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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).

May 6, 1999
Joy Howell (202) 418-0500

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard on Conditions for SBC-Ameritech Merger

FCC Chairman William E. Kennard today issued the following statement regarding conditions for the SBC-Ameritech merger:

In accordance with the process outlined in my April 1 letter to the Chairmen of SBC and Ameritech, the Common Carrier Bureau today held a forum to inform the public about the status of its discussions with SBC and Ameritech over the past four weeks. We are pleased that this process has provided an opportunity for public input on these important questions.

Based on the reports I have received concerning the progress made over the past four weeks, I have directed the staff to continue the discussions with the objective of rapidly concluding the development of a set of conditions designed to address the public interest concerns.