DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 177                                         September 20,1996

**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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ALAN C. HASSELWANDER TO HEAD NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL. Report No: CC 96-16. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6059.txt

PUBLIC SAFETY WIRELESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPROVES FINAL REPORT. News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Joy Alford or Kathryn Hosford (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6043

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 20, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: SEPTEMBER 19.

Released: September 20, 1996. BALTIC TELECOM COOPERATIVE, INC., EAST PLAINS TELECOM, INC., AND U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FILED A PETITION FOR WAIVERS OF SECTIONS 69.3(E)(11), 69.3(1)(4), 69.605(C) AND THE DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA" CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX -GLOSSARY OF PART 36 OF.Comments are due October 10, replies October 21. (DA No. 96-1580). Contact: Adrian Wright at (202) 418-0830.

Report No: 1094. Released: September 20, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: SPB-60. Released: September 20, 1996. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION; APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1996/pnin6115.txt

Report No: 43830. Released: September 20, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmmac20.txt

Report No: 23830. Released: September 20, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmmap20.txt

Report No: CL-96-69. Released: September 20, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION.

Report No: LB-96-47. Released: September 20, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6128.txt

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DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA.". Dismissed petition filed by Great plains Communications, Inc. and petersburg Telephone Company for waiver fo the definition of "tudy Area" as set forth in the AppendixGlossary of Part 36 of the Commisison's rules. by Order. (DA No. 96-1577). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961577.txt

PACIFIC BELL. Suspended and set for investigation Pacific Bell's Transmittal 1879 proposing to add one additional wire center to its expanded interconnection service. Dkt No.: CC- 93-162. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division CCB. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1587). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961587.txt

PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY. Granted, Ouray Cablevision reconsideration of the action taken in the must carry complaint filed by Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company, licensee of Television Broadcast Station KJCT (ABC, Ch. 8), Grand Junction, Colorado. Rescinded grant of KJCT's must carry complaint against Ouray Cablevision, operator of a cable system serving Ouray, Colorado. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 16, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1558). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996/da961558.txt

VIATEL, INC. Authorized Viatel to acquire and operate facilities for service to the United Kingdom. Action by Chief, Telecom Div. Adopted: September 13, 1996. by OA&C. (DA No. 96-1561). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961561.txt

IDB MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Authorized IDB to provide services via the INMARSAT System. Action by Chief, Telecom Div. Adopted: September 13, 1996. by OA&C. (DA No. 96-1564). IB

FAXSAV INCORPORATED. Authorized FaxSav to resell international private lines for the provision of switched and private line services between the United States and the United Kingdom. Action by Chief, Telecom Div. Adopted: September 17, 1996. by OA&C. (DA No. 96-1567). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961567.txt

PRIME TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC. Granted Prime's application requesting authority to transfer control of an international resale carrier. Action by Chief, Telecom Div. Adopted: September 13, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1562). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961562.txt

CALPAGE AND PAC-WEST TELECOMM, INC. Granted application requesting authority to assign Calpage's Section 214 authorization to Pac-West. Action by Chief, Telecom Div. Adopted: September 13, 1996. by MOO&A. (DA No. 96-1563). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961563.txt

AMATEUR SERVICE RULES. Proposed amending the Amateur Service rules to allow citizens of certain countries in Europe and the Americas to operate stations while on short visits in the United States. Comments are due December 13, replies January 13, 1997. Dkt No.: WT- 96-188. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 9, 1996. by NPRM. (FCC No. 96-375). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1996/fcc96375.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 19, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 176:

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** FCC TAKES FIRST STEP TO PROVIDE GREATER ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TO AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES. Released an NOI regarding Section 355 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which provides that telecommunications service providers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers must make their services and equipment accessible to those with disabilities, if readily achievable. Report No: DC 96-89. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1996. Dkt No.: WT- 96-198. (FCC No. 96-382) News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Elizabeth Lyle at (202) 418-0600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6042.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 19, 1996. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOR CENTURY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION.Comments are due October 7, replies October 22. (DA No. 96-1582). News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961582.txt

Report No: 23829B. Released: September 19, 1996. ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Melvin Collins at (202) 418-1622.

Released: September 19, 1996. OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM/BROWN BAG LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1996 TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. (DA No. 96-1581). Contact: Lawrence J. Spiwak at (202) 418-1870.

Released: September 19, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU MAKES THE AMATEUR STATION VANITY CALL SIGN REQUEST AVAILABLE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1996. Contact: Consumer Assistance Staff at 800-322-1117.

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER RACHELLE CHONG TO THE PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION '96 CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 19, 1996, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. "ITS A NEW WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Chong/sprbc610.txt

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ERRATUM. To Order and NPRM in the matter of implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: reform of filing requirments and carrier classifications; Anchorage Telephone Utility, Petition for withdrawal of cost allocation manual. Dkt No.: CC- 96-193. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. by Erratum. CCB

SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted application of 280 Security Holdings, Inc. for determination of Exempt Telecommunications Company status under Section 34 of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as added by Section 103 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Action by General Counsel. Adopted: September 19, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1583). OGC

SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted applicationof NEES Communications, Inc. for determination of exempt telecommunications company status under Section 34 of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as added by Section 103 of the 1996 Telecom Act. Action by General Counsel. Adopted: September 19, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1584). OGC

**PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. See "News Release" under ADDENDA on this subject. Dkt No.: WT- 96-198. Action by the Commission. by Notice. (FCC No. 96-382). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1996/fcc96382.txt