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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
SouthEast Telephone, Inc.       )    File No. EB-00-TS-032
Pikeville, Kentucky             )    NAL/Acct. No. X3210-001


                              ORDER


     Adopted: July 28, 2000                  Released: July 31, 
2000

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Order, we adopt a Consent Decree terminating  a 
forfeiture   proceeding   against   SouthEast   Telephone,   Inc. 
(``SouthEast'').1  We instituted a forfeiture proceeding  against 
SouthEast  for   apparently   violating  Section   301   of   the 
Communications Act of  1934 (``Act''), as  amended,2 and  Section 
24.803 of  the Commission's  Rules  (``Rules'')3 by  operating  a 
Broadband  Personal  Communications  System  without   Commission 
authorization.

     2.   The Enforcement  Bureau and  SouthEast have  negotiated 
the terms of a Consent Decree that will terminate the  forfeiture 
proceeding.  The Consent Decree  is incorporated by reference  in 
and attached to this Order.   As detailed in the Consent  Decree, 
SouthEast  has  agreed  to,  among  other  things,  establish   a 
Compliance Program and make  a $40,000 voluntary contribution  to 
the  United  States  Treasury.   Under  the  Compliance  Program, 
SouthEast will educate its employees and agents to ensure  future 
compliance with the Act  and the Rules  and will promptly  report 
any violations to the Commission. 

     3.   We have reviewed the  Consent Decree and evaluated  the 
facts  of  record.   In  light  of  SouthEast's  declaration   to 
institute a Compliance Program for  its employees and agents,  as 
well as its other commitments and representations in the  Consent 
Decree,  we  believe  that  approving  the  Consent  Decree   and 
terminating the  forfeiture  proceeding  will  serve  the  public 
interest.  Furthermore, we find  that no substantial or  material 
question   of   fact    exists   regarding   SouthEast's    basic 
qualifications to hold a Commission license. 

     4.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Sections  4(i)-
(j) of the Act,4 and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules,5 that 
the Consent Decree, incorporated by reference in and attached  to 
this Order, IS ADOPTED.

     5.   SouthEast may make  its voluntary  contribution to  the 
United States Treasury  by credit card  through the  Commission's 
Credit and  Debt  Management  Center at  (202)  418-1995,  or  by 
mailing a check or  similar instrument, payable  to the order  of 
the  ``Federal  Communications   Commission,''  to  the   Federal 
Communications Commission,  P.O.  Box  73482,  Chicago,  Illinois 
60673-7482.  The  payment  should note  NAL/Acct.  No.  X3210-001 
referenced above. 
     
     6.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that  a copy of this Order  shall 
be sent by Certified Mail,  return receipt requested, to  Michele 
Farquhar, Esq.,  Hogan &  Hartson  L.L.P., Columbia  Square,  555 
Thirteenth Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20004-1109.

     7.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED  that this forfeiture  proceeding 
IS TERMINATED.

                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                              David H. Solomon
                              Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1 SouthEast Tel. Inc. 15 FCC Rcd 4222 (Enf. Bur. 2000).

2 47 U.S.C.  301.

3 47 C.F.R.  24.803.

4 47 U.S.C.  154(i)-(j).
 
5 47 C.F.R.  0.111 and 0.311.