DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 6                                            January 9,1998

**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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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC RELEASES REPORT ON LONG DISTANCE MARKET. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: James Zolnierek or Katie Rangos at (202) 418-0940. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8002.txt

REMINDER - OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND MASS MEDIA BUREAU TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS BIENNIAL REVIEW OF MASS MEDIA BUREAU RULES. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. OGC Contact: Office of General Counsel: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720, Mass Media Bureau: Marsha MacBride at (202) 418-2600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/News_Releases/1998/nrgc8001.html

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 9, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt010998.pdf

Report No: NCD-113. Released: January 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTFICATION. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-114. Released: January 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-112. Released: January 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Released: January 9, 1998. SPRINT CORPORATION'S REQUEST FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING APPLICATION OF PICCS.Pleading Cycle Established, Comments Due: February 10, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 25, 1998. (DA No. 98-40). Contact: Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980040.txt

Report No: TEL-125-A. Released: January 9, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Contact: International Reference Room: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8008.txt

Report No: TEL-125-B. Released: January 9, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND CABLE LANDING LICENSE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767. Contact: International Reference Room: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8009.txt

Report No: 44154. Released: January 9, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980109.txt

Report No: 24154. Released: January 9, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980109.txt

Report No: 322. Released: January 9, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8002.wp

Released: January 9, 1998. OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND CABLE SERVICES BUREAU TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS BIENNIAL REVIEW OF CABLE SERVICES BUREAU RULES. (DA No. 98-31). Contact: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720 or Cable Services Bureau: Margo Domon at (202) 418-2949. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Public_Notices/1998/da980031.html

Released: January 9, 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/ex980109.html

Report No: LB-98-18. Released: January 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8005.txt

Released: January 9, 1998. COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION APPROVES SETTLEMENTS AMONG SATELLITE CELLULAR SYSTEMS AND TRIAD UTAH, L.P., LOS ANGELES CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY, AND AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES. (DA No. 98-23). Action by: Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980023.txt

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SPEECHES

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COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS "DTV IN THE DESERT" SYMPOSIUM CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. January 8, 1998 (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn801.html

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CABLE SATELLITE OF SOUTH MIAMI, INC. Granted petition filed by Cable Satellite of South Miami, Inc., seeking special relief to modify the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ADI to exclude Television Broadcast Station WWFD-TV (Channel 8), Key West, Florida, from carriage on its cable system serving South Miami, Florida and the adjacent unincorporated areas of Dade County, Florida. Dismissed as moot, must carry complaint filed by Hispanic Keys Broadcasting Corp., licensee of station WWFD-TV. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 6, 1997. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-17). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980017.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF ARCADIA/SIERRA MADRE. Denied local rate appeal. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-20). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980020.txt

TCI PACIFIC, INC. TELE-VUE SYSTEMS, INC. Granted complaint filed against the rates charged for cable programming services tier in Pleasanton, CA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-19). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980019.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI OF TUCSON. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI of Tucson in Tucson, AZ, beginning June 1, 1997, and ordered TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI of Tucson to pay refunds to subscribers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Division. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Order. (DA No. 97-2739). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1997/da972739.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS ENTERTAINMENT II, LP. Denied a complaint filed against the rates charges for cable programming services tier in La Canada Flintridge, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-8). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980008.txt

VALLEY PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC. Denied request by Valley Public Television, Inc., licensee of Station KVPT-TV, to rescind or reduce forfeiture and ordered Valley to forfeit $9,000. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 15, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-410). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97410.txt

MILLS, WYOMING. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot channel 288A to Mills, Wyoming. (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-44. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2745). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972745.txt

LINDSBORG, KANSAS. Amended the FM Table of allotments to allot Channel 269C3 to Lindsborg, Kansas (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-183. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2753). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972753.txt

ROSENDALE, NEW YORK. Dismissed Petition for Reconsideration filed by the State University of New York, licensee of WFNP. Dkt No.: MM-93-17. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 5, 1998. by MO&O. MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98018.txt

WESTPORT, WASHINGTON. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 267A to Westport, Washington (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-83. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2746). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972746.txt

CHEWELAH, WASHINGTON. Amended the FM Table of Allotments and allotted Channel *274C3 to Chewelah, Washington (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-65. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 24, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2751). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972751.txt

CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO. Dismissed petition of Crested Butte Broadcasting Company requesting the allotment of FM Channel 293A to Crested Butte, Colorado. Dkt No.: MM-97-201. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 22, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2680). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972680.txt

NEW AUGUSTA, MISSISSIPPI. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot channel 269A to New Augusta, Mississippi (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-184. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2744). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972744.txt

COLUMBIA CITY, FLORIDA. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 243A to Columbia City, Florida. comments due March 2; replies due March 17. Dkt No.: MM- 97-252. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by NPRM. (DA No. 97-2748). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1997/da972748.txt

SOLDIERS GROVE, WISCONSIN. Amended the FM Table of allotments to allot Channel 290A to Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM- 97-210. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by R&O. (DA No. 97-2747). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972747.txt

BRECKENRIDGE AND GRAFORD, TEXAS. Proposed ameding the FM Table of allotments to substitute 228C3 for Channel 228C2; to reallot Channel 228C3 from Breckenridge to Graford and modification of construction permit for KLXK-FM accordingly. Comments Due: March 2, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 17, 1998. Dkt No.: MM- 97-251. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 17, 1997. by NPRM. (DA No. 97-2749). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1997/da972749.txt

HONDO, HOLLYWOOD PARK, DILLEY, TEXAS. Denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Reding Broadcasting Company, licensee of Station KBUC (FM), Pleasanton, Texas. Dkt No.: MM- 90-466. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 30, 1997. by MO&O. (DA No. 97-2743). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/da972743.txt

DIGITAL BROADCASTING OVS, LLC AND DIGIVID INC. Granted the consolidated application filed on November 10, 1997 by Digital Broadcasting OVS, LLC and its affiliate, Digivid, Inc. for a determination that each is an "exempt telecommunications company.". Action by Deputy Chief, Office of General Counsel. Adopted: January 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-33). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Orders/1998/da980033.txt

AMERICAN PAGING, INC. (OF OKLAHOMA)/AMERICAN PAGING, INC. (OF UTAH). This erratum corrects the Orders released January 7, 1998, DA-98-14 and DA-98-15, by removing all references "Clear Paging, Inc." or "Clear" and substituting in its place references to "American Paging, Inc., or "API.". Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 9, 1998. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/er980014.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 8, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 5:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 8, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON NECA'S 1998 PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE INTERSTATE AVERAGE SCHEDULE FORMULAS AAD 98-20.Comments Due: February 9, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 24, 1998. (DA No. 98-26). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980026.txt

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MOKAN DIAL, INC. Granted Request for Waiver of MoKan Dial, Inc., by extending for it the switch conversion deadline for four-digit CIC capability until June 30, 1998. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-29). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980029.txt

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS SHOULD HAVE RELEASE DATE OF JANUARY 7, 1998.