DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 12                                           January 20,1998

**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 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.January 16, 1998. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt012098.pdf

Report No: 44160. Released: January 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980120.txt

Report No: 24160. Released: January 20, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980120.txt

Released: January 20, 1998. MCLEODUSA, INC., SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDLING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS ADDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments Due: February 4, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 11, 1998. (DA No. 98-93). Contact: Competition Division: Lawrence Spiwak at (202) 418-1870. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Public_Notices/1998/da980093.txt

Released: January 20, 1998. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (DA No. 98-90). Contact: Fee Section: Claudette Price at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da980090.txt

Report No: 2249. Released: January 20, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8003.txt

Report No: 1972. Released: January 20, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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SPEECHES

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CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, 35TH ANNUAL NATPE CONFERENCE NEW ORLEANS, LA JANUARY 19, 1998. (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek802.html

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BELL ATLANTIC-VIRGINIA, INC. Granted Bell Atlantic-Virginia, Inc. requests for LATA modifications for limited purpose of providing non-optional ELCS at specific locations. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-95). CCB

CABLE & WIRELESS, INC. Granted Cable & Wireless, Inc. authority to provide facilities-based switched and private line international telecommunications services and resold private line service between the United States and the Philippines, and grant CWI's request that it be regulated as non-dominant on the U.S.-Philippine route. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 15, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-80). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980080.txt

AMERICATEL CORP./AT&T CORP./COMMUNICATIONS TELESYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL DBA WORLD X CHANGE/DOMTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC./MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC./PACIFIC GATEWAY EXCHANGE/SPRINT COMM. CO. LTD PARTNERSHIP/THE ST. THOMAS AND SAN JUAN TEL. CO, WORLDCOM, INC. Granted joint application for a license to land and operate a digital submarine cable system between the U.S. Virgin Islands, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Aruba, the Pan American Cable System. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 15, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-81). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980081.txt

AMERICATEL CORP./AT&T CORP./COMM TELESYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL DBA WORLD X CHANGE/DOMTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC./MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC./PACIFIC GATEWAY EXCHANGE/SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CO. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, THE ST. THOMAS AND SAN JUAN TEL CO., INC., WORLDCOM. Granted joint application to construct, acquire and operate capacity in a digital submarine cable system, the Pan American Cable System. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 15, 1998. by MO&O & Auth. (DA No. 98-82). IB

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 11:

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NEWS RELEASES

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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 16, 1998. EX PARTE PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED FOR FORMAL COMPLAINT FILED BY MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES, INC., AGAINST BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION (FILE NO. E-98-12). (DA No. 98-89). Contact: Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Diane Griffin Harmon at (202) 418-0960. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980089.txt

Released: January 16, 1998. STARPOWER COMMUNICATIONS LLC,.a joint venture between RCN Telecom Services of Washington, DC and Pepco Communications LLC, filed an Open Video System certification application on FCC Form 1275 to operate an open video system in the Washington metropolitan area. (DA No. 98-92). Contact: Carolyn Fleming at (202) 418-1026, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da980092.txt

Report No: 24159A. Released: January 16, 1998. ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8005.txt

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ORION COMMUNICATIONS, LTD./BILTMORE FOREST RADIO, INC. Terminated Biltmore Forest Radio's current authority to operate on Channel 243A in Biltmore Forest, NC as joint interim operator, and reinstated Orion's authority to operate on Channel 243A in Biltmore Forest. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 16, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-4). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98004.txt

METRICOM, INC. Granted in part, the request for waiver filed by Metricom, Inc. of payment deadline subject to a five percent late fee. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-91). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980091.txt