DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 53                                             March 19,1998

**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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D'WANA TERRY NAMED CHIEF OF THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU'S PUBLIC SAFETY AND PRIVATE WIRELESS DIVISION. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8009.txt

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Released: March 19, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON US WEST PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE. (DA No. 98-532). Dkt No.: CC-97-172. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980532.txt

Released: March 19, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 3/18/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt031898.pdf

Released: March 19, 1998. UPDATED ISDN/PSDA GRANDFATHERED EQUIPMENT LIST. Contact: Network Services Division: John Vu at (202) 418-2333. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8006.xls

Report No: I-8292. Released: March 19, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. Contact: International Bureau's Telecommunications Division, Policy & Facilities Branch: (202) 418-1460. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8068.txt

Report No: SPB-119. Released: March 19, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: SATELLITE APPLICATIONS AND LETTERS OF INTENT ACCEPTED FOR FILING IN THE 2 GHZ BAND. Contact: Alex Roytblat at (202) 418-7501 or Kathleen Campbell at (202) 418-0753. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8069.txt

Report No: 44201. Released: March 19, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980319.txt

Report No: 24201. Released: March 19, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980319.txt

Report No: A-326. Released: March 19, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: April 20, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8042.txt

Report No: B-208. Released: March 19, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.April 20, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8041.txt

Released: March 19, 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/ex980319.html

Report No: CWS-98-24. Released: March 19, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8025.txt

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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM KENNARD CHAIRMAN FCC BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, JUSTICE, STATE, AND THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS UNITED STATES SENATE ON THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S FISCAL YEAR 1999. BUDGET ESTIMATES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek814.html

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GTE TELEPHONE OPERATING COMPANIES. Ordered that the report of the Federal/State Joint audit of the GTE Telephone Operating Companies is for public released. Action by the FCC. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-34). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98034.txt

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. Requested comment on whether to adopt rule amendments that would prohibit cable systems from overriding broadcsters' emergency related programming with state and local Emergency Alert System messages. Comment Date: April 20, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 5, 1998. Dkt No.: FO-91-301, FO-91-171. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by 2nd FNPRM. (FCC No. 98-33). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Notices/fcc98033.txt

KRAL-AM AND KIQZ-FM MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC. RAWLINS, WYOMING. Ordered Mt. Rushmore to forfeit $4,000 for willful and repeated violations of the Commission's Rules relating to the Emergency Alert System. Action by Chief, Compliance Division, Compliance and Information Bureau. Adopted: March 19, 1998. by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 98-528). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/da980528.txt

RENAISSANCE MEDIA, LLC. Granted request of Renaissance for the concurrence of the Commission to continue application of the Time Warner Social Contract to cable systems being acquired by Renaissance from Time Warner. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-531). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980531.txt

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION V. RAINBOW MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC./RAINBOW PROGRAMMING HOLDINGS, INC. Dismissed with prejudice program access complaint per complainant's request. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-525). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980525.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 52:

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COMMISSION RELEASES FEDERAL/STATE JOINT AUDIT REPORT OF GTE. Report No: 98-6. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 11, 1998. (FCC No. 98-34) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Kenneth P. Moran at (202) 418-0800. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8022.txt

FCC AND STATE DEPARTMENT JOIN SATELLITE INDUSTRY IN PROPOSING GMPCS TERMINAL MARKING SCHEME. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: International Bureau Contacts: Thomas S. Tycz at (202) 418-0735 and Tracey Weisler at (202) 418-0744. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8009.txt

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Report No: 3632. Released: March 18, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTIONS. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: 1352. Released: March 18, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7200.

Report No: DS-1824. Released: March 18, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8065.txt

Report No: DS-1823. Released: March 18, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8064.txt

Report No: D-978. Released: March 18, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980318.pdf

Report No: D-978-A. Released: March 18, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980318.pdf

Report No: 98-3. Released: March 18, 1998. FM TRANSLATOR-BOOSTER APPLICATIONS READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING.Petitions to Deny Deadline: April 17, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8040.txt

Released: March 18, 1998. OCTOBER 1997 EDITION OF TITLE 47 OF THE CFR NOW AVAILABLE. Contact: Barbara Britt: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8017.txt

Report No: 2265. Released: March 18, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8016.wp

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SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Suspend for one day and set for investigation Southwestern Bell Transmittal No. 2694, which seeks to establish rates, terms, and conditions for number portability query services. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 18, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-530). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980530.txt

QUICK CALL CELLULAR PARTNERS. Dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Quick CAll Cellular partners on October 21, 1993. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-521). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980521.txt

BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW - AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSON'S RULES TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE LICENSING SYSTEM IN THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. The Federal Communications Commission proposed to consolidate, revise, and streamline rules govering application procedures for radio services licensed by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Dkt No.: WT-98-20. Action by the FCC. Adopted: February 19, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-25). WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Mika Savir at (202) 418-0620; Susan Magnotti at (202) 418-0871; Karen Wrege at (202) 418-0600; TTY (202) 418-7233. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/fcc98025.zip