DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 19, No. 41                             
                 March 3,2000

**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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ENFORCEMENT BUREAU FINES FLORIDA MAN $10,000 FOR MARKETING UNAUTHORIZED RADIO EQUIPMENT. The Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission issued a Forfeiture Order imposing a $10,000 forfeiture against Leslie D. Brewer and his company, Leslie D. Brewers 2-Way Radio for selling an unauthorized FM radio transmitter in violation of the Commission's rules. Action by: Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 3, 2000. ENF Contact: Alex Johns at (202) 418-1160. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/News_Releases/2000/brewer.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl000303.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: N-154-A. Released: March 3, 2000. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Part68_Actions/2000/g2kmar03.doc

Released: March 3, 2000. FCC ANNOUNCES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL. (DA No. 00-500). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/2000/da000500.doc

Released: March 3, 2000. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 03/02/00. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-0270. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt030200.pdf

Released: March 3, 2000. COMMENT SOUGHT ON AMERITECH'S REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF CERTAIN LATA BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS TO PERMIT AMERITECH COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO OFFER COMPETITIVE LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE ENTITY IN OHIO.File No. NSD-L-00-25, Pleading Cycle Established, Comments Due: March 23, 2000, Reply Comments Due: April 7, 2000. Contact: Network Services Division: Alan Thomas or Al McCloud at (202) 418-2320, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/2000/pncc0013.doc

Report No: 2389. Released: March 3, 2000. CORRECTION - CONSUMER INFORMATION BUREAU REFERENCE INFORMATION CENTER PETITION FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0023.doc

Report No: 1267. Released: March 3, 2000. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND SHOW CAUSE PETITIONS. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: TEL-00195S. Released: March 3, 2000. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS (47 C.F.R. SECTION 63.18); CABLE LANDING LICENSE APPLICATIONS (47 C.F.R. SECTION 1.767) REQUESTS TO AUTHORIZE SWITCHED SERVICES OVER PRIVATE LINES (47 C.F.R. SECTION.63.16); SECTION 310(B)(4) REQUESTS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/2000/pnin0056.pdf

Report No: 44683. Released: March 3, 2000. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac000303.txt

Report No: 24683. Released: March 3, 2000. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap000303.txt

Report No: 171. Released: March 3, 2000. INSTRUCTIONAL TV FIXED SERVICE ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/vxac0303.html

Report No: 89. Released: March 3, 2000. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/mdaa0303.html

Report No: 213. Released: March 3, 2000. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE: PROPOSED MINOR MODIFICATION CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND EXTENSION APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/vxab0303.html

Released: March 3, 2000. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Office of the Secretary: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/2000/ex000303.html

Report No: CWS-00-27. Released: March 3, 2000. ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/pnwl0071.pdf

Released: March 3, 2000. BELL ATLANTIC, GTE, AND ALLTEL SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF WIRELESS LICENSES TO COMPLY WITH SPECTRUM CAP RULES AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CONSENT DECREE REGARDING PENDING APPLICATIONS OF BELL ATLANTIC, GTE, AND VODAFONE.AIRTOUCH - Petitions/Comments Due: April 3, 2000, Oppositions/Responses Due: April 13, 2000. Dkt No.: WT-00-38. Contact: Commercial Wireless Division: Paul Murray at (202) 418-7240 or Public Safety and Private Wireless Division: Monica Desai at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/da000502.doc

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SPEECHES

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MEDIA VIOLENCE - THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE -. Remarks of FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani, Emory University, March 2, 2000. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/2000/spgt005.html

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CITY OF NORTH ADAMS, MA. City's appeal of local rate order of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Cable Television Division regarding Adelphia Cable Communications' basic service tier rate for North Adams, MA is denied. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 1, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-488). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da000488.doc

DECOM CORPORATION. Granted application for Open Video System certification in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, filed by DeCom Corporation. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-493). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da000493.doc

MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC. Denied must carry complaint filed by Media Venture Management, Inc., licensee of Station WTXL-TV (ABC, Ch. 27), Tallahassee, Florida, against Time Warner Cable, operator of a cable television system serving Live Oak, Florida, seeking carriage. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 1, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-499). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da000499.doc

TCI CABLEVISION OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AND TCI CABLEVISION OF SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT. Dismissed two appeals of local rate orders issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control for equipment and installation rates in Hartford, CT, Branford, CT and surrounding communities. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 29, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-489). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da000489.doc

JAMES R. FARLOW. Affirmed the $7,000 forfeiture amount, and granted in part, and denied in part the petition for reconsideration of the Forfeiture Order in this proceeding. Action by Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-485). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000485.doc

NATCHEZ COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Issued a monetary forfeiture in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) against Natchez Communications, Inc. for willful violation of the Commission's antenna tower rules. By Forfeiture Order. Action by Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 00-476). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000476.doc

AMERITECH ILLINOIS, US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC., ET AL. V MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Dismissed with prejudice MCI's Application for Review and US West Communications, Inc.'s Supplemental Complaint. Action by Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-491). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000491.doc

BELL ATLANTIC-DELAWARE, INC. BELL ATLANTIC-MARYLAND, INC., BELL ATLANTIC-NEW JERSEY, INC., BELL ATLANTIC-VIRGINIA, INC., BELL ATLANTIC-WASHINGTON, D.C., INC., AND NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY V MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted Joint Request for Waiver to File Supplemental Complaint. Action by Chief, Market Disputes Resolution. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-490). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000490.doc

SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC. Erratum to MO&O, DA-00-221, released February 8, 2000, granting a construction permit for a new television station on Channel 10, Ishpeming, Michigan, is hereby corrected to reflect the correct Facility ID No. is 59281. (DA No. 00-221). MMB

REFUGIO AND TAFT, TEXAS. Effective April 17, 2000, amended FM Table of Allotments for these communities. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 2000. by R&O. (DA No. 00-494). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/da000494.doc

BRUNEAU, IDAHO. Denied petition of Mountain West Broadcasting proposing the allotment of Channel 273C1 to Bruneau, Idaho. Dkt No.: MM-99-188. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 2000. by R&O. (DA No. 00-496). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/da000496.doc

PALACIOS, TEXAS. Dismissed Petition for Rule Making and the subsequent counterproposal filed by Prawn Broadcasting Company. Dkt No.: MM-99-13. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 2000. by R&O. (DA No. 00-498). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/da000498.doc

SUMMIT CITY, CALIFORNIA. Denied the petition of Mountain West Broadcasting proposing the allotment of Channel 221A to Summit City, California. Dkt No.: MM-99-187. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 2000. by R&O. (DA No. 00-495). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/da000495.doc

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN, COON RAPIDS AND MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA. Proposed substitution of Channel 296C2 to Channel 296C3 at New Richmond, Wisconsin, and reallotment of Channel 296C2 from New Richmond, Wisconsin to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and modification of its license Station WIXK-FM to specify Coon Rapids as the community of license. Comments Due: April 24, 2000, Reply Comments Due: May 9, 2000. Dkt No.: MM-00-37. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 13, 2000. by NPRM. (DA No. 00-481). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/2000/da000481.doc

IN THE MATTER OF ESTABLISHMENT OF AN IMPROVED MODEL FOR PREDICTING THE BROADCAST TELEVISION FIELD STRENGTH RECEIVED AT INDIVIDUAL LOCATIONS. Extended the reply comment deadline to March 14, 2000. By Order Granting Extension of Time. Dkt No.: ET-00-11. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-486). OET Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/2000/da000486.doc

GAP CELLULAR, L.C. Dismissed the petitions for reconsideration filed by Badlands Cellular of North Dakota Limited Partnership and Smoky Hill Cellular of Colorado Limited Partnership on May 1, 1995. Action by Deputy Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-444). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000444.doc

RIG TELEPHONES, INC. D/B/A DATACOM. Erratum amending Paragraph 16 of the March 2, 2000 Order on Reconsideration, DA 00-472. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Erratum. WTB

RIG TELEPHONES, INC. D/B/A DATACOM. Denied Datacom's request for waiver of Part 101 of the Commission's Rules. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 1, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-487). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000487.doc

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING MULTIPLE ADDRESS SYSTEMS. This erratum amends portions of the text of the Multiple Address Systems (MAS) Report and Order (FCC 99-415), released on January 19, 2000. Dkt No.: WT-97-81. Action by Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Erratum. (DA No. 00-307). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000307.doc

IN THE MATTER OF VARIOUS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES OF GEOTEK COMMUNICATIONS, INC., DEBTOR-IN-POSSESION, AND WILMINGTON TRUST COMPANY OR HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION AND FCI 900, INC. Granted the Motion for Extension of Time, filed by Wilmington Trust Company. Action by Deputy Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-501). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000501.doc

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 2, 2000, did not appear in Digest No. 40:

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FCC CHAIRMAN KENNARD RECEIVES AWARD FROM EDUCATORS. Chairman cites award as "success of E-Rate program". Kennard. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/2000/nrmc0011.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 2, 2000. COMMENTS INVITED ON GTE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION TO DISCONTINUE PROVISION OF VOICE SERVICES NSD FILE NO. W-P-D-455 SECTION 214 APPLICATION/APPLICANT: GTE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION.Comments Due: March 24, 2000. Contact: Al McCloud at (202) 418-2499, amccloud@fcc.gov or Marty Schwimmer at (202) 418-2320, mschwimm@fcc.gov, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/2000/pncc0014.doc

Report No: 2392. Released: March 2, 2000. PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDING. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0027.doc

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NETWORK SERVICES, INC. Denied Network's request to amend its short-form application. Action by Acting Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 00-458). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000458.doc

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 1, 2000, did not appear in Digest No. 39:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 463. Released: March 1, 2000. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/pnwl0053.pdf

Report No: 462. Released: March 1, 2000. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/pnwl0052.pdf


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