DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 207                                           November 1,1996

**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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HUNDT ASKS NETWORK RELIABILITY AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL TO MONITOR IMPACT OF INTERNET GROWTH ON PUBLIC NETWORKS. FCC Chairman Reed Hundt has asked the members of the FCC's Network Reliability and Interoperability Council to continue to monitor the impact of the growth of Internet traffic on the nation's public telecommunications networks, and to advise the Commission whether action by the Commission or the industry is necessary to ensure network reliability.. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. OET Contact: Jim Keegan at (202) 418-2323. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1996/nret6011.txt

FCC FILINGS. OPA.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 1, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Oct. 31.

Report No: 1101. Released: November 1, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Released: November 1, 1996. STREAMLINED AND NONSTREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(2 documents) Report Nos. TEL-49-A, TEL-49-B.

Report No: 43859. Released: November 1, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac961101

Report No: 23859. Released: November 1, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap961101.txt

Released: November 1, 1996. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL -- "PROGRESS IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS" -- NOV. 12. Contact: Jack Linthicum at (202) 418-2441.

Released: November 1, 1996. DELETION OF AGENDA ITEM FROM OCTOBER 29TH OPEN MEETING. OMD. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1996/pnmc6043.txt

Released: November 1, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.Filings received by the Secretary on or before Oct. 22. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1996/pnmc6038.txt

Released: November 1, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.Filings received by the Secretary on or before Oct. 24. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1996/pnmc6037.txt

Released: November 1, 1996. VECS TO SUBMIT LICENSE RENEWALS AND MODIFICATIONS ELECTRONICALLY.

Report No: CL-97-7. Released: November 1, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6156.txt

Report No: LB-97-04. Released: November 1, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6155.txt

Released: November 1, 1996. FCC ANNOUNCES GRANT OF BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ENTREPRENEURS' C BLOCK BTA LICENSES; FINAL DOWN PAYMENT DUE BY NOV. 8; AUCTION EVENT NO. 10. (DA No. 96-1795).

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TEXTS

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PACIFIC BELL. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to Pacific Bell. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-413). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96413.txt

NYNEX TELEPHONE COS. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to NYNEX. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-416). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96416.txt

U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS INC. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to U S West. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-414). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96414.txt

AMERITECH TELEPHONE OPERATING COS. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to Ameritech. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-415). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96415.txt

BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE OPERATING COS. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to Bell Atlantic. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-417). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96417

BELLSOUTH TELEPHONE OPERATING COS. Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to BellSouth. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-412). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96412.txt

SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO. (SWBT). Adopted a Consent Decree Order with regard to SWBT. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-418). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96418.txt

BELL OPERATING COS. (RBOCS)/MINIMUM BANK BALANCE REQUIREMENT. Waived certain of the FCC rules to allow the RBOCs to use actual balances rather than "minimum bank balances" to compute the amount of cash working capital that they may add to their rate bases. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-411). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96411.txt

AT&T CORP. Granted the appliction of AT&T for authority to acquire and operate facilities in the BALTICA Cable System. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, IB. Adopted: October 31, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1800). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961800.txt

PACIFIC DIGI-TEL CORP. (PACIFIC). Granted the application of Pacific for authority to acquire and operate facilities for service to Germany. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Bureau, IB. Adopted: October 31, 1996. by O&A. (DA No. 96-1799). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961799.txt

STURGIS, KY. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 289A to Sturgis, Kentucky. Comments are due Dec. 23, replies Jan. 7. Dkt No.: MM- 96-220. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1772). MMB

WINDSOR, NY. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 294A to Windsor, New York. Comments are due Dec. 23, replies Jan. 7. Dkt No.: MM- 96-218. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1771). MMB

PONTOTOC, MS, ET AL. Took action with regard to the NPRM issued in response to six conflicting petitions for rulemaking filed with regard to Pontotoc, Winona, Coffeeville and Rienzi, Mississippi, and Selmar and Ramer, Tennessee; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 91-152. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: October 18, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1802). MMB

UKIAH, CA. Took action with regard to the NPRM proposing to amend the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 246A to Ukiah, California; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-9. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1778). MMB

LUPTON, MI. Took action with regard to the NPRM proposing to amend the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 272A to Lupton, Michigan; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-141. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1776). MMB

EL DORADO, AR. Effective Dec. 16, amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 268A to El Dorado, Arkansas; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-131. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1773). MMB

BATESVILLE, AR. Effective Dec. 16, amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 258A to Batesville, Arkansas; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-153. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1775). MMB

TEMPLE AND TAYLOR, TX. Took action with regard to the petition proposing to amend the FM Table of Allotments to reallot Channel 282C2 from Temple to Taylor, Texas; Comments are due Dec. 23, replies Jan. 7. Dkt No.: MM- 96-219. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 25, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1774). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 31, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 206:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: CCB/CPD-22. Released: October 31, 1996. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1803).

Released: October 31, 1996. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE NOVEMBER MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Crystal Foster at (202) 418-0749.

Released: October 31, 1996. FCC ANNOUNCES 1997 MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT FEE FOR AN AMATEUR OPERATOR LICENSE EXAMINATION. (DA No. 96-1767).

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS BY COMMISSIONER JAMES H. QUELLO AT THE JOHN BAYLISS BROADCAST FOUNDATION ANNUAL BANQUET, OCTOBER 30, 1996, NEW YORK, NY. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Quello/spjhq608.txt

REMARKS BY COMMISSIONER JAMES H. QUELLO ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION INTO THE RADIO HALL OF FAME, OCTOBER 27, 1996, CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Quello/spjhq607.txt

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TEXTS

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**POLICY AND RULES CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE, INTEREXCHANGE MARKETPLACE. Relieved long distance companies from tariff filing requirements. Dkt No.: CC- 96-61. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 29, 1996. by R&O. (FCC No. 96-424). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96424.txt

COLUMBIA FALLS, MT. Denied the application for review with regard to the application of Radio 2000, Inc. for modification of construction permit for Station KCWX(FM), Columbia Falls, Montana. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 18, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-420). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96420