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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).

August 1, 2000

Michael Balmoris 202-418-0253
Email: mbalmori@fcc.gov

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard on the
New York Section 271 Court Victory

This decision is a great victory. The court clearly affirmed the FCC's framework for deciding long distance applications from the Bell companies - the heart and soul of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

This marks an important milestone in our efforts to move competition out of the courtroom and into the marketplace, where it belongs.

- FCC -