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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).

January 4, 2000
January 4, 2000
Email: mbalmori@fcc.gov

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard
regarding U.S. COURT APPEALS Decision to
deny an emergency stay in AT&T v. FCC

Washington, D.C. Im pleased that the court has denied AT&Ts motion for a stay and allowed the FCCs authorization of Bell Atlantic entry into long distance to take effect. This is good news for consumers. As I have said repeatedly, its time for the industry to take their battles out of the courtroom and into the competitive marketplace.


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