DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 8                                           January 13,1998

**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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COMMISSION ADOPTS FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT ON COMPETITION IN VIDEO MARKETS. Report No: CS-98-1. by Report. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: December 31, 1997. (FCC No. 97-423) CSB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8001.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 13, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.January 12. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt011298.pdf

Report No: 1165. Released: January 13, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: IN 98-2. Released: January 13, 1998. OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND INTERNATIONAL BUREAU TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS BIENNIAL REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL BUREAU RULES.The Office of General Counsel and the International Bureau will hold a public forum on Wednesday, January 28, 1998, at 9:30 am until 12:30 pm to receive ideas regarding Commission regulations administered by the International Bureau that are potential candidates for repeal or modification during the first biennial review of Commission regulations. Contact: OGC: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720; IB: Doug Klein at (202) 418-0424 and 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/pnin8007.html

Report No: 44156. Released: January 13, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980113.txt

Report No: 24156. Released: January 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980113.txt

Released: January 13, 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/ex980113.html

Report No: 2247. Released: January 13, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8001.txt

Report No: 1971. Released: January 13, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU.

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ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF COMPETITION IN MARKETS FOR THE DELIVERY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING. Adopted and submitted to Congress the fourth annual report on the status of competition in markets for the delivery of video programming. This annual report is required by Section 628(g) of the Communications Act. Dkt No.: CS- 97-141. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by Report. (FCC No. 97-423). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Reports/fcc97423.html

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA. Denied the petition for reconsideration of the Commission's MO&O and Forfeiture Order filed by San Luis Obispo Broadcasting Limited Partnership. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 9, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-406). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97406.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 12, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 7:

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NEWS RELEASES

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CHAIRMAN KENNARD ANNOUNCES RURAL INITIATIVE; APPOINTS "RURAL OMBUDSMAN" AT FCC TO MONITOR RURAL SERVICE. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8003.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 12, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON GTE SERVICE CORPORATION MOTION TO DISMISS APPLICATIONS OF WORLDCOM, INC. AND MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION FOR TRANSFERS OF CONTROL OF MCI TO WORLDCOM. (DA No. 98-49). Dkt No.: CC- 97-211. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980049.txt

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS BY CHAIRMAN KENNARD TO OPASTCO ON JANUARY 12, 1997, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. "Keeping America Connected". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek801.html

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ERRATA: CORRECTED FCC 97-399, COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE CORPORATION, RELEASED BY THE COMISSION NOVEMBER 26, 1997. Dkt No.: IB- 96-111, CC- 93-23. by Errata. IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1997/err97399.txt

ERRATA: CORRECTED FCC 97-398, RULES AND POLICIES ON FOREIGN PARTICIPATION IN THE U.S. TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET, RELEASED NOVEMBER 26, 1997. Dkt No.: IB- 97-142, IB- 95-22. by Errata. IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1997/err97398.txt

COCOA BEACH, FL. Denied application for review filed by Leticia Jaramillo and Joseph Rey, seeking review of an April 9, 1997 letter decision by the Chief, Audio Services Division, Mass Media Burea. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 19, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-416). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1997/fcc97416.txt

ERRATUM: AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING INSTALLMENT PAYMENT FINANCING FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS) LICENSES CORRECTED FCC 98-2 RELEASED JANUARY 7, 1998. Dkt No.: WT- 97-82. WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 6:

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DAINGERFIELD AND ORE CITY, TEXAS. Proposed amending the FM Table of allotments to allot Channel 295C3 to Ore City, Texas. Comments due March 2; replies due March 17. Dkt No.: MM- 97-253. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 24, 1997. by NPRM. (DA No. 97-2752). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1997/da972752.txt