DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 152                                            August 15,1996

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC'S TOLL-FREE INFORMATION SERVICE EXPANDED - SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN VERMONT, KANSAS, MONTANA. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0500.. CIB Contact: Compliance and Infromation Bureau Contacts: Marlene Jackson at (202) 418-1117 and Byron McCoy at (202) 418-1100. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1996/nrci5012

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 15, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.August 14.

Released: August 15, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS.August 14.

Report No: 1-8196. Released: August 15, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATION ACTIONS TAKEN.

Report No: 43804. Released: August 15, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23804. Released: August 15, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Released: August 15, 1996. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL "ASYNCHRONOUS DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINES" SEPTEMBER 9TH.

Released: August 15, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

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DJS PRODUCTIONS. Granting complaint filed against Multimedia Cablevision, Inc.; ordered Multimedia Cablevision to recalculate its maximum commercial leased access rates applicable to direct sales/home shopping channels. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 5, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1244). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961244

CITIZENS CENTURY TV VENTURE. Denied complaint filed against Operator concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in the City of LaVerne, CA. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 6, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1262). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961262

C-TEC CABLE SYSTEMS OF NEW YORK, INC. Dismissed the complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in Patterson, Kent and Southeast. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 6, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1256). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961256

TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO, INC. Dismissed the complaint filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in Wheeling, WV. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 6, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1248). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961248

COAXIAL COMMUNICATIONS OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC. Dismissed the complaint filed agains the rates charged for cable programming services in Whitehall, OH. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 6, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1255). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961255

IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTIONS OF THE CABLE TELEVISION CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMPETITION ACT OF 1992, RATE REGUALTION, IN THE MATTER OF CABLE PRICING FLEXIBILITY. Proposed to allow rate regulated operator increase flexibility with respect to pricing of tiers, once the maximum combined rate for all ties has been established in accordance with existing rules. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 25, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-316). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/fcc96316

NEW YORK, NY. Granted in part Petition by Buckley Broadcasting Corporation for Reconsideration and Response to Notice of Apparent Liability by reducing forfeiture for station WOR from $23,750 to $14,000 and continue to require submission of EEO reports. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 12, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-342). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96342

SAN LUIS OBISPO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Reduced forfeiture from $25,000 to $12,000 for stations KKCB (AM)/KSLY-FM, San Luis Obispo, CA. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 12, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-344). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96344

***COLUMBIA NETWORK SERVICES CORPORATION. Granted Columbia's Application for determination of exempt telecommunications company. Action by the General Counsel. Adopted: August 15, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1307). OGC

O.R. ESTMAN, INC. D.B.A SATELLITE PAGING, DANA PAGING, INC. D/B/A MESSAGE NETWORK. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $34,000 against Satellite Paging (Satellite) and Message Network (Message) for failing to timely notify the Commisssion of seventeen antenna location modifications. By NAL. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 14, 1996. by Notice. (DA No. 96-1308). WTB

INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND DATA SERVICE LICENSES REQUESTS BY LOTTERY WINNERS TO EXTEND CONSTRUCTION DEADLINE. Denied application for review filed by Edward M. Johnson is denied. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 29, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-321). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96321

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 14, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 151:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 14, 1996. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC.'S PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING.Comments due September 15; replies September 30. (DA No. 96-1284). Contact: contact Erin Duffey (202) 418-2320. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1996/da961284

Released: August 14, 1996. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (DA No. 96-1133).

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PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY. Suspended Puerto Rico Telephone Company's virtual collocation provisions of its Tariff No. 1, Transmittal No. 2 for one day and an instituted investigation. Petition filed by Centennial Cellular Corporation to suspend and investigate Tranmittal No. 2 is granted. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 14, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1302). CCB

REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON US - MEXICO DTH-FSS/BSS PROTOCOL. Comments Due August 26; replies, September 3. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 14, 1996. by Notice. (DA No. 96-1309). IB

ADVANCED TELEVISION SYSTEMS. In this action, FCC considers policies, procedures and technical criteria to be used in allotting and assigning channels for digital television service. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 25, 1996. by NPRM. (FCC No. 96-317). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1996/fcc96317

MICROWAVE RELOCATION. Designated Personal Communications Industry Association and the Industrial Telecommunications Associations, Inc. as the clearinghouses that will adminster the Commission's cost-sharing plan under the microwave relocation procedures for the 2 GHz band adopted in the First Report and Order and Further Notice of Propsed Rulemaking in WT Docket No. 95-157. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 14, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1298). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da961298

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 13, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 150:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 23802. Released: August 13, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

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PACIFIC TELESIS MOBILE - BROADBAND PCS. Denied Cox Enterprises petition against application by Pacific Telesis for PCS Block B license for Los Angeles-San Diego MTA. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 29, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-322). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96322

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

On Daily Digest No. 151, dated August 14, 1996, in the first item under Texts (MOBILETEL, INC.), [FCC 96-354] was not correct, it should have been [FCC 96-345].