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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-0082
                              )
Verizon Communications, Inc.       )
                              )
Defendant.                         )

                            ORDER
     
       Adopted:  May 16, 2003           Released:  May 20, 
     2003

By the Deputy Division Chief, Market Disputes Resolution 
Division, Enforcement Bureau:
     1.   On September 30, 2002, APCC Services, Inc., et al. 
(``APCC'' or ``Complainants'') filed an informal complaint 
(``Complaint'') alleging that Verizon Communications, Inc., 
(``Verizon'') 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 
complaint into a formal complaint within six months of the 
date that the Defendant replies to the informal complaint, 
or such informal complaint will be deemed to be abandoned.  
In this case, the Complainants were required to convert 
their informal complaint into a formal complaint by May 18, 
2003.2
     2.   Since the filing of the Complaint on September 30, 
2002, the parties have engaged in negotiations to resolve 
the disputes about dial around compensation issues.3  On May 
14, 2003, the parties filed jointly a Request for Extension 
of Time to File Complainants' Formal Complaint in this 
matter.4  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 May 18, 
2003, to June 20, 2003.5  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.6
     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 Verizon 
Communications, Inc., to a formal complaint pursuant to 
section 1.718 of our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, is extended 
to June 20, 2003.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



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

1         47 C.F.R.  1.718.  
2         Letter from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, and Cecelia Roudiez, Attorney for Verizon, to 
Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes Resolution 
Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-02-MDIC-0082 
(May 14, 2003) (Joint Waiver Request).  Verizon replied to 
the Complaint on November 18, 2002.  Id., n.2.
3          Id. at 2.
4         Id.
5         Id. at 1. 
6         Id. at 2.