DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 5                                            January 8,1998

**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 8, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: JANUARY 7, 1998. Contact: Public Reference Room at (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt010798.pdf

Released: January 8, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND CABLE LANDING LICENSE AUTHORIZATION PROCESSES. Contact: Doug Klein at (202) 418-0424 or Troy Tanner at (202) 418-1468. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8006.txt

Report No: 44153. Released: January 8, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980108.txt

Report No: 24153. Released: January 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980108.txt

Report No: 24153A. Released: January 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8001.txt

Released: January 8, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980108.html

Report No: CWS-98-14. Released: January 8, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8001.txt

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TCI AMERICAN CABLE HOLDINGS, II, L.P. Granted a complaint filed against the rates charged for cable programming service tier in the City of Burlingame, California. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-5). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980005.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF HOUSTON. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Houston in La Marque, TX. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 5, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 98-7). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980007.txt

COMSAT CORPORATION. Denied without prejudice, Comsat Corporation's applications for special temporary authority to operate up to 50 mobile earth terminals in the United States and to use these terminals to provide service via the Inmarsat system in the United States and to points beyond the United States. Grant Comsat 30 days to amend its underlying applications to these STA requests and an additional pending application to provide Inmarsat service within the United States in order to comply with the Commission's DISCO II decision and other requirements in this order. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-25). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980025.txt

LIABILITY OF MACAU TRADERS, INC. Granted in part, response by Macau Traders, Inc., licensee of WVPI-FM, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to NAL in the amount of $15,000; rescinded monetary forfeiture for violation of multiple ownership rules; ordered Macau to forfeit $1,000. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 29, 1997. by MO&O. (DA No. 97-2738). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 7, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 4:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC CHAIRMAN KENNARD VISITS LOS ANGELES JOB TRAINING CENTERS; HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL; CALLS FOR INCREASED TECHNICAL TRAINING. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Kennard Contact: or David Fiske at (202) 418-0513. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8002.html

COMMISSION CHANGES DATE FOR C-BLOCK LICENSES TO ELECT RESTRUCTURING OPTIONS; ANNOUNCES C-BLOCK REAUCTION DATE. Report No: WT-98-1. by Order. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: January 7, 1998. Dkt No.: WT-97-82. (FCC No. 98-2) News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. WTB Contact: Elizabeth Lyle at (202) 418-0654, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: David Shiffrin or Rachel Kazan, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division (202) 418-0660; Laura Smith, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8001.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: SPB-113. Released: January 7, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION; COMSAT CORPORATION ("COMSAT") SUBMITS PAPERS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLIC RECORD IN COMSAT NONDOMINANT/FORBEARANCE PROCEEDING.Comments Due: January 21, 1998. Contact: Kathleen Campbell at (202) 418-0753 or Dan Connors at (202) 418-0755. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8005.txt

Report No: D-965. Released: January 7, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980107.pdf

Report No: D-965-A. Released: January 7, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980107.pdf

Released: January 7, 1998. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR EDAP TECHNOMED, INC. WAIVER REQUEST OF PART 18 RADIATED EMISSION LIMITS.Comments Due: February 5, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 20, 1998. (DA No. 98-24). Contact: Technical Rules Branch, Office of Engineering and Technology: Anthony Serafini at (202) 418-2456. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/da980024.txt

Released: January 7, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SPONSORS AUCTIONS FORUM. (DA No. 98-22). Contact: News Media Division: Elizabeth Lyle at (202) 418-0654 or Auctions and Industry Analysis Division: Ruby Hough at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980022.txt

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TELECOM NEW ZEALAND LIMITED/ IN THE MATTER OF COMMUNICATIONS TELESYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL. Denied petitions challenging the International Bureau's decision to authorize Telecom New Zealand Limited to acquire and operate facilities for the provision of switched, private line, and other authorized services between the United States and New Zealand. Denied a petition challenging the International Bureau's companion order authorizing Communications Telesystems International to resell private lines between the United States and New Zealand for the provision of switched basic services. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 11, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-407). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1997/fcc97407.txt

REPORT NOS.SPB-105 (DA-97-2201), SPB-106 (DA-97-2202)/SATELLITE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING IN THE KA-BAND. Filing Reply Comments and Oppositions is extended to February 2, 1998, and responses to February 23, 1998 for Satellite Applications Accepted for Filing in the Ka-band. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-21). IB

AMERICAN PAGING, INC. (OF UTAH). Denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed on March 15, 1996, by Clear Paging, Inc. for New Paging Facility To Operate On The 931.4875 MHz Frequency in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-14). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980014.txt

AMERICAN PAGING, INC. (OF OKLAHOMA). Denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed on March 15, 1996, by Clear Paging, Inc. for New Paging Facility To Operate On the 931.1125 MHz Frequency in Little Rock, Arkansas. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-15). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980015.txt

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING INSTALLMENT PAYMENT FINANCING FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS) LICENSEES. Extended January 15, 1998 deadline to February 26, 1998, the date for C block licensees to file a written election notice, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Second Report and Order (FCC-97-342). Dkt No.: WT-97-82. Action by the FCC. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-2). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98002.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 6, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 3:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 6, 1998. AMATEUR STATION SEQUENTIALLY ASSIGNED CALL SIGNS. Contact: News Media Division: (202) 418-0654.

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

TCI Cablevision of Oregon, Inc. released Jan. 7, 1998 - DA 97-2754 (not DA 97-2736).

MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.