DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 80                                             April 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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COMPLIANCE & INFORMATION ACTION - FCC INSPECTION PROGRAM REDUCES NUMBER OF NEW YORK CITY TAXI CABS FOUND OPERATING CB RADIOS ON ILLEGAL CHANNELS. Report No: CI 98-6. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: John Winston at (202) 418-1100. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8009.txt

BROWN BAG LUNCHEON ON INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1998 - NOON TO 1:00 PM. OPA Contact: Arminta Henry or Susan Jordan at (202) 418-0260. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8030.txt

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Released: April 27, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: April 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 24. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt042498.pdf

Report No: 44228. Released: April 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980427.txt

Report No: 24228. Released: April 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980427.txt

Report No: 24228A. Released: April 27, 1998. ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8070.txt

Report No: 310. Released: April 27, 1998. EXPERIMENTAL ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8010.txt

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MEDIAONE OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT, INC. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate MediaOne of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc. charged in Southfield, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-790). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980790.txt

FIVE APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE STATIONS ON THE F-GROUP CHANNELS AT HENRYETTA, OK. Denied five petitions for reconsieration of the return of applications for authority to construct and operate a Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service station on the F channels at Henryetta, Oklahoma. Action by Assistant Chief, Video Services Division. Adopted: April 20, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-760). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980760.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 79:

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INTERNATIONAL ACTION-COMMISSION DECLARES COMSAT NON-DOMINANT IN COMPETITIVE MARKETS; ISSUES NPRM ON TRANSITION FROM RATE OF RETURN REGULATION TO ALTERNATIVE INCENTIVE-BASED REGULATION IN NON-COMPETITIVE MARKETS -REPORT NO. IN 98-18 (IB DOCKET 98-60). The Commission has granted the request of Comsat Corporation for reclassification as a non-dominant common carrier in five product markets, which account for approximately 85% of Comsat's INTELSAT revenues. Action by the Commission April 24, 1998, by Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 98-78). News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Jim Ball at (202) 418-0427, Peter Pappas at (202) 418-0746, Dan Connors at (202) 418-0755. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8011.html

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Report No: CC 98-12. Released: April 24, 1998. ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF REVENUE THRESHOLD. (DA No. 98-795). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980795.txt

Released: April 24, 1998. U S WEST PETITIONS COMMISSION FOR PERMISSION TO IMPLEMENT NEW SERVICE RATE ELEMENTS - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments due May 1. (DA No. 98-793). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980793.txt

Released: April 24, 1998. U S WEST PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OR ALTERNATIVE RELIEF TO PERMIT ADJUSTMENT TO ACCESS CHARGE TARIFF - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments due May 26; replies June 10. (DA No. 98-796). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at 9202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980796.txt

Released: April 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PROGRAM TO MONITOR IMPACTS OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS - CC DOCKET NO 96-45.Comments due May 26; replies June 10. (DA No. 98-580). Contact: Alex Belinfante at (202) 418-0944 or Scott Bergmann at (202) 418-7102, Industry Analysis Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980580.zip

Report No: 1180. Released: April 24, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: AUC-98-19-B. Released: April 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (GWCS) AUCTION - GWCS AUCTION ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 27. (DA No. 98-792). Contact: Kathy Garland or Arthur Lechtman, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980792.txt

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ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, MICHIGAN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, THE OHIO BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY AND WISCONSIN BELL, INC. - COMPLAINANTS, V. AT&T CORPORATION, DEFENDANT. Granted parties' joint motion to accept Protective Agreement executed by parties. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: April 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-791). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980791.txt

PERRY, FL. Effective June 8, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 228A to Perry, Florida, as that community's second local FM broadcast service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-205. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 16, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-765). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980765.txt

BREWSTER, MA. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 232A at Brewster, Massachusetts, as that community's first local broadcast service. Comments due June 15; replies June 20. Dkt No.: MM- 98-58. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 15, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-775). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980775.txt

ERRATUM TO MO&O RELEASED APRIL 21, 1998, FCC 98-74 - "WALTER O'CHESKEY FOR NCPT CELLULAR, INC. (ASSIGNOR) AND TRIAD CELLULAR L.P. (ASSIGNEE)". Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/err98074.txt