Vol. 16, No. 17 January 27,1997
Released: January 27, 1997. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - JANUARY 24.
Released: January 27, 1997. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NON DOMINANT CARRIERS - JANUARY 24.
Released: January 27, 1997. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.
Report No: CW-97-20. Released: January 27, 1997. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION - BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1997/pnwl7022.txt
Report No: CW-97-21. Released: January 27, 1997. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION - BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1997/pnwl7023.txt
Report No: CL-97-26. Released: January 27, 1997. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICES INFORMATION - ANNOUNCEMENT OF DISMISSAL OF PHASE 1 RSA APPLICATION, NON-WIRELINE TENTATIVE SELECTEES.
Released: January 27, 1997. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON PETITION FILED BY TELETRAC LICENSE, INC. FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 90.363(A) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE SUPPLEMENTAL TRANSMITTERS.Comment deadline extended to February 3; replies extended to February 10. (DA No. 97-159). Contact: Jane Halprin, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-0620.
MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted MCI Telecommunications Corporation's application and authorized MCI to discontinue its offering of Hotel WATS service. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 24, 1997. by Order & Certificate. (DA No. 97-21). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da970021.txt
TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN. Granted complaints against TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan concerning the rates charged for cable programming services in various communities in Calhoun County, Michigan. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 17, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-136). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1997/da970136.txt
HOUMA, LA. Granted, subject to certain reporting conditions renewal applications of Guaranty Broadasting Corporation for Stations KJIN(AM) and KCIL(FM), Houma, Louisiana; issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $10,000; denied Petition to Deny filed by Southern Region of the National Rainbow Coalition with respect to the renewal applications. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 21, 1997. by MO&O and NAL. (FCC No. 97-12). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97012.txt
SPRING VALLEY, NY. Denied Applications for Review filed March 13, 1996, by Talkline regarding a letter ruling by the Acting Chief, Audio Services Division, Mass Media Bureau on the assignment of license for Station WLIR(AM), Spring Valley, New York from Tsooris Corporation to Talkline; dismissed as moot Talkline's Motion for Stay; affirmed February 12, 1996, Audio Services Division letter holding that Tsooris is the licensee of WLIR(AM). Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 21, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-14). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97014.txt
**MASS MEDIA ACTION - COMMISSION EXTENDS THE LICENSE TERM OF MOST BROADCAST STATIONS TO 8 YEARS -- MM DOCKET NO. 96-90. The Commission has implemented Section 203 of the Telecomunications Act of 1996 by adopting rules that ordinarily extend the license terms for television and radio stations to eight years, with the exception of experimental broadcast station license terms which will remain one year. Action by the Commission January 23, 1997, by Report and Order (FCC 97-17). Report No: MM 97-2. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. MMB Contact: Robert Somers at (202) 418-2130. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1997/nrmm7002.txt
Released: January 24, 1997. CORRECTED VERSION TO PUBLIC NOTICE ORIGINALLY RELEASED JANUARY 21, 1997 - "FCC ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 1997 NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL MEETINGS" (CC DOCKET NO. 92-237).The North American Numbering Council will hold meetings on Thursday, February 13, 1997, and Wednesday, February 26, 1997, respectively. (DA No. 97-91). Contact: Linda Simms, Administrative Assistant of the NANC at (202) 418-2330.
Report No: AUC-96-13-D. Released: January 24, 1997. AUCTION OF INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND DATA SERVICE (IVDS) - STATUS OF APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN AUCTION. (DA No. 97-157). Contact: Christina Clearwater, Howard Griboff, or Ruby Hough, Auctions Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1997/da970157.txt
SPEECH BY FCC CHAIRMAN REED E. HUNDT AT THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS 1997 WINTER MEETING, SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 1997. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Hundt/spreh702.txt
ACCESS CHARGE REFORM/PRICE CAP PERFORMANCE REVIEW/TRANSPORT RATE STRUCTURE AND PRICING/USAGE OF THE PUBLIC SWITCHED NETWORK BY INFORMATION SERVICE AND INTERNET ACCESS PROVIDERS. Granted to the extent indicated and denied in all other respects, motions filed by Media Access Project and Center for Democracy and Technology for extension of time to file comments and replies in response to Information Service NOI released December 24, 1996. Comments now due March 24; replies April 23. Dkt No.: CC- 96-262, CC- 91-213, CC- 96-263. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 23, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-152). CCB
**IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 203 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 (BROADCAST LICENSE TERMS). Adopted the following proposals: to extend broadcast license terms to 8 years; to treat all but experimental broadcast stations uniformly for purposes of license terms; and to maintain the existing synchronization of the broadcast license renewal cycle based on 8-year license terms by extending the terms of recently renewed licenses. Dkt No.: MM- 96-90. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 23, 1997. by R&O. (FCC No. 97-17). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97017.txt