DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 39                                          February 27,1998

**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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FCC FILINGS. OPA.

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt022798.pdf

Released: February 27, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON ARMSTRONG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION.Comments Due: March 30, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 14, 1998. (DA No. 98-393).

Released: February 27, 1998. APPLICATION BY BELLSOUTH CORPORATION, ET AL. PURSUANT TO SECTION 271 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE IN-REGION, INTERLATA SERVICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA; AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE IN-REGION, INTERLATA SERVICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA;.WITHDRAWAL OF PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION. (DA No. 98-391). Dkt No.: CC-97-208. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980391.txt

Report No: 1172. Released: February 27, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: TEL-135-A. Released: February 27, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Complaint Section 63.18). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8050.txt

Report No: 44187. Released: February 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980227.txt

Report No: 24187. Released: February 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980227.txt

Report No: 24187A. Released: February 27, 1998. ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8025.txt

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LANKENAU SMALL MEDIA NETWORK, INC. AGAINST OHIO CABLEVISION NETWORK, INC. D/B/A TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO. Denied the petition for reconsideration of the Cable Services Bureau's Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA-97-2265 (October 29, 1997) filed by Ohio Cablevision Network, Inc. d/b/a TCI Cablevision of Ohio. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 24, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-377). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980377.txt

WELLINGTON, TEXAS. Effective April 13, amended FM Table to allot Channel 278C3 to Wellington, Texas, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-104. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-364). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980364.txt

BOZEMAN, MONTANA. Proposed allotment of Channel 240C3 at Bozeman, Montana, and reserved for noncommercial educational use. Comments Due: April 20, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 5, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-23. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-325). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980325.txt

MOORCROFT, WYOMING. Effective April 13, amended FM Table to allot Channel 228A at Moorcroft, Wyoming, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-127. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-320). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980320.txt

WINTHROP, WASHINGTON. Effective April 13, amended FM Table to allot Channel 248A at Winthrop, Washington, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-155. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-321). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980321.txt

SAINT FLORIAN, ALABAMA. Effective April 13, amended FM table to allot Channel 274A to Saint Florian, Alabama, as that community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-126. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-324). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980324.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 26, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 38:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FLORIDA CRIMINAL CONVICTION IN UNLICENSED RADIO BROADCASTING CASE. CIB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8002.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 26, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANC MARCH 6, 1998 IN CONNECTION WITH REPORT TO CONGRESS ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. (DA No. 98-390). Contact: Report Working Group: Jonathan Radin at (202) 418-7240. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980390.txt

Released: February 26, 1998. " MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION PETITION THE COMMISSION FOR PRESCRIPTION OF TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM.Pleading Cycle Established; Comments Due: March 18, 1998; Reply Comments Due: March 30, 1998 . (DA No. 98-385). Dkt No.: CC-97-250. Contact: Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-1530." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980385.txt

Released: February 26, 1998. CHANGE IN EX PARTE TREATMENT OF ALARM INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE EMERGENCY MOTION FOR ORDERS TO SHOW CAUSE AND TO CEASE AND DESIST (CIRCUIT CITY PROCEEDING).CCBPol 96-17. (DA No. 98-386). Contact: Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980386.txt

Released: February 26, 1998. FCC LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESSING - SPEED OF SERVICE.

Report No: 131B. Released: February 26, 1998. CERTIFICATION/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS. Contact: Equipment Authorization Division, Office of Engineering and Technology: (301) 725-1585.

Report No: LB-98-26. Released: February 26, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8017.txt

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REMARKS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD, CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION "CONNECTING ALL AMERICANS" CONFERENCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FEBRUARY 26, 1998. (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek806.html

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WILDERNESS VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC. Granted in part and dismissed in part Petition of Wilderness Valley Telephone Company for Waiver of Part 69 of the rules. Action by Chief, Accounting and Audits Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: February 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-379). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980379.txt

**TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS' USE OF CUSTOMER PROPRIETORY NETWORK INFORMATION AND OTHER CUSTOMER INFORMATION. Clarified customer privacy provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Comments Due: March 30, 1998; Reply Comments Due: April 14, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-96-115, CC-96-149. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 19, 1998. by 2ndR&O&FNPRM. (FCC No. 98-27). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98027.txt

POLICIES AND RULES FOR THE DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE. Proposed consolidation and simplification of DBS Service Rules, update of DBS technical rules & sought comment on DBS ownership limitations. 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

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: D-974. Released: February 25, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980225.pdf

Report No: D-974-A. Released: February 25, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980225.pdf

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1977. Released: February 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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