DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 23                                           February 4,1998

**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 4, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt020498.pdf

Report No: 3628. Released: February 4, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 1346. Released: February 4, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: DS-1810. Released: February 4, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICERS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8030.txt

Report No: DS-1809. Released: February 4, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.Re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted For Filing. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8029.txt

Report No: 44171. Released: February 4, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980204.txt

Report No: 24171. Released: February 4, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980204.txt

Report No: D-969. Released: February 4, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATIONS. Contact: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen at (202) 418-7057 or Nazifa Naim at (202) 418-7059. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980203.pdf

Released: February 4, 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/ex980204.html

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DP MEDIA OF MARTINSBURG, INC. Granted, in part, and denied, in part, petition filed by DP Media of Martinsburg, Inc. seeking to modify the Hagerstown ADI by adding certain communities in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-126). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980126.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF NEVADA, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by TCI Cablevision of Nevada, Inc., in Carson City, beginning June 1, 1997, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Nevada, Inc., to pay refunds to subscribers. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-189). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980189.txt

JASON PETERSON/CHESAPEAKE COMMONS (CSR-5115-0). Granted Petition for Declaratory Ruling Under C.F.R. Section 1.4000 finding that restrictions on OTARDS are against the rules. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-188). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980188.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF WEST FLORIDA, INC. Granted the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Comcast Cablevision of West Florida concerning its cable programming services tier rate in Punta Gorda, FL. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-202). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980202.txt

TELE-COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Dismissed request by Station WHCT-TV (Channel 18), Hartford for mandatory carriage to TCI in the following five Connecticut communities, Hartford, Plainville, Branford, Vernon and Canaan. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-143). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980143.txt

"KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P. . Granted Partnership's must-carry petition, as licensee for KDTV, San Francisco, California, that KDTV be carried on channel 14, KDTV's over-the-air broadcast channel, on TCI Cablevision of California, Inc.'s cable system serving Foster City and San Mateo, California. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 28, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-174). CSB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980174.txt

CENTURY CABLE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION. Dismissed request by Station WHCT-TV (Channel 18), Hartford for mandatory carriage by Century Cable Management Corporation in Norwich and in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: January 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-142). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980142.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 3, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 22:

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NEWS RELEASES

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GINGER EHN LEW NAMED BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND BOARD AS MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER. OMD Contact: Ms. Lew at (202) 293-8840, Vivian Keller at (202) 418-7266, Office of Communications Business Opportunites: (202) 418-0990. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8008.txt

COMMISSION AFFIRMS KEY PROVISIONS OF LMDS SECOND REPORT AND ORDER, PAVING WAY FOR AUCTION. Report No: WT-98-1. by 3rd Order on Recon.. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: February 3, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-92-297. (FCC No. 98-15) WTB Contact: News Media contacts: Elizabeth Lyle at (202) 418-0654 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Barbara Reideler at (202) 418-1310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8002.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 3, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Contact: Public Reference Log: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt020398.pdf

Released: February 3, 1998. NOTIFICATION OF FINAL DATE TO FILE AMENDMENTS TO COST MODELS IN UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROCEEDING FOR HIGH COST SUPPORT FOR NON-RURAL LECS. (DA No. 98-200). Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-97-160. Contact: Bob Loube at (202) 418-7379, Bryan Clopton at 9202) 418-7381, or Charles Keller at (202) 418-7380. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980200.txt

Released: February 3, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON APPLICATIONS FOR REVIEW BY THE FULL COMMISSION AND PETITION FOR STAY PENDING REVIEW OF THE DECEMBER 30, 1997 COMMON CARRIER BUREAU LETTER REGARDING INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN LECS AND PAGING CARRIERS.Petition for Stay: Comment Date: February 10, 1998; Reply Date: February 17, 1998; Applications for Review: Comment Date: February 23, 1998; Reply Date: March 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-206). Contact: Competitive Pricing Division: Edward B. Krachmer at (202) 418-0198. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980206.txt

Report No: 1974. Released: February 3, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI TO CAMARA DE COMERCIO LATINA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS (CAMACOL), MIAMI, FL. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt801.html

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SANDWICH ISLES COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted in part and denied in part Sandwich Isles request for waiver of rules to allow it to receive high cost loop support immediately and clarification of waiver of the definition of "incumbent local exchange carrier.". Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1994. by Order. (DA No. 98-166). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980166.txt

CINCINNATI BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, AND US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PRESCRIPTION OF REVISED DEPRECIATION RATES. MO&O, FCC-98-11, released January 30, 1998, did not include Page 4 of the Appendix. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's accumulated depreciation percentage for Account 2220, Operator Systems, for the State of Texas was not correct. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-157). CCB

COMSAT CORPORATION. Addressed various petitions regarding COMSAT's current structure and compliance with Commission rules and policies. Dkt No.: CC-80-634. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 31, 1997. by MO&O. (FCC No. 97-422). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/fcc97422.txt

IDC AMERICA, INC. Granted IDC America Inc. authority, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to acquire and operate facilities and resell the international services of authorized U.S. carriers for the provision of international basic switched, private line, data, video and business services between the United States and Japan. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-190). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980190.txt

TELEGLOBE USA, INC. Granted Teleglobe USA, Inc. authority to acquire and operate facilities for the provision of switched, private line, and all other authorized services from the United States to Canada, and authority to lease private lines for the provision of switched and private line services from the United States to Canada. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-203). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980203.txt

UNISOURCE USA, INC. Granted Unisource USA, Inc. authority, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amenced, to acquire and operate facilities to provide international services, including international basic switched, private line, data, television and business services between the United States and the Netherlands. Grant Unisource USA authority to resell interconnected private lines, non-interconnected international private lines and international message telephone service between the United States and the Netherlands. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-191). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980191.txt

REQUEST FOR WAIVER IN AUCTION NO. 17. Confirms the telephone conversation with Commission staff denying the waiver request of PVT Networks, Inc., in conjunction with its FCC Form 175 application to participate in the Local Multipoint Distribution Service auction. Action by Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-186). WTB

PUEBLO ORDER. Denied four Petitions to Dismiss or Deny filed separately on August 11, 1997, by Shell Rock Telephone Company and F.W.C., Inc., Dakota System, Inc., Missouri Valley Cellular, Inc., and Sanborn Cellular, Inc., and also denied Petition to Dismiss or Deny filed on August 4, 1997, by Pueblo Cellular, Inc., Platte River Cellular, Inc., Sangre De Cristo Cellular, Inc., Smoky Hill Cellular, Inc, San Isabel Cellular, Inc., and Yellowstone Cellular , Inc. collectively (Microwave Petitioners). All petitioners request that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau dismiss or deny applications for consent to the transfer of control of CommNet Cellular, Inc. to Blackstone CCI Capital Partners L.P. Cellular Petitioners request that, at a minimum, grant of the applications be deferred to give them time to assert certain rights. Microwave petitioners request that if the applications are not dismissed or denied, this case be designated for hearing. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Acting Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wirless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: February 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-207). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980207.txt