DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 157                                            August 22,1996

**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 RELEASES INTERNATIONAL TRENDS REPORT. CCB Contact: Linda Blake or Jim Lande at (202)418-0940. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6055

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 22, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.-- August 21.

Released: August 22, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG -- NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS.August 21. Dkt No.: .

Released: August 22, 1996. REMOVAL OF CANADIAN COORDINATION CONDITION FROM REGIONAL ANRROWBAND PCS LICENSES. (DA No. 96-1411). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961411

Report No: I-8197. Released: August 22, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATION ACTIONS TAKEN.

Report No: 23809. Released: August 22, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 43808A,43809. Released: August 22, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: A-197. Released: August 22, 1996. TV BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.

Released: August 22, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION RECEIVED DURING SUNSHINE PERIOD.

Released: August 22, 1996. EX PARTE PRENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Released: August 22, 1996. AMATEUR STATION VANITY CALL SIGN SYSTEM FILING GATE 2 OPENS SEPTEMBER 23, 1996. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6090

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AMERITECH. Granted Ameritech Communications, Inc. a waiver of Section 22.903(a) and declaratory relief from Section 22.903(e) of the Commission's rules regarding BOC provision of cellular service. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 9, 2000. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-339). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96339

ENSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATIONS ("ENSTAR") - PITT COUNTY AND THE TOWN OF GRIFTON, N.C. Remanded to the local franchising authorities, Town of Grifton, North Carolina and Pitt County, North Carolina petitions for appeal of the local rate orders. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 13, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1290). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961290

RALEIGH, NC. Granted the Motion for Leave to File filed by the Free Air Corp. and denied the petition for reconsideration filed by the Free Air Corp. with regard to the applications for a construction permit for a new FM station on Channel 275A in Raleigh, North Carolina. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 13, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-348). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96348

FCC AFFIRMS CENTEL CELLULAR'S LIABILITY FOR TOWER CONSTRUCTION RULE VIOLATIONS; IMPOSES RECORD FORFEITURE. The Commission affirmed that Centel Ceullular Company of North Caroline Limited Partnership endangered public safety for a period of five months when it violated Commission rules that safeguard air navidgation. by Order. (FCC No. 96-346). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96346.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 21, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 156:

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FCC CLEARS THE WAY FOR NETWORK PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE TIME TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. The FCC has taken action to allow for a better informaed electorate in the upcoming presidential campaign by clearing the way for broadcasters to offer the major presidential candidates air time to speak directly to voters.. Report No: MM 96-25. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: August 19, 1996. (FCC No. 96-355) News Media Contact: Maureen Peratino (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Jonathan Cohen at (202)418-2600 or Bobby Baker at (202) 418-1440.

FCC AFFIRMS CENTEL CELLULAR'S LIABILITY FOR TOWER CONSTRUCTION RULE VIOLATIONS; IMPOSES RECORD FORFEITURE. The Commission affirmed that Centel Ceullular Company of North Caroline Limited Partnership endangered public safety for a period of five months when it violated Commission rules that safeguard air navidgation.. Report No: WT 96-15. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: August 12, 1996. News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Mark Keam at (202)418-1798; CIB contact: Magalie Salas at (202)418-1150.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 43808. Released: August 21, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23808,23808B. Released: August 21, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: D-872,D-872-A. Released: August 21, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

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INTERMEDIA PARTNERS. Issued erratum to MO&O, DA 96-1239 released August 13, 1996 to correct Foornote one in the fifth sentence. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 16, 1996. by Erratum. (DA No. 96-1239). CSB

FALCON-SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. Granted and denied partially an appeal of a local rate order of the County of San Lius Obispo, CA and remanded the matter to the County for resolution in accordance with the terms of this Order. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 7, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1268). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961268

AMERICATEL CORP. Reclassified AmericaTel as a non-dominant carrier for service between the U.S. and Chile; granted AmericaTel authority to resell international private line services of other carriers for the purpose of providing non-interconnected private line service between the U.S. and Chile. Action by Acting chief, International Bureau. Adopted: August 21, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1412). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961412

AIR TIME FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. See the news release on this subject in the Addenda to today's Digest. MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 19, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 154:

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EARLY, TX. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $1,000 against B&B Communications, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radio telephone Service Station KNKL711, Early Texas, for failing to timely notify the FCC of commencement of service for that station. Action by Chief, Enforcement Division. Adopted: August 15, 1996. by NAL. (DA No. 96-1318). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 16, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 153:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: A-196. Released: August 16, 1996. ERRATUM.to Public Notice #64642, Report No. A-196, released August 16, 1996.