DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 218                                          November 18,1996

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 43869. Released: November 18, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac961118

Report No: 23869. Released: November 18, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap961118

Released: November 18, 1996. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION - CELLWAVE TELEPHONE SERVICES, L.P.

Released: November 18, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NOVEMBER 15.

Released: November 18, 1996. INTERNET ACCESS TO DATA FOR THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU. Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Consumer Assistance staff at (800) 322-1117. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6164.txt

Report No: CW-97-8. Released: November 18, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION - BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6165

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TKR CABLE COMPANY. Granted TKR's petition for special relief, excluding certain communities in New York and New Jersey, from WHAI's television market. Dismissed WHAI's must carry complaint. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 13, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1890). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961890.txt

TCI OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. Dismissed LFA complaint filed against TCI of South Florida, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Dade, North Miami, North Shores and North Miami Beach, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 14, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1907). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961907.txt

CITIZENS CENTURY CABLE TV VENTURE. Dismissed LFA complaint filed against Citizens Century Cable TV Venture concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in San Dimas, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 13, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1897). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961897.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF PADUCAH, INC. Dismissed the complaint concerning new product teir rates and denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in Paducah, KY. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 13, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1899). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961899.txt

**CABLE SERVICES ACTION - STAY OF SECTION 505 OF THE TELECOMMUNCATIONS ACT OF 1996. (DA No. 96-1915). CSB Contact: Meryl S. Icove (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961915.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF FLORIDA D/B/A MIAMI TELE-COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaints filed against TCI Cablevision of Florida d/b/a Miami Tele-Communications, Inc. concerning its charges for cable programming services tiers in Dade County, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 13, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1898). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961898.txt

RENEWAL OF LICENSES OF STATIONS KFMS(AM)/KFMS-FM NORTH LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS, NV. Recalculated and reduced proposed forfeiture; ordered Broadcast Associates, Inc., , former licensee of Stations KFMS(AM)/KFMS-FM, North Las Vegas/Las Vegas, Nevada, to forfeit $15,000 for violation of the Commission's EEO Rule. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 12, 1996. by MO&O and NOF. (FCC No. 96-442). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96442.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 15, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 217:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 15, 1996. THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL'S LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY ADMINISTRATION SELECTION WORKING GROUP ANNOUNCES MEETING. Dkt No.: CC- 92-237.

Report No: I-8217. Released: November 15, 1996. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry, Telecommunciation Division at (202) 418-1470.

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SPEECHES

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"""THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN AN INFORMATION AGE"" - REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER RACHELLE B. CHONG AT THE NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION 1996 NAPABA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, DENVER, NOVEMBER 15. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Chong/sprbc616

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INVESTIGATION OF GTE TELEPHONE OPERATING COMPANIES, GTE SYSTEM TELEPHONE COMPANIES, AND SPRINT LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES NEW EXPANDED INTERCONNECTION OFFERINGS. Suspended for one day the effective date of GTE System Telephone Companies', GTE Telephone Operating Companies', and Sprint Local Telphone Companies' respective transmittals and initiated an investigation into their lawfulness. Tariffs will be subject to an accounting order to facilitate any refunds that may later prove necessary. Dkt No.: CC- 96-234. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: November 15, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1914). CCB

PETITIONS FOR WAIVERS FILED BY VARIOUS COMPANIES CONCERNING SECTION 61.41(C)(2) AND 69.3(E)(11) AND THE DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA" CONTAINED IN THE PART 36 APPENDIX-GLOSSARY OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Granted the joint petition for waiver of various Comission rules filed by Arapahoe Telephone Company, Great Plains Communications, Inc., Nebraska Central Telephone Company, Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company, and U S West Communications, Inc. Action by Deputy Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: November 15, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1894). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da961894.txt

YOUNG BROADCASTING, INC. PETITION FOR SPECIAL RELIEF. Granted, to an extent, Young Broadcasting, Inc.'s Petition for Special Relief in regard to Section 76.501 of the Commission's Rules. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 14, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1908). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961908.txt

YOUNG BROADCASTING, INC. PETITION FOR SPECIAL RELIEF. Granted, to an extent, Young Broadcasting, Inc.'s Petition for Special Relief regarding Section 76.501 of the Commission's Rules. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 14, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1909). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961909.txt

METROPOLITAN FIBER SYSTEMS/NEW YORK INC., D/B/A MF TELECOM OF NEW YORK'S AND METROPOLITAN FIBER SYSTEMS/MCCOURT, INC.'S CERTIFICATIONS TO OPERATE AN OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM. Consolidated two proceedings into one and ruled on the merits in each: Denied the certification of Metropolitan Fiber Systems/New York Inc., d/b/a MFS Telecom of New York to operate an open video system; denied the certification of Metropolitan Fiber Systems/McCourt, Inc. to operate an open video system. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 15, 1996. by Consolidated Order. (DA No. 96-1912). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961912.txt

ERRATUM TO MAY 8, 1996 AT&T APPLICATION GRANT. The May 8, 1996 decision regarding AT&T Submarine Systems, Inc.'s Application was incorrectly identified as DA 96-719; the correct number for this decision should be DA 96-718. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. IB

HOLLIS, OK. Dismissed petition of The Hollis Group to allot Channel 267C3 to Hollis, Oklahoma; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-178. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1864). MMB

PRENTISS, MS. Effective December 30, 1996, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 285A at Prentiss, Mississippi; filing window December 30, 1996-January 30, 1997; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-147. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-1869). MMB

REDWOOD, MS. Proposed allotting Channel 288A at Redwood, Mississippi, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Comments due January 6; replies January 21. Dkt No.: MM- 96-231. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1868). MMB

CLE ELUM, WA. Proposed allotting Channel 229A at Cle Elum, Washington, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Comments due January 6; replies January 21. Dkt No.: MM- 96-233. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1867). MMB

BOONVILLE, MO. Proposed allotting Channel 226A to Boonville, Missouri, as that community's second FM broadcast service. Comments due January 6; replies January 21. Dkt No.: MM- 96-229. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1863). MMB

PUEBLO AND PUEBLO WEST, CO. Proposed reallotting Channel 283C2 from Pueblo to Pueblo West, Colorado, and modifying the authorization accordingly. Comments due January 6; replies January 21. Dkt No.: MM- 96-232. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 8, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1865). MMB