DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 1                                            January 2,1998

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 2, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: January 2, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG, DECEMBER 31, 1997. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt123197.pdf

Report No: I-8281. Released: January 2, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 97-2736). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8003.txt

Report No: TEL-124-A. Released: January 2, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8004.txt

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TELSTRA, INC. Granted Telstra, Inc. authority pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to acquire and operate facilities for the provisions of switched and private line service between the U.S. and Australia, subject to conditions; and found that Telstra, Inc. should be regulated as a dominant carrier on the U.S. - Australia route. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by MO&O & Cert. (DA No. 97-2731). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1997/da972731.txt

MAINE RADIO AND TELEVISION COMPANY, ET AL. Granted the request for conditional waiver of the Commission's rules to permit common ownership by Pacific and Southern Company, Inc. of television stations WCSH (TV), Portland and WLBZ (TV), Bangor, Maine, subject to the outcome of the Commission's pending broadcast ownership rulemaking in MM Docket Nos. 91-221 and 87-8. Also granted the applications for assignment of license of WCSH(TV), Portland, Maine from Maine Radio and Television Company to Pacific and Southern Company, Inc., and WLBZ (TV), Bangor, Maine, and associated translator facilities from Maine Broadcasting Company to Pacific and Southern Company, Inc. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 30, 1997. by MO&O. (DA No. 97-2722). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972722.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 31, 1997, did not appear in Digest No. 250:

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Released: December 31, 1997. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF CODING DIGIT WAIVER ORDER.Comments due Jan. 15; replies due Jan. 22. (DA No. 97-2734). Dkt No.: CC- 96-128. Contact: Rose Crellin or Greg Lipscomb at (202) 418-0960. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1997/da972734.txt

Released: December 31, 1997. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR PETITION TO WAIVE PAYPHONE PER-CALL COMPENSATION OBLIGATIONS.Comments due Jan. 15; replies due Jan. 22. (DA No. 97-2735). Dkt No.: CC- 96-128. Contact: Rose Crellin or Greg Lipscomb at (202) 418-0960. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1997/da972735.txt

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JAY FEBRER V. SPRINT CORPORATION A/K/A SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. Denied the complaint filed by Jay Febrer against Sprint Communications Company, L.P, seeking an order by the Commission declaring that Sprint violated its FCC Tariff No. 2 and North American Numbering Plan guidelines when it terminated his 800-number service and use of the number "800-portfolio.". Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by MO&O. (DA No. 97-2723). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972723.txt

SOUTH PARK TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted the Petition filed by South Park Telephone Company requesting a waiver of Sections 36.611 and 36.612 of the Commission's rules to enable it to receive high cost loop support beginning May, 1997. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2730). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972730.txt

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS OF LAKESHORE, INC., ET AL. Acted on various petitions for waiver of the four-digit carrier identification code implementation schedule. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2717). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972717.txt

UNITED STATES TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION PETITION FOR WAIVER OF PART 32 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Granted USTA's petition for waiver to allow ILEC's to record payphone revenues in Part 32 Account 5280. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2732). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972732.txt

INVESTIGATION OF ALASCOM, INC., INTERSTATE TRANSPORT AND SWITCHING SERVICES. Suspended for one day from its effective date the revisions to Alascom, Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 11 contained in Transmittal No. 921, and instituted an investigation of that tariff transmittal which will be included in CC Docket No. 95-182. Dkt No.: CC- 95-182. Action by Deputy Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2727). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972727.txt

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted motion to extend the page length of the oppositions to petitions for reconsideration of the Second Report and Order to 50 pages, and to extend the page length of the replies to oppositions to petitions for reconsideration to 25 pages. Dkt No.: CC- 96-128. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2728). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1997/da972728.txt

AMENDMENT OF PART 1 OF THE COMMISSION'S COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES. The Commission made sustantive amendments and modifications to its general competitive bidding rules for auctionable services. The Commision also seeks coment on additional issues relating to its general competitive bidding rules for all auctionable services, including ways in which the Commission might offer an effective installment payment program in the future. Comments due February 6, replies due Feb, 17. Dkt No.: WT- 97-82, ET- 94-32. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 18, 1997. by 3rd R&Oand 2nd FNPRM. (FCC No. 97-413). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 19, 1997, did not appear in Digest No. 244:

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WAELDER AND YORKTOWN, TEXAS. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 242A to Yorktown, Texas; denied the petition for rulemaking filed by Waelder Broadcasting Company to allot Channel 242A to Waelder, Texas. terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-22. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 10, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2605). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972605.txt