DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 244                                          December 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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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC REVISES RULES TO PROMOTE SPECTRUM EFFICIENCY IN THE PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO BANDS. The FCC has adopted a Memorandum Opininon and Order which addresses petitions for reconsideration and clarification received in response to the "Refarming" Report & Order and a maritime Report and Order.. Report No: DC 96-116. by MO&O. Action by: the FCC. Adopted: December 23, 1996. Dkt No.: PR- 92-235, PR- 92-257. (FCC No. 96-492) News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Ira Keltz at (202) 418-0616. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6058

FCC ADOPTS DTV STANDARD. The FCC adopted a standard for digital television (DTV). Report No: DC 96-117. by R&O. Action by: the FCC. Adopted: December 24, 1996. Dkt No.: MM- 87-268. (FCC No. 96-493) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Saul Shapiro at (202) 418-2600.

ERIC JENSEN JOINS OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR. OCBO. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1996/nrmc6100.txt

ERIC MALINEN JOINS OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AS SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR. OCBO. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1996/nrmc6101.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 26, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.December 24.

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TEXTS

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BELL ATLANTIC; ACCESS CHARGE RULES. Denied Bell Atlantic's petition for a waiver of sections 69.112(b) and (c) of the FCC's rules to offer facilities management service (FMS). Action by Deputy Chief, CCB. Adopted: December 24, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2185). CCB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 24, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 243:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 24, 1996. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON CINCINNATI BELL TELEPHONE CO. PETITION FOR WAIVER.Comments are due Jan. 13, replies Jan. 23. (DA No. 96-2189).

Released: December 24, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION -- URBAN COMMUNICATIONS TRANSPORT CORP. (DA No. 96-2190).

Released: December 24, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION -- URBAN COMMUNICATIONS TRANSPORT CORP. (DA No. 96-2191). Contact: Steve Broeckaert at (202) 418-1075. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358.

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FALCON CABLEVISION. Granted in part the LFA complaint filed against Falcon concerning its rate increase effective April 1, 1996 for its cable programming service tier and SATPAC package in Cedertown, Georgia. Action by Chief, CSB. Adopted: December 19, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2175). CSB

RF RADIATION. Amended the FCC rules to extend the transition period for applicants and station licensees to determine compliance with new requirements for evaluating the environmental effects of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields from FCC-regulated transmitters. Dkt No.: ET- 93-62. Action by the FCC. Adopted: December 23, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-487). OET