DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 182                                         September 27,1996

**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 REPORT ON LONG DISTANCE MARKET. The FCC has released a staff report entitled Long Distance Market Shares: Second Quarter 1996. CCB Contact: Katie Rangos or Jim Lande at (202) 418-0940.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 27, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Sept. 26.

Report No: TEL-42-A. Released: September 27, 1996. WORLDCOM, INC. AND MFS COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR PROPOSED MERGER.Comments due Oct. 28, replies Nov. 12.

Report No: 43835. Released: September 27, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmmac27.txt

Report No: 23835. Released: September 27, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmmap27.txt

Report No: PGL96-4. Released: September 27, 1996. LOW POWER/TV TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS.

Released: September 27, 1996. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL "PROGRESS IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS" BY DR. HAROLD SOBOL -- NOV. 12. Contact: Jack Linthicum at (202) 418-2441.

Released: September 27, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: LB-96-48. Released: September 27, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION.

Report No: CL-96-70. Released: September 27, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6122.txt

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PACIFIC BELL. Suspended for one day and instituted an investigation of the physical collocation revisions to Pacific Bell Tariff F.C.C. No. 128, filed under Transmittal No. 1882. Dkt No.: CC- 93-162. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, CCB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1622). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961622.txt

AT&T CORP. Granted the application of AT&T Corp. for authorization to provide switched services between the U.S. and Canada via international private lines interconnected with the public switched network at one and/or both ends. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, IB. Adopted: September 25, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1615). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961615.txt

CABLE & WIRELESS, INC. Granted authority to Cable & Wireless to increase its authorized resale capacity to provide non-interconnected international private line services between the U.S. and the U.K. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, IB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1620). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961620.txt

NACS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted NACS authority to provide switched and private line international telecommunications services between points located in the U.S. and Chile on both a facilities-based and resale basis; found that NACS should be regulated as a non-dominant carrier for services between the U.S. and Chile. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, IB. Adopted: September 25, 1996. by O,A,&C. (DA No. 96-1609). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961609.txt

LOCATE, LLC AND WINSTAR LOCATE, INC. Granted the application of Locate and Winstar to assign Locate's Section 214 authorization to WinStar Locate. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, IB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by MO&O&A. (DA No. 96-1624). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961624.txt

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT. Ordered Group Communications, Inc. to show cause why the license for KRGQ(AM), West Valley City, Utah, should not be revoked. By Order to Show Cause and Hearing Designation Order. Dkt No.: MM- 96-201. Action by Assistant Chief, Audio Services Division, MMB. Adopted: September 17, 1996. (DA No. 96-1612). MMB

EUREKA, IL. Granted a waiver of the one-to-a-market rule and the application to assign the license of WIVR(FM), Eureka, Illinois, from Illinois Valley Broadcasters, Inc. to WEEK License, Inc. with certain conditions. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 18, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-384). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96384.txt

WAVERLY, NY AND ALTOONA, PA. Effective Nov. 12, amended the TV Table of Allotments to allot Channel *57- to Waverly, New York; modified the reference coordinates for Channel *57+ at Altoona, Pennsylvania to reflect a transmitter site 18 km southwest; terminated the proceeding. Filing window opens Nov. 12, closes Dec. 13. Dkt No.: MM- 96-11. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1592). MMB

MARIANNA, AR. Designated for hearing the renewal of license application of KZOT(AM), Marianna, Arkansas. By Hearing Designation Order. Dkt No.: MM- 96-200. Action by Assistant Chief, Audio Services Division, MMB. Adopted: September 17, 1996. (DA No. 96-1611). MMB

WOODWARD, OK. Effective Nov. 12, amended the TV Table of Allotments to allot Channel 35 to Woodward, Oklahoma; terminated the proceeding. Filing window opens Nov. 12, closes Dec. 13. Dkt No.: MM- 96-44. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1586). MMB

U.S. WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $4,000 against U.S. West, licensee of Rural Radiotelephone Service Station KNK0734, Williams, Arizona, for failure to timely file FCC Forms 489. Action by Chief, Enforcement Division, WTB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by NALF. (DA No. 96-1617). WTB

FAYETTEVILLE CELLULAR TELEPHONE CO., L.P. ("FCTC"). Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against FCTC, licensee of Cellular Radiotelephone Service Station KNKA485, Fayetteville, North Carolina, for failure to give notice before constructing a tower. Action by Chief, Enforcement Division, WTB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by NALF. (DA No. 96-1618). WTB

FINDER'S PREFERENCE RULES. Proposed to amend Part 90 of the FCC rules to eliminate the finder's preference program in the 220-222 MHz band. Comments are due Nov. 18, replies Dec. 3. Dkt No.: WT- 96-199. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 17, 1996. by NPRM. (FCC No. 96-383). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1996/fcc96383.txt

TELEPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Ordered that Telepersonal, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Service Station KNK0761, Florida, shall forfeit $3,000 for failure to timely file an FCC Form 489 for each of the three frequencies on which KNK0761 operates. Action by Chief, Enforcement Division, WTB. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1619). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 26, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 181:

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CABLEVISION OF NEW YORK. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming service tier in Brooklyn and Bronx, NY. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1606). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961606.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF LOWER MERION. Dismissed complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of Lower Merion concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Lower Merion, PA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1602). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961602.txt

SACRAMENTO CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming service tier in Galt, Sacramento Co., Sacramento and Folsom, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1607). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961607.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 25, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 180:

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TCI CABLEVISION OF WASHINGTON, INC. Denied, in part, complaints filed against TCI Cablevision of Washington, Inc. concerning its charges for cable programming service tiers in the City of Olympia, WA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 25, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1616). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961616.txt