DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 67                                              April 8,1998

**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: April 8, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 7. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt040898.pdf

Released: April 8, 1998. VARIOUS TELEPHONE COMPANIES FILE PETITION FOR EXPEDITED ELIMINATION OR MODIFICATION OF WAIVER CONDITIONS.Comments due: April 22. (DA No. 98-677). Contact: Andrew Mulitz, Chief, Legal Branch, Accounting and Audits Division at (202) 418-0850.

Released: April 8, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - FOURTH QUARTER 1997 INFLATION ADJUSTMENT FIGURE FOR CABLE OPERATORS USING FCC FORM 1240 NOW AVAILABLE. (DA No. 98-663). Contact: Patrick Boateng at (202) 418-2370 TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da980663.txt

Report No: DS-1830. Released: April 8, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8091.txt

Report No: TEL-145-A. Released: April 8, 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/pnin8089.txt

Released: April 8, 1998. EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES FORM 731 ELECTRONIC FILING SEMINARS. Contact: Sandra Haase at (301) 725-1585 ext. 207 or George Tannahill at (301) 725-1585 ext. 237. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8008.txt

Report No: 2267. Released: April 8, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8020.txt

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TEXTS

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FALCON CABLE TV. Granted complaints filed against Falcon Cable TV concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Attalla, AL. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-652). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980652.txt

POST-NEWSWEEK CABLE, INC. Granted complaints filed against the rates charged by Post-Newsweek Cable, Inc. for their cable programming services tier in Roswell, NM. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-650). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980650.txt

C-TEC CABLE SYSTEMS OF MICHIGAN, INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged by C-TEC Cable Systems of Michigan, Inc. for both cable programming service tiers in various communities in Michigan. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-669). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980669.txt

FALCON CABLEVISION D/B/A FALCON CABLE TV. Granted complaint filed against the October 1, 1997 rate increase of Falcon Cablevision for its cable programming services tier in Clackamas County, OR. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-651). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980651.txt

CHANNEL 44 OF TULSA, INC. Granted must carry complaint filed by Channel 44 of Tulsa, Inc., licensee of television broadcast station KGLB-TV (Ch. 44), Okmulgee, Oklahoma, against Classic Cable, operator of a cable television system serving Tulsa, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-645). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980645.txt

CHANNEL 44 OF TULSA, INC. Granted the petition filed by Channel 44 of Tulsa, Inc. requesting mandatory carriage on Cableone, Inc.'s cable system serving certain Oklahoma communities. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-647). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980647.txt

MCLAUGHLIN BROADCASTING, INC. Granted must carry complaint filed by McLaughlin Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of television broadcast station WQHB-TV, Sumter, South Carolina, against Winnsboro Cable TV, operator of a cable television system serving Fairfield, South Carolina. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-646). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980646.txt

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS III, L.P. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's cable programming service tier rate to be not unreasonable in Laurens County, GA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-654). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980654.txt

NEW ENGLAND CABLEVISION OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC. Dismissed complaint regarding the cable programming services tier rates New England Cablevision of Massachusetts, Inc. was charging in Salisbury, MA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-655). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980655.txt

MCLAUGHLIN BROADCASTING, INC. VS. TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint of McLaughlin Broadcasting, Inc. for must-carry of WQHB(TV), Sumter, South Carolina. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-649). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980649.txt

MOBILMEDIA CORPORATION, ET AL. Granted Requests for Clarification, filed by MobileMedia Corporation and its subsidiaries, and by Mark L. Witsaman and Debra P. Hilson re: the Commission's action staying the hearing in this proceeding; denied Petition of John M. Kealy for Reconsideration and Modification or Clarification of the Commission Order of August 8, 1997. Dkt No.: WT- 97-115. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-65). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98065.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 7, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 66:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 7, 1998. TELALASKA, INC., FILES PETITION FOR EXPEDITED WAIVER OF SECTION 36.62(A)(4) OF THE COMMISSION RULES.Comments due May 7; replies May 22. (DA No. 98-673). Contact: Andrew Mulitz, Chief, Legal Branch, Accounting and Audits Division at (202) 418-0850. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980673.txt

Released: April 7, 1998. EX PARTE PROCEDURES MODIFIED FOR REMANDED FORMAL COMPLAINTS CONCERNING APPLICATION OF END USER COMMON LINE CHARGES TO INDEPENDENT PAYPHONE LINES. (DA No. 98-668). Contact: Mary Romano, Enforcement Divison at (202) 418-0960; TTY (202) 418-0485. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980668.txt

Report No: 1983. Released: April 7, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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SPEECHES

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"""AN ERA OF OPPORTUNITY"" - REMARKS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD, FCC CHAIRMAN TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek811.html