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Federal Communications Commission.


Petitions for reconsideration.


This item gives notice of the filing of petitions for reconsideration and sets out the dates for oppositions and replies to those oppositions.


Oppositions to the petitions for reconsideration are due February 10, 2000. Replies to oppositions are due February 22, 2000.

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Dave Roberts (202) 418-1600, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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The Commission has received six petitions for further reconsideration of its Report and Order on Reconsideration, MM Docket, 97-217, 64 FR 63727. The petitions were filed by: Wireless Cable Association International, et al.; the Catholic Television Network; BellSouth; the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; IPWireless, Inc.; and the National ITFS Association. In the Report and Order on Reconsideration, the Commission made changes to the rules adopted in previous order which enabled licensees in the Multipoint Distribution Service (“MDS”) and Instructional Television Fixed Service (“ITFS”) to engage in fixed two-way transmissions. The petitioners seek further changes. The full text of the petitions for further reconsideration are available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Room, Room CY-A257, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, and also may be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc. (“ITS”), Portals II, 445 12th Street, Start Printed Page 4137SW Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554.

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47 CFR Part 21

  • Communications common carriers
  • Communications equipment
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Television

47 CFR Part 74

  • Communications equipment
  • Education
  • Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements
  • Television
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Federal Communications Commission.

Magalie Roman Salas,


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[FR Doc. 00-1797 Filed 1-25-00; 8:45 am]