DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 184                                         September 30,1996

**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'S TOLL-FREE INFORMATION SERVICE EXPANDED. (Eleven More States Now Have Service). News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Marlene Jackson at (202) 418-1117 or Byron McCoy at (202) 418-1100.

KAREN GULICK JOINS THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AS ASSISTANT BUREAU CHIEF; WTB CLARIFIES FRONT OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6044.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 30, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 27.

Report No: 43836. Released: September 30, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmmac30.txt

Report No: 23836. Released: September 30, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmmap30.txt

Released: September 30, 1996. CINERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments due by October 15; replies October 22. (DA No. 96-1637). Contact: Lawrence Spiwak at (202) 418-1870.

Released: September 30, 1996. SENTRY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments due by October 15; replies October 22. (DA No. 96-1638). Contact: Lawrence Spiwak at (202) 418-1870.

Released: September 30, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION - GREAT WESTERN CELLULAR PARTNERSHIP.

Released: September 30, 1996. AUDIOTAPES OF SEPTEMBER 17, 1996 PUBLIC FORUM ON ENFORCEMENT ISSUES RAISED BY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 PLACED IN RELEVANT DOCKETS.

Released: September 30, 1996. NOTICE OF ORAL EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS MADE AT SEPTEMBER 17, 1996 ENFORCEMENT FORUM WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF STATE UTILITY COMMISSIONS PLACED IN RELEVANT DOCKETS.

Report No: CW-96-22. Released: September 30, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301 or Rita Cookmeyer at (202) 418-0434. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6123.txt

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE THE WASHINGTON AREA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27, 1996. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn614.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 27, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 182:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC FILINGS.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

FCC RECONSIDERS TWO ISSUES IN ITS INTERCONNECTION RULES. Report No: DC 96-91. by Order on Recon.. Action by: The Commission on Sept. 27. Dkt No.: CC- 96-98, CC- 95-185. (FCC No. 96-394) News Media Contact: Mindy Ginsburg (202) 418-1500. CCB Contact: Steve Weingarten at (202) 418-1520 or Lisa Gelb at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6071.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: CCB/CPD-19. Released: September 27, 1996. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1634). Contact: Judy Nitsche at (202) 418-1540 or David Sieradzki at (202) 418-1540..

Report No: 1095. Released: September 27, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: TEL-43-A. Released: September 27, 1996. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: TEL-43-B. Released: September 27, 1996. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND CABLE LANDING LICENSE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 23835A. Released: September 27, 1996. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE:PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES.

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SPEECHES

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FCC CHAIRMAN REED E. HUNDT, CHILDREN NOW CONFERENCE, MENLO PARK, CA, SEPTEMBER 27, 1996. "Children and the Information Superhighway: Directions for the Future". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Hundt/spreh638.txt

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TEXTS

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FCC RECONSIDERS TWO ISSUES IN ITS INTERCONNECTION RULES. (See third item under News Releases in addenda). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96394.txt

ERRATA - PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OT 1996. Dkt No.: CC- 96-128, CC- 91-35. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. (DA No. 96-1623). CCB

IIT WORLD DIRECTORIES, INC. V. VIRGIN ISLANDS TELEPHONE CORP. Granted request by ITT World Directories, Inc. to dismiss their complaint with prejudice and terminated the proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: September 26, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1621). CCB

ERRATUM - CHARMA, NM, FM PROCEEDING. Correct window closing date is November 15, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 95-166. Adopted: September 27, 1996. by R&O. MMB

JOHN H. PHIPPS, INC, ET AL. The application for the consent to the assignment of license of station WCTV (TV) from John H. Phipps, Inc. to WCTV Licensee Corp., and the application for consent to the assignment of license of WKXT-TV from Knoxville, Channel 8 Limited Partnership to WKXT Licensee Corp., are granted, subject to the condition that should the Media Acquisition Partners, L.P. to Gray Communications Systems, Inc. transaction not be consummated within ten minutes of consummation of the John H. Phillips, Inc. to Media Acquisition Partners, L.P. transaction, then control of the licensees remains with John H. Phipps, Inc. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 27, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-395). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96395.txt

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. Effective Nov. 12, amended TV Table of Allotments to allot Channel *56 to Memphis Tennessee, filing windown opens Nov. 12 and closes Dec. 13; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-14. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1591). MMB Contact: Pam Blumenthal at (202) 418-2180..

JOHANNESBURG, CALIFORNIA. Effective Nov. 12, amended FM Table of Allotments to allot channel 265A to Johannesburg, California, filing window opens Nov. 12 and closes Dec. 13; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 95-104. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1604). MMB Contact: Nancy Joyner at (202) 418-2180.

WITTENBERG, WISCONSIN. Effective Nov. 12, amended TV Table of Allotments to allot Channel 55 - to Wittenberg, Wisconsin, filing window opens Nov. 12 and closes Dec. 13; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-31. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1590). MMB Contact: Kathleen Scheuerle at (202) 418-2180.

AMENDMENT OF PART 36 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT BOARD. The Federal State Joint Board recommended that the FCC amend its rules concerning allocation of expenses. Action by The Federal-State Joint Board. Adopted: September 27, 1996. by Recommended Decision. (FCC No. 96-J-02). OMD Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1996/fcc96j02.txt

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

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TEXTS

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CABLEVISION OF NEW YORK. Concluded that Cablevision's rate increase, which went into effect on June 1, 1996 , is justified. 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

TCI CABLEVISION OF VACAVILLE. Concluded that TCI's CPST rate increase of $2.03, that went into effect on June 1, 1996 is justified and not unreasonable. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1601). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961601.txt

SACRAMENTO CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY. Complaints against the Sacramento Cable Television Company's for their cable programming services tier rate charged are denied. 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