DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 20                                           January 30,1998

**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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The following items were adopted at the January 29, 1998, Commission meeting and released later that day.

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FCC ADOPTS PRICE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT FOR AWAY-FROM-HOME CALLS;. Public Phone Prices To Be More Readily Available to Consumers. Report No: CC-98-1. by 2nd R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: January 29, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-92-77. (FCC No. 98-9) CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8012.html

COMMISSION PROPOSES STREAMLINED REQUIREMENTS FOR BOC PROVISION OF INFORMATION SERVICES;. Changes Would Promote Competition and Speed Deployment of New Services. Report No: CC-98-2. by FNPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: January 29, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-95-20, CC-98-10. (FCC No. 98-8) CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8011.html

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The following items are dated for and released on January 30, 1998:

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COMMON CARRIER BUREAU RELEASES REPORT ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT AND TELEPHONE REVENUE BY STATE. CCB Contact: Industry Analysis: Alexander Belinfante or James Eisner at (202) 418-0940. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8014.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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Released: January 30, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt013098.pdf

Released: January 30, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL (NANC).The next meeting of the North American Numbering Council will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 1998, from 8:30 am., until 5:00 pm, 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856, Washington, DC. (DA No. 98-172). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Contact: Jeannie Grimes: (20-2) 418-2313. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980172.txt

Report No: 1168. Released: January 30, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Released: January 30, 1998. EX PARTE PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED FOR FORMAL COMPLAINT FILED BY IDB MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AGAINST COMSAT CORPORATION (FILE NO. E-97-48), AND IDB MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.'S, APPLICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 214 FOR AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE.MOBILE-TO-FIXED AND FIXED-TO-MOBILE INMARSAT STANDARD M, MINI M AND STANDARD B MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICE VIA THE INMARSAT SYSTEM IN THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEAN REGIONS (FILE NO. ITC-97-594). (DA No. 98-168). Contact: International Bureau: Robert C. McDonald at (202) 418-1470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980168.txt

Report No: 44168. Released: January 30, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980130.txt

Report No: 24168. Released: January 30, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980130.txt

Report No: LB-98-22. Released: January 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8009.txt

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COMPUTER III FURTHER REMAND PROCEEDINGS: BELL OPERATING COMPANY PROVISION OF ENHANCED SERVICES AND 1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- REVIEW OF COMPUTER II AND ONA SAFEGUARDS AND REQUIREMENTS. Proposed streamlined requirements for BOC provision of information services. Dkt No.: CC-95-20, CC-98-10. Action by the Commission. by FNPRM. (FCC No. 98-8). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98008.html

KPN US INC. Increased competition in international telecommunications markets by granting KPN US Inc. authority to provide facilities-based services and resell interconnected private lines between the United States and the Netherlands. Granted KPN authority to resell non-interconnected international private lines between the United States and the Netherlands, and concluded that the Netherlands offers U.S. carriers effective competitive opportunities to provide all these services. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: January 29, 1998. by Order, Auth & Cert. (DA No. 98-156). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980156.txt

COMSAT CORPORATION. Granted Comsat's application to participate in the launch and test program of the Inmarsat-3 (F-5) satellite at 25 Degrees East Longitude, subject to the conditions. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 29, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-169). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980169.txt

ROBERT D. HOSTETLER. Denied the reconsideration petition filed by Robert D. Hostetlers of the dismissal, pursuant to delegated authority, of an application for authority to construct and operate a Mulichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) station on the E channels at Anchorage, Alaska. Action by Chief, Video Services Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-171). MMB

ROXTON, TEXAS. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 274A to Roxton, TX, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Comments Due: March 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 7, 1998. Dkt No.: 98-7. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-137). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980137.txt

EUREKA, MONTANA. Amended the FM Allotments to allot Channel 228C3 to Eureka, Montana (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM-97-232. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-132). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980132.txt

YARNELL, ARIZONA. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 258A to Yarnell, Arizona (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM-97-20. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-133). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980133.txt

FM TABLE/VARIOUS LOCATIONS. Specified classes of stations alloted. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-131). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980131.txt

PLEASANTON, KANSAS. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 268C3 to Pleasanton, Kansas, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-98-9. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-136). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980136.txt

BOONVILLE, CALIFORNIA. Amended the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 241A to Boonville, California (terminated proceeding). Dkt No.: MM-97-46. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-134). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980134.txt

SAN BERNARDINO AND LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA. Amended the TV Table of Allotments to reallot Channel 18 from San Bernandino to Long Beach and modified license of KSCI-TV to specify operation on Channel 18 at Long Beach, California. Dkt No.: MM-97-170. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 14, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-154). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980154.txt

"ALBION, HONEOYE FALLS, AND SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, NEW YORK. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments for these communities. Comment Date: March 23, 1998 Reply Comment Date: April 7, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-8. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-135). MMB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980135.txt

JEFFERSON CITY, CUMBERLAND GAP, ELIZABETHTON, TN AND JONESVILLE, VA, FM PROCEEDING. Denied Petition for Reconsideration filed by Eaton P. Govan, III and Berton B. Cagle, Jr. Dkt No.: MM-94-116. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: January 21, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-153). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980153.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 29, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 19:

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Released: January 29, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt012998.pdf

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BILLED PARTY PREFERENCE FOR INTERLATA 0+ CALLS. Adopted price disclosure requirement for away-from-home calls. Dkt No.: CC-92-77. Action by the Commission. Adopted: January 29, 1998. by Second R&O & Or. (FCC No. 98-9). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98009.html

CKC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A CONNORS COMMUNICATIONS V. MFS INTELENET, INC. Granted the parties' Joint Motion To Dismiss the Complaint with Prejudice, and Dismissed this proceeding with Prejudice. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-165). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980165.txt

FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE/ACCESS CHARGE REFORM, PRICE CAP PERFORMANCE REVIEW FOR LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS, TRANSPORT RATE STRUCTURE AND PRICING, END USER COMMON LINE CHARGE/CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE. CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. Errata correcting the Fourth Order on Reconsideration released December 30, 1997, FCC-97-420, in CC Dockets 96-45, 96-262, 94-1, 91-213, and 95-72. Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-96-262, 94-1, CC-97-21. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. by Errata. (DA No. 98-158). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980158.txt

COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE CORPORATION. Set effective dates for Rules and Policies on Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market. Adopted: January 29, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-10). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/fcc98010.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 28, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 18:

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Report No: DS-1808. Released: January 28, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.