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                         Before the
              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                   Washington, D.C.  20554


APCC Services, Inc.,                    )
Data Net Systems, LLC              )
Davel Communications, Inc.              )
Jaroth, Inc. dba Pacific Telemanagement )
Services, and                      )
Intera Communications Corp.,       )
                              )
Complainants,                      )
                              )
     v.                       )    File No. EB-02-MDIC-025
                              )
CCI Communications, Inc.           )
                              )
Defendant.                         )


                            ORDER

     
       Adopted:  April 24, 2003         Released:  April 28, 
     2003


By the Deputy Division Chief, Market Disputes Resolution 
Division, Enforcement Bureau:
     1.   On March 29, 2002, APCC Services, Inc., et al. 
(``APCC'' or ``Complainants'') filed an informal complaint 
alleging that CCI Communications, Inc., (``CCI'') is 
responsible for paying dial around compensation for certain 
types of completed calls carried by its network that 
originated from APCC's payphones.  Pursuant to section 1.718 
of the Commission's rules,1 the Complainants are required to 
convert their informal complaints into formal complaints 
within six months of the date that the Defendant replies to 
the informal complaints, or such informal complaints will be 
deemed to be abandoned.  In this case, the Complainants were 
required to convert the informal complaint into a formal 
complaint by April 25, 2003.2
     2.   Since March 29, 2002, the parties have engaged in 
negotiations to resolve the disputes about dial around 
compensation issues.3  On April 24, 2003, the parties filed 
jointly a Request for Extension of Time to File 
Complainants' Formal Complaint in this matter (``Joint 
Waiver Request'').  The parties seek a waiver of section 
1.718 of the Commission's rules, and, in particular, request 
an extension of the deadline for filing a formal complaint 
from April 25, 2003, to May 23, 2003.4  The Joint Waiver 
Request explains that the parties are attempting to resolve 
this dispute without further litigation, and that an 
extension is necessary to continue negotiations and work 
toward settling this matter.5
     3.   We are satisfied that granting the parties' Joint 
Waiver Request 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.
     4.   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 Request for Extension of Time to File Complainants' 
Formal Complaint IS GRANTED.
     5.   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 that APCC Services, Inc., et al. 
must convert their informal complaint against CCI to a 
formal complaint pursuant to section 1.718 of our rules, 47 
C.F.R.  1.718, is extended to May 23, 2003.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



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

_________________________

1         47 C.F.R.  1.718.
2         APCC Services, Inc., et. al, v. CGI 
Communications, Inc., Order, File No. EB-02-MDIC-025, DA 03-
861(rel. Mar. 25, 2003); See Letter from Gregory D. Kwan, 
Attorney for Complainants, and Jeffrey M. Vincent, Attorney 
for CCI, to Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes 
Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-
02-MDIC-025 (Apr. 24, 2003) (``Joint Waiver Request'').
3         Joint Waiver Request at 2. 
4         Id. at 1. 
5         Id. at 2.