DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 15                                           January 23,1998

**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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BROADCAST STATION TOTALS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1997. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8002.txt

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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Report No: N-54-A. Released: January 23, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

Report No: N-54-A. Released: January 23, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

Released: January 23, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG: JANUARY 22, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt012298.pdf

Report No: NSD-L-98-01. Released: January 23, 1998. REQUEST BY BELL ATLANTIC-VIRGINIA FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE.Comments Due: February 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 13, 1998. Contact: Judy Albert at (202) 418-2378, or Alan Thomas at (202) 418-2338, both of the Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8001.txt

Report No: NSD-L-98-02. Released: January 23, 1998. REQUEST BY BELL ATLANTIC-VIRGINIA FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE.Comments Due: February 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 13, 1998. Contact: Judy Albert at (202) 418-2378, or Alan Thomas at (202) 418-2338, both of the Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8002.txt

Report No: NSD-L-98-04. Released: January 23, 1998. REQUEST BY BELL ATLANTIC-VIRGINIA FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE.Comments Due: February 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 13, 1998. Contact: Judy Albert at (202) 418-2378, or Alan Thomas at (202) 418-2338, both of the Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8003.txt

Report No: 1167. Released: January 23, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: SPB-115. Released: January 23, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8022.txt

Report No: TEL-128-A. Released: January 23, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNAITONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8021.txt

Report No: 24163. Released: January 23, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980123.txt

Report No: 323. Released: January 23, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8010.txt

Released: January 23, 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/ex980123.html

Report No: LB-98-20. Released: January 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8006.txt

Report No: LB-98-21. Released: January 23, 1998. US WEST, INC., USW-C, INC. AND MEDIAONE GROUP INC.SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR PRO FORMA TRANSFERS OF CONTROL, AND APPROVAL OF LIMITED, PRO FORMA ASSIGNMENTS OF LICENSES. Contact: Laura Smith at (202) 418-7240, Rick Kalb, (202) 418-1055 or 418-1032, Troy Tanner at (202) 418-1468, Carl Huie at (202) 418-2430, Steven Linn at (717) 338-2652. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8007.txt

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JONES INTERCABLE, INC. Granted complaints filed against cable programming service tier rate charged by Jones Intercable in the City of Oxnard & City of Port Hueneme, CA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-103). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980103.txt

VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC. Granted in part and denied in part petition filed by Venture Technologies Group, Inc. seeking relief to modify the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ADI to add certain communities to the market of Television Broadcast station WNPA-TV (Channel 19), Jeannette, Pennsylvania for must-carry purposes. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-102). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980102.txt

SUBURBAN CABLE TV COMPANY, INC. Granted complaint concerning the cable programming services tier rates Surburban Cable TV Company, Inc. was charging in Lower Pottsgrove, PA. Found cable programming services tier rates unreasonable beginning March 1, 1995. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-105). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980105.txt

FALCON CABLE HOLDIING GROUP, INC. Granted complaints concerning the cable programming services tier rates Falcon Cable Holding Group, Inc. was charging in Warrenburg, MO, effective July 14, 1994. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-104). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980104.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Resort & Bear Creek Township, MI beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-114). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980114.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF WESTERN MICHIGAN. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan in Wyoming, MI beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan in Wyoming, MI beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-115). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980115.txt

SUBURBAN CABLE TV CO., INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming service tier in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 98-96). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980096.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF WESTERN MICHIGAN. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan in Grandville and Georgetown, MI beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-116). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980116.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b./a TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan in Boyne City, MI beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-117). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980117.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF WESTERN MICHIGAN. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan, in Walker and Grand Rapids Township, MI, beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-118). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980118.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF WESTERN MICHIGAN. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Western Michigan, in Grand Rapids, MI, beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-119). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980119.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan, in the City of Charlevoix, MI, beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-120). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980120.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC., D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan in Gaylord beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI to file an explanation of the revenues received from its CPST programmers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-121). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980121.txt

SALOME, ARIZONA. Amended the FM table of allotments to allot Channel 241A to Salome, Arizona (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM-97-27. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 14, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-98). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980098.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 14:

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FCC COMMISSIONER MICHAEL POWELL URGES TELECOM COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE DIALOGUE SPARKED BY WHITE PAPER ON SECTION 271 PROCESS. Powell. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8009.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 22, 1998. BELLSOUTH PETITION TO ESTABLISH NEW RATE ELEMENT TO RECOVER PAY TELEPHONE DIGIT TRANSMISSION COSTS CCB/CPD FILE NO. 98-4.Pleading Cycle Established; Comments Due: February 4, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 11, 1998. (DA No. 98-112). Contact: Alan Barna or Wanda Harris at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980112.txt

Released: January 22, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL. (DA No. 98-110). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Contact: Jeannie Grimes, Paralegal Specialist: (202) 418-2313, or via the Internet at jgrimes@fcc.gov, TTY at (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980110.html

Released: January 22, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON CTIA PETITION REQUESTING FORBEARANCE FROM CMRS NUMBER PORTABILITY REQUIREMENTS.Comments Due: February 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 10, 1998. (DA No. 98-111). Dkt No.: CC-95-116. Contact: Janice Jamison at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980111.txt

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ARMSTRONG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied Armstrong's Petition for Relief Pursuant to Section 252(e)(5) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Request for Additional Relief. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-85). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980085.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 21, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 13:

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FCC RELEASES NEW TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERSHIP REPORT. CCB Contact: Alex Belinfante at (202) 418-0944. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8003.html