DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 21                                           February 2,1998

**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: February 2, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt020298.pdf

Report No: 2253. Released: February 2, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.Oppositions Due 15 days after the date of this public notice.

Released: February 2, 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/ex980202.html

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PETITION FOR RULEMAKING FILED BY ALBERT C. KUELLING. Denied Petition for Rulemaking filed by Albert C. Kuelling, proposing a national rule that call rejection be made available to all telephone users, at no charge, for calls made with privacy requested (e.g., by the caller dialing *67) or when calling party number is unavailable (e.g., from a phone behind a private branch exchange system that does not pass end-user CPN. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: February 2, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-176). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980176.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released January 30, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 20:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: NCD-122. Released: January 30, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Short Term Certification Received. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328. Action by: Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau.

Released: January 30, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON BELL ATLANTIC PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.Comments Due: March 2, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 1, 1998. (DA No. 98-184). Dkt No.: CC-98-11. Contact: Janice Myles at (202) 418-1577. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980184.txt

Released: January 30, 1998. COMSAT CORPORATION PETITION FOR PARTIAL WAIVER.Comment Date: February 9, 1998; Reply Comment Date: February 17, 1998. (DA No. 98-185). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Universal Service Branch, Accounting and Audits Division: Linda Armstrong at (202) 418-7400. Action by: Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980185.html

Released: January 30, 1998. " FORT MOJAVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., GILA RIVER TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC., SAN CARLOS APACHE TELECOMMUNICATIONS UTILITY, INC., AND TOHONO O'ODHAM UTILITY AUTHORITY SEEK FCC DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 6) O.214(e)(6) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT AAD/USB File No. 98-28 Comment Date: February 9, 1998; Reply Comment Date: February 17, 1998. (DA No. 98-181)." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980181.html

Released: January 30, 1998. " COMMENT SOUGHT ON RESERVE PRICES OR MINIMUM OPENING BIDS FOR THE GENERAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (GWCS) IN THE 4660-4685 MHZ BAND.Formula Proposed for May 27 GWCS Auction Report No. AUC-98-19-A (Auction No. 19). (DA No. 98-162)." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980162.txt

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE TELECOM ACT OF 1996. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek804.html

PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI ON BEING APPOINTED TO FEDERAL-STATE JOIONT BOARD. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/Statements/stgt804.html

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FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Ordered that the Honorable Gloria Tristani and Honorable Harold Furchgott-Roth, Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, are appointed to, and that the Honorable Susan Ness, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, shall serve as the Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by the FCC. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-12). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98012.txt

SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Rejected the revisions to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Tariff F.C.C. No. 73 contained in Transmittal No. 2683. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-173). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980173.txt

JURISDICTIONAL SEPARATIONS REFORM AND REFERRAL TO THE FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD. The Honorable William E. Kennard, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and the Honorable Michael K. Powell, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission are appointed to, and that Chairman William E. Kennard shall serve as the Chair of, the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Dkt No.: CC-80-286. Action by the FCC. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-13). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98013.txt

NUMBER PORTABILITY - AMERITECH, BELL ATLANTIC, SOUTHWESTERN BELL, PACIFIC BELL. Designate for investigation issues regarding the long-term number portability query service tariffs of Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Pacific Bell, and Southwestern Bell. Direct Case Date: February 13, 1998; Opposition and Comment Date: February 20, 1998; Rebuttal Date: February 27, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-14. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-182). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980182.txt

GE AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted STA to operate the Satcom K-2 domestic fixed-satellite in an inclined orbit mode at 81 Degrees W.L. orbital location in an inclined orbit until June 19, 1998. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-170). IB

CBS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Ordered that CBS Communications Services, Inc., and Centennial PCS Wireless Corp., are required to cooperate with each other and with the Commission's Compliance and Information Bureau in conducting such further tests as needed to determine whether Centennial is continuing to cause interference to CBS, and that Centennial PCS Wireless Corp., shall within ten calendar days of the date of this letter, take whatever steps are necessary to come into full compliance with section 24.237(f) of the Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. Section 24.237(f). Action by Chief, Enforcement Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-183). WTB