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Common Carrier Merger Compliance

When the Commission approved several mergers involving Bell Operating Companies, including Bell Atlantic and GTE (now Verizon), USWest and Qwest, and SBC and Ameritech, it did so after the carriers agreed to the imposition of conditions designed to promote competition in the local markets. The Enforcement Bureau's Merger Compliance Oversight Team monitors the carriers' compliance with those agreed-upon conditions. The Team's responsibilities also include serving as a point of contact for state commissions, competitors, and other interested parties that wish to report any instances of possible noncompliance. This informal process should enable the Commission to assist parties in quickly resolving disputes. Finally, the Team also recommends appropriate enforcement action for any noncompliance with the conditions. The contact for the team is Trent Harkrader, Deputy Chief in the Enforcement Bureau's Investigations and Hearings Division. Mr. Harkrader can be reached at (202) 418-1420.

Carrier Supplied Reports

SBC/Ameritech Performance Meas. Svc. Qual. Meas. xDSL Roll-out Ann. Compl. Rpts.
Bell Atlantic/GTE (Verizon) Performance Meas. Svc. Qual. Meas. xDSL Roll-out Ann. Compl. Rpts.

Merger Enforcement Actions

01-15-2009 AT&T Inc. (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
03-06-2008 U.S. Wireless Data, Inc. (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
12-04-2007 ALLTEL Corporation (ORDER & CONSENT DECREE)
12-16-2003 Qwest Communications International Inc. (ORDER)
05-20-2003 GTE Corporation & Bell Atlantic Corporation (M.O.&O.)
05-07-2003 Qwest Communications International Inc. (ORDER &

CONSENT DECREE)
04-30-2003 Core Communications, Inc., and Z-Tel Communications, Inc. v. SBC Communications Inc., Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company, The Southern New England Telephone Company, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. (ERRATUM)
04-17-2003 CoreComm Communications, Inc., and Z-Tel Communications, Inc. v. SBC Communications Inc., Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company, The Southern New England Telephone Company, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. (M.O.&O.)
03-20-2003 SBC Communications, Inc. (ORDER)
03-20-2003 SBC Communications, Inc. (CONSENT DECREE)
03-13-2003 GTE Corporation, Transferor, & Bell Atlantic Corporation, Transferee (ORDER)
10-09-2002 SBC Communications, Inc. (FORFEITURE ORDER)
10-08-2002 Ameritech Corp. & SBC Communications Inc. (M.O.&O.)
08-20-2002 Verizon Communications Inc. (ORDER)
08-20-2002 Verizon Communications Inc. (CONSENT DECREE)
02-28-2002 Global NAPs, Inc. v. Verizon Communications, Verizon New England, Inc., and Verizon Virginia, Inc. (M.O.&O.)
01-18-2002 SBC Communications, Inc. (NAL)
05-29-2001 SBC Communications Inc. (ORDER ON REVIEW

& DISSENTING STATEMENT)
03-15-2001 SBC Communications Inc. (ORDER OF FORFEITURE)
12-20-2000 SBC Communications, Inc. (NAL)
08-18-2000 A.T.&T. Corp. v, Bell Atlantic Corp. & MCI Tel. Corp. v. Bell Atlantic Corp. (M.O.&O.)

SBC and Verizon Merger Audit Requests

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