DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 38                                          February 26,1998

**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 26, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 02/25/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt022598.pdf

Report No: NCD-138. Released: February 26, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Short Term Notification Received. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-137. Released: February 26, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Notification Received. Contact: Network Services Division: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328. Action by: Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau.

Report No: 44186. Released: February 26, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980226.txt

Report No: 24186. Released: February 26, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980226.txt

Report No: 131A. Released: February 26, 1998. TYPE ACCEPTANCE/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS. Contact: Equipment Authorization Division: 301-725-1585.

Report No: 2258. Released: February 26, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8008.txt

Released: February 26, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980226.html

Report No: CWS-98-21. Released: February 26, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8016.txt

Released: February 26, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES COMMENT PERIOD ON PETITION OF CITY OF REVERE, MASSACHUSETTS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF AUTHORIZATION GRANTED ADF COMMUNICATIONS, INC.Oppositions: March 13, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 20, 1998. (DA No. 98-225). Contact: Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Anne Marie Wypijewski at (717) 338-2508. Action by: Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980225.txt

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US WEST, INC. Granted the petition for special relief seeking a futher extension of time to divest cable systems in and around St. Paul, Minnesota. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-353). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980353.txt

TCI OF ILLINOIS, INC. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI of Illinois, Inc. in Skokie Village, IL beginning June 1, 1997 and ordered refunds. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-359). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980359.txt

TCI CABLEVISION OF EASTERN IOWA. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by TCI Cablevision of Eastern Iowa in Iowa City, IA beginning June 1, 1997 and ordered refunds. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-358). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980358.txt

LENFEST ATLANTIC, INC. Found Lenfest Atlantic, Inc.'s refund plans unacceptable and Ordered Lenfest Atlantic, Inc. to revise its refund plans and resubmit its plans within thirty days of release of this Order for Absecon, New Jersey, Sommers Point, New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Millville, New Jersey, and Ocean City, New Jersey. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-338). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980338.txt

MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATIATES, L.P. Found Marcus Cable Associates, L.P.'s refund plans unacceptable and ordered Marcus Cable Associates, L.P. to revise its refund plans and resubmit its plans within thirty days for Borger, Texas, Benbrook, Texas, Kennedale, Texas, Lake Wood, Texas, Haltom City, Texas, Burleson, Texas, and Mansfield, Texas. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-337). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980337.txt

POLICIES AND RULES FOR THE DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE. Seeking comments on a number of issues concerning horizontal concentration within the multi-channel video programming distribution market. Comments Due: April 6, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 21, 1998. Dkt No.: IB-98-21. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 19, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-26). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Notices/1998/fcc98026.txt

MR. JACK BOUND/MOUNTAIN SMR GROUP, L.L.C. Denied Mountain SMR's request for waiver of the competitive bidding rules and the bid withdrawal rule. Action by Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 98-378). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980378.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 25, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 37:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC MODIFIES EEO ENFORCEMENT FOR RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS. Report No: MM-98-2. by Order. Action by: the Commission. (FCC No. 98-19) News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8005.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 25, 1998. ERRATA - COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENTS ON ACCESS TARIFF REVIEW PLANS FOR JULY 1, 1998.On February 24, 1998, the Competitive Pricing Division of the Common Carrier Bureau, released a Public Notice, DA-98-370, in the above-captioned proceeding. The Division inadvertently gave the wrong address for ITS. The correct address should be as follows: 1231 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Released: February 25, 1998. " TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. AND AT&T CORP. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR PROPOSED MERGER.Petitions/Comments: March 27, 1998 Oppositions/Responses: April 27, 1998. (DA No. 98-369). Dkt No.: CC-98-24. Contact: Policy and Program Planning Division: Claudia Fox at (202) 418-1580." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980369.txt

Released: February 25, 1998. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED EX PARTE PRESENTATION IN THE MATTER OF EMERGENCY ORDERS TO SHOW CAUSE AND TO CEASE AND DESIST AGAINST AMERITECH CORPORATION (CCB POL 97-7, CCB POL 97-8 AND CCB POL 97-11). Dkt No.: CC-98-11.

Released: February 25, 1998. BLACK ROCK CABLE FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. (DA No. 98-380). Contact: Cable Services Bureau Contact: Carolyn Fleming at (202) 418-1026, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Action by: Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da980380.txt

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE CURRENT DISPUTE BETWEEN TELMEX AND U.S. CARRIERS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek810.html

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NEBCOM, INC. Granted in part and denied in part the Petition of NebCom, Inc. for Waiver of the Commission's Rules. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-375). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980375.txt

BELL ATLANTIC'S PETITION FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Granted the Commercial Internet Exchange Association's request to extend the comment deadline for the Bell Atlantic Petition for Relief. Comments Due: April 1, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 1, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-11. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-376). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980376.txt

STREAMLINING BROADCAST EEO RULE AND POLICIES, VACATING THE EEO FORFEITURE POLICY STATEMENT AND AMENDING SECTION 1.80 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO INCLUDE EEO FORFEITURE GUIDELINES. Adopted the change to the Commission's enforcement of its EEO Rules as to religious broadcasters, as described in this Order and Policy Statement. Dkt No.: MM-96-16. Action by the FCC. Adopted: February 5, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-19). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98019.txt