Vol. 19, No. 62                             
                 April 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.




FCC UPDATES POLE ATTACHMENT RULES AND POLICIES CLARIFICATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCURACY; MARKETPLACE NEGOTIATIONS STILL EMPHASIZED. The FCC released rules that update the forumula for calculating "pole attachment" fees that are generally paid by cable systems and telecommunications carriers who lease space from utility companies on poles or in ducts, conduits, or rights-of-way. by R&O. Action by: the Commission. Dkt No.: CS-97-98. (FCC No. 00-116) News Media Contact: Michelle Russo (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Kathleen Costello, Cheryl King at (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/2000/nrcb0008.doc




Released: April 3, 2000. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 03/31/00. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-0270. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt033100.pdf

Released: April 3, 2000. GTE MIDWEST INCORPORATED AND SPECTRA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, LLC SEEK A WAIVER OF THE DEFINITION OF "STUDY AREA" IN PART 36 AND SECTIONS 69.3(E)(9) AND 61.41(C) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.Comments Due: April 24, 2000, Reply Comments Due: May 1, 2000. (DA No. 00-743). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Accounting Policy Division: Adrian Wright at (202) 418-7400, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/2000/da000743.doc

Report No: 2400. Released: April 3, 2000. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0033.doc

Report No: 44704. Released: April 3, 2000. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac000403.txt

Report No: 24704. Released: April 3, 2000. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap000403.txt

Report No: NA-237. Released: April 3, 2000. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm0027.doc

Report No: 215. Released: April 3, 2000. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE: PROPOSED RENEWAL, ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/vxac0403.html

Report No: B-237. Released: April 3, 2000. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm0028.doc

Report No: A-359. Released: April 3, 2000. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm0029.doc

Report No: 214. Released: April 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/vxab0403.html

Released: April 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.




LAMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAMONT, CALIFORNIA. Dismissed Lamont's Letter seeking review of a funding commitment decision issued by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company on December 15, 1999. Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-97-21. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-732). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000732.doc

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF RULES AND POLICIES GOVERNING POLE ATTACHMENTS. This Report and Order addresses issues raised in Amendment of Rules and Policies Governing Pole Attachments, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, CS Docket No. 97-98 ("Notice") relating to the maximum just and reasonable rates utilitiesmay charge for "pole attachments" made to pole, duct, conduit or right-of-way. Dkt No.: CS-97-98. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 29, 2000. by R&O. (FCC No. 00-116). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/fcc00116.doc

MFS GLOBENET, INC./PACIFIC CARRIAGE LIMITED. Modified the cable landing license held by MFS Globenet, Inc. and Pacific Carriage Limited to add an additional cable landing location By Modification of Cable Landing License. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Cable Landing Lic. (DA No. 00-749). IB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/2000/da000749.doc

IN THE MATTER OF REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO CHANGE POINTS OF COMMUNICATIONS FROM INMARSAT TO INMARSAT LIMITED. Extended for an additional 180 days the Special Temporary Authority (STA) granted to Comsat Corporation/Comsat Mobile Communications and Stratos Mobile Networks (USA) Limited (Stratos) to continue operation of their existing land earth stations after the privitization of Inmarsat. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-744). IB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/2000/da000744.doc

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF SECTION 73.202(B), TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, FM BROADCAST STATIONS, (CROSS PLAINS, ALLEN, PENNBROOK, BROWNWOOD, BURKBURNETT, CAMPBELL, CLIFTON, COLEMAN, COMMERCE, DETROIT, GRAHAM, GRANBURY, HASKELL, KERENS, MASON, JACKSBORO,. MCKINNEY, MUENSTER, SAN SABA, SNYDER, TERRELL, VERNON, WACO, AND WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS; ALVA, ANADARKO, ANTLERS, ARDMORE, ATOKA, COMANCHE, DICKSON, DUNCAN, DURANT, ELDORADO, HUGO, AND LONE GROVE, OKLAHOMA). In paragraph of 34 of the Report and Order DA 00-584, released March 21, 2000, listing the allotment changes in the 36 communities reflected in the Report and Order, 5 communities were omitted. The Report and Order is corrected to add the following: Granbury Texas, McKinney, Texas, Muenster, Texas, San Saba, Texas, Terrell, Texas not previously listed By ERRATUM. Dkt No.: MM-98-198. Action by the FCC. by Erattum. MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/er000584.doc

IN THE MATTER OF ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OR REGULATORY FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000. The Commission commences a proceeding to revise its Schedule of Regulatory Fees in order to collect the amount of regulatory fees that Congress, pursuant to section 9(a) of the Communications Act, as amended, has required it to collect for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000. Comments Due: April 24, 2000, Reply Comments Due: May 5, 2000. Dkt No.: MD-00-58. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 29, 2000. by NPRM. (FCC No. 00-117). OMD Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OMD/Notices/fcc00117.doc

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 31, 2000, did not appear in Digest No. 61:




TRUTH-IN-BILLING AND BILLING FORMAT. Denied petitions specified in the Order seeking limited temporary waiver from compliance with any of the requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 64.2401. Dkt No.: CC-98-170. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-746). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000746.doc

BROADWING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted limited waiver to the extent necessary to enable Broadwing to change the preferred carrier of certain consumers currently presubscribed to Cincinnati Bell Long Distance, Inc. to Broadwing. Dkt No.: CC-94-129. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-748). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000748.doc

TRUTH-IN-BILLING AND BILLING FORMAT. This errata corrects March 29, 2000, Order on Reconsideration (FCC 00-111) By Errata. Dkt No.: CC-98-170. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 31, 2000. by Erratum. (DA No. 00-745). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000745.doc

AERIAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC./VOICESTREAM WIRELESS HOLDING CORPORATOIN/VOICESTREAM PCS I LICENSE L.L.C. Granted applications of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, VoiceStream Wireless Holding Corporation, and Aerial Communications, Inc. to transfer control of Aerial's licenses and authorizations from Aerial's parent corporation, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. to VoiceStream. Granted Joint Petition filed the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice, Aerial and VoiceStream to condition grant of the applications on compliance with an agreement entered into by the petitioners regarding foreign ownership and national security issues. Granted in part, a Request for Declaratory Ruling regarding certain Commercial Mobile Radio Services spectrum cap attribution issues, filed in connection with the proposed transfers of control. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: March 30, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-730). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da000730.pdf

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