DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 164                                          September 3,1996

**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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COMPLAINT BY MULTIMEDIA CABLEVISION, INC. AGAINST SOUTHWESTERN BELL DESIGNATED FOR HEARING -- CS DOCKET NO. 96-181 (REPORT NO. DC 96-83, ACTION IN DOCKET CASE). The Commission has designated for hearing a conduit attachment complaint filed by Multimedia Cablevision, Inc. against Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Report No: DC 96-83. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: August 26, 1996. (FCC No. 96-362) News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Michael T. McMenamin at (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1996/nrcb6013.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 43817. Released: September 3, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23817. Released: September 3, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 113A. Released: September 3, 1996. TYPE ACCEPTANCE/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Report No: 113B. Released: September 3, 1996. CERTIFICATION/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Released: September 3, 1996. FCC LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESSING - SPEED OF SERVICE.

Released: September 3, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: CW-96-18. Released: September 3, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNCIATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301 or Rita Cookmeyer at (202) 418-0434.

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TEXTS

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COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaints filed against Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. concerning charges for its cable programming services tier in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 13, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1300). CSB

BOOTH AMERICAN COMPANY D/B/A SUMMIT CABLE TV. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's cable programming service tier and basic service tier rates to be not unreasonable in Summit Township, MI, Spring Arbor Township, MI, and Napoleon Township, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 22, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1428). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961428.txt

ROBIN CABLE SYSTEMS OF TUCSON D/B/A TUSCON CABLEVISION. Dismissed complaints filed against Robin Cable Systems of Tucson d/b/a Tucson Cablevision concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Tucson, AZ. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 22, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1264). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961264.txt

COMSAT CORPORATION. Granted, subject to terms and conditions, Comsat's application to participate in the launch and test program of the Inmarsat-3 (F-2) satellite. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: August 30, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1446). IB

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 30, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 163:

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GOLDEN BELT TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION, INC., S&T COMMUNICATIONS OF DIGHTON, INC., S&T TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC., UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF SOUTHCENTRAL KANSAS, AND UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY OF KANSAS. Granted Golden Belt Telephone Association, Inc.., S&T Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc., S&T Communications of Dighton, Inc., United Telephone Company of Kansas, and United Telephone Company of Southcentral Kansas' joint petition for waiver of two Commission rules: the definition of "Study Area" contained in the Part 36 Appendix-Glossary and the price cap rule contained in Section 61.41(c)(2). Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: August 30, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1471). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961471.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF WEST FLORIDA, INC. Dismissed complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of West Florida, Inc. concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Charlotte County, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 30, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1479). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961479.txt

DIRECT BROADCASTING SATELLITE CORPORATION. Granted Direct Broadcasting Satellite Corporation of Delaware's application to assign its authorization in the Direct Broadcast Satellite service to Direct Broadcasting Satellite Corporation of Colorado. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: August 30, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1482). IB

FREEZE ON FILING OF APPLICATIONS FOR NEW LICENSES, AMENDMENTS, AND MODIFICATIONS IN THE 18.8-19.3 GHZ FREQUENCY BAND. Froze, upon the release date of this Order, any applications for new licenses, renewals, extensions, amendments, or modifications for terrestrial fixed services at 18.820-18.920 and 19.160-19.260 GHz, or any applications for nongeostationary fixed satellite service earth stations which are intended for use in the 18.8-19.3 GHz frequency band. Processing of already-filed applications for new markets in these bands will be held in abeyance until further notice. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Burea, and Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: August 30, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1481). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da961481.txt