DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 30                                          February 13,1998

**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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JOHN MULETA, DEPUTY CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU, TO LEAVE FCC. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8018.txt

COMMON CARRIER ACTION - REPORT NO. CC 98-4 - FCC TO HOLD DEMONSTRATION OF SPEECH-TO-SPEECH RELAY SERVICES THAT EXPAND ACCESS TO THE VOICE TELEPHONE NETWORK THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 9:30 A.M.. CCB Contact: Pam Gregory at (202) 418-2498 voice; (202) 418-0484 (TTY). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8017.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 13, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - FEBRUARY 12. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt021298.pdf

Released: February 13, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANC FEBRUARY 19, 1998 IN CONNECTION WITH REPORT TO CONGRESS ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. (DA No. 98-280). Contact: Melissa Waksman at (202) 418-1580 or Marcelino Ford-Livene at (202) 418-2030. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980280.html

Report No: 1170. Released: February 13, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44178. Released: February 13, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980213.txt

Report No: 24178. Released: February 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980213.txt

Released: February 13, 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/ex980213.html

Report No: LB-98-24. Released: February 13, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8013.txt

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TCI CABLEVISION OF NORTH TEXAS. Granted complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of North Texas, concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Flower Mound, Texas. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-258). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980258.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF VACAVILLE, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by TCI Cablevision of Vacaville, Inc., in Vacaville, CA, beginning June 1, 1997, and ordered TCI Cablevision of Vacaville, Inc., to pay refunds to subscribers. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-263). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980263.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TCI OF NEW YORK, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rates charged by TCI Communications, Inc. d/b/a TCI of New York, Inc., in the Town of Woodstock, NY. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-257). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980257.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC., D/B/A TCI OF CENTRAL IOWA. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI of Central Iowa, beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Communictions, Inc., d/b/a TCi of Central Iowa, to pay refund to subscribers. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-261). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980261.txt

TCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC., D/B/A TCI OF NEW YORK, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI of New York, Inc., beginning June 1, 1997, ordered refunds, and ordered TCI Communications, Inc., d/b/a TCI of New York, Inc., to pay refund to subscribers. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-260). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980260.txt

FALCON CABLE SYSTEMS COMPANY. Ordered Falcon Cable Systems to amend its refund plans and to implement its amended refund plans within 60 days for the communities of Lowell and Creswell, Oregon. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-249). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980249.txt

MFS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Granted application of MFS International, Inc. authority pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to (1) construct, acquire, and operate capacity on a common carrier fiber optic submarine cable system, the Southern Cross cable system, extending between the United States mainland (and Hawaii), Australia, and New Zealand; and (2) activate capacity in Southern Cross and its facilities for the provision of MFSI's authorized services. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-273). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980273.txt

MFS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Granted application of MFS International, Inc. under the Cable Landing License Act for authority to land and operate a fiber optic submarine cable system to be called the Southern Cross cable system extending between the United States mainland (and Hawaii), Australia, and New Zealand. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: February 11, 1998. by Cable Land. Lic. (DA No. 98-272). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980272.txt

MONROE, UT. Effective March 30, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 257C2 to Monroe, Utah, as that community's first local aural transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-224. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 2, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-252). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980252.txt

NEW ALBANY, MS. Effective March 30, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 268A to New Albany, Mississippi, to provide the community with an additional FM service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-230. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 4, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-253). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980253.txt

FARMERSBURG, IN. Effective March 30, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 242A to Farmersburg, Indiana, as that community's first local aural transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-202. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 4, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-239). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980239.txt

OCEAN SHORES, WA. Effective March 30, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 228A at Ocean Shores, Washington as that community's first local aural transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-50. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 4, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-242). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980242.txt

MOUNT VERNON, STANFORD, AND BRODHEAD, KY. Effective March 30, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 270A to Brodhead, Kentucky, as the community's first local aural transmission service; dismissed as moot proposal by Rock Communications of Mount Vernon requesting allotment of Channel 270A at Mount Vernon, Kentucky; denied counterproposal filed by Williams Communications, Inc., requesting allotment of Channel 270A at Stanford, Kentucky; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-202. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 4, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-241). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980241.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 12, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 29:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 12, 1998. CARRIERS TO FILE BY APRIL 30 SELF-CERTIFICATION OF THEIR STATUS AS A RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY BASED ON INFORMATION FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR- CC DOCKET 96-45. (DA No. 98-276). Contact: Sheryl Todd, Universal Service Branch, Accounting and Audits Division at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980276.txt

Report No: 171. Released: February 12, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR FILING OF TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION APPLICATIONS AND NOTICE OF MARCH 16, 1998 PETITION TO DENY DEADLINE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/TV_Notices/pnmm8017.txt

Released: February 12, 1998. SUNSHINE AGENDA.The FCC will hold an open agenda meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 1998, in the Commission Meeting Room. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/ag980219.html

Released: February 12, 1998. WTB SPONSORS SEMINAR OF UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM. (DA No. 98-278). Contact: Karen Wrege at (202) 418-0660 and Ira Keltz at (202) 418-0616. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980278.html

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ERRATUM - IN THE MATTER OF BILLED PARTY PREFERENCE FOR INTERLATA 0+ CALLS. Corrected Second Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration released January 29, 1998 (FC 98-9). Dkt No.: CC- 92-77. Action by Bureau Chief. by Erratum. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/err98009.txt

ERRATA - IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF PART 68 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Corrected Report and Order in this proceeding, CC Docket No. 96-28, FCC 97-270, released August 22, 1997. Dkt No.: CC- 96-28. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. by Errata. (DA No. 98-277). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980277.txt

AT&T CORPORATION V. BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION AND MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSIONS SERVICES INC. V. BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION. Granted the parties' joint request for approval and adoption of the Protective Agreement regarding treatment of confidential material in the captioned proceedings. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: February 12, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-274). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980274.txt

ERRATUM RE THE APPLICATION OF CONTACT COMMUNICATION INC. Corrected the Order in this proceeding released on February 11, 1998, DA 98-246. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: February 12, 1998. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/er980246.txt