DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 224                                          November 26,1996

**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: 43875. Released: November 26, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac961126

Report No: 23875. Released: November 26, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap961126

Report No: PGL96-5. Released: November 26, 1996. LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm6036.txt

Released: November 26, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NOVEMBER 25.

Released: November 26, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Report No: 1913. Released: November 26, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU APPLICATIONS.

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POLICY AND RULES CONCERNING RATES FOR DOMINANT CARRIERS. Terminated as moot proceedings concerning the treatment of AT&T Corp.'s offerings of promotions and optional calling plans under price cap regulation in light of the FCC's determination that AT&T is non-dominant and the resultant removal of AT&T services from price cap regulation. Dkt No.: CC- 87-313, CC- 93-197. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 21, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-454). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/fcc96454.txt

MELBOURNE, FL. Granted the petition for special relief to modify the television market of WIRB(TV), Melbourne, FL for purposes of the Commission's must carry rules to include the communities of Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach, Florida. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 19, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-1944). CSB

SUBURBAN CABLE. Denied complaint filed against Operator concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1946). CSB

DIRECTSAT CORPORATION'S DBS LICENSE APPLICATION. On November 25, 1996, granted, subject to specified conditions, Direcstat Corporation's application for a license to cover its construction permit for DBS facilities. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1982). IB

ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION'S DBS LICENSE APPLICATION. On November 25, 1996, granted, subject to specified conditions, EchoStar Satellite Corporation's application for a license to cover its construction permit for DBS facilities. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-1983). IB

CABLE & WIRELESS, INC. Granted Cable & Wireless, Inc.'s application for authority to provide facilities-based services between the United States and Sweden. Granted, in part, Cable & Wireless, Inc.'s petition for determination of non-dominant status on international private line routes. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by O, A, and C. (DA No. 96-1971). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961971.txt

DIRECTSTAT CORPORATION. Denied Directstat Corporation's application for special temporary authority to operate a direct broadcast satellite. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1978). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961978.txt

ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION. Denied EchoStar Satellite Corporation's application for special temporary authority to operate a direct broadcast satellite. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1977). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961977.txt

WESTERN TELE-COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Western Tele-Communications, Inc.'s application for authority to operate a transmit/receive earth station to be used in connection with a direct broadcast satellite. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1981). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1996/da961981.txt

ERRATA. Corrected the caption of the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (local TV Second Further Notice), released November 7, 1996, which erroneously identified the proceeding as part of MM Docket No. 87-7; the proceeding should be identified as MM Docket Number 87-8. Also, corrected telephone numbers for contact persons. Dkt No.: MM- 91-122, MM- 87-8. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. (DA No. 96-1974). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 25, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 223:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 25, 1996. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON TELIDENT'S ENHANCED 911 PART 68 RECOMMENDATIONS. (DA No. 96-1976). Dkt No.: CC- 94-102. Contact: Gregory M. Cooke at (202) 418-2351, or Alan A. Thomas at (202) 418-2338.

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U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted U S West Communications, Inc.'s application to discontinue service over certain facilities located in the state of Nebraska; waived certain Commission rules. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by O & Certificate. (DA No. 96-1963). CCB

CENTURY COMMUNICATIONS. Granted a complaint concerning the rates charged by Century for cable programming services in Chino Hills, California. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1965). CSB

U.S. LEO SERVICES, INC. Granted U.S. Leo Services, Inc.'s application for blanket authority to construct and operate up to 200,000 portable handheld earth stations for use with the IRIDIUM System in the 1616-1626.5 MHz band. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 22, 1996. by O & A. (DA No. 96-1962). IB

COMSAT CORPORATION APPLICATION RE: INTELSAT. Modified the ex parte status of COMSAT Corporation's application to participate in the construction of an INTELSAT Ku-band satellite from that of a "restricted" proceeding to a "nonrestricted" proceeding. Accordingly, ex parte presentations will be permitted but subject to disclosure as prescribed by Section 1.1206 of the Commission's rules. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 23, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1972). IB

COMSAT CORPORATION'S APPLICATION RE: INMARSAT. Granted COMSAT Corporation's application for authority to interconnect its INMARSAT satellite communications facilities with the facilities of commercial Internet service providers. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 22, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-1961). IB