Vol. 19, No. 50                             
                March 16,2000

**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.




Released: March 16, 2000. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 03/15/00. Contact: Public Reference Log: (202) 418-0270. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031500.pdf

Report No: N-156-A. Released: March 16, 2000. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Part68_Actions/2000/g2kmar16.doc

Released: March 16, 2000. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON THE REVISED PETITION OF MCI WORLDCOM, INC. FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING THE PROCESS FOR ADOPTION OF AGREEMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 252(I) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT AND SECTION 51.809 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.Comments Due: March 31, 2000, Reply Comments Due: April 11, 2000. (DA No. 00-592). Dkt No.: CC-00-45. Contact: Policy and Program Planning Division: Janice M. Myles at (202) 418-1580, email: jmyles@fcc.gov. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/2000/da000592.doc

Report No: 2396. Released: March 16, 2000. CONSUMER INFORMATION BUREAU REFERENCE INFORMATION CENTER PETITION FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0027.doc

Report No: TEL-00201. Released: March 16, 2000. INTERNATIONAL AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS (47 C.F.R. SECTION 63.18); CABLE LANDING LICENSE APPLICATION (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. (DA No. 00-595). Contact: Policy & Facilities Branch: (202) 418-1460. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/2000/da000595.pdf

Report No: 44692. Released: March 16, 2000. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac000316.txt

Report No: 24692. Released: March 16, 2000. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap000316.txt

Released: March 16, 2000. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING INFORMATION ON MEDICAL TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT OPERATING IN THE 450-460 MHZ BAND UNTIL MARCH 31, 2000. (DA No. 00-593). Contact: Hugh L. Van Tuyl at (202) 418-7506, hvantuyl@fcc.gov. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/2000/da000593.doc

Report No: 2395. Released: March 16, 2000. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0026.doc

Report No: 2392. Released: March 16, 2000. CORRECTION - PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ACTION IN DOCKETED PROCEEDING. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0025.doc

Released: March 16, 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/ex000316.doc

Released: March 16, 2000. NEW TELEVISION STATION CHANNEL 52 IN BLANCO, TX.Status of Applications to Participate in the Auction. (DA No. 00-594). Contact: Shaun Maher at (202) 418-2324, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Auctions Operations, Kathy Garland at (717) 338-2888. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/da000594.doc




CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, MARCH 14, 2000, LIMA, PERU, "CONNECTING THE GLOBE: THE LATIN AMERICA INITIATIVE". (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/2000/spwek009.html




BELL ATLANTIC. Denied Bell Atlantic's request for Petition for Modification of LATA Boundaries. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 16, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-591). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000591.doc

COPAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COPAN, OKLAHOMA. Granted Letter of Appeal of Copan Public Schools, Copan, Oklahoma seeking review of a decision of the Schools and Libaries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company. Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-97-21. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 14, 2000. by Order. (FCC No. 00-100). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/fcc00100.doc

NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. Denied proposed modifications to the average schedule forumula proposed by the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. on October 1, 1998, for USF expense adjustment. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-588). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000588.doc

IN THE MATTER OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SATELLITE HOME VIEWER IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1999/RETRANSMISSION CONSENT ISSUES GOOD FAITH NEGOITIATION AND EXCLUSIVITY. Adopted rules implementing certain aspects of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Authorization of satellite carriers to add more local and national broadcast programming to their offerings, and to make that programming available to subscribers who previously have been prohibited from receiving broadcast fare via satellite under compulsory licensing provisions of the copyright law. Dkt No.: CS-99-363. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 14, 2000. by 1st R&Order. (FCC No. 00-99). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/fcc00099.doc

WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. Affirmed forfeiture of $10,000 for failing to keep its public inspection file in its community of license By Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture. Action by Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-590). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000590.doc

WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS PAGING, LLC. Affirmed the $6,000 forfeiture amount to Western Communications Paging, LLC, Paging Station KNKK501, San Antonio, TX for operating with excessive power. By Forfeiture Order. Action by Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 00-578). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000578.doc

"CELLULAR SYSTEM NORTHWEST, INC., ENUMCLAW, WASHINGTON . Denied the petition for reconsideration and affirmed the forfeiture in the amount of $7,000 to Cellular Systems Northwest, Inc. By Forfeiture Order. Action by Chief, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-579). ENF Internet URL: " https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000579.doc

MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION V. US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted the MCI's Motion for Withdrawal , and dismissed with prejudice MCI's January 7, 2000 Supplemental Complaint. Action by Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-589). ENF Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Enforcement/Orders/2000/da000589.doc

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S REGULATORY POLICIES TO ALLOW NON-U.S. LICENSED SPACE STATIONS TO PROVIDE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES. Correcting error to Appendix A to the DISCO II First Reconsideration Order. Dkt No.: IB-96-111. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. by Erratum. IB

COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTROL, INC. AND COMTECH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied the Application for Review of WPCX448 filed on August 12, 1996 by Communications and Control, Inc. Granted the Applications for Review of WPCX469 filed on January 23, 2997 by Comtech Communications, Inc. by MO&O. (FCC No. 00-94). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/fcc00094.doc

LMDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied LMDS Communications, Inc.'s request for a sixty-day extension to submit its remaining payment. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 10, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-556). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000556.doc

NATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NETWORK, INC. Denied National Science & Technology Network, Inc.'s petition concerning Finder's Preference Request Regarding Station WIL251, Los Angeles, CA. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 14, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-582). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000582.doc

S&S EXCAVATING AND MOBILE RADIO COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION. Dismissed as Moot the Petition to Dismiss or Deny, filed by Hyland Transit Corp. on April 1, 1996. Denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Mobile Radio Cooperative Association on May 3, 1996. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-492). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000492.doc

PUEBLO MSA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, PLATTE RIVER CELLULAR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, COLORADO 4 -- PARK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, SMOKY HILL CELLULAR OF COLORADO LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, COLORADO 7 - SAGUACHE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, SAN ISABEL CELLULAR OF COLORADO LIMITED. PARTNERSHIP, IOWA 15 -- DICKINSON LIMITED PARTNERSHIP/WYOMING 1 -- PARK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Denied Petitioners' Applications for Review. Denied the requests for partial settlement and Petitioners' other supplemental requests. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 10, 2000. by MO&O. (FCC No. 00-96). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/fcc00096.doc

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 15, 2000, did not appear in Digest No. 49:




FCC ADOPTS RULES FOR RETRANSMISSION CONSENT NINE MONTHS AHEAD OF DEADLINE. Establishes a Two-Part Test for "Good Faith" Negotiations and Prohibits Exclusivity. Report No: CS-99-363. by 1st R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 14, 2000. (FCC No. 00-99) News Media Contact: Michelle Russo (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Steve Broeckaert and Jay Heimbach at (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/2000/nrcb0007.doc

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