DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 158                                            August 23,1996

**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. OMD.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OMD.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 23, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.August 22.

Released: August 23, 1996. PACIFIC BELL AND NEVADA BELL FILE REVISIONS TO THEIR COST ALLOCATION MANUALS PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.Comments due September 6, replies September 23 - Contact: Thad Machcinski at (202) 418-0810. (DA No. 96-1426).

Report No: 1091. Released: August 23, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 43810. Released: August 23, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23810. Released: August 23, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: D-873. Released: August 23, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATIONS.Contact: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen (202) 418-7057 or Nazifa Naim (202) 418-7059.

Report No: A-300. Released: August 23, 1996. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 26 CUT-OFF DATE.

Report No: B-184. Released: August 23, 1996. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 26 CUT-OFF DATE.

Released: August 23, 1996. CORRECTION - FCC AWARDS NEW DUPLICATING SERVICES CONTRACT TO INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE, INC (ITS, INC).Contact: Judy Boley at (202) 418-0214.

Report No: 1862. Released: August 23, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU.August 12 through August 16. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6009

Report No: LB-96-43. Released: August 23, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION.

Report No: CL-96-65. Released: August 23, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6093

Report No: WT 96-16. Released: August 23, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOM ACTION-PUBLIC SAFETY WIRELESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING. Contact: Deborah Behlin at (202) 418-0650.

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KTEN. Television Limited Partnership, Ada, Oklahoma. Granted petition for special relief for modification of the television market of Station KTEN-TV, Ada, Oklahoma. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 15, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1320). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961320

HARRON COMMUNICATIONS CORP. Granted small system relief and found the calbe operator's cable programming service tier and basic service tier rates to be not unreasonable in Southlake, Texas. Action by Chief,Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: August 16, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1323). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961323

COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE CORPORATION (COMSAT). Conditionally approved the nonstructural safeguards outlined in Comsat's non-accounting compliance plan, with conditions. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 21, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1415). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961415

JEFFREY A. KRAUSS. Granted in part, and denied in part, Jeffrey A. Krauss's application for review of an April 4, 1996, Freedom of Information Act decision by the Chief, New Technology Development Division, Office of Engineering and Technology. Krauss sought copies of the license, application and all correspondence associated with the experimental license KA2XAL that was issued to Dispatch Interactive Television, Inc. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 13, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-347). OET

MARKET ENTRY BARRIERS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. Extended to September 27 and October 11, respectively, the time to file comments and replies in the matter of Section 257 proceeding to identify and eliminate market entry barriers for small businesses. Dkt No.: GN- 96-11. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 22, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1433). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1996/da961433

CLEARCALL, INC. Denied ClearCall's request for waiver in order to claim eligibility as a small business with gross revenues of not more than $3 million. ClearCall was a winning bidder in the 900 SMR auction. (By Letter). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 30, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1429). WTB

PCS NATIONAL WIRELESS, INC. National's petition for leave to amend application in order to claim eligibility as a small business with gross revenues of not more than $3 million. PCS National was a winning bidder in the 900 Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) auction. (By Letter). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 30, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1431). WTB

TWO WAY RADIO OF CAROLINA, INC. Denied Two Way's request for waiver in order to claim eligibility as a small business with gross revenues of not more than $3 million. Two Way was a winning bidder in the 900 MHz SMR auction. (By Letter). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 30, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1430). WTB

PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS). Denied a petition for declaratory ruling filed by The Wireless Communications Council requesting that the Commission clarify the meaning and scope of the "substantial use" condition placed on the New York MTA Frequency Block A pioneer's preference license awarded to Omnipoint Communications, Inc., in the broadband PCS. Dkt No.: Ge-n 90-3. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 9, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-340). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96340

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 22, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 157:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSIONER CHONG HEARS TESTIMONY ON ALASKA UNIVERSAL SERVICE ISSUES. Chong.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 22, 1996. COMMISSION ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF AUCTION TRACKING SOFTWARE.Contact: (202) 414-1250. (DA No. 96-1414). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/da961414

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TKR CABLE OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY. Granted effective competition petition for TKR Cable in Boone County, Kentucky. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1409). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961409