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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-03-MDIC-0022
                              )
Telstar International, Inc.,            )
                              )
Defendant.                         )




                            ORDER

     
       Adopted:   April 15, 2004        Released:  April 19, 
     2004

By the Deputy Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, 
Enforcement Bureau:
      1.  On June 30, 2003, APCC Services, Inc., et al. 
 (``APCC'' or ``Complainants'') filed an informal complaint 
 pursuant to section 1.716 of the Commission's rules1 
 alleging that Telstar International, Inc. (``Telstar'') is 
 responsible for paying dial around compensation for certain 
 types of completed calls carried by its network that 
 originated from APCC's payphones.2  Telstar replied to the 
 informal complaint on August 16, 2003.3  Therefore, 
 pursuant to section 1.718 of the Commission's rules, 
 Complainants were required to convert their informal 
 complaint into a formal complaint by February 16, 2004, or 
 their informal complaint would be deemed to have been 
 abandoned.4  
      2.  Since Telstar's August 16, 2003 response, the 
 parties have engaged in discussions in an attempt to 
 resolve the informal complaint.5  On March 8, 2004, the 
 parties participated in a conference call with Commission 
 staff to discuss possible mediation of the dispute by the 
 Market Disputes Resolution Division.  The parties agreed to 
 schedule staff-supervised settlement negotiations for May 
 19, 2004, and have requested a further extension of time to 
 June 11, 2004 to convert the informal complaint to a formal 
 complaint.6  In view of the parties' good faith and 
 progress toward settlement of outstanding issues, we are 
 satisfied that granting the Joint Waiver Request will serve 
 the public interest 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.  
      3.  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.
     4.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that 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Complainants must convert their informal complaint against 
Telstar to a formal complaint is extended to June 11, 2004, 
unless otherwise extended by further order.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                         Alexander P. Starr
                         Chief, Market Disputes Resolution 
                    Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
                         Alex.starr@fcc.gov 
_________________________

1         47 C.F.R.  1.716.
2         Letter from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal 
Communications Commission (Jun. 30, 2003) (``informal 
complaint'').
3         Letter from Menachem Ash, General Counsel, 
Telstar, to Sandra Gray-Fields, Staff Assistant, Market 
Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File 
No. EB-03-MDIC-0022 (Aug. 16, 2003).   
4         47 C.F.R.  1.718.
5         See Letters from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, to Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes 
Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-
03-MDIC-0022 (Feb. 5, 2004 and Mar 2, 2004); Letter from 
Menachem Ash, Attorney for Defendants, to Jonathan Reel, 
Attorney, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement 
Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-03-MDIC-0022 (Feb. 9, 2004); APCC 
et al. v. Telstar, Order, DA No. 04-343, File No. EB-03-
MDIC-0022 (rel. Feb. 11, 2004) (Extension of time to convert 
until March 16, 2004); APCC et al. v. Telstar, Order, DA No. 
04-682, File No. EB-03-MDIC-0022 (rel. Mar. 12, 2004) 
(Extension of time to convert until April 16, 2004).
6         Letters from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, to Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes 
Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-
03-MDIC-0022 (Apr. 6, 2004 and Apr. 15, 2004) (``Joint 
Waiver Request'').