DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 75                                             April 20,1998

**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 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 17. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt041798.pdf

Report No: 44223. Released: April 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980420.txt

Report No: 24223. Released: April 20, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980420.txt

Report No: 329. Released: April 20, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8059.txt

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COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC. Granted must carry complaint filed against Comcast Communications, Inc. (formerly Scripps-Howard Cable), operator of cable television systems serving Rome, Calhoun, Floyd, Tallapoosa, Gordon, Dallas, Paulding, Hiram, Fairmount, Plainville, Haralson, Carroll, Whitesburg, Mt. Zion, and Chamblee, Georgia, seeking carriage. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-732). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980732.txt

RIGPAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed against Rigpal Communications, Inc.'s d/b/a/ Adelphia Cable Communications' August 1, 1997, rate increase for cable programming services tier in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-736). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980736.txt

MT. LEBANON CABLEVISION, INC. D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed against the rates charged by Mt. Lebanon Cablevision, Inc. d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications for its August 1, 1997 rate change for cable programming services tier in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-738). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980738.txt

UPPER ST. CLAIR CABLEVISION, INC. D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied LFA complaint filed against Upper St. Clair Cablevision d/b/a Adlephia Cable Communications concerning its charges for cable programming service tier rate in Peters Township, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-733). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980733.txt

RIFKIN NARRAGANSETT SOUTH FLORIDA CATV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A GOLD COAST CABLEVISION. Dismissed an interlocutory appeal and request for emergency relief of a local rate order filed by Gold Coast Cablevision concerning basic cable service rates in the City of Miami Beach, Florida. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-735). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980735.txt

**IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 255 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 - ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, AND CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. Set forth proposals to implement and enforce the requirement of Section 255 that telecommunications offerings be accessible to the extent readily achievable to the 54 million Americans with disabilities; sought comment on these proposals. Comments due June 30; replies August 14. Dkt No.: WT- 96-198. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-55). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/fcc98055.html

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 17, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 74:

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NEWS RELEASES

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**COMMON CARRIER ACTION - FCC PROPOSES MEANS FOR INCUMBENT LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES TO MEASURE, REPORT ON COMPETITORS' ACCESS TO NETWORKS - REPORT NO. CC 98-10 (CC DOCKET NO. 98-56). The Commission has proposed a set of model rules by which to gauge whether new providers of local telephone service are able to access certain services and functions of incumbent local telephone companies in a manner consistent with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Action by the Commission April 16, 1998, by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 98-72). News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Radhika Karmarkar or Brent Olson at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8032.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: April 17, 1998. DA 98-743 CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL FILES PETITION FOR RULEMAKING, PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED (RM NO. 9258).Comments due May 7; replies May 18. (DA No. 98-743). Contact: Erin Duffy at (202) 418-2320. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980743.txt

Report No: 1179. Released: April 17, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS: SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Released: April 17, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES JUNE 8, 1998 ELECTION DATE FOR BROADBAND PCS C BLOCK LICENSEES - PAYMENTS FOR C AND F BLOCK LICENSEES RESUME JULY 31, 1998. (DA No. 98-741). Contact: Rachel Kazan or Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at 9202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980741.txt

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**PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATIONS SUPPORT SYSTEMS, INTERCONNECTION, AND OPERATOR SERVICES AND DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE. Proposed a set of model rules by which to gauge whether new providers of local telephone service are able to access certain services and functions of incumbent local telephone companies in a manner consistent with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Comments due June 1; replies June 22. Dkt No.: CC- 98-56. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-72). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98072.zip

PLEASANTON, BANDERA AND HONDO, TX. Proposed amending FM Table to substitute Channel 253C2 for Channel 252A at Pleasonton, Texas, and modify license of Station KBUC(FM) accordingly; substitute Channel 276A for Channel 252A at Bandera, TX, and modify license of Station KEEP(FM) accordingly; substitute Channel 290A for Channel 253A at Hondo, TX, and modify license of Station KRBH(FM) accordingly. Comments due June 8; replies June 23. Dkt No.: MM- 98-55. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 8, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-716). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980716.txt