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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554

                                )
In the Matter of                 )    File No. EB-04-SE-054
                                )    NAL/Acct. No. 200432100002
Sprint Spectrum L.P. d/b/a       )    FRN # 0007165210
Sprint PCS

                              ORDER

Adopted:  July 15, 2005                                           
Released:  July 20, 2005

By the Acting Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 

     1.        In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent 
Decree entered into between the Enforcement Bureau and Sprint 
Spectrum L.P. d/b/a Sprint PCS (``Sprint'').  The Consent Decree 
terminates the enforcement proceeding initiated by the 
Enforcement Bureau against Sprint for its apparent violation of 
Section 20.18(d) of the Commission's Rules (``Rules'')1 regarding 
its deployment of Enhanced 911 (``E911'') Phase I services in the 
County of Santa Cruz, Arizona.

     2.        The Enforcement Bureau and Sprint have negotiated 
the terms of a Consent Decree that would resolve this matter and 
terminate the enforcement proceeding.  A copy of the Consent 
Decree is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.  

     3.        Based on the record before us, we conclude that no 
substantial or material questions of fact exist with respect to 
this matter as to whether Sprint possesses the basic 
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or 
obtain any FCC license or authorization. 

     4.        After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree, 
we find that the public interest will be served by adopting the 
Consent Decree and terminating the enforcement proceeding. 

     5.        Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to 
Section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and 
Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules,3 the Consent Decree 
attached to this Order IS ADOPTED.

     6.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Enforcement 
Bureau's enforcement proceeding IS TERMINATED.

     7.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Sprint Spectrum L.P. 
d/b/a Sprint PCS will make a voluntary contribution to the United 
States Treasury in the amount of thirty-five thousand dollars            
($35,000) within 30 calendar days after the Effective Date of the 
Adopting Order.  Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check 
or similar instrument, payable to the order of the Federal 
Communications Commission.  The payment must include the 
NAL/Acct. No. and FRN No. referenced above.  Payment by check or 
money order may be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, 
P.O. Box 358340, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8340.  Payment by overnight 
mail may be sent to Mellon Bank /LB 358340, 500 Ross Street, Room 
1540670, Pittsburgh, PA 15251.  Payment by wire transfer may be 
made to ABA Number 043000261, receiving bank Mellon Bank, and 
account number 911-6106.   

     8.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order 
and Consent Decree shall be sent by first class mail and 
certified mail, return receipt requested, to Luisa L. Lancetti, 
Vice President, Wireless Regulatory Affairs, Sprint Corporation, 
401 9th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20004.


                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         

                         
     
                              Kris Anne Monteith
                              Acting Chief, Enforcement Bureau                          CONSENT DECREE

     The Enforcement Bureau (``Bureau'') of the Federal 
Communications Commission (``Commission'') and Sprint Spectrum 
L.P. d/b/a Sprint PCS (``Sprint'') hereby enter into this Consent 
Decree regarding a possible violation of Section 20.18(d) of the 
Commission's Rules (``Rules'') concerning Sprint's deployment of 
Enhanced 911 (``E911'') Phase I services in the County of Santa 
Cruz, Arizona.  

Background

     1.   On September 15, 2003, Sprint received a request to 
implement E911 Phase I services on behalf of two Public Safety 
Answering Points (``PSAPs'') located in Santa Cruz, Arizona.  
Under the requirements of Section 20.18(d), Sprint was required 
to deploy service to these two PSAPs by March 15, 2004, provided 
the PSAP requests were valid under the requirements of the rule.  

     2.   On February 25, 2004, Santa Cruz filed an informal 
complaint against Sprint alleging that Sprint had failed to 
deploy E911 Phase I services by the required date.  On March 24, 
2004, the Enforcement Bureau issued a letter of inquiry (``LOI'') 
to Sprint.  Sprint responded to the LOI on April 20, 2004, and 
reported that E911 Phase I service had been deployed in the area 
under investigation on April 15, 2004.  

     3.   On October 21, 2004, the Enforcement Bureau issued a 
Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture4 to Sprint (the 
``NAL'') in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for 
the apparent willful and repeated violations of Section 20.18(d).  
Sprint timely responded to the NAL.

  Definitions

     4.   For the purposes of this Consent Decree, the following 
definitions shall apply:

          (a) ``Commission'' or ``FCC'' means the Federal 
          Communications Commission;
          (b) ``Bureau''  means  the Enforcement  Bureau  of  the 
          Federal Communications Commission;
          (c) ``Sprint'' means Sprint Spectrum L.P. d/b/a Sprint 
          PCS, its subsidiaries, affiliates and any successors 
          and assigns;
          (d) ``Parties'' means Sprint and the Bureau; 
          (e) ``Adopting  Order'' means  an order  of the  Bureau 
          adopting the  terms  and  conditions  of  this  Consent 
          Decree; 
          (f) ``Effective  Date''  means the  date  the  Adopting 
          Order is released by the Bureau; 
          (g)   ``Enforcement    Proceeding''   means    the 
          investigation of  the alleged  Rule violations  by 
          Sprint  culminating  in  the  Notice  of  Apparent 
          Liability for Forfeiture;
          (h)   ``Notice   of    Apparent   Liability    for 
          Forfeiture'' or ``NAL'' means Sprint Spectrum L.P. 
          d/b/a/ Sprint  PCS, 19  FCC Rcd  19901 (Enf.  Bur. 
          2004);
          (i) ``Rules'' means the Commission's Rules found 
          in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations; 
          and
          (j) ``Act'' means the Communications Act of 1934, 
          as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.

  Terms of Settlement

     5.   The Parties agree that the provisions of this Consent 
Decree shall be subject to final approval by the Bureau by 
incorporation of such provisions by reference in the Adopting 
Order.

     6.   The Parties agree that this Consent Decree shall become 
binding on the Parties on the Effective Date. Upon release, the 
Adopting Order and this Consent Decree shall have the same force 
and effect as any other final order of the Commission and any 
violation of the terms or conditions of this Consent Decree shall 
constitute a violation of a Commission order.

     7.   Sprint acknowledges that the Bureau has jurisdiction 
over the matters contained in this Consent Decree and the 
authority to enter into and adopt this Consent Decree.

     8.   The Parties waive any rights they may have to seek 
administrative or judicial reconsideration, review, appeal or 
stay, or to otherwise challenge or contest the validity of this 
Consent Decree and the Adopting Order, provided that the Adopting 
Order adopts the Consent Decree without change, addition, 
modification or deletion.

     9.   The Parties agree that this Consent Decree does not 
constitute either an adjudication on the merits or a factual or 
legal finding or determination of any compliance or noncompliance 
with the Act or the Rules. The Parties further agree that this 
Consent Decree is for settlement purposes only and that by 
agreeing to this Consent Decree, Sprint does not admit or deny 
any liability for violating the Rules in connection with the 
matters that are the subject of this Consent Decree.

     10.  In express reliance on the covenants and 
representations in this Consent Decree and to avoid further 
expenditure of scarce public resources, the Bureau agrees to 
terminate the Enforcement Proceeding at such time as both Parties 
sign this Consent Decree and the Bureau adopts this Consent 
Decree.

     11.  Sprint has implemented certain administrative changes 
and created an automated database for tracking E911 Phase I and 
II implementations as more fully described in the Compliance Plan 
attached hereto.  Sprint will continue to track E911 Phase I 
implementations for its CDMA network to facilitate timely Phase I 
deployments.  Further, while this proceeding was solely with 
respect to Phase I implementations, Sprint has agreed, on a 
voluntary basis, to track Phase II implementations on its CDMA 
network in the same manner as it tracks Phase I implementations.  
Sprint reserves the right to modify this attached plan as 
necessary to better ensure continuing compliance with the 
Commission's Rules.

     12.  The Parties agree that Sprint's obligations set forth 
in paragraph 11 will remain in effect for twenty-four (24) months 
from the Effective Date.

     13.  The Parties acknowledge and agree that this Consent 
Decree shall constitute a final and binding settlement between 
Sprint and the Bureau regarding the possible violations of 
Section 20.18(d) of the Rules specified by the NAL.  In 
consideration for termination by the Bureau of the Enforcement 
Proceeding and in accordance with the terms of this Consent 
Decree, Sprint agrees to the terms set forth in this Consent 
Decree.

     14.  The Bureau agrees that it will not institute, on its 
own motion, any new proceeding, formal or informal, take any 
action on its own motion, or recommend to the Commission any 
forfeiture or other sanction, against Sprint for the possible 
violations of Section 20.18(d) of the Rules specified by the NAL. 
Nothing in this Consent Decree shall prevent the Bureau from 
instituting investigations or enforcement proceedings against 
Sprint in the event of any other alleged misconduct that violates 
this Consent Decree or that violates any provision of the Act or 
the Rules.

     15.  The Parties agree that any provision of this Consent 
Decree which conflicts with any subsequent rule, order of general 
applicability or other decision of general applicability adopted 
by the Commission will be superseded by such Commission rule, 
order or other decision.

     16.  Sprint agrees that it will make a voluntary 
contribution to the United States Treasury in the amount of 
thirty five thousand dollars ($35,000) within 30 calendar days 
after the Effective Date of the Adopting Order.  Payment of the 
forfeiture must be made by check or similar instrument, payable 
to the order of the Federal Communications Commission.  The 
payment must include the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN No. referenced 
above.  Payment by check or money order may be mailed to Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 358340, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-
8340.  Payment by overnight mail may be sent to Mellon Bank /LB 
358340, 500 Ross Street, Room 1540670, Pittsburgh, PA 15251.  
Payment by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 043000261, 
receiving bank Mellon Bank, and account number 911-6106.5  The 
payment should reference the NAL/Acct. and FRN No. referenced 
above.

     17.  If either Party (or the United States on behalf of the 
Commission) brings a judicial action to enforce the terms of the 
Adopting Order, neither Sprint nor the Commission shall contest 
the continuing validity of the Consent Decree or Adopting Order.  
The Parties agree to comply with, defend and support the validity 
of this Consent Decree and the Adopting Order in any proceeding 
seeking to nullify, void, or otherwise modify the Consent Decree 
or the Adopting Order.

     18.  The Parties agree that in the event that any court of 
competent jurisdiction renders this Consent Decree invalid, this 
Consent Decree shall become null and void and may not be used in 
any manner in any legal proceeding.

     19.  Sprint waives any rights it may have under any 
provision of the Equal Access to Justice Act, 5 U.S.C.  504 and 
47 C.F.R.  1.1501 et seq., relating to the matters addressed in 
this Consent Decree.

     20.  This Consent Decree cannot be modified without the 
advance written consent of both Parties except as indicated in 
paragraph 11.
     21.  This Consent Decree may be signed in counterparts.

For the Enforcement Bureau:


________________________________
Kris Anne Monteith
Acting Chief, Enforcement Bureau

________________________________
Date


For Sprint Spectrum L.P.:


________________________________
Luisa L. Lancetti
Vice President, Wireless Regulatory Affairs
 
________________________________
Date                          COMPLIANCE PLAN
     Summary of Sprint Spectrum L.P. ("Sprint") Administrative 
                             Changes
     As part of its effort to ensure compliance with the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the FCC's rules and 
regulations, Sprint's 911 implementation group (the "911 Group") 
has developed, and will continue to implement and oversee, the 
following administrative changes to its implementation of E911 
Phase I requests on its CDMA network.  Sprint will also 
voluntarily track E911 Phase II requests on its CDMA network in 
the same manner:

1.   Establish a computer database known as the Network Element 
Object (``NEO'') Database to track all ongoing E911 projects 
including the status of implementation and the responsible 
Numbering Solutions employee handling implementation.

2.   Require a supervisor to conduct random audits of employee 
projects to determine that such projects have been entered in 
NEO, formal E911 Phase I and II requests from PSAP(s) are filed, 
dates are correct in NEO, and employee adherence to Sprint's E911 
processes are followed.

3.   With the use of NEO, a supervisor will track project status 
on a regular basis.  

4.   Sprint will provide contact escalation information to 
requesting PSAPs, including levels from Director to Supervisor 
with name, phone number (office and mobile) and address, to 
permit notification to Sprint management of any deployment 
concerns.

5.   Through NEO provide e-mail notification to all employees 
with status of all projects that they own when the projected due 
date is within 60 days.



_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  20.18(d).

2 47 U.S.C.  154(i).

3 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311.

  4 See  Sprint Spectrum LP  d/b/a Sprint PCS,  19 FCC Rcd  19901 
(Enf. Bur. 2004)(`` NAL'').



  5 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.