DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 42                                              March 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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Report No: N-59-A. Released: March 4, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

Released: March 4, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MARCH 3. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt030498.pdf

Released: March 4, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL (NANC) - (CC DOCKET NO. 92-237).Next meeting of NANC will be held on Tuesday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the FCC, 1919 M Street, NW, Room 856, Washington, DC. (DA No. 98-443). Contact: Jeannie Grimes, Paralegal Specialist, assisting the NANC at (202) 418-2313. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980443.txt

Report No: 3630. Released: March 4, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 1350. Released: March 4, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: DS-1818. Released: March 4, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.

Report No: DS-1820. Released: March 4, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8052.txt

Report No: SPB-118. Released: March 4, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8053.txt

Report No: DS-1819. Released: March 4, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8051.txt

Report No: TEL-136-A. Released: March 4, 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/pnin8054.txt

Report No: TEL-136-B. Released: March 4, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8055.txt

Report No: 44190. Released: March 4, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980304.txt

Report No: 24190. Released: March 4, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980304.txt

Report No: D-975-A. Released: March 4, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULITPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980304.pdf

Report No: D-975. Released: March 4, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980304.pdf

Released: March 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/ex980304.html

Released: March 4, 1998. NEW PAYMENT PROCEDURES FOR AUCTION INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS. (DA No. 98-438). Contact: Regina Dorsey, Chief, Billings and Collections Branch at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980438.txt

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U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS. Granted U S West Communications' petition to provide two-way, non-optional, expanded local calling service between the Omaha Common Service Area and Yutan exchange in Nebraska. Action by Chief, Network Service Division. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-433). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980433.txt

MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATES. Granted complaint filed against Marcus Cable Associates concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Benbrook, Texas. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-422). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980422.txt

ERRATUM - MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATES, L.P. Issued Erratum to DA 98-340 (released February 23, 1998). Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 2, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er980340.txt

ERRATUM - MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATES, L.P. Issued Erratum to DA 98-341 (released February 23, 1998). Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 2, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er980341.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF WEST FLORIDA. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate and dismissed a complaint filed against the Value Pak Tier rate charged by Comcast Cablevision of West Florida in Punta Gorda, FL, effective November 1, 1997. Ordered Comcast Cablevision of West Florida to pay refunds to subscribers. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-415). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980415.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF WEST PALM BEACH, INC. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by Comcast Cablevision of West Palm Beach, Inc. in Lantana, FL. Found cable programming service tier rates unreasonable beginning November 1, 1995. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-399). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980399.txt

LENFEST ATLANTIC, INC. D/B/A SUBURBAN CABLE TV. Granted complaints filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by Lenfest Atlantic, Inc. d/b/a Suburban Cable TV in Millville, NJ. Found cable programming service tier rates unreasonable beginning July 14, 1994. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-400). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980400.txt

SKYBRIDGE, L.L.C. Granted 12 entities' Joint Motion for Extension of Time to reply to SkyBridge's Opposition (filed February 20, 1998) in the matter concerning SkyBridge's application for authority to Launch and Operate a Global Network of Low Earth Orbit Communications Satellites Providing Broadband Services in the Fixed-Satellite Service; reply comments due March 20. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-441). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980441.txt

ITT-DOW JONES TELEVISION AND PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW YORK-31, INC. Granted Paxson Communications of New York-31, Inc. and ITT-Dow Jones Television's (licensee of WPXN-TV, Channel 31 (Ind.), New York, New York) application for the assignment of the license of Station WPXN-TV from ITT Dow Jones Television to Paxson; granted Paxson's request for conditional waiver of duopoly rule, Section 73.3555(b) of the Commission's rules, to permit common ownership of WPXN-TV and WPPX(TV), subject to the outcome of the Commission's pending broadcast television ownership rulemaking; granted, to an extent, request for temporary waiver of duopoly rule; denied Paxson's request for permanent waiver of the duopoly rule. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-436). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980436.txt

BRANDON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for $3,000 against Brandon Communications, Inc. licensee of Station KNKJ206, Erhard, Morris, and Glenwood, Minnesota, for apparent violations of Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules re: notification requirements of commencement of service. Action by Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-442). WTB

AUTOPHONE OF LAREDO, INC. Denied Autophone of Laredo, Inc.'s petition for reconsideration of the grant by the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch (formerly the Narrowband Branch) of its application for an additional paging facility on frequency 931.9625 MHz at Mirando City, Texas. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-335). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980335.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 3, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 41:

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Released: March 3, 1998. PUBLIC NOTICE DATE OF SECTION 272 FORBEARANCE ORDER - CC DOCKET NO. 96-149. (DA No. 98-440). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980440.txt

Released: March 3, 1998. REQUEST BY SOUTHWESTERN BELL FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE BETWEEN VARIOUS EXCHANGES.Comments due March 17; replies March 24. Contact: Alan Thomas, Network Services Divsiion at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8004.txt

Released: March 3, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON SBC COMPANIES PETITION FOR WAIVER UNDER 47 CFR SECTION 52.3(D) AND PETITION FOR EXTENTION OF TIME OF THE LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY PHASE I IMPLEMENTATION DEADLINE - CC DOCKET 95-116 NSD FILE NO. L-98-16.Comments due March 9; replies March 16. (DA No. 98-407). Contact: Patrick Forster at (202) 418-7061 or Andre Rausch at (202) 418-7277. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980407.txt

Released: March 3, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON GTEC'S REQUEST TO EXTEND THE IMPLEMENTATION TIME FOR ITS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC) SWITCH FOR LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY PHASE I IMPLEMENTATION - CC DOCKET 95-116 NSD FILE NO. L-98-09.Comments due March 9; replies March 16. (DA No. 98-406). Contact: Patrick Forster at (202) 418-7061 or Gayle Radley-Teicher at (202) 418-2320. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980406.txt

Released: March 3, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUERAU SEEKS COMMENT ON NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING CINCINNATI BELL TELEPHONE (CBT) REQUEST TO SELECT ONE REGIONAL NUMBER PORTABILITY ADMINISTRATION CENTER - CC DOCKET 95-116 NSD FILE NO. L-98-14.Comments due March 18; replies March 27. (DA No. 98-408). Contact: Gayle Radley-Teicher at(202) 418-2320 or Patrick Forster at (202) 418-7061. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980408.txt

Report No: 2260. Released: March 3, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8009.txt

Report No: 1978. Released: March 3, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Report No: LB-98-28. Released: March 3, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACTION - WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU APPROVES MERGER OF ARDIS COMPANY AND AMERICAN MOBILE SATELLITE CORPORATION. Contact: Pieter van Leeuwen or Robert Brantley at (202) 418-0620. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8019.txt

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ALASCOM, INC. Ordered that the tariff revisions proposed by Alascom, Inc. in Transmittal No. 941, as revised by Transmittal No. 942, concerning the dominant common carrier interexchange services that it provides in Alaska, scheduled to become effective March 4, 1998, be suspended for one day from the effective date; instituted an investigation of these tariff revisions. Dkt No.: CC- 95-182. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-429). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980429.txt

ERRATA TO MO&O, DA 98-220 IN CC DOCKET NO. 96-149. Amended Order released on February 6, 1998 in the matters of Bell Operating Companies Petitions for Forbearance from the Application of Section 272 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Dkt No.: CC- 96-149. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by Errata. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/er980220.txt

MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION V. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY. Granted to the extent indicated and otherwise denied MCI Telecommunications Corporation's motion for voluntary dismissal without prejudice of its formal complaint against AT&T Corp. concerning the lawfulness of AT&T's Home Office Network Offering; ordered complaint dismissed with prejudice and terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints & Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-432). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980432.txt