DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 153                                            August 16,1996

**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 FILINGS. OPA.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 16, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION RECEIVED DURING SUNSHINE PERIOD.

Released: August 16, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.August 15.

Report No: 43805. Released: August 16, 1996. " BROADCAST ACTIONS ."

Report No: 23805. Released: August 16, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 287. Released: August 16, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS.

Released: August 16, 1996. LICENSEES OF AM, FM, AND FM TRANSLATOR STATION IN COLORADO, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA, AND FM TRANSLATOR STATIONS IN CALIFORNIA; CURRENT ADDREESES FOR UPCOMING MAILING F LICENSE RENEWAL BOOKLETS. Contact: Claudia Patterson at 202 418-2784.

Report No: 2149. Released: August 16, 1996. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION, PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED.

Report No: LB-96-42. Released: August 16, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION.

Report No: 1861. Released: August 16, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERICAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION.Aug 5 thru Aug 9. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6008

Report No: CL-96-62. Released: August 16, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6084

Released: August 16, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU CLARIFIES ACCEPTABLES EDITION AND USE OF FCC FORM 574. Contact: 1 800 322 1117. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6086

Report No: AUC-96-11-F. Released: August 16, 1996. AUCTION OF BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ( D, E, AND F BLOCKS) --MOCK AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20, 2996. Contact: 414-1250. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6085

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS BY MICHELE C. FARQUHAR, CHIEF OF THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU BEFORE THE APCO CONFERENCE. AUGUST 12, 1996. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/farqu001

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SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO. Tariff-- Waived certain of the FCC rules; Denied the Petition to Reject or Suspend and Investigate SWB tariff FCC No. 73, Transmittal No. 2560 filed by MCI. Action by Bureau Chief, COOMON CARRIER BUREAU COMPETITIVE PRICING DIVISION. Adopted: August 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 73). (DA No. 96-1312). CCB

CONTEL OF TEXAS D/B/A GTE SOUTHWEST, INC. ("GTE") , ET AL. GRANTED THE PETITION OF GTE, CRAWFORD TELEPHONE CO. , AND NRPT COMMUNICATIONS , INC. FOR WAIVER OF THE DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA" AND THE PRICE CAP RULE. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1314). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961314

TRAIX ASSOCIATES I L.P. Granted small system relief and found the Cable Operator's cable programming service tier and basic service tier rates to be not unreasonable in Howell Township, MI. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 9, 1996. (DA No. 96-1265). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961265

VISION CABLE OF RHODE ISLAND, INC. DISMISSED COMPLAINTS FIILED AGAINST THE RATES CHARGED FOR CABLE PROGRAMMING SERVICES INC PAWTUCKET, RI. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. (DA No. 96-1258). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961258

SBC MEDIA VENTURES INC., T/A CABLE TV MONTGOMERY. DISMISSED THE COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST THE RATES CHRGED FOR CABLE PROGRAMMING SERVICES IN ROCKVILLE, CHEVY CHASE, SILVER SPRING, WASHINGTON GROVE, TAKOMA PARK, SOMEREST, POOLESVILLE, BARNESVILLE, BROOKEVILLE, GARRETT PARK, GLEN ECHO, KENSINGTON, LAYTONSVILLE, MONTGOMERY, CHEVY CHASE, CHEVY CHASE SECIv, CHEVY CHASEVIII, GERMANTOWN, BURTONSVILLE, POTOMAC, BOYDS, WHEATON, DERWOOD, OLNE , CABIN JOHN , BETHESDA AND WEST BETHESDA. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 6, 1996. (DA No. 96-1257). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961257

CABLE TV FUND 14-A , LTD. D/B/A JONES INTERCABLE, INC. Dismissed complaints filed against Rtes Chrgee for programming services in Washington and Chesilhurst, NJ. Action by Chief, Financial and Analysis Division. Adopted: August 6, 1996. (DA No. 96-1259). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961259

COMSAT CORP. WAIVED CERTAIN TARIFFING REQUIRMENTS IMPOSED ON COMSAT WORLD SYSTEMS. by Order. (FCC No. 96-349). IB

CASTANA, IA. EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 1996 AMENDED THE FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS TO ALLOT CHANNEL 298A TO CASTANA IOWA; WINDO PERIOD OPENS SEPTEMBER 30 , CLOSSES OCTOBER 31; TERMINATED THE PROCEEDING. Dkt No.: 96-96. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1269). MMB

"ALANTA, MI. GRANTED the petition for reconsideration filed by W-AIR, Inc. former licensee of station WAIR-FM, Atlanta, MI; rescinded the $7, 500 forfeiture assessed against W-AIR for violation of the main studio rule. . Action by Bureau Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 14, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1310). MMB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/da961310

HATFIELD, AR. Effective september 30, 1996, amended the FM table of allotment to allot channel 281c2 to Hatfield, Arkansas; window period opens on September 30 closes on October 31; terminated the proceeding. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1275). MMB

FRANKLIN, LA. PROPOSED AMENDING THE FM TABLEOF ALLOTMENTS TO ALLOT CHANNEL 259C3 T FROANKLIN, LOUISIANA. COMMENTS ARE DUE OCTOBE R7, REPLIES OCTOBER 22. Dkt No.: MM- 96-170. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by NPRM. MMB

KIOWA, KS. EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 1996 , AMENDED THE FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS TO ALLOT CHANNEL 252C1 TO KIOWA , KANSAS; WINDOW PERIOD OPENS SEPTEMBER 31, 1996 AND CLOSES OCTOBER 31; TERMINATED THE PROCEEDING. Dkt No.: MM- 96-65. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1270). MMB

INDIAN SPRINGS, NV: MOUNTAIN PASS, CA KINGMAN, AZ AND ST. GEORGE , UT. PROPOSED AMENDING THE FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS T SUBSTITUTE CHANNEL 257C FOR CHAANNEL 257A AT INDIAN SPRINGS, NEVADA AND MODIFY ATHE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OF STSTION KPXC TO SPECIFY OPERATION ON THE HIGHER CLASS CNNEL AND TO ACCOMODTE THAT ALLOTMENT, SUBSTITUTE CHANNEL 259B FOR CHANNEL 258 B AT MOUNTAIN PASS, CALIFORNIA, CHANNEL 261C2 FOR CHANNEL 259C AT S. GEORGE, UTAH; ORDER D THE THE LICENSEESES OF STQTION KHYX, MOUNTAIN PSS, CA, AND STATIONS KGMN, KINGMAN, AZ TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THEIRLICENSES SHOULD NOT BE MODIFIED. COMMENTS ARE DUE OCTOBER 7, REPLIES OCTOBER 22 ; BY NPRM AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Dkt No.: MM- 96-171. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1271). MMB

METRO COMMUNICATIONS INC. COMPLAINT V. AMEERITECH MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS , INC. AND DETROIT SMSA LTD. PARTNERSHIP DEFENDANTS. DISMISSED THE AFORMENTIONED COMPLAINT; TERMINATED THE PROCEEDING. Action by Bureau Chief, WIRLELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU. Adopted: August 1, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1296). MMB

INTERCONNECTON AND RESALE OBLIGATION PERTAINING TO CMRS. CONTINUED THE EXAMINATION OF ISSUES CONCERNING THE OFFERING OF ROAMING SERVICES BY CMRS PROVIDERS. COMMENTS ARE DUE OCTOBER 4, REPLIES NOVEMBER 22. Dkt No.: 94-54. Adopted: June 27, 1996. by R&O. (FCC No. 96-284). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96284

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 15, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 152:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: CCB/CPD 15. Released: August 15, 1996. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1311).

Released: August 15, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. (DA No. 96-1319). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961319

Report No: I-8296. Released: August 15, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATION ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1283).

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

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DIGITAL BROADCASTING CHANNEL. Received an applications for Open Video system certification (by Public Notice). Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. (DA No. 96-1319). CSB

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

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COMSAT CORP. Authorized COMSAT to establish Channels of Communications via INTELSAT Satellites in the Atlantic Ocean Region on behalf of its customer, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network. Action by Bureau Chief, SATELLITE AND RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS DIVISION, INTERNATIONAL BUREAU. Adopted: August 9, 1996. (DA No. 96-1297). IB