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
SBC and Verizon Merger Audit Requests
- Public Notice Regarding SBC Audit Request 
- Public Notice Regarding Verizon Audit Request