DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 17                                           January 27,1998

**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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CAROL MATTEY APPOINTED CHIEF, POLICY AND PROGRAM PLANNING DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8005.txt

MELISSA NEWMAN TO BE APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF, POLICY AND PROGRAM DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8007.txt

MICHAEL PRYOR TO BE APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF, POLICY AND PROGRAM PLANNING DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8006.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 2250. Released: January 27, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Released: January 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.January 26. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt012698.pdf

Report No: 44165. Released: January 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980127.txt

Report No: 130B. Released: January 27, 1998. CERTIFICATION/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Report No: 130A. Released: January 27, 1998. TYPE ACCEPTANCE/NOTIFICATION ACTION.

Released: January 27, 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/exa80129.html

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 26, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 16:

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NEWS RELEASES

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ENTRY INTO FORCE OF WTO TELECOM AGREEMENT. WTO Members agreed that the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecom Services would become effective on February 5, 1998.. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Robert Calaff at (202) 418-0420. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8001.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 26, 1998. SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES CORPORATION ANNOUNCES OPENING OF WEBSITE.The Schools and Libraries Corporation has announced that the website on which completed applications will be posted for competitive bidding will open on Friday, January 30, 1998. (DA No. 98-129). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980129.html

Released: January 26, 1998. COMMISION SEEKS COMMENT ON LCI PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING CONCERNING BELL OPERATING COMPANY ENTRY INTO IN-REGION LONG DISTANCE MARKETS. (DA No. 98-130). Dkt No.: CC- 98-5. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980130.txt

Report No: IN 98-4. Released: January 26, 1998. REMINDER: RESCHEDULING OF ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND CABLE LANDING LICENSE AUTHORIZATION PROCESSES. Contact: Doug Klein at (202) 418-0424, Tom Sullivan at (202) 418-0411 (IB); Linda Morrison at (202) 418-1720 (OGC). News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8023.html

Report No: 24164A. Released: January 26, 1998. ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Henry Allen at (202) 418-1610. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8018.txt

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT GRANTING OF CERTIORARI IN TELEOMMUNICATIONS CASE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek806.txt

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TEXTS

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STARPOWER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC. Approved the certification application of Starpower Communications, LLC to operate an open video system in various Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland communities. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: January 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-138). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980138.txt

NTTA.COM INC. Granted ntta.com inc. authority, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,l to resell non-interconnected international private lines between the U.S. and Canada. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 23, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-123). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980123.txt

JAPAN TELECOM AMERICA, INC. Granted Japan Telecom American, Inc. authority, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to acquire and operate previously authorized facilities for the provision of international switched, private line, data, television and business between the U.S. and Japan. Action by Chief, Telecommunications division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 23, 1998. by Order & Auth,. (DA No. 98-124). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980124.txt

LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $27,500 for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 16, 1998. by NAL Letter. (FCC No. 98-5). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98005.txt