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                           Before the
                     Washington, D.C. 20554
                              )         File No. EB-04-IH-0342
In the Matter of                        )                        
                              )         Acct. No. 200532080007   
SBC Communications Inc.            )                             
                              )         FRN No. 0005049150 

   Adopted:  December 14, 2004          Released:  December 16, 

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

    1.    In this Order, we adopt a Consent Decree terminating an 
investigation into possible violations by SBC Communications Inc. 
(``SBC'') of section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended (``the Act''), 47 U.S.C.  254, and Part 54 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  54.1 et. seq. 

    2.    The  Enforcement  Bureau  (``Bureau'')  and  SBC   have 
negotiated the  terms  of the  Consent  Decree.  A  copy  of  the 
Consent Decree is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

    3.    We have reviewed  the terms of  the Consent Decree  and 
evaluated the  facts  before  us.  We  believe  that  the  public 
interest would  be served  by approving  the Consent  Decree  and 
terminating the investigation. 

    4.    Based on the record  before us, and  in the absence  of 
material new evidence relating to  this matter, we conclude  that 
there are  no substantial  or material  questions of  fact as  to 
whether SBC possesses the  basic qualifications, including  those 
related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or 

    5.    Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Section 4(i) of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 
and the authority delegated by section 0.111 and 0.311 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.111, 0.311, that the attached 
Consent Decree IS ADOPTED.

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


                    David H. Solomon
                    Chief, Enforcement Bureau