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


COX VIRGINIA TELCOM,               )
     INC.,                         )
                              )
               Complainant,        )
                              )
     v.                       )         File No. EB-01-006
                              )
                              )
VERIZON SOUTH INC.,           )
                              )
Defendant.                         )

                              ORDER

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

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

     1.   On July 1, 2002, Cox Virginia Telcom, Inc. (``Cox'') 
filed a formal complaint against Defendant Verizon South Inc. 
(``Verizon South'').1  The complaint alleges that Verizon South 
unlawfully refused to pay certain charges billed by Cox for 
reciprocal compensation for calls by Verizon South customers to 
Internet service providers served by Cox, and seeks damages for 
those charges, associated late fees and interest.2

     2.   On January 15, 2003, the parties filed a Joint Request 
For Dismissal of Complaint, in which they state that they have 
reached a mutually-acceptable resolution of the issues alleged in 
the complaint, and move that we dismiss the complaint with 
prejudice.3

     3.   We grant the parties' joint motion to dismiss the 
complaint, with prejudice.  We find that dismissal at this stage 
is appropriate, and will serve the public interest by promoting 
the 
private resolution of disputes and by eliminating the need for 
further litigation and the expenditure of additional time and 
resources of the parties and this Commission.

     4.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 4(i), 
4(j),  and 252(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended, 47 U.S.C.  154(i), 154(j), and 252(e)(5), and sections 
1.720-1.736 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.720-1.736, 
and authority delegated by 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 with prejudice the above-captioned complaint 
filed by Cox and Verizon South IS GRANTED in its entirety.

  5.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), 
       and 252(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
       amended, 47 U.S.C.  154(i), 154(j), and 252(e)(5), and 
       sections 1.720-1.736 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 
        1.720-1.736, and authority delegated by sections 
       0.111, and 0.311 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  
       0.111, 0.311, that the above-captioned complaint IS 
       DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE in its entirety and the 
       proceeding IS TERMINATED.


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                                  Alexander P. Starr
                                                               C-
            hief, Market Disputes Resolution Division
                                    Enforcement Bureau


_________________________

11Cox Virginia Telcom, Inc. v. Verizon South Inc., File No. EB-
01-006 (filed July 1, 2002) (the ``Complaint'').
22Complaint at 75-83.
33Joint Request for Dismissal of Complaint, File No. EB-01-006 
(filed Jan. 15, 2003).