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Order Dismissing Lafayette Utilities System v. CableOne, Inc., et al.

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Released: May 4, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-715

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government of
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Lafayette, Louisiana, d/b/a Lafayette Utilities
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System,
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Complainant,
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v.
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File No. CSR-8357-P
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CableOne, Inc.; Wide Open West; Comporium
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Communications; NewWave Communications;
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Atlantic Broadband; Suddenlink; Avenue Bb
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Communications; GCI, Inc.; Charter
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Communications; Armstrong Cable Services; Wave )
Division Holdings; NPG Cable, Inc.; Eagle
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Communications; and Cox Communications,
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Defendants.
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ORDER

Adopted: May 4, 2012

Released: May 4, 2012

By the Senior Deputy Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau:
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On June 8, 2010, Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government of Lafayette,
Louisiana, d/b/a Lafayette Utilities System (“LUS”) filed a complaint with the Commission against the
National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (“NCTC”) and fifteen individual companies (“Company
Defendants”) (collectively, “Defendants”).1 On May 25, 2011, the Media Bureau issued an order
dismissing two Defendants from the proceeding and setting forth a schedule for discovery.2 In the
interim, the parties commenced discovery and subsequently informed the Commission that they had
reached an agreement in principle. On May 2, 2012, LUS filed a motion to dismiss the action with
prejudice.3


1 LUS, Complaint for Violations of Section 628 of the Communications Act and 47 C.F.R. § 76.1001 et seq., File
No. CSR-8357-P (filed June 8, 2010) (the “Complaint”).
2 LUS v. NCTC et al., Order, 26 FCC Rcd 7690 (MB, 2011). The Defendants that the Media Bureau dismissed
were NCTC and Utilities Service Alliance, Inc.
3 Lafayette Utilities System’s Motion to Dismiss, File No. CSR-8357-P (filed May 2, 2012). The motion states that
the parties have agreed that each shall bear its own costs.
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Accordingly, the motion to dismiss the above-captioned proceeding

IS GRANTED

and
the Complaint

IS DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE

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This action is taken pursuant to authority delegated by Section 0.283 of the
Commission’s rules.4
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Steven A. Broeckaert
Senior Deputy Chief, Policy Division
Media Bureau


4 47 C.F.R. § 0.283.
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