Vol. 19, No. 126                            
                   July 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.




Released: July 3, 2000. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 06/30/00. Contact: Public Information Center: (202) 418-0270. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt063000.pdf

Released: July 3, 2000. CABLE SERVICE BUREAU ACTIONS - PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING THAT DIGITAL TELEVISION STATIONS HAVE MUST CARRY RIGHTS CSR 5562-Z. (DA No. 00-1406). Contact: Ben Golant at (202) 418-7111, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Michelle Russo (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/2000/da001406.doc

Report No: 44768. Released: July 3, 2000. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac000703.txt

Report No: 24768. Released: July 3, 2000. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap000703.txt

Released: July 3, 2000. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Office of the Secretary: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/2000/exa00703.doc

Released: July 3, 2000. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Contact: Office of the Secretary: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/2000/exb00703.doc

Released: July 3, 2000. COMMENTS INVITED ON NEW ENGLAND AREA (REGION 19) PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN AMENDMENT.Comments Due: August 3, 2000, Reply Comments Due: August 18, 2000. (DA No. 00-1440). Dkt No.: GN-90-53. Contact: Joy Alford at (202) 418-0694.

Released: July 3, 2000. DIGIPH PCS, INC. AND ELISKA WIRELESS VENTURES LICENSE SUBSIDIARY I, L.L.C. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR ASSIGNMENT OF EIGHT C BLOCK BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES LICENSES AND DECLARATORY RULING PURSUANT TO SECTION 310(B)(4) ALLOWING INDIRECT FOREIGN.OWNERSHIP - Petitions/Comments Due: August 2, 2000, Oppositions/Responses Due: August 14, 2000. (DA No. 00-1461). Contact: Commercial Wireless Division: Lauren Kravetz or Michael Samsock at (202) 418-7240, Telecommunications Division: Justin Connor at (202) 418-1476. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/2000/da001461.doc




STATISTICAL REPORT ON AVERAGE RATES FOR BASIC SERVICE, CABLE PROGRAMMING SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT. To implement the requirements of Section 623(k) of the Communications Act, the Commission is directing a randomly selected group of cable operators to respond to a price survey questionnaire designed to solicit information concerning rates for basic and cable programming services, and equipment used to receive such services. Dkt No.: MM-92-266. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 2000. by Order. (DA No. 00-1484). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da001484.doc

KINGSTON, NEW YORK. Proposed Amendment of DTV Table of Allotments for the community listed. Comments Due: August 21, 2000, Reply Comments Due: September 5, 2000. Dkt No.: MM-00-121. Action by Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 2000. by NPRM. (DA No. 00-1485). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/2000/da001485.doc

IN RE APPLICATION OF THE STATE OF OREGON ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOUTHERN OREGON STATE COLLEGE/TO CHANGE THE FREQUENCY OF FM TRANSLATOR STATION K202AP MCCLOUD, CALIFORNIA. Denied Oregon's Application for Review. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 13, 2000. by MO&O. (FCC No. 00-215). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/2000/fcc00215.doc

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2.106 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ALLOCATE SPECTRUM AT 2 GHZ FOR USE BY THE MOBILE-SATELLITE SERVICE. Took a number of actions to allow new MSS licensees to clear spectrum for their operations. By 2nd R&O and 2nd MO&O. Dkt No.: ET-95-18. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 27, 2000. by R&O & MO&O. (FCC No. 00-233). OET Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/2000/fcc00233.doc

ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED, INC. Affirmed the Order and Denied the Petition of Entertainment Unlimited, Inc. for Reconsideration of the Order issued by the Auctions and Industry Anlaysis Division. By Order on Reconsideration. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: July 3, 2000. (DA No. 00-1490). WTB

COMTEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Notified licensee of intention to modify the license for Private Land Mobile Radio Services Station WPKR712 held by Comtex Communications, Inc. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 00-1475). WTB

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2 AND 87 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ACCOMMODATE ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS IN THE 117.975 - 137 MHZ BAND AND TO IMPLEMENT FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICES IN THE 136-137 MHZ BAND. Extended the deadline dates for the filing of comments to August 2, 2000 and reply comments to September 1, 2000 the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Dkt No.: WT-00-77. Adopted: July 3, 2000. (DA No. 00-1462). WTB

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF PARTS 0, 80, AND 90 0F THE COMMISION'S RULES TO MAKE THE FREQUENCY 156.250 MHZ AVAILABLE FOR PORT OPERATIONS PURPOSES IN LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH, CA PORTS. This Errata corrects the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis in Appendix A of the Report and Order in this proceeding, FCC 00-220, which was released June 20, 2000. The error was the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis was inadvertently included as Appendix A. By Erratum. Dkt No.: WT-99-332. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Radio Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 2000. WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 30, 2000, did not appear in Digest No. 125:




FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AUTHORIZES SBC COMMUNICATIONS TO PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICE IN TEXAS. Local Phone Application to Provide Long Distance Service In-Region is First that is Supported by All Three Relevant Regulatory Bodies. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: June 30, 2000. (FCC No. 00-238) News Media Contact: Michael Balmoris (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Margaret Egler or Jake Jennings at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/2000/nrcc0034.html

FCC CHAIRMAN TO LAUNCH PROCEEDING ON "CABLE ACCESS" KENNARD SAYS TIME IS RIGHT TO ESTABLISH RECORD ON MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENTS. The Chairman of the FCC announced today that he will propose that the FCC begin a formal proceeding on the issues of multiple Internet service providers gaining access to a cable company's platform. News Media Contact: Michelle Russo (202) 418-2358. CSB.




2000 ANNUAL ACCESS TARIFF FILINGS. Suspend for one day and set for investigation the price cap LECs' 2000 Annual Access Tariffs in areas specified. Dkt No.: CC-00-122. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 2000. by MO&O. (DA No. 00-1487). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/da001487.doc

IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION BY SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC., SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. D/B/A SOUTHWESTERN BELL LONG DISTANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 271 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 TO. PROVIDE IN REGION, INTERLATA SERVICES IN TEXAS. Granted SWBT's application for authorization under section 271 of the Act to provide in-region, interLATA services in the state of Texas. Dkt No.: CC-00-65. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 30, 2000. by MO&O. (FCC No. 00-238). CCB

IN THE MATTER OF FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE; PROMOTING DEPLOYMENT AND SUBSCRIBERSHIP IN UNSERVED AND UNDERSERVED AREAS, INCLUDING TRIBAL AND INSULAR AREAS- WESTERN WIRELESS CORPORATION, CROW RESERVATION IN MONTANA, SMITH BAGLEY, INC.,. CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE TELEPHONE AUTHORITY, WESTERN WIRELESS CORPORATION, WYOMING, CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE, INC. Adopted measures to (1) promote telecommunications subscribership and infrastructure deployment within American Indian and Alaska tribal communities; (2) establish a framework for the resolution of eligible telecommunications carrier designation requests under Section 214(e)(6) of the Communications Act fo 1934, as amended. and (3) apply the framework to pending petitions for designation as eligible telecommunications carriers filed by Cellco Partnership d/b/a Bell Atlanitc Mobie, Inc. Western Wireless Corporation, Smith Bagley, Inc., and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority. Comments Due: August 7, 2000, Reply Comments Due: August 28, 2000 12th R&O, MO&O, and FNPRM. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 8, 2000. by R&O & MO&O. (FCC No. 00-208). CCB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/2000/fcc00208.pdf

SOUTHWESTERN BELL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. Granted SBC's Application for Authority Pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended for Authority to Operate as an International Facilities-Based and Resale Carrier. By Order, Authorization and Certificate. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 2000. by Order, Auth, & Cert. (DA No. 00-1474). IB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/2000/da001474.doc

IN THE MATTER OF EXTENDING WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO TRIBAL LANDS. Adopted rules and policies that provide incentives for wireless telecommunications carriers to serve individuals living on tribal lands. By R&O and FNPRM, Comments Due: 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, Reply Comments Due: 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. Dkt No.: WT-99-266. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 8, 2000. by R&O. (FCC No. 00-209). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/fcc00209.doc

IN THE MATTER OF SERVICE RULES FOR THE 746-764 AND 776-794 MHZ BANDS, AND REVISIONS TO PART 27 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES/CARRIAGE OF THE TRANSMISSIONS OF DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS/REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND POLICIES AFFECTING THE. CONVERSION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION. Affirmed the service rules adopted in the 700 MHz reviewing applications for approval of voluntary agreements accelerating the transition of incumbent analog television licensees and opening these bands for new 700 MHz licensee use, and sought comment on several aspects of the spectrum clearing process. MO&O & FNPRM, Comments Due: August 16, 2000, Reply Comments Due: September 15, 2000. Dkt No.: WT-99-168, CS-98-120, MM-00-83. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 22, 2000. by MO&O & FNPRM. (FCC No. 00-224). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/2000/fcc00224.doc

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.


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