DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 211                                           November 7,1996

**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 SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSALS TO CHANGE BROADCAST AND CABLE/MDS ATTRIBUTION RULES. Report No: DC 96-97. by FNPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: November 5, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 94-150, MM- 92-51, MM- 87-154. (FCC No. 96-436) News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Mania Baghdadi at (202) 418-2130 or Berry Wilson at (202) 418-2170. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1996/nrmm6029.txt

** COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSALS RELATED TO THE NATIONAL BROADCAST TELEVISION MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP RULE. Report No: DC 96-98. by NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: November 5, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 96-222, MM- 91-221, MM- 87-8. (FCC No. 96-437) News Media Contact: Patricia Chew (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Paul Gordon at (202) 418-2130 or Robert Ratcliffe at (202) 418-2600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1996/nrmm6030.txt

** COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE LOCAL TELEVISION OWNERSHIP RULE, RADIO-TELEVISION CROSS-OWNERSHIP RULE, AND THE GRANDFATHERING OF TELEVISION LOCAL MARKETING AGREEMENTS. Report No: DC 96-96. by FNPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: November 5, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 91-221, MM- 87-7. (FCC No. 96-438) News Media Contact: Patricia Chew (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Alan Baughcum at (202) 418-2170 or Charles Logan at (202) 418-2130. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1996/nrmm6031.txt

NEW PROCEDURE FOR ORDERING COPIES OF FCC AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPES. OPA Contact: Dann Oliver or Jeff Riordan at (202) 418-0460. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1996/nrmc6095

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 7, 1996. EX PARTE AND POST REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: November 7, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NOVEMBER 6.

Report No: I-8213. Released: November 7, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-1836).

Released: November 7, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS - NOVEMBER 6.

** Released: November 7, 1996. ** NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL STEERING GROUP MEETING.Scheduled Wednesday, November 13, 1996, at 9:30 am EST at the FCC, 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856. (DA No. 96-1839). Dkt No.: CC- 92-237. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1996/da961839.txt

** Released: November 7, 1996. ** FCC ANNOUNCES MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL.Monday, December 2, 1996, at 9:30 am EST at the FCC, 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856. (DA No. 96-1838). Dkt No.: CC- 92-237. Contact: Marian Gordon at (202) 418-2337 or Linda Simms at (202) 418-2330.. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1996/da961838.txt

Report No: I-8214. Released: November 7, 1996. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry at (202) 418-1470.

Report No: 23863. Released: November 7, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap961107

Report No: 23863. Released: November 7, 1996. REPORT NO. 23863. RELEASED: NOVEMBER 7, 1996. BROADCASTING ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac961107.txt

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ORIENT EXPRESS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. Granted Orient Express Communications, L.L.C., a license to land and operate a high-capacity fiber optic submarine cable system extending between the U.S. Territory of Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea, with landing points in each of those areas. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 5, 1996. by Landing License. (DA No. 96-1831). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961831.txt

SYLVESTER, GEORGIA. Affirmed Review Board Decision in the Sylvester, Georgia, FM proceeding. Dkt No.: mm-90-192. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 31, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-432). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96432.txt

"** FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSALS TO CHANGE BROADCAST AND CABLE/MDS ATTRIBUTION RULES . See First Item Under News Releases. (FCC No. 96-436). MMB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/fcc96436

MACON, GEORGIA. Designated for Hearing at a time and location to be specified in a subsequent Order the renewal of license application of WNEX (AM), Macon, Georgia. Dkt No.: MM- 96-223. Action by Assistant Chief, Audio Services Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 22, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1833). MMB

** COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSALS RELATED TO THE NATIONAL BROADCAST TELEVISION MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP RULE. See Second Item Under News Releases. (FCC No. 96-437). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/fcc96437

** COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE LOCAL TELEVISION OWNERSHIP RULE, RADIO-TELEVISION CROSS-OWNERSHIP RULE, AND THE GRANDFATHERING OF TELEVISION LOCAL MARKETING AGREEMENTS. See Third Item Under News Releases. (FCC No. 96-438). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/fcc96438

** IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 309(J) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT -- COMPETITIVE BIDDING. Adopted auction rules for mutually exclusive applications for cellular unserved Phase I and Phase II service areas. Dkt No.: PP- 93-253, CC- 90-6. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 23, 1996. by 9th R&O. (FCC No. 96-361). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 6, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 210:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 6, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: NOVEMBER 5, 1996.

Released: November 6, 1996. COLUMBINE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC., SILVER STAR TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC., AND U.S. WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FILED A PETITION FOR WAIVERS OF SECTIONS 61.64 (C)(D), 69.3(E)(11), AND THE DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA" CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX-GLOSSARY OF PART 36.Comments Due November 27, 1996; Replies Due December 10, 1996. (DA No. 96-1830). Contact: Adrian Wright at (202) 418-0830. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1996/da961830.txt

Released: November 6, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. (DA No. 96-1841). Contact: Dave Roberts at (202) 418-1033. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961841.txt

Released: November 6, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. (DA No. 96-1842). Contact: Dave Roberts at (202) 418-1033. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961842.txt

Released: November 6, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. (DA No. 96-1834). Contact: Dave Roberts at (202) 418-7200. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961834.txt

Released: November 6, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. (DA No. 96-1837). Contact: Alyssa Roberts at (202) 418-7200. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da961837.txt

Released: November 6, 1996. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING ANNOUNCED.Friday, November 22, 1996, at 2:30 pm, FCC , 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856. Contact: Crystal Foster at (202) 418-0749.

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CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION, INC AND U.S. WEST, INC. Granted applications for the transfer of control of 99 Cable Television Relay Service station licenses. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 5, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1840). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961840.txt

COX COMMUNICATIONS ROANOKE, INC. Concluded that the rate increase of $1.70 that Cox implemented on March 1, 1996 is not unreasonable. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 31, 1996. by Order. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961820

NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Dismissed the Request for and Amendment to a Pioneeer's Preference filed by Nextel Communication. Dkt No.: GN- 93-252, PR- 93-144. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: November 5, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1835). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da961835.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 5, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 209:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 5, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ACTIONS.