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



In the Matter of                 )
                                )
Clarence   Telephone    Company, )    File No. EB-02-MDIC-0040
Inc. d/b/a Cedar  Communications )
v. AT&T Corp.                    )


                              ORDER

       Adopted:  February 5, 2003       Released:   February   6, 
     2003

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

     1.   On April 4, 2002, pursuant to section 1.716 of the 
Commission rules,1 Clarence Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a Cedar 
Communications (``Cedar'') filed an informal complaint against 
defendant AT&T Corp. (``AT&T'') in the above-captioned matter.  
On July 19, 2002, AT&T filed a report pursuant to section 1.717 
of the Commission's rules2 denying the allegations in Cedar's 
informal complaint.  Pursuant to section 1.718 of the 
Commission's rules,3 Cedar is required to convert its informal 
complaint into a formal complaint within six months from the date 
of AT&T's report to ensure that the formal complaint relates back 
to the April 4, 2002 filing date of the informal complaint for 
purposes of the statute of limitations.  The Commission 
previously granted Cedar's consent motions for additional time to 
convert its informal complaint, allowing Cedar until February 7, 
2003 to file a formal complaint.4  

     2.   Cedar and AT&T recently agreed to resolve the disputed 
issues raised in Cedar's informal complaint, and are in the 
process of documenting their agreement.5  Accordingly, Cedar 
requests another waiver of section 1.718 of the Commission's 
rules and an extension of time until February 28, 2003 to convert 
its informal complaint against AT&T into a formal complaint, if 
necessary.6  Counsel for AT&T has consented to Cedar's request.7

We are satisfied that granting Cedar'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 the Third Consent Motion of 
Complainant For Extension of Time In Which To Convert Informal 
Complaint To Formal Complaint and Toll Limitations Period 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 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, unless otherwise extended by 
order, the deadline that would otherwise apply under section 
1.718 of our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, is hereby waived, and the 
date on which Clarence Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a Cedar 
Communications must convert its informal complaint against AT&T 
Corp. into a formal complaint pursuant to section 1.718 of our 
rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, is extended to February 28, 2003.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




                         Alexander P. Starr
                         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   Farmers' and Business  Mens' Telephone Co.,  et al. v.  AT&T 
Corp., File  Nos. EB-02-MDIC-003,  007, 0040,  Order, DA  03-170 
(EB-MDRD rel. Jan. 22,  2003); Clarence Telephone Company,  Inc. 
d/b/a Cedar Communications v.  AT&T Corp., File No.  EB-02-MDIC-
0040, Order, DA 02-3492 (EB-MDRD rel. Dec. 20, 2002).

5   Third Consent Motion of Complainant For Extension of Time In 
Which To Convert Informal Complaint To Formal Complaint and Toll 
Limitations Period, Clarence Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a Cedar 
Communications v. AT&T  Corp., File  No. EB-02-MDIC-0040  (filed 
Feb. 4, 2003) (Consent Motion) at 2.

6   Consent Motion at 2.

7  Id.