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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Final rule; petitions for reconsideration.

SUMMARY:

In this document, the Commission dismisses the petitions for reconsideration of the Universal Service First Report and Order, 62 FR 32862 (June 17, 1997), Local Competition First Report and Order, 61 FR 45476 (August 29, 1996) and Local Competition Second Report and Order, 61 FR 47284 (September 6, 1996) filed by those parties that have not indicated an intent to pursue their respective petitions.

DATES:

These petitions are dismissed as of February 12, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard D. Smith, Common Carrier Bureau, Accounting Policy Division, (202) 418-7400.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a summary of the Commission's Order on Reconsideration in CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 96-98 released on January 29, 2002. The full text of this document is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

I. Introduction

1. In this document, the Commission dismisses the petitions for reconsideration of the Universal Service First Report and Order, 62 FR 32862 (June 17, 1997), Local Competition First Report and Order, 61 FR 45476 (August 29, 1996) and Local Competition Second Report and Order, 61 FR 47284 (September 6, 1996) filed by those parties that have not indicated an intent to pursue their respective petitions.

II. Discussion

2. To the extent that parties have not indicated an intent to pursue their respective petitions for reconsideration of the Universal Service First Report and Order, 62 FR 32862 (June 17, 1997), Local Competition First Report and Order, 61 FR 45476 (August 29, 1996) and Local Competition Second Report and Order, 61 FR 47284 (September 6, 1996) in response to the public notices, the Commission deems such petitions withdrawn and dismiss these petitions. The passage of time and intervening developments have rendered many such petitions moot or irrelevant in light of intervening events.

3. The Commission notes that several parties have refreshed the record in response to the public notices. The Commission will proceed to address these petitions for reconsideration in upcoming orders.

III. Ordering Clause

4. Pursuant to the authority contained in sections 1 and 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151 and 154(i), and § 1.429 of the Commission's rules, the petitions for reconsideration of the Universal Service First Report and Order, Local Competition First Report and Order, and Local Competition Second Report and Order, as listed in the attachments to this document, are dismissed as of February 12, 2002.

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Federal Communications Commission.

William F. Caton,

Acting Secretary.

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Attachment A.—Petitions for Reconsideration of the Universal Service First Report and Order

CommenterDate filed
Ad Hoc7/17/97
AirTouch Communications, Inc7/17/97
Alaska Public Utilities Commission7/17/97
Alaska Telephone Association7/17/97
Alliance for Public Technology7/14/97
ALLTEL7/17/97
American Petroleum Institute7/16/97
Arkansas Public Service Commission7/16/97
Benton Foundation/Edgemont Neighborhood Coalition7/23/97
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association7/17/97
Columbia Communications Corp7/17/97
Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc7/17/97
Fidelity Telephone Company7/17/97
Florida Dept. of Education7/17/97
Florida Dept. of Management Services7/17/97
Florida Public Service Commission7/16/97
GE American Communications, Inc7/17/97
Georgia Dept. of Administrative Services—Info.Tech7/17/97
General Communications, Inc7/17/97
Global Village Schools Institute6/25/97
GVNW7/11/97
ITCs, Inc7/17/97
Information Technology Assoc. of America7/16/97
Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission7/17/97
Kansas Corporation Commission7/17/97
MCI Telecommunications Corporation7/17/97
National Association of State Telecommunications Directors7/17/97
National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc7/17/97
New Jersey Division of the Ratepayer Advocate7/17/97
New York Library Association7/17/97
NEXTEL Communications, Inc7/17/97
Ozark Telecom, Inc7/17/97
Personal Communications Industry Association7/17/97
ProNet Inc7/17/97
Rural Telephone Companies7/17/97
Sandwich Isles7/17/97
Sprint Corp7/17/97
Sprint Spectrum L.P.7/17/97
Teletouch Licenses, Inc7/17/97
TelHawaii, Inc7/17/97
Texas Public Utilities Commission7/16/97
Time Warner Communications Holdings, Inc7/17/97
United Utilities7/16/97
U.S. Catholic Conference, et al7/17/97
US WEST7/17/97
Vermont Public Service Board7/17/97
Washington State Dept. of Information Services7/17/97
Western Alliance7/17/97
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Attachment B.—Petitions for Reconsideration of the Local Competition First Report and Order

CommenterDate filed
Airtouch Paging, Cal-Autofone and Radio Electronic Products Corp9/30/96
American Electric Power Service Corporation, et al9/30/96
American Public Power Association9/30/96
Association of American Railroads9/30/96
Carolina Power & Light Company9/30/96
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association9/30/96
Colorado Public Utilities Commission9/27/96
Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc and Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc9/30/96
Consolidated Communications Telecom Services Inc9/30/96
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc9/30/96
Cox Communications, Inc9/30/96
Delmarva Power & Light Company9/30/96
Duquesne Light Company9/30/96
Edison Electric Institute, et al9/30/96
Florida Power & Light Company9/30/96
General Communication, Inc9/30/96
Information Technology Association of America9/30/96
Kalida Telephone Company, Inc9/30/96
Local Exchange Carrier Coalition9/30/96
Lower Colorado River Authority9/30/96
Meek, Representative Carrie P9/23/96
National Cable Television Association, Inc9/30/96
Pacific Gas and Electric Company9/30/96
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company9/30/96
Pilgrim Telephone, Inc9/30/96
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin9/27/96
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio9/30/96
Rand McNally & Company9/30/96
Sprint Corporation9/30/96
Teleport Communications Group Inc9/30/96
Texas Public Utility Commission9/26/96
Time Warner Communications Holdings, Inc9/30/96
UTC, The Telecommunications Association9/30/96
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission9/30/96
Weldon, Representative Dave9/23/96
WinStar Communications, Inc9/30/96

Attachment C.—Petitions for Reconsideration of the Local Competition Second Report and Order

CommenterDate filed
Airtouch Paging/PowerPage10/7/96
Ameritech10/7/96
AT&T10/7/96
BellSouth Corp.10/7/96
GTE Service Corp.10/7/96
MCI Telecommunications Corp.10/7/96
New York State Dept. of Public Service10/7/96
NYNEX Telephone Companies10/7/96
Rural Telephone Coalition10/7/96
U.S. Telephone Association10/7/96
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[FR Doc. 02-3277 Filed 2-11-02; 8:45 am]

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