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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

April 16, 1999


The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has announced the results of its Y2K testing finding no Y2K related anomalies within U.S. interconnected telecommunications networks. The April 14, 1999, ATIS report is the latest in a series of comprehensive initiatives undertaken by the industry to test its Y2K fixes to the telephone network.

Commissioner Michael Powell, Chair of the FCC's Task Force for Year 2000 Conversion, applauded the hard work and dedication of ATIS in promoting Year 2000 readiness in the telecommunications industry. "The expertise and experience of ATIS is invaluable to the efforts of the telecommunications industry to prepare for Y2K," he commented. The FCC has been working with ATIS and its member-companies since Commissioner Powell assumed leadership of the Year 2000 issue in connection with various testing and information-sharing initiatives.

ATIS is a North American standards body that is leading the development of telecommunications standards and operating procedures through it's sponsored committees and forums. ATIS members are North American and World Zone 1 Caribbean providers of telecommunications services including telecommunications service providers, competitive local carriers, cellular carriers, interexchange carriers, local exchange carriers, manufacturers, software developers, resellers, enhanced service providers, and providers of operational support.

More information relating to the efforts of the telecommunications industry to prepare for the Year 2000, including links to individual companies, organizations, and the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC) may be found on the Commission's Year 2000 website www.fcc.gov/year2000/.

ATIS press contact: John Bernhards at (202) 434-8850
FCC Year 2000 Media contact Nancy Plon (202) 418-2899