Vol. 19, No. 93                             
                  May 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.

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The following items were adopted at the May 15, 2000, Commission meeting and released later that day.




FCC PROPOSES STREAMLINING TECHNICAL RULES FOR CUSTOMER TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT. Proposed rules highlight FCC's biennial regulatory review to eliminate unnecessary regulations as competition increases in telecom markets. News media contact: Mike Balmoris 202-418-0253, Bureau contacts Staci Pies or Susan Magnotti 418-2320. by NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: May 15, 2000. Dkt No.: CC- 99-216. (FCC No. 00-171) CCB. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/2000/nrcc0027.html

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The following items are dated for and released on May 16, 2000:




Released: May 16, 2000. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: MAY 15. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt051500.pdf

Report No: 2412. Released: May 16, 2000. CONSUMER INFORMATION BUREAU REFERENCE INFORMATION CENTER PETITION FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Consumer_Information/Public_Notices/2000/pnci0046.doc

Report No: 44735. Released: May 16, 2000. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac000516.txt

Report No: 24735. Released: May 16, 2000. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap000516.txt

Report No: 193. Released: May 16, 2000. INSTRUCTIONAL TV FIXED SERVICE ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/vxac0516.html





GTE TELEPHONE OPERATING COMPANIES. Terminated FCC investigation into the tariff revisions described in the GTE Telephone Operating Companies and GTE System Telephone Companies Transmittal Nos. 1234 and 304. Granted motion to terminate investigation. Dkt No.: CC- 00-36. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: May 15, 2000. by Order TTI. (DA No. 00-984). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da000984.doc

WFMZ-TV. Granted must carry complaint filed by Maranatha Broadcasting Company, Inc. against Lenfest New Castle County, operator of a cable television system serving Arden, Ardencroft, Ardentown, Bellefonte, Elsmere, Newark, New Castle, Newport and Wilmington, Delaware. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: May 15, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-1081). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da001081.doc

TCI CABLEVISION OF MONTANA V. ENERGY NORTHWEST, INC. Granted Energy Northwest's motion for extension of time to file a response to TCI's pole attachment complaint, file no. PA 00-002. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: May 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-1083). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da001083.doc

FRANK J. VITALE D/B/A FAL-COMM COMMUNICATIONS V. MEDIAONE OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT, INC. Denied the commercial leased access petition filed by Frank J. Vitale d/b/a Fal-Comm Communications claiming that MediaOne of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., violated the Commission's commercial leased access rules by failing to respond to Fal-Comm's request for leased access information within the time period required by the Commission's rules. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 11, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-1082). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da001082.doc

IN THE MATTER OF BT NORTH AMERICA PETITION FOR WAIVER OF DIRECT ACCESS TO INTELSAT SYSTEM RESTRICTION. Granted BT North America Inc. a waiver of the restriction in the Direct Access decision that prohibits and INTELSAT Signatory, other than Comsat Corporation, from providing Level 3 direct access service in the United States to or from any foreign capacity consumed in that particular country. Dkt No.: IB- 98-192. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 11, 2000. by MO&O. (FCC No. 00-166). IB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/2000/fcc00166.doc

AMERICAN DISTANCE EDUCATION CONSORTIUM REQUEST FOR AN EXPEDITED DECLARATORY RULING AND INFORMAL COMPLAINT. Dismissed as moot an informal complaint filed by the American Distance Education Consortium asking the FCc to direct EchoStar Satellite Corporation to reduce the monthly access fee. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: May 15, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-973). IB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/2000/da000973.doc

JACKSON AND SALYERSVILLE, KY. Proposed amending FM Table of Allotments for Jackson and Salyersville. Comments due July 7, replies July 24. Dkt No.: MM- 00-79. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch. Adopted: May 10, 2000. by NPRM. (DA No. 00-1079). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/2000/da001079.doc

STRATOS MOBILE NETWORKS (USA), LLC AND MARINE SATELLITE SERVICES, INC. Granted petition filed by Stratos for waiver of the provisions of Section 20.15(d) of rules to permit Stratos to cancel its tariff in its entirety. Action by Deputy Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: May 15, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-1077). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/da001077.doc

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