DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 18                                           January 28,1998

**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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FCC RELEASES 1996 INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC DATA. CCB Contact: Industry Analyis Division: Linda Blake at (202) 418-0940. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8008.txt

FCC RELEASES NEW TELEPHONE PENETRATION REPORT. CCB Contact: Industry Analysis Division: Alex Belinfante at (202) 418-0944. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8013.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 28, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt012898.pdf

Released: January 28, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PETITION FOR PREEMPTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 253.Comments Due: February 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-140). Dkt No.: 98-4. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980140.txt

Released: January 28, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE TELEPHONE AUTHORITY'S AND US WEST'S JOINT PETITION FOR PREEMPTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 253.Comments Due: February 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-145). Dkt No.: 98-6. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980145.txt

Released: January 28, 1998. " CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE TELEPHONE AUTHORITY SEEKS FCC DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER PURSUANT TO SECTION 214(E)(6) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT.AAD/USB File No. 98-21 Comments Due: February 9, 1998; Reply Comment Date: February 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-150)."

Report No: DS-1807. Released: January 28, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8024.txt

Report No: SPB-116. Released: January 28, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8026.txt

Report No: 44166. Released: January 28, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980128.txt

Report No: 24166. Released: January 28, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980128.txt

Report No: 2252. Released: January 28, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/pnmm8012.txt

Report No: 307. Released: January 28, 1998. EXPERIMENTAL ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8002.txt

Report No: 2251. Released: January 28, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/pnmm8011.wp

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/States/stsn803.html

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TEXTS

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DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY IN FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS. Delegated the Director, Legal Services Group, Compliance and Information Bureau, the authority to issue Forfeiture orders in response to replies to Notices of Apparent Liability filed pursuant to Section 1.80(f)(4). Action by Chief, Compliance and Information Bureau. Adopted: January 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-148). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/da980148.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI OF CENTRAL IOWA, INC. This order DA-97-2705, (released December 29, 1997)(Order) is corrected to add sentences to paragraph 3. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 27, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er972705.txt

SOURCE ONE WIRELESS, INC. Denied Source One Wireless, Inc.'s petition for reconsideration of the grant by the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch of its application for authorization for new transmitting facilities on frequency 931.7625 MHz at Kankakee, Joilet and Crete, Illinois. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-146). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980146.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 17:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 27, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCES MEETINGS ON SECTION 271 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT. (DA No. 98-139). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980139.txt

Report No: 24165. Released: January 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980127.txt

Report No: 1973. Released: January 27, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: January 27, 1998. " AUCTION OF LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE (LMDS) LICENSES.Status of Applications to Participate in Auction Multiple Increment Bidding Added to Auction System Report No. AUC-17-E. (DA No. 98-141). Contact: Auctions & Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Matthew Moses, Mark Bollinger, Brett Tarnutzer at (202) 418-0660." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980141.zip

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44164. Released: January 26, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980126.txt

Report No: 24164. Released: January 26, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980128.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 15:

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NEWS RELEASES

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REVISED FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS DATED 1/23/98. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 23, 1998. ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE CONSIDERED AT OPEN MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/a980129a.html

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TEXTS

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FREMONT TELCOM COMPANY. Denied Fremont's Petition for Waiver of Sections 36.611 and 36.612 of the Commission's rules. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-127). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980127.txt

HERITAGE MEDIA SERVICES, INC./WILLIAM G. EVANS, TRUSTEE/WNNE-TV, INC. WNNE LICENSEE, INC./ROLLINS TELECASTING, INC./WPTZ LICENSE, INC. Denied the application for review and informal objection filed by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc. against File Nos. BTCCT-970519ZF and BALCT-970805KK, respectively. Granted permanent waiver of the television duopoly rule to allow the common ownership by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. of television stations WNNE-TV, Hartford, Vermont and WPTZ-TV, North Pole, New York., and granted application for consent to assignment of license of Station WNNE-TV from WNNE-TV from WNNE-TV, Inc. to WNNE Licensee, Inc., File No. BALCT-970805KK, and the application for consent to the assignment of license of WPTZ-TV from Rollins Telecasting, Inc. to WPTZ Licensee, Inc., File No. BALCT970805KH. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 16, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-6). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98006.txt

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 22, 1998. FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/ag980129.html

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: January 21, 1998. 800 MHZ SMR AUCTION APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.Auction Event No. 16. (DA No. 98-97). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980097.pdf