Vol. 16, No. 34 February 20,1997
COMMISSION PROPOSES RULES TO ASSURE THE COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING "NAVIGATION DEVICES" TO CONSUMERS. Comments due: May 16, 1997. Replies due: June 16, 1997.. Report No: CS-97-7. Dkt No.: CS- 97-80. (FCC No. 97-53) News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Meryl S. Icove and Barrett Brick at (202) 418-7200.
CHANGES IN RF MARKETING AND AUTHORIZATION RULES ADOPTED. The Commission has amended the marketing regulations and equipment authorization procedures that apply to radio frequency (RF) devices.. Report No: ET-97-1. by R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: February 3, 1997. Dkt No.: ET- 94-45. (FCC No. 97-31) OET Contact: John A. Reed.
Released: February 20, 1997. DOMINANT CARRIERS - TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG 2/19/97. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/Dominant/d021997.pdf
Released: February 20, 1997. NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS-TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG 2/19/97. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/Non-Dominant/nd021997.pdf
Report No: I-8230. Released: February 20, 1997. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS.
COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF NAVIGATION DEVICES. Commission is seeking comment on proposals to implement Section 629 of the Communications Act regarding commercial availability of navigationdevices. Comments are due May 16, replies June 16. Dkt No.: CS- 97-80. Action by the Commission. by NPRM. (FCC No. 97-53). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/1997/fcc97053.txt
ENSTAR/FALCON CABLE TV. Dismissed complaint against the cable programming services tier rates charged by the operator in the community of Flora, IL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Div. Adopted: February 14, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-358). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1997/da970358.txt
SUNSHINE NOTICE - DELETION OF AGENDA ITEMS FROM FEBRUARY 20TH OPEN MEETING. OMD.
REMARKS OF WIRELESS TELECOMMUNCATIONS BUREAU CHIEF MICHELE C. FARQUHAR, FCC'S AUCTIONS '97 CONVERENCE, FEBRUARY 19, 1997. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1997/farquha8.txt
FCC AMENDS MICROWAVE RELOCATION RULES TO FACILITATE RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF PCS TO THE PUBLIC. Report No: WT 97-3. by 2nd R&O. Dkt No.: WT- 97-157. (FCC No. 97-48) News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Mike Hamra at (202) 418-0620. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1997/nrwl7010.txt
FCC ESTABLISHES SERVICE AND AUCTION RULES FOR THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE IN THE 2.3 GHZ BAND. Report No: WT 97-4. by R&O. Dkt No.: GN- 96-228. (FCC No. 97-50) News Media Contact: Kara Palamaras (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Josh Roland (202)418-0660/Tom Mooring (202) 418-2450. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1997/nrwl7012.txt
Released: February 19, 1997. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.Letter Ruling On Enforcement of Franchise Agreements Letter Ruling On Enforcement of Franchise Agreements Letter Ruling On Enforcement of Franchise Agreements. Contact: John Norton: (202) 418-7200.. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1997/pncb7001.txt
Report No: I-8229. Released: February 19, 1997. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry at (202)418-1470.
Released: February 19, 1997. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING ANNOUNCED. Contact: Crystal Foster (202)418-0749. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1997/pnin7031.txt
Released: February 19, 1997. ERRATUM TO PUBLIC NOTICE INVITING COMMENTS ON PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FILED BY TELECOMMUNCIATIONS CARRIERS AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS.Changed the date for filing comments from March 10, 1997 to March 13, 1997 and the date for filing reply comments from March 25, 1997 to March 28, 1997. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1997/pnwl7047.txt
Report No: CL-97-35. Released: February 19, 1997. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION FULL MARKET SETTLEMENT/DISMISSAL/TENTATIVE SELECTEE FOR PHASE 1 UNSERVED AREAS IN MARKETS 553A AND 555A. (DA No. 97-375). Contact: Michael Kleeb (202)418-1306. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1997/da970375.txt
** ACCOUNTING SAFEGUARDS. Amended Report and Order in proceeding in the matter of accounting safeguards under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Dkt No.: CC- 96-150. by Erratum. (DA No. 97-366). CCB
PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY (PRTC). Suspended for one day and instituted an investigation of PRTC's Tariff FCC No. 1, Transmittal No. 12 to modify tariff provisions that address certification training for vendors and requirements that PRTC notify interconnectors in the event that damange to a central office affects PRTC's virtual collocation service. Dkt No.: CC- 96-160. by Order. (DA No. 97-373). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da970373.txt
** IMPLEMENTATION OF NON-ACCOUNTING SAFEGUARDS. Made minor modifications to First R&O released December 24, 1996. Dkt No.: CC- 96-149. by Order on Recon. (FCC No. 97-52). CCB
USE OF N11 CODES AND OTHER ABBREVIATED DIALING ARRANGEMENTS. Designated new 311 code for non-emergency police calls and 711 code for access to telecommunications relay services. Dkt No.: CC- 97-105. Adopted: February 18, 1997. by 1st R&O/FNPRM. (FCC No. 97-51). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/fcc97051.txt
BERT ROBERTSON AND LEONARDO BALABAT. Responded to request on behalf of Robertson and Balabat seeking a statement of the Cable Services Bureaus position on the eneforcement of local franchise agreements with respect to senior citizen discounts requirements in such agreements. Action by Bureau Chief. by Letter. (DA No. 97-382). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1997/da970382.txt
AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ESTABLISH PART 27, THE WIRELESS COMMUNCIATIONS SERVICE. Dkt No.: GN- 96-228. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 19, 1997. by R&O. (FCC No. 97-50). WTB