DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 89                                                May 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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NEWS RELEASES

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AMATEUR STATION SEQUENTIALLY ASSIGNED CALL SIGNS. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8017.txt

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU PERSONNEL CHANGES. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8019.txt

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL CHANGES. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8018.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 8, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 7. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt050798.pdf

Released: May 8, 1998. PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 54.703 FILED BY: GATEWAY USA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. COSMOS TELECOM MARKETING, INC. SITEL, INC. MICRODEVICES WORLDWIDE INC. STARTEC GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.Comments due May 22; replies May 29. (DA No. 98-865). Contact: Linda P. Armstrong, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980865.pdf

Report No: 44237. Released: May 8, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980508.txt

Report No: 24237. Released: May 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980508.txt

Report No: 44237A. Released: May 8, 1998. NOTICE OF ACTION ON FM BROADCAST SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmm8071.txt

Released: May 8, 1998. OET TUTORIAL ON THIRD GENERATION DIGITAL MOBILE STANDARDS.May 12. Contact: Jack Linthicum at (202) 418-2441. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8012.txt

Released: May 8, 1998. FCC FILINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

Released: May 8, 1998. FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

Report No: LB-98-40. Released: May 8, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8044.txt

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TEXTS

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TCI OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI. Denied Petition for Reconsideration of TCI of Southeast Mississippi re: a MO&O - "TCI of Southeast Mississippi" which concerns TCI's appeal of a local rate order issued by the City of Ocean Springs,Mississippi. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 5, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-861). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980861.txt

OPTEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC./TELEGLOBE, INC. Granted the application of Optel Telecommunications, Inc. and Teleglobe Inc. to transfer control of Optel from the current shareholders to Teleglobe. Modified the conditions imposed on Optel with regard to the operation of the CANUS-1 submarine cable system. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 8, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-873). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980873.txt

SHELLEY AND ISLAND PARK, ID. Effective June 22, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to substitute Channel 292C1 for Channel 300C at Shelly, Idaho and modify the construction permit of Woodcom, Inc. accordingly; substitute Channel 275C for Channel 293C at Island Park, Idaho; terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-850). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980850.txt

VAROUS LOCATIONS, AMENDMENT OF SECTION 73.202(B). Amended Section 73.202(b) of the Comission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to specify the classes of channels alloted to various communities. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-851). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980851.txt

POTTSBORO, TX, DURANT AND MADILL, OK. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 273C3 to Pottsboro, Texas, as the community's first local aural transmission service; substitute Channel 292A for Channel 296C3 at Durant, Oklahoma and modify the license of Station KLBC accordingly; substitute Channel 296A for Channel 273A at Madill, Oklahoma, and modify the license of Station KMAD-FM accordingly; Comments due June 29; replies July 14. Ordered Durant Broadcasting Corporation, licensee of Station KLBC, Durant, Oklahoma, and Steve Landtroop, Inc., licensee of Station KMAD-FM, Madill, Oklahoma to show cause why their licenses should not be modified to specify operation on Channel 292A and Channel 296A, respectively, instead of the present Channels 296C3 and 273A. Dkt No.: MM- 98-63. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 29, 1998. by Notice and Ord. (DA No. 98-860). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980860.txt

CO-LOCATE, INC. Granted application of Co-Locate, Inc. for determination of exempt telecommunications company status. Action by Deputy General Counsel. Adopted: May 8, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-858). OGC

TOTAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Granted the application of Total Media Technologies, Inc. for a determination of exempt telecommunications company status. Action by Deputy General Counsel. Adopted: May 8, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-857). OGC

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 7, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 88:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 2275. Released: May 7, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

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TEXTS

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1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S BROADCAST OWNERSHIP RULES AND OTHER RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 202 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted the Motion for Extension of Time of Comment and Reply comment Deadlines filed by the National Association of Broadcasters in MM Docket No. 98-35; time for filing comments in this proceeding is extended until July 21; reply comment deadline extended until August 21. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-854). MMB