DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 56                                             March 24,1998

**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 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MARCH 23. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt032398.pdf

Report No: IN 98-11. Released: March 24, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION - WRC-99 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Nancy Wiley, Planning and Negotiation Division at (202) 418-2213. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8072.txt

Report No: 44204. Released: March 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980324.txt

Report No: 132B. Released: March 24, 1998. CERTIFICATION/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Report No: 132A. Released: March 24, 1998. TYPE ACCEPTANCE/NOTIFICATION ACTIONS.

Released: March 24, 1998. FCC LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESSING - SPEED OF SERVICE.

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 55:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 23, 1998. U S WEST PETITIONS FOR NEW SWITCHED ACCESS RATE ELEMENTS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SYNCHRONOUS OPTICAL NETWORK RING SERVICE - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments due April 13; replies April 27. (DA No. 98-560). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980560.txt

Released: March 23, 1998. SOUTHWESTERN BELL PETITIONS COMMISSION FOR WAIVER OF APPLICATION OF PRODUCTIVITY FACTOR TO UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUNDS CONTRIBUTIONS - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments due April 2; replies April 9. (DA No. 98-559). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980559.txt

Released: March 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION - LICENSE RENEWAL PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN 800 MHZ CONVENTIONAL SMR LICENSES ON GENERAL CATEGORY CHANNELS. (DA No. 98-557). Contact: Terry Fishel at (717) 338-2602 or Ramona Melson, Tejal Mehta or David Judelsohn at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980557.txt

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SPEECHES

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"""BUILDING A GLOBAL INFORMATION COMMUNITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"" - REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD AT THE SECOND WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, VALETTA, MALTA, MARCH 23, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek810.html

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TEXTS

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DIRECT BROADCASTING SATELLITE CORPORATION. Granted, subject to conditions, request of Direct Broadcasting Satellite Corporation (DBSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Communications Corporation, for a Special Temporary Authority to operate a direct broadcast satellite over channels 1-21 (odd) and 22-32 (odd and even) at 61.5 degrees W.L. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: March 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-544). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980544.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 20, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 54:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1175. Released: March 20, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44202. Released: March 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980320.txt

Released: March 20, 1998. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (DA No. 98-533). Contact: Claudette Pride, Chief, Fee Section at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da980533.txt

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FOWLER, IN. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 291A to Fowler, Indiana, as that community's first local aural transmission service. Comments due May 11; replies May 26. Dkt No.: MM- 98-38. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-477). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980477.txt

PALESTINE AND FRANKSTON, TX. Proposed amending FM Table to reallot Channel 244C2 from Palestine to Frankston, Texas, and modify Station KLIS(FM)'s construction permit accordingly. Comments due May 11; replies May 26. Dkt No.: MM- 98-37. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-507). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980507.txt

LAKE CRYSTAL, MADELIA, MANKATO AND VERNON CENTER, MN. Effective May 4, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 231A at Vernon Center, Minnesota, as that community's first local broadcast service and Channel 239A to Lake Crystal, Minnesota, as that community's first local broadcast service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-260. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 11, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-529). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980529.txt