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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:  February 10, 2004      Released:  February 11, 
     2004

By the Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement 
Bureau:
     1.   On June 30, 2003, APCC Services, Inc., et al. 
(``APCC'' or ``Complainants'') filed an informal complaint 
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.1  Telstar replied to the Complaint on 
August 16, 2003.2 Therefore, pursuant to section 1.718 of the 
Commission's rules, the Complainants must convert their 
informal complaint into a formal complaint by February 16, 
2004, or their informal complaint will be deemed to be 
abandoned. 3 
     2.   Since the filing of the informal complaint, the 
parties have engaged in discussions in an attempt to resolve 
the complaint.4  Consequently, on February 5, 2004, APCC filed 
a Request for Extension of Time to File Complainants' Formal 
Complaint in this matter.5  APCC seeks a waiver of section 
1.718 of the Commission's rules, and, in particular, requests 
an extension of the deadline for filing a formal complaint from 
February 16, 2004, to March 16, 2004.6  The 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.7  Telstar has stated that it does not object to 
the one-month extension APCC seeks in the Waiver Request.8
     3.   We are satisfied that granting the Complainants' 
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 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 the Complainants 
must convert their informal complaint against Telstar to a 
formal complaintpursuant to section 1.718 of our rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.718, is 
extended to March 16, 2004, unless otherwise extended by 
further order.


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



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

1         Letter from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal 
Communications Commission, June 30, 2003).
2         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 (August 16, 2003).
3         47 C.F.R.  1.718. 
4         See Letter from Allan C. Hubbard, Attorney for 
Complainants, to Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes 
Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-03-
MDIC-0022 (February 5, 2004) (``Waiver Request'') at 2.
     5    Id. at 1.
6         Id. 
7         Id. at 2.
8         Letter from Menachem Ash, Attorney for Defendants, to 
Jonathan Reel, Attorney, Market Disputes Resolution Division, 
Enforcement Bureau, FCC, File No. EB-03-MDIC-0022 (February 9, 
2004).