DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 74                                             April 17,1998

**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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DIGITAL TELEVISION FACT SHEET AND FAQS NOW AVAILABLE ON INTERNET. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8012.html

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 17, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 16. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt041698.pdf

Report No: NCD-151. Released: April 17, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-150. Released: April 17, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Released: April 17, 1998. COMMMISSION SEEKS DISKETTE SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS REGARDING SECTION 706 PETITIONS FOR RELIEF FROM BARRIERS TO DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIOS SERVICES - CC DOCKET NOS. 98-11, 98-26, 98-32. (DA No. 98-742).

Report No: IN 98-17. Released: April 17, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION - PERMIT TO DELIVER PROGRAMS TO FOREIGN BROADCAST STATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8097.txt

Report No: TEL-147-A. Released: April 17, 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/pnin8098.txt

Report No: TEL-147-B. Released: April 17, 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).

Report No: 44222. Released: April 17, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980417.txt

Report No: 24222. Released: April 17, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980417.txt

Report No: LB-98-36. Released: April 17, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8037.txt

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PART 68 WAIVER REQUEST OF INTELIDATA TECHNOLOGIES CORP. AND THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC. Granted, to the extent indicated, InteliData Technologies Corporation's and Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.'s requests for waiver of Section 68.312(k) of the Commission's Rules so that they may register, under Part 68 of the Commission's Rules, devices that detect the presence of a stutter dial tone. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-718). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980718.txt

ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted program access complaint filed by EchoStar Communications Corporation against FX Networks, LLC and Fox/Liberty Networks, LLC finding that FX's actions violated the Communications Act's prohibition on exclusive contracts and constituted an unreasonable refusal to sell to EchoStar. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-730). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980730.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF BALTIMORE, INC. Granted complaint filed against the November 1, 1997 rate increase of Comcast Cablevision of Baltimore, Inc., for its rebuild and non-rebuild areas in various communities in Baltimore County, Maryland. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-726). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980726.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF HOWARD COUNTY, INC. Granted complaint filed against the November 1, 1997 rate increase of Comcast Cablevision of Howard County, Inc. for its cable programming services tier in various communities in Howard County, Maryland. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-725). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980725.txt

RIGPAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied a complaint filed against RIGPAL Communications, Inc. d/b/a Adlephia Cable Communications for cable programming services tier in the Borough of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-721). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980721.txt

LOGAN, UT. Granted a request for partial waiver of Section 21.955(b) of the Commission's rules filed by Phillip C. Merrill, the winning bidder in Logan, Utah, Basic Trading Area 258, in the Multipoint Distribution Service auction, regarding the down payment rules for that auction. Action by Chief, Video Services Division. Adopted: April 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-739). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980739.txt

HAGUE, NY AND ADDISON, VT. Proposed amending FM Table to substitute Channel 229C3 for Channel 229A at Hague, New York and the reallotment of Channel 229C3 to Addison, Vermont, as the community's first lcoal aural service. Comments due June 8; replies June 23. Dkt No.: MM- 98-52. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 8, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-691). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980691.txt

INDIAN SPRINGS, NV, MOUNTAIN PASS, CA, KINGMAN, AZ AND ST. GEORGE, UT. Effective June 1, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to substitute the following: Channel 257C for Channel 257A at Indian Springs, Nevada and modify the license for Station KPXC accordingly; Channel 259B for 258B at Mountain Pass, California and modify the license for Station KHYZ accordingly; Channel 261C2 for Channel 260C2 at Kingman, Arizona and modify the license for Station KGMN accordingly; Channel 260C for Channel 259C at St. George, Utah, and modify the license of Station KZEZ accordingly; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-171. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 8, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-689). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980689.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 73:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES ON YEAR 2000 COMPUTER DATE ISSUE; COMMISSIONER POWELL TO REPRESENT FCC ON PRESIDENT'S "COUNCIL ON YEAR 2000 CONVERSION". News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. OPA Contact: FCC Year 2000 Working Group contact: Mike Nelson at (202) 418-2051. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8027.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 16, 1998. COMMISSION POSTPONES INITIAL DATE FOR FILING TV TRANSLATOR AND LOW POWER TV APPLICATIONS FOR REPLACEMENT CHANNELS. Contact: Keith Larson, Assistant Chief for Engineering at (202) 418-2600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm8057.html

Released: April 16, 1998. CO-LOCATE, INC. SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS ADDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments due May 1; replies May 8. Contact: Lawrence Spiwak, Competition Division at (202) 418-1870.

Report No: WT 98-11. Released: April 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACTION - LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING - AUCTION # 17. (DA No. 98-740). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980740.zip

Released: April 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF INCUMBENT LEC/CABLE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS - COMMENT ALSO SOUGHT ON LETTER FROM THE UNITED STATES TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION.Comments due May 18; replies June 2. (DA No. 98-731). Contact: Christina Clearwater, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980731.txt

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF WILLIAM E. KENNARD, CHAIRMAN, FCC TO EDUCOM NETWORKING '98, APRIL 16, 1998, WASHINGTON, D.C. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek812.html

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TELEPHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY. Granted Sprint Local Telephone Companies' Petition for Waiver requesting an extension of the Commission's Local Number Portability Deployment Schedule, thereby extending the date for Sprint's Phase I implementation of LNP in the Houston MSA to May 26, 1998. Dkt No.: CC- 95-116. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-729). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980729.txt

NYNEX TELEPHONE COMPANIES REVISIONS TO TARIFF F.C.C NO. 1. Granted to the extent indicated and otherwise denied petitions to suspend and investigate NYNEX Telephone Companies' Revisions to its Tariff F.C.C. No. 1, Transmittal No. 494 to establish special access and switched transport expanded interconnection through virtual collocation in its New York study area, filed by the Association for Local Telecommunications Services, MCI Telecommunications, Inc., Teleport Communications Group, Inc., and WorldCom, Inc. Suspended for one day and instituted an investigation of NYNEX Telephone Companies' Revisions to its Tariff F.C.C. No. 1, Transmittal Nos. 494 and 497. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-737). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980737.wp