DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 9                                           January 14,1998

**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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Report No: N-53-A. Released: January 14, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

Report No: NCD-116. Released: January 14, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.

Released: January 14, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt011498.pdf

Report No: NCD-115. Released: January 14, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Released: January 14, 1998. BEK COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE AND BEK COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.; CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE AND CTC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.; DAKOTA CENTRALTELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE AND DAKOTA CENTRAL TELECOM I, INC; INTER-COMMUNITY TELEPHONE COMPANY.AND INTER-COMMUNITY TELEPHONE COMPANY II, INC.; AND RESERVATION TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE FILED AN EXPEDITED REQUEST FOR ELIMINATION OR MODIFICATION OF WAIVER CONDITIONS. Comments Due: February 4, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 17, 1998. (DA No. 98-43). Contact: Adrian Wright: (202) 418-0840. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980043.txt

Report No: TEL-126-A. Released: January 14, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18).

Report No: TEL-126-B. Released: January 14, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND CABLE LANDING LICENSE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493.

Released: January 14, 1998. EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ON EVALUATING RADIOFREQUENCY EXPOSURE COMPLIANCE OF MOBILE AND PORTABLE DEVICES FEBRUARY 18, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8001.txt

Released: January 14, 1998. DOCUMENTATION OF NONPROFIT EXEMPTION FROM REGULATORY FEES. (DA No. 98-55). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da980055.txt

Report No: 2248. Released: January 14, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8002.txt

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TEXTS

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TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO. Granted appeal of local rate order issued by Courtland, Ohio. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-50). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980050.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF HOUSTON, INC. Denied complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Housotn, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Texas City, TX. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 98-46). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980046.txt

SBC MEDIA VENTURES, INC. D/B/A MONTGOMERY CABLE TV. Denied complaints against the July 1, 1997 rate increase for cable programming services tier in multiple communities in Montgomery County, MD. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 12, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-47). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980047.txt

CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING. The Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on closed captioning requirements for emergency information video programming. Comments Due: February 25, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 27, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-95-176. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 9, 1998. by Further NPRM. (FCC No. 98-3). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98003.txt

REQUESTS BY INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND DATA SERVICE AUCTION WINNERS TO WAIVE THE JANUARY 18, 1998, AND FEBRUARY 28, 1998, CONSTRUCTION DEADLINES. Granted requests of the Petitioners for waiver of Section 95.833 of the Commission's Rules, and suspended the January 18, 1998, and February 28, 1998, construction deadlines for all current IVDS auction licensees. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-59). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 13, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 8:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 13, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON BELL ATLANTIC CEI PLAN FOR INTRANET MANAGEMENT SERVICES.Comments Due: January 28, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 6, 1998. (DA No. 98-56). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980056.html

Released: January 13, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE PETITION FOR EXPEDITED WAIVER OF 47 CFR SECTION 52.19(3)(C)(II).Comments Due: January 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: January 28, 1998 (NSD File No. L-98-03. (DA No. 98-55).

Released: January 13, 1998. ERRATA TO PUBLIC NOTICE (DA-98-41) RELEASED JANUARY 9, 1998 - PUERTO RICO TELECO PETITIONS THE COMMISSION FOR CLARIFICATION OF 1997 ACCESS ORDER. (DA No. 98-42). Dkt No.: CC-97-149.

Released: January 13, 1998. ENERGY.COM CORPORATION, SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS ADDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments Due: January 28, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 4, 1998. (DA No. 98-58). Contact: Competition Division of the Office of General Counsel: Lawrence Spiwak at (202) 418-1870. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Public_Notices/1998/da980058.txt

Report No: AUC-97-18-A. Released: January 13, 1998. COMMENT SOUGHT ON RESERVE PRICES OF MINIMUM OPENING BIDS AND OTHER AUCTION PROCEDURAL ISSUES FOR THE PHASE II 220 MHZ SERVICE. (DA No. 98-48). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980048.txt

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SPEECHES

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COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS DTV SUPERSESSION, CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (As Prepared for delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn802.html

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 12, 1998. CORRECTION - PLEADING CYCLE - 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.Comments Due: January 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-49). Dkt No.: CC-97-211. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980049.txt

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 9, 1998. OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM TO DISCUSS BIENNIAL REVIEW OF WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION BUREAU RULES. (DA No. 98-39). Contact: Office of General Counsel: Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720 or Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Dorothy Conway at (202) 418-7349. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980039.txt