FCC Record, Volume 19, No. 8, Pages 5879 to 6813, March 31 - April 13, 2004 Page: 5,900
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Federal Communications Commission DA 04-853
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
OneLink Commncations IC Nos. 03-I0068559S
Unauthorized Change of
Subscriber's Telecommunications Carrier
Adopted: March 25,2004 Released: March 31, 2004
By the Deputy Chief, Policy Division, Consumer & Gover mental Affairs Bureau
1. In this Order, we consider complaints' alleging that OneLink Communications
(OneLin) changed Complainmts' telecom unies cations service providers without obtaining
authorization ad verification from Complainant in violation ofthe Co ission's ruleS2 We
conclude that OneLink's actions did result in an unauthorized change in Complainants
telecommunications service providers and we grant Complainamts complaints.
2. In December 1998, the Commission released the Section 258 Order in which it
adopted rules to implement section 258 of the Comrmumcations Act of 1934 (Act), as amended
by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act).3 Section 258 prohibits the practice of
r"slamming," the submission or execution of an unauthorized change in a subscriber's selection
See Appendix A.
2 See 47 C.F.R. 64.100 - 64.190.
3 47 U.S.C. 258(a); Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56 (1996);
Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996;
Policies and Rules Concerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumers' Long Distance Carriers, CC Docket No.
94-129, Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 14 FCC Red 1508 (1998) (Section
258 Order), stayed in part, MCI WorldCom v. FCC, No. 99-1125 (D.C. Cir. May 18, 1999); First Order on
Reconsideration, 15 FCC Red 8158 (2000); stay lifted, MCI WorldCom v. FCC, No. 99-1125 (D.C. Cir. June 27,
2000); Third Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration, 15 FCC Rcd 15996 (2000), Errata, DA No.
00-2163 (rel. Sept. 25, 2000), Erratum, DA No. 00-2192 (rel. Oct. 4, 2000), Order, FCC 01-67 (rel. Feb. 22, 2001);
reconsideration pending. Prior to the adoption of Section 258, the Commission had taken various steps to address
the slamming problem. See, e.g. Policies and Rules Concerning Unauthorized Changes of Consumers' Long
Distance Carriers, CC Docket No. 94-129, Report and Order, 10 FCC Rcd 9560 (1995), stayed in part, 11 FCC
Red 856 (1995); Policies and Rules Concerning Changing Long Distance Carriers, CC Docket No. 91-64, 7 FCC
Rcd 1038 (1992), reconsideration denied, 8 FCC Red 3215 (1993); Investigation of Access and Divestiture
Related Tariffs, CC Docket No. 83-1145, Phase I, 101 F.C.C.2d 911, 101 F.C.C.2d 935, reconsideration denied,
102 F.C.C.2d 503 (1985).
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