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


STARPOWER COMMUNICATIONS,     )
LLC,                          )
                              )
     Complainant,                  )
                              )
          v.                  )    File No. EB-00-MD-20
                              )
VERIZON VIRGINIA INC.,             )
                              )
     Respondent.                   )

                            ORDER
     Adopted:  November 25, 2003        Released:  November 

25, 2003



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

     1.   On November 27, 2000, Starpower Communications, 
LLC (``Starpower'') filed a formal complaint against Verizon 
Virginia Inc. (``Verizon Virginia'') seeking enforcement of 
the reciprocal compensation provisions of two 
interconnection agreements between Starpower and Verizon 
Virginia.1

     2.   On April 8, 2002, the Commission released a 
Memorandum Opinion and Order denying the complaint against 
Verizon Virginia.2  Starpower sought judicial review of the 
Order, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia Circuit subsequently issued an opinion 
remanding the case to the Commission for further 
proceedings.3  The Commission since has conducted 
preliminary proceedings pursuant to the Court's remand, but 
has not yet issued a decision on the merits.

     3.   On November 24, 2003, Starpower and Verizon 
Virginia filed a Joint Motion to Dismiss the Complaint with 
prejudice.4  According to the Motion, ``the parties have 
resolved their dispute to their mutual satisfaction, and 
there are no longer any issues in controversy to be decided 
by the Commission.''5

     4.   We are satisfied that dismissing the Complaint 
with prejudice 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.

     5.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 
1, 4(i), 4(j), and 252(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C.  151, 154(i), 154(j), and 
252(e)(5), and the authority delegated in sections 0.111 and 
0.311 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  0.111 and 
0.311, that the Joint Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED, and that 
the Complaint is DISMISSED with prejudice.

     6.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above-captioned 
proceeding is TERMINATED.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION


                         Alexander P. Starr
                         Chief, Market Disputes Resolution 
Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1 Formal Complaint, File No. EB-00-MD-20 (filed Nov. 27, 
2000) (``Complaint'').

2 See Starpower Communications, LLC v. Verizon Virginia 
Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order, 17 FCC Rcd 6873 (2002) 
(``Order'').

3 See Starpower Communications, LCC v. FCC, 334 F.3d 1150 
(D.C. Cir. 2003).

4 Joint Motion to Dismiss, File No. EB-00-MD-020 (filed Nov. 
24, 2003) (``Motion'').
5  Motion at 1.