DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 37                                          February 25,1998

**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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JANE E. JACKSON NAMED CHIEF, COMPETITIVE PRICING DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8020.txt

RICHARD D. LERNER NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, COMPTITIVE PRICING DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8021.txt

FCC NAMES CHERYL A. TRITT ADVISORY COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR AND ANNOUNCES ADVISORY COMMITTE STRUCTURE FOR WRC 1999/2000. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Damon Ladson at (202) 418-0725. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8006.txt

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Released: February 25, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - FEBRUARY 24. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt022498.pdf

Report No: 3629. Released: February 25, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 1349. Released: February 25, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: DS-1817. Released: February 25, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8047.txt

Report No: DS-1816. Released: February 25, 1998. SATELLITE COMMNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8046.txt

Report No: TEL-134-A. Released: February 25, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8049.txt

Report No: DS-1815. Released: February 25, 1998. REQUEST FOR COORDINATION OF CANADIAN EARTH STATIONS WITH USA TERRESTRIAL FIXED STATIONS. Contact: George Sharp, Satellite and Radiocommunications Division at (202) 418-0722. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8048.txt

Report No: 44185. Released: February 25, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980225.txt

Report No: 24185. Released: February 25, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980225.txt

Released: February 25, 1998. EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS ON SPREAD SPECTRUM. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8004.txt

Released: February 25, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (1 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80225.html

Released: February 25, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (2 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80225.html

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COSTA DE ORO TELEVISION, INC. Granted in part and denied in part petition filed by Costa de Oro Television, Inc. seeking special relief to modify the Santa Barbara, California ADI to add certain communities to the market of Television Broadcast station KSTV-TV (Channel 57), Ventura, California, for must-carry purposes. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-346). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980346.txt

FALCON CABLE SYSTEM , CITY OF FLORENCE, OR. Denied in part, remanded in part, cost-of-service appeal of local rate order reducing basic service rates proposed by Falcon for the City of Florence, Oregon. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-360). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980360.txt

ATLANTIC, INC. Dismissed complaints filed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Local Franchising Authority for the following communities: Logan, Pilesgrove, Commercial, Maurice River, Elk, Elmer, Upper Pittsgrove, Lawrence, Deerfield, Upper Deerfield, and Mannington, New Jersey, against the rates that Atlantic, Inc. was charging for its cable programming services tier in those communities because the complaints concerned a rate that is outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-343). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980343.txt

LENFEST ATLANTIC, INC. Dismissed complaints filed by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Local Franchising authority for the communities of Woolwich, Oldmans and Penns Grove, New Jersey, against the rates that Lenfest Atlantic was charging for its cable programming services tier in those communities because the complaints concerned a rate that is outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-345). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980345.txt

US CABLE OF TRI-COUNTY. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by US Cable of Tri County in Collins, NY and found overcharge amount de minimis. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-350). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980350.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO, INC. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by TCI Cablevision of Ohio, Inc.in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Found cable programming service tier rates reasonable beginning June 1, 1997. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-352). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980352.txt

C-TEC CABLE SYSTEMS OF MICHIGAN, INC. Dismissed complaint filed against the rate charged by C-TEC Cable Systems of Michigan for cable programming service tier in Easton Township, Sparta Village, Yankee Springs Township, Ravenna Village, Vassar Township and Edmore Village, Michigan, based on local franchising authorities withdrawal of the complaints. Action by Chief, Finanical Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-351). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980351.txt

ROBIN MEDIA GROUP, INC., D/B/A INTERMEDIA. Denied complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by Robin Media Group, Inc., d/b/a InterMedia in Farragut, Tennessee. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-342). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980342.txt

ACCESS NETWORK SERVICES, INC. Granted application of Shared Technologies Fairchild Inc. (STFI) and Intermedia Communications Inc. (ICI) requesting authority to transfer control of Access Network Services, Inc. (ANSI) from STFI to ICI; authorized transfer of control of ANSI from STFI to ICI. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-347). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980347.txt

ONE-STOP COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted application of One-Stop Communications, Inc. and WindTel Holdings, L.L.C. requesting authority to transfer control of One-Stop to WindTel; authorized transfer of control of One-Stop to WindTel. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-357). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980357.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 36:

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACTION - COMMISSION CHANGES DATE FOR C BLOCK LICENSEES TO ELECT PAYMENT OPTION - REPORT NO. WT 98-4 (WT DOCKET NO. 97-82). The Commission voted unanimously to change the election date for Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C block licensees to select a payment option from the options set forth in the Commission's September 25, 1997, Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making. Action by the Commission February 24, 1998, by Order (FCC 98-28). News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB Contact: Julie Buchanan at (202) 418-0783 and Rita Cookmeyer at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8005.html

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACTION - CONDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION AUTHORITY EXTENDED TO THE 10.6-10.68 GHZ BAND - REPORT WT 98-5. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology released an Order modifying Section 101.31 of the Commission's rules to provide for conditional authorization authority in the 10.6-10.68 GHz band under certain circumstances. Action by the Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, February 24, 1998, by Order (DA 98-349). News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Michael Pollak at (202) 418-1682; Office of Engineering and Technology: Frank Wright at (202) 418-2411. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8006.txt

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Released: February 24, 1998. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-361). Contact: Judith Nitsche at (202) 418-1540. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980361.txt

Released: February 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON ACCESS TARIFF REVIEW PLANS FOR JULY 1, 1998 - CCB/CPD 98-11.Comments due March 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-370). Contact: Raj Kannan, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1540. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980370.txt

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CITY OF AUSTIN, TX. Granted City of Austin, Texas's petition for reconsideration of a decision by the Microwave Branch, Licensing Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau denying its request to further extend the construction period for Multiple Address System Stations WNTT963 and WNTT964, authorized to operate on the 928/952.25625 MHz and 928/952.56875 MHz bands, respectively; authorized reinstatement for Stations WNTT963 and WNTT964 and granted City of Austin additional time until April 24 to construct these facilities. Action by Acting Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: February 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-193). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980193.txt

TERRESTRIAL MICROWAVE FIXED RADIO SERVICES RULES. Modified Section 101.31(e) of the Commission's rules to provide for conditional authorization in the 10.6-10.68 GHz band under certain circumstances. Dkt No.: WT- 94-148, CC- 93-2. Action by WTB Bureau Chief and OET Chief. Adopted: February 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-349). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980349.txt

AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING INSTALLMENT PAYMENT FINANCING FOR PCS LICENSEES. Ordered that the election deadline for C block licensees and the March 31, 1998 payment deadline for C and F block licensees are extended as specified and granted in part the petition for reconsideration filed by Northern Michigan PCS Consortium L.L.C. and Wireless 2000, Inc. Dkt No.: WT- 97-82. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 24, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-28). WTB