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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

March 31, 2000


FCC FILINGS

March 17

In the Matter of Petition of Arvig Enterprises, Inc. East Otter Tail Telephone Company Inc., Twin Valley-Ulen Telephone Company, Inc., Callaway Telephone Company, Inc., Tekstar Communications, Inc. to Extend the Compliance Deadline under Section 107© of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. Petition of Arvig Enterprises, Inc. to Extend Compliance Deadline Pursuant to Section 107 of CALEA.

March 20

In the Matter of Petition of Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Inc. to Extend the Compliance Deadline Under Section 107© of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. Petition of Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Inc. to Extend Compliance Deadline Pursuant to Section 107 of CALEA.

March 22

In the Matter of Establishment of Rules and Policies for the Digital Audio Radio Satellite Service in the 2310-2360 MHz Frequency Band (IB Docket No. 95-91/GN Docket No. 90-357). Motion to File Supplemental Reply Comment of Sirius Satellite Radio.

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 for Provision of In-Region, InterLATA Services in Texas. Ex Parte or Late Filed - NEXTLINK.

March 23

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 (WT Docket No. 99-168). Request for Clarification - The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc.

In the Matter of amendment of Section 73.202(b) of the Rules (Table of Allotments) (Barnwell, SC; Pembroke, GA; Douglas, GA; Willacoochee, GA)(MM Docket No. 00-18/RM 9790). Comments - Bullie Broadcasting Corporation, Counterproposal - Multi-Service Corporation.

In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b), Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations (Paris and Mount Pleasant, TX)(MM Docket No. 00-20/RM 9733). Comments - Carephil Communications.

In the Matter of Review of the Commission's Broadcast and Cable Rules (MM Docket No. 98-204) and Policies and Termination of the EEO Streamlining Process (MM Docket No. 96-16). Opposition to Joint Petition for Stay of New Broadcast EEO Rules Institute for Public Representation, Pace University School of Law, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.

In the Matter of Truth-In-Billing and Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170). Petition for Temporary, Limited Waiver - North Pittsburgh Telephone Company, Dekalb Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Germantown Telephone Company, Deerfield Farmers' Telephone Company, The Petitioning Local Exchange Companies.

March 24

In the Matter of Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees (MM Docket No. 99-360). Comments - The Benton Foundation.

In the Matter of Implementation of Video Description of Video Programming (MM Docket No. 99-339). Reply Comments - The League of Latin American Citizens, The National Council of La Raza, The National Cable Television Association, A&E Television Networks, Motion Picture Association of America, Grupo Televisa, S.A., DIRECTV, Inc., American Council for the Blind, The National Association of Broadcasters, Coastal Utilities, Inc., Helen Harris/Founder, RP International, Descriptive TheatreVision.

In the Matter of Truth-In-Billing and Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170). Petition for Temporary, Limited Waiver - Public Service Telephone Company, The Petitioning Local Exchange Companies.

In the Matter of Implementation of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Changes Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996/US West Communications, Inc., and the Rye Telephone Company Joint Petition for Waiver of the Subscriber Carrier Selection Change Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (CC Docket No. 94-129). Joint Petition for Waiver - US West Communications, Inc. and the Rye Telephone Company, Petition for Waiver - Broadwing Telecommunications, Inc.

In the Matter of Joint Petition for Waiver of the Definition of "Study Area" Contained in the Appendix to Part 36 of the Commission's Rules (Glossary) of CenturyTel of Northwest Arkansas, LLC, CenturyTel of CentralTel of CenturyTel of Central Arkansas, LLC and GTE Arkansas Incorporated/GTE Midwest Incorporated/GTE Southwest Incorporated Petition for Waiver of Sections 69.3(g)(2) and 61.41© of the Commission's Rules of CenturyTel of Northwest Arkansas, LLC/CenturyTel of Central Arkansas, LLC (CC Docket No. 96-45/DA 00-404). CenturyTel Reply to AT&T Opposition.

In the Matter of FM Broadcast Stations Madisonville and College Station, Texas)(MM Docket No. 99-331/RM 9728). Withdrawal of Petition for Rulemaking and Expression of Interest - Sunburst Media, L.P./KAGG(FM).

March 27

In the Matter of the Construction Requirements for Commercial Wide-Area 800 MHz Licensees Operating on Non-SMR Channels Through Inter-Category Sharing Pursuant to Fresno Mobile Radio, Inc. v. FCC (PR Docket No. 93-144). Comments - Chadmoore Wireless Group, Inc., Southern Company, The American Mobile Telecommunications Association, Inc., NEXTEL Communications, Inc.

In the Matter of Application by New York Telephone Company (d/b/a Bell Atlantic-New York), Bell Atlantic Communications, Inc., NYNEX Long Distance Company, and Bell Atlantic Global Networks, Inc. for Authorization to Provide In-Region, InterLATA Services in New York (CC Docket No. 99-295). Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration - Bell Atlantic-New York.

In the Matter of Request for Declaratory Ruling-Compliance with Section 20.6 of the Commission's Rules (WT Docket No. 003 and DA 00-24). Comments - VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, f/k/a VoiceStream Wireless Holding Corporation, VoiceStream Washington Corporation f/k/a VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, Aerial Communications, Inc. and Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Petition for Temporary, Limited Waiver (CC Docket No. 98-170). Comments - Coastal Utilities, Inc., Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative, Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative, Piedmont Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., The Petitioning Local Exchange Companies.

In the Matter of Implementation of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999/Application of Network Nonduplication, Syndicated Exclusivity, and Sports Blackout Rules to Satellite Retransmissions (CS Docket No. 00-2). Reply Comments - The Association of Local Television Stations, Inc.

In the Matter of Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees (MM Docket No. 99-360 NOI). Public Comments - The Media Institute, Comments - People for Better TV, Children Now, The National Association of Broadcasters, Family Research Council, CBS Corporation, Capital Broadcasting Company, Inc., Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc., BELO, Office of Communication, Inc., The United Church of Christ, Alliance for Community Media, Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, Benton Foundation, Black Citizens for a Fair Media, Center for Media Education, Consumers Union, Minority Media Telecommunications Council, National Association for the Deaf, Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, (UCC et al.), The Association of Local Television Stations, Inc., The Named State Broadcasters Associations, National Minority T.V., Inc., Center for Media Education, Peggy Charren, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychological Association, Junkbusters, National Alliance for Non-Violent Programming, National PTA, National Education Association, Privacy Times, Public Advocacy for Kids, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

In the Matter of Amendment of Section 73.202(b), Table of Allotments, Fm Broadcast Stations, (Andalusia, Alabama and Holt, Florida)(MM Docket No. 00-17/RM 9814). Comments - CAPSTAR TX Limited Partnership.

March 28

In the Matter of Truth-in-Billing and Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170). Supplement - The Petitioning Local Exchange Companies, Joint Petition for Extension of Time and/or Temporary Waiver - Blanchard Telephone Association, Inc., Kaleva Telephone Company, Ogden Telephone Company, Sand Creek Telephone Company, Waldron Telephone Company, Westphalia Telephone Company, Winn Telephone Company.

In the Matter of AT&T Corporation Petition for Declaratory Ruling that Ameritech Ohio's Dialing Parity Cost Recovery Mechanism Violates 47 C.F. R. Section 51.215 (CC Docket No. 96-98, NSD-L-00-06). Joint Requests for Expedited Ruling on Stay Request - AT&T Corporation, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

In the Matter of Request for Extension of Construction Deadline (MM Docket No. 87-268)WMAQ-TV, Chicago, IL. Comments - National Broadcasting Company, Inc.

March 29

In the Matter of Truth-In-Billing Format Petition of Citizens Utilities Company For a Waiver of the Truth-in-Billing Rules, 47 C.F.R. Section 64.2400, et seq. (CC Docket No. 98-170). Petition for Temporary Waiver/Expedited Treatment Requested - Citizens Utilities Company, The Petitioning Local Exchange Companies.

In the Matter of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's Reply Comments to Comments Submitted by United States Telecom Association and AT&T Corporation. Comments - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

In the Matter of Public Interest Obligations of TV Broadcast Licensees (MM Docket No. 99-360 NOI). Comments - National Law Center for Children and Families.

In the Matter of Auction of Licenses of the 700 MHz Guard Bands (WT Docket No. 99-168).Reply Comments - The American Mobile Telecommunications Association, Inc.