DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 52                                             March 18,1998

**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-61-A. Released: March 18, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS ACTIONS.

Released: March 18, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MARCH 17. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031798.pdf

Report No: TEL-139-A. Released: March 18, 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/pnin8066.txt

Report No: TEL-139-B. Released: March 18, 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/pnin8067.txt

Released: March 18, 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/exa80318.html

Released: March 18, 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/exb80318.html

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MARYLAND CABLE PARTNERS. Granted appeal of a local cable rate order issued by the City of Bowie, Maryland. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-515). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980515.txt

ERRATUM - SUBURBAN CABLE TV COMPANY, INC. Corrects Order released March 2, 1998, DA-401. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er980401.txt

CHRONICLE CABLEVISION. Dismissed petition for reconsideration of local rate order concerning basic service tier rates and refunds in the State of Hawaii. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-510). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980510.txt

LONG DISTANCE SAVERS, INC. Granted application of Long Distance Savers, Inc. (LDS) and Intermedia Communications Inc. (ICI) requesting authority to transfer control of LDS from its present shareholders to ICI; authorized transfer of control of LDS from its present shareholders to ICI. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-511). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980511.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 17, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 51:

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Report No: 1980. Released: March 17, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: March 17, 1998. ERRATUM TO REPORT LB-98-27, RELEASED MARCH 2 - WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU. (DA No. LB-98-27A). Contact: Laura Smith at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8024.txt

Released: March 17, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES DELAY OF 220 MHZ SERVICE AUCTION. (DA No. 98-526). Contact: Lisa Hartigan, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660 or Marty Liebman, Policy Division at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980526.txt

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TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Suspended for one day from the effective date, instituted and consolidated in CC Docket No. 97-250 an investigation: Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies' Transmittal No. 1033 to revise its Tariff F.C.C. No. 1. This Transmittal proposes to change the methodology that Bell Atlantic uses to calculate exogenous cost adjustments for reassignment of all line-side port costs from the local switching category of the traffic sensitive basket to the common line basket and reassignment of end office trunk port costs from the local switching category to a new trunk ports category under the traffic sensitive basket. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Divsion. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-519). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980519.txt

TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Suspended for one day from the effective date, instituted and consolidated into CC Docket No. 97-250 an investigation: Tariff Transmittal No. 488, filed by NYNEX Telephone Companies to revise its Tariff F.C.C. No. 1. The transmittal proposes to change the methodology that NYNEX uses to calculate exogenous cost adjustments for reassignment of all line-side port costs from the local switching category of the traffic sensitive basket to the common line baset and reassignment of end office trunk port costs from the local switching category to a new trunk ports category under the traffic sensitive basket. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-524). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980524.txt

DAVID GRUNBERG. Denied Metrolink, Inc.'s petition for reconsideration of the grant by the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch (formerly Narrowband Branch) of the application of David Grunberg for a station on 931.2625 MHz at Kingsland, Georgia. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-476). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980476.txt

AUTOPHONE OF LAREDO, INC. Dismissed as moot Border to Border Communications, Inc.'s Petitions to Dismiss or Deny (filed April 14, 1995 and May 11, 1995) Autophone of Laredo, Inc.'s applications to expand its existing two-way paging service in the 454.325 MHz and 454.050 MHz channels at Laredo, Texas. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-516). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980516.txt

RULE RADIOPHONE SERVICE, INC. Granted Rule Radiophone Service, Inc.'s Petition for Reconsideration for station KNKD232 in Rawlins, Wyoming and directed the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch to reissue the grant without antenna lighting and marking numbers 1,3,11, and 21. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-517). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980517.txt

APPLICATION OF PORTA-PHONE PAGING LICENSEE CORPORATION TO ESTABLISH AN ADDITIONAL 158.10 MHZ BASE STATION AT THOMASVILLE, GA. Granted Porta-Phone Paging Licensee Corporation's Petition for Reconsideration of the dismissal of its 158.10 MHz paging application and reinstated its application, as amended, nunc pro tunc. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-518). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980518.txt

APPLICATIONS FOR VERY HIGH FREQUENCY (VHF) PUBLIC COAST SPECTRUM IN THE 156-162 MHZ BANDS. Imposed a suspension of acceptance and processing of applications for very high frequency (VHF) public coast spectrum (156-162 MHz), effective March 17, 1998. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-522). WTB Contact: Scot Stone, Policy and Rules Branch, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980522.txt