreasonably high in 
violation of section 201(b) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  201(b), and 
that Focal cross-subsidized its retail local services with 
revenues from its access services, in violation of section 254(k) 
of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  254(k). 

On March 4, 2002, the parties filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss 
Complaint in which they stated that they had reached a mutually 
acceptable settlement of all issues raised in this proceeding.1  
Their Joint Motion, therefore, petitions the Commission to 
dismiss the complaint with prejudice.

We are satisfied that dismissing the complaint 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 this 
Commission.

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 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 joint motion to dismiss the above-captioned 
complaint with prejudice IS GRANTED.

IT IS FURTHER 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 the authority delegated in sections 
0.111 and 0.311 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 
0.311, that AT&T's formal complaint against Focal IS DISMISSED 
WITH PREJUDICE. 

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




                         Alexander P. Starr
                         Chief,   Market   Disputes    Resolution 
                    Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
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1    Joint Motion  to Dismiss  Complaint,  AT&T Corp.  v.  Focal 
Communications Corporation, et al., File No. EB-01-MD-024 (filed 
Mar. 4, 2002).