DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 59                                             March 27,1998

**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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FCC RELEASES REPORT ON LONG DISTANCE MARKET. CCB Contact: Industry Analysis Division: Katie Rangos or James Zolnierek at (202) 418-0940. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8023.txt

COMMISSION REAFFIRMS DELETION OF BROADCAST NETWORK/CABLE CROSS OWNERSHIP RULES. Report No: 98-5. by Order on Recon. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: March 25, 1998. (FCC No. 98-47) News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Nancy Stevenson at (202) 418-7200, TTY: (202) 418-7172. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8006.txt

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 03/26/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt032698.pdf

Released: March 27, 1998. CHAIRMAN ALAN C. HASSELWANDER, NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NUMBERING RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION WORKING GROUP FORMATION, ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND AGENDA.Parties interested in participating on the NRO-WG should contact Chairman Alan C. Hasselwander via email at ahasselw@frontiernet.net and provide a brief description of their background and interest group they represent no later than April 9, 1998. (DA No. 98-597). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Jeannie Grimes at (202) 418-2313 or via the Internet at jgrimes@fcc.gov, Fax: (202) 418-418-7314, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980597.txt

Report No: 1176. Released: March 27, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: IN-98-12. Released: March 27, 1998. WRC-99 ADVISORY COMMITTEE SCHEDULES SECOND MEETING APRIL 27. Contact: International Reference Center: (202) 418-1492. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8077.txt

Report No: TEL-142-A. Released: March 27, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1493.

Released: March 27, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIOSN RESELLERS ASSOCIATION PETITION FOR RULEMAKING REGARDING THE COMMISSION'S INTERNATIONAL CALLBACK POLICY (RM 9249).Comments Due: May 1, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 22, 1998. (DA No. 98-592). Contact: Telecommunications Division, International Bureau: Adam Krinsky or Jeanne Gellman at (202) 418-1470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980592.txt

Report No: 44207. Released: March 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980327.txt

Report No: 24207. Released: March 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980327.txt

Report No: NA-222. Released: March 27, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE.Petitions to Deny: April 27, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8046.txt

Report No: LB-98-33. Released: March 27, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8028.txt

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US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Suspended Transmittal No. 900 for one day, following the currently scheduled effective date, and made this transmittal subject to the investigation initiated in the Access Charge Reform Tariffs Suspension Order. Dkt No.: CC-97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-567). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980567.txt

PETITION OF THE PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Suspended and set for investigation Transmittal No. 1973 which sought to revise rates and propose text revisions applicable to its service provider number portability query services. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-598). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980598.txt

CITIZENS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES REVISIONS TO TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1. Suspended Transmittal No. 47 for one day, following the currently scheduled effective date, and made this transmittal subject to the investigation initiated in the Access Charge Reform Tariffs Suspension Order. Dkt No.: CC-97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-566). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980566.txt

RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CONNECTICUT, INC., DELAWARE, INC., MARYLAND, INC., MASSACHUSETTS, INC., NEW JERSEY, INC., PENNSYLVANIA, INC., PHILADELPHIA, INC., RHODE ISLAND, INC., VIRGINIA, INC. AND WASHINGTON, DC, INC. V. NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted RCN's Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice New York Telephone As a Defendant, and terminated the complaint. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-585). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980585.txt

CABLE CROSS OWNERSHIP. Reaffirmed deletion of broadcast network/cable cross-ownership rules. Action by the Commission. Adopted: March 25, 1998. by Order on recon. (FCC No. 98-47). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98047.txt

FALCON CLASSIC CABLE. Denied an appeal of a local rate order issued by McCreary County, Kentucky. The operator failed to file its appeal on time. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 25, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-573). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980573.txt

MEDIAONE, INC. Dismissed a complaint regarding the cable programming service tier rates that MediaOne, Inc. was charging in Marietta, Georgia because the complaint reflects no rate increase for the CPST. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-581). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980581.txt

FALCON CABLE SYSTEMS COMPANY. Dismissed a complaint regarding the cable programming service tier rates that Falcon Cable Systems Company was charging in Westfir, Oregon because the complaint reflects no rate increase for the CPST. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-578). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980578.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.D/B/A CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's cable programming service tier rate to be not unreasonable in Douglas, Georgia. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-579). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980579.txt

INTERNATIONAL CABLEVISION, INC. D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services rate charged by International Cablevision, Inc. d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications in the Town of Cheektowaga, NY. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-582). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980582.txt

BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA. Denied the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Paxson Communications Corporation in Bainbridge FM proceeding. Dkt No.: MM-96-253. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 18, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-555). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980555.txt

GURDON, ARKANSAS. Seeking comments on proposed allotment of PGR Communications, Inc., licensee of Station KYXK(FM), Channel 224 A, Gurdon, Arkansas, requesting the substitution of Channel 295A for Channel 224A at Gurdon, and modification of the license fo Station KYXK(FM) accordingly. Comments Due: May 18, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 2, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-40. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 18, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-554). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980554.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 26, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 58:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 26, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUESTS FOR COMMISSION ACTION FILED BY MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND VARTEC TELECOM, INC. CONCERNING CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CODES.Comments Due: April 10, 1998. (DA No. 98-591). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Contact: Renee Alexander at (202) 418-2497 (voice) or (202) 418-2224 (TTY); Kris Monteith at (202) 418-1098. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980591.txt

Released: March 26, 1998. SUNSHINE NOTICE - FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/ag980402.html

Released: March 26, 1998. LMDS AUCTION CLOSES WINNING BIDDERS IN THE AUCTION OF 986 LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE (LMDS) LICENSES (REPORT NO. AUC-17-I) (AUCTION NO. 17).Down Payments Due: April 9, 1998; FCC Form 601s Due: April 9, 1998. (DA No. 98-572). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980572.zip

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COMSAT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS. Granted CMC's request for an extension of time until May 15, 1998, to file its annual report and independent cost allocation manual audit report. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: March 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-589). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980589.txt

KENNETH STANTON MERIN AND MARY PAT HOGAN MERIN. Granted the Request for Waiver of cellular rules filed by Kenneth Stanton Merin and Mary Pat Hogan Merin on June 7, 1996. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-561). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980561.txt