DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 221                                          November 21,1996

**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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SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF FCC INSPECTOR GENERAL RELEASED.. Report No: GN-96-9. OMD.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 21, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG : NOVEMBER 20, 1996.

Released: November 21, 1996. " TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS: NOVEMBER 20, 1996."

Report No: SPB-68. Released: November 21, 1996. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 43872. Released: November 21, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac961121

Report No: 23872. Released: November 21, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap961121

Report No: D-894-A. Released: November 21, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS:.

Report No: 96-9. Released: November 21, 1996. FM TRANSLATOR-BOOSTER APPLICATIONS READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm6035.txt

Released: November 21, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENTS PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

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CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION, U.S. CABLE TELEVISION GROUP, L.P. Denied petition for declaratory ruling and denied petitions for waiver of the network program nonduplication rules and for modification of the ADI markets of television broadcast stations WAVY (TV) and WITN (TV). Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 6, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1851). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961851.txt

AT&T CORPORATION. Granted in part, and denied in part applications for authority to construct, launch, and operate space stations in the Domestic Fixed-Satellite Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1942). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961942.txt

ORION NETWORK SYSTEMS, INC. Conditionally granted the application for authority to construct, launch and operate a space station in the Domestic Fixed-Satellite Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1938). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961938.txt

ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION. Conditionally granted applications for authority to construct, launch, and operate space stations in the Domestic Fixed-Satellie Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1943). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961943.txt

GE AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS INC. Granted in part and denied in part applications for authority to construct, launch, and operate space stations in the Domestic-Fixed Satellite Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1939). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961939.txt

HUGHES COMMUNICATIONS GALAXY, INC. Granted the applications for authority to construct, launch and operate space stations in the Domestic Fixed-Satellite Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1940). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961940.txt

LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS, LTD. Granted the applications for authority to construct, launch and operate space stations in the Domestic Fixed-Satellite Service. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1941). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961941.txt

PORTLAND CELLUAR PARTNERSHIP AND NORTHEAST CELLUAR TELEPHONE. Reinstated nunc pro tunc and granted Portland's application to provide Block B celluar service to the Portland, Maine NECMA; rescinded grant of Northeast application to provide the same cellular service. Action by the FCC. Adopted: November 18, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-449). WTB

METROCALL, INC. Dismissed as moot petition for reconsideration filed on June 9, 1995, by SMR/USA, Inc., to cancel Metrocall's licenses for facilities to operate on 931.0125 MHz at Kingsport and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: November 21, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1933). WTB

METROCALL, INC. Dismissed as moot petitions filed by SMR/USA, Inc., February 28, and April 2, 1996, requesting cancellations of licenses granted to Metrocall, for facilities to operate on 931.0125 MHz at Kingsport and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunicaitions Division. Adopted: November 21, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1932). WTB

DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM. Proposed to amend Part 87 of the rules to permit aeronautical ground stations to use frequencies in the 112-118 MHz band to transmit differential Global Positioning (GPS) information to aircraft equipped to use advanced landing systems; proposed to allow the use of hand-held radios for direct communications between ground service personnel and flight crews on frequencies allocated to the Aeronautical Enroute Service. Comments due January 15, replies due January 30, 1996. Dkt No.: WT- 96-211. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 9, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-407). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/fcc96407.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 20, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 220:

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NEWS RELEASES

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AMATEUR RADIO CALL SIGNS. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6052

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 20, 1996. THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL'S DISPUTE RESOLUTION TASK FORCE TO HOLD MEETING NOVEMBER 26. CONTACT: MICHAEL SLOMIN OF BELLCORE AT (202) 809-2355. Dkt No.: CC- 92-237.

Released: November 20, 1996. " PUBLIC SECTOR BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND ."

Report No: D-894. Released: November 20, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

Released: November 20, 1996. NEW PROMISSORY NOTE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT ISSUED FOR C BLOCK AUCTION WINNERS DEADLINE FOR RETURN OF DOCUMENTS - DECEMBER 2, 1996. CONTACT A . JEROME FOWLKES, AUCTION DIVISION, (202) 418-0660, ZENJI NAKAZAWA, COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION, (202) 418-0620. (DA No. 96-1937). Action by: Chief, Auctions Divisions, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/da961937.txt

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SPEECHES

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION CHAIRMAN HUNDT TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, NOVEMBER 20, 1996. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Hundt/spreh651.txt

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TCA CABLE TV. Granted complaints filed against TCA Cable TV concerning charges for cable programming service tier in Fayettville, AR. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1936). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961936.txt

"CORRECTED ANNUAL RATE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM ORDER. . Issued correction to Appendix A of DA-96-1804 (In the Matter of Annual Rate Adjustment System, Request for Waiver, FCC Form 1240) released November 1, 1996.. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 31, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1804). CSB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961804.txt

SUBURBAN CABLE TV CO., INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming services in the Township of Northhamption, PA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1930). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da961930.txt

HUGHES COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND PANAMSAT. Extended to December 2, December 12, and December 19, 1996, dates for filing comments, responses or oppositions, and replies, respectively, in the proceeding involving the application for transfer of control and/or assignment of various space station, earth station, and section 214 authorizations. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radio Communications Division, International jBureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1924). IB

ADVANCED TELEVISION SYSTEMS. Extended to January 10, 1997, the date for filing reply comments relating to the Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Commission will accept late filed comments that are filed within a reasonable period of time after the November 22, 1996, due date for comments. Dkt No.: MM- 87-268. Adopted: November 20, 1996. (DA No. 96-1929). OET