Vol. 18, No. 60 March 30,1999
Report No: NCD-269. Released: March 30, 1999. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Correction - Public Notice Network Change Short Term Certiifcation Received. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328. Action by: Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau.
Report No: 44459. Released: March 30, 1999. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac990330.txt
Report No: 24459. Released: March 30, 1999. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap990330.txt
Report No: 86. Released: March 30, 1999. INSTRUCTIONAL TV FIXED SERVICE ACTIONS. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm9034.html
Released: March 30, 1999. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.
1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- STREAMLINING OF RADIO TECHNICAL RULES IN PARTS 73 AND 74 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Amended rules to make the AM, commercial FM, NCE FM and FM translator application process simpler, faster and more efficient. Dkt No.: MM-98-93. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 23, 1999. by 1st R&O. (FCC No. 99-55). MMB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1999/fcc99055.wp
MACTEL FAIRBANKS, INC. Issued monetary forfeiture in the amount of $8,000 to MACTEL Fairbanks, Inc., Licensee of Point-to-Point Microwave Stations WPNC422 (North Pole, Alaska), and WPNC423 (Fairbanks, Alaska) for apparently acquiring these stations without obtaining the requisite authority from the Commisison, in apparent violation of Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 101.53(a) of the Commission's Rules. By Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture. Action by Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 29, 1999. by NALF. (DA No. 99-596). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1999/da990596.wp
PINPOINT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Issued forfeiture in the amount of $10,000 to Pinpoint Communications, Inc. for apparently acquiring control of Licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Service Stations WRD356 (McCook, Nebraska), WRV253 (Trenton, Nebraska), WQZ619 (Moorefiled, Nebraska), WSI691 (Imperial, Nebraska), and KKB694 (McCook, Nebraska) without obtaining the requisite authority from the Commission, in apparent violation of Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Seciton 22.137 of the Commission's Rules. By Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture. Action by Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 29, 1999. by NALF. (DA No. 99-589). WTB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1999/da990589.wp
CABLE TELEVISION UPPER TIER RATE REGULATION ENDS MARCH 31, 1999. Pursuant to a sunset provision adopted by Congress in the 1996 Telecommunications Act, rates for cable television upper tier programming services ("cable programming service tier" or "CPST") provided after March 31, 1999 will not be subject to Commission review and regulation. Report No: CS-99-4. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1999/nrcb9004.wp
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTS CABLE REFORM RULE MODIFICATIONS: PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SUNSET OF CABLE RATE REGULATIONS. The Commission has adopted an order implementing provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 ("1996 Act") that reform several parts of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 ("1992 Cable Act"). These are generally known as the "Cable Reform" provisions. The order also includes service programming tier ("CPST"). The Cable Reform provisions include sections on effective competition to a cable system, small cable operator rules, uniform rate requirements, technical standards and subscriber notice. Report No: CS-99-5. by R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 26, 1999. Dkt No.: CS-96-85. (FCC No. 99-57) News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Peggy Greene at (202) 418-7200, TTY: (202) 418-7172. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1999/nrcb9005.wp
Released: March 29, 1999. PUBLIC INFORMATION COLLECTIONS APPROVED BY OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET. Contact: Shoko B. Hair at (202) 418-1379. Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1999/pnmc9024.wp
IMPLEMENTATION OF CABLE ACT REFORM PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. This report and order adopts final rules regulating cable television service and cable system operators pursuant to Section 301 and 302 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 ("1996 Act"), eliminating the interim rules. Dkt No.: CS-96-85. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 25, 1999. by R&O. (FCC No. 99-57). CSB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1999/fcc99057.wp
WGUL-FM, INC. RADIO STATION WINV INVERNESS, FL. Reduced monetary forfeiture issued on June 1, 1999, to WGUL-FM, Inc., licenseee of AM Station WINV, Inverness, FL, from $10,000 to $7,000 for willful and continuous violation of Sections 11.52(d), 11.61(a), 73.1590(a)(6), and 73.3526(d) of the Rules. Action by Director, Legal Services Group, Compliance and Information Bureau. Adopted: March 24, 1999. by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 99-588). CIB Internet URL: https://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1999/da990588.wp