DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 51                                             March 17,1998

**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: March 17, 1998. PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESELLERS ASSOCIATION.Pleading Cycle Established; Comments Due: April 21, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 12, 1998. (DA No. 98-520). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980520.txt

Report No: 44199. Released: March 17, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980317.txt

Report No: 24199. Released: March 17, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980317.txt

Released: March 17, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Room: 3/14/98, 3/15/98, 3/16/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031798.pdf

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TCI OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC. Remanded appeal of two local rate orders issued by the Township of Shaler, Pennsylvania. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 12, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-495). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980495.txt

RULEMAKING TO AMEND PARTS 1, 2, 21 AND 25. Erratum to Third Order on Reconsideration (FCC-98-15), released February 11, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-92-297. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/err98015.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 50:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC ISSUES NOTICES OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE TO US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND WESTERN PCS BTA 1 CORP.. Report No: WT-98-7. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Jamie Rubin at (202) 418-0600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8008.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 16, 1998. " TULAROSA BASIN TELEPHONE COMPANY FILED AN EXPEDITED REQUEST FOR ELIMINATION OR MODIFICATION OF WAIVER CONDITIONS AAD-98-44.Comments Due: April 6, 1998 Reply Dates Due: April 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-504). Contact: Adrian Wright at (202) 418-0840." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980504.txt

Report No: 2263. Released: March 16, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8014.txt

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SPEECHES

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CREATING CONDITIONS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE, REMARKS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD TO THE RAINBOW/PUSH COALITION, CHICAGO, IL. March 16, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek809.txt

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PETITIONS OF BELL ATLANTIC, US WEST, AMERITECH FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Consolidated pleading cycles in CC Dockets 98-11, 98-26, 98-32; concerning petitions for forbearance from certain provisions of the Communications Act. Dkt No.: CC-98-11, CC-98-26, CC-98-32. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-513). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980513.txt

US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Notified of its Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $1,200,000 for its willful and repeated violations of the rules, by disclosing and discussing during an auction its bidding strategy to a competing auction participant, Western PCS BTA 1 Corporation, for the Olympia, Washington market; cooperating with Western during the auction; and failing to timely notify the Commission of the prohibited disclosure, discussion and arrangement. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (FCC No. 98-41). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/fcc98041.txt

WESTERN PCS BTA 1 CORPORATION. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $1,200,000 for its willful and repeated violations, by discussing bidding strategy during an auction with a competing auction participant, US West Communications, Inc., for the Olympia, Washington market; cooperating with US West during the auction, and failing to timely notify the Commission of the prohibited disclosure, discussion and arrangement. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (FCC No. 98-42). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/fcc98042.txt

MOTORLA, INC. AND AMERICAN MOBILE SATELLITE CORPORATION. Granted application by Motorola for consent to transfer Ardis Company to American Mobile Satellite Corporation. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-514). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980514.txt

MOBIL OIL TELECOM LTD. Granted Mobil's petition for reconsideration, and reinstated nunc pro tunc Mobil's application for modification of its existing authorization for MAS Station WNEK 771 in Hugoton, Kansas, to utilize the additional frequency pair 928/959.90625 MHz. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-509). WTB Contact: Policy and Rules Branch, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Todd Lantor or Derek Khlopin at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980509.txt