DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 84                                                May 1,1998

**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 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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Report No: NCD-153. Released: May 1, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.

Released: May 1, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 30. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt043098.pdf

Report No: 1181. Released: May 1, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: I-8302. Released: May 1, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1470.

Report No: TEL-151-A. Released: May 1, 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/pnin8116.txt

Report No: I-8300. Released: May 1, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF YEAR 2000 ISSUES AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS ON MAY 15TH. (DA No. 98-821). Contact: Helen Domenici at (202) 418-1473. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980821.wp

Released: May 1, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING - ISP-98-PDR-185 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE; TURITEL, S.A. (DA No. 98-831). Contact: Ken Stanley, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1486. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980831.wp

Released: May 1, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING - ISP-98-PDR-186 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE; EL SALVADOR TELECOM, S.A.C.V. (DA No. 98-832). Contact: Ken Stanley, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1486. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980832.wp

Released: May 1, 1998. IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION OF SKYBRIDGE L.L.C. FOR AUTHORITY TO LAUNCH AND OPERATE THE SKYBRIDGE SYSTEM AND ITS REQUESTED AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2 AND 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. (DA No. 98-833). Contact: Tom Derenge, OET at (202) 418-2451; David Wye, WTB at (202) 418-0600; and Julie Garcia and Kim Baum, IB at (202) 418-0420. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980833.html

Report No: 44232. Released: May 1, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980501.txt

Report No: 24232. Released: May 1, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980501.txt

Report No: 330. Released: May 1, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8068.wp

Report No: LB-98-39. Released: May 1, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8043.wp

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GE CAPTIAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES CORPORATION, COMPLAINANT, V. AT&T CORPORATION, DEFENDENT. Denied both AT&T's motion to dismiss and GE Capital Communications Services Corporation's (GECCS) formal complaint alleging AT&T violated Sections 201(a) and 201(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the Commission's resale orders and policies by refusing to provide service to GECCS under AT&T Tariff No. 383. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-818). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980818.txt

AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES CONCERNING THE INSPECTION OF RADIO INSTALLATIONS ON LARGE CARGO AND SMALL PASSENGER SHIPS. Amended the Commission's rules to permit the Commission to use FCC-licensed technicians in private sector organizations to inspect all U.S. ships required by statute or treaty to be inspected for compliance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (1974). Dkt No.: CI- 95-55. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 20, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-75). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98075.wp

TCI CABLEVISION DE PUERTO RICO, INC. Granted petition file by TCI Cablevision de Puerto Rico, Inc. for revocation of the certification of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board to regulate basic cable rates. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-817). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980817.wp

PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, D/B/A TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS AND KBL CABLE SYSTEMS OF THE SOUTHWEST. Denied petition filed by Time Warner asserting that it is subject to local exchange carrier (LEC) effective competition in 19 communities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-826). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980826.wp

AGAPE BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, LICENSEE, STATION KNON-FM, DALLAS, TX. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for $5,000 to Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Licensee, Station KNON-FM, Dallas, Texas, for violating Section 399B of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended and Section 73.503 of the Commission's rules, which prohibit noncommercial stations from broadcasting announcements that promote the sale of goods and services of for-profit entities in return for consideration paid to the station. Action by Bureau Chief. by NAL Letter. (DA No. 98-825). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980825.txt

MACON, MS. Effective June 15; amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 263A to Macon, Mississippi, as its first local FM service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-188. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 22, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-812). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980812.wp

THREE RIVERS, TX. Dismissed request of Live Oak Broadcasting to allot Channel 265A to Three Rivers, Texas; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 98-16. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 22, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-819). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980819.wp

MCFARLAND AND COALINGA, CA. Effective June 15, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to allot Channel 247A to McFarland and to Coalinga, California, as each community's second local FM transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-204. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 22, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-813). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980813.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 30, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 83:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 30, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - GLADES TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. (DA No. 98-829). Contact: Carolyn Fleming at (202) 418-1026. TTY (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da980829.txt

Report No: 2272. Released: April 30, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATION DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8025.txt

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NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION. Granted BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.'s request on behalf of itself and other North Carolina telephone companies to extend the filing deadline from May 1, 1998 to July 1, 1998 for all incumbent local exchange carriers in North Carolina to file with the FCC tariffs for intrastate payphone service offerings that have not been determined by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to comply with Section 276 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended and of the Commission's rules. Action by Chief, Competitve Pricing Division. Adopted: April 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-830). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980830.txt

TEMPO SATELLITE, INC. Granted in part and denied in part Tempo Satellite, Inc.'s application for extension of time to complete the construction and operation of a direct broadcast satellite system. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-823). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980823.txt

DAIGNEAULT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Adopted Settlement Agreement executed by each of the principals of Daigneault Communications, Inc. (DCI) and the Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Divison, WTB; granted the Request for Special Temporary Authority, filed on March 23, 1998, by DCI; terminated proceeding. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-583). WTB

CBS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. AND CENTENNIAL WIRELESS PCS LICENSE CORPORATION. Granted the Joint Request for Approval of Settlement and for Confidential Treatment of a Settlement and Release Agreement, filed on March 20, 1998, by CBS Communications Services, Inc. and Centennial Wireless PCS License Corp; approved Settlement and Release Agreement, terminated proceeding. Action by Bureua Chief. Adopted: April 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-584). WTB