DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 92                                               May 13,1998

**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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Report No: N-67-A. Released: May 13, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS ACTIONS.

Released: May 13, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 12. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt051298.pdf

Report No: NCD-156. Released: May 13, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-155. Released: May 13, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: DS-1841. Released: May 13, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8032.txt

Report No: DS-1840. Released: May 13, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8131.txt

Report No: TEL-153-A. Released: May 13, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTIN 310(B)(40 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8120.txt

Report No: TEL-153-B. Released: May 13, 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). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8121.txt

Report No: 44240. Released: May 13, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980513.txt

Report No: 24240. Released: May 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980513.txt

Released: May 13, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980513.html

Report No: 2277. Released: May 13, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8031.wp

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PLD TELEKOM, INC. Granted PLD Telekom, Inc. authority to provide facilities-based and resold international telecommunications services on the U.S.-Russia and U.S.-Kazakhstan routes. Classified PLD as a dominant carrier in its provision of service to the Sakhalin Isand region of Russia. Granted PLD authority to provide its authorized and future services using certain non-U.S.-licensed satellite facilities, provided that any satellite transmissions occur wholly outside the United States. Amended the Commission's exclusion list to permit U.S.-authorized carriers to use various named non-U.S.-licensed cable facilities. Dkt No.: IB- 95-118. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: May 11, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-888). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980888.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 12, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 91:

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NEWS RELEASES

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**COMMON CARRIER ACTION - FCC ADOPTS LONG-TERM NUMBER PORTABILITY COST RECOVERY METHOD (CC DOCKET NO. 95-116) REPORT NO. CC 98-14. The Commission released an Order addressing how telecommunications carriers may recover the costs of implementing long-term number portability. Action by the Commission May 5, 1998, by Third Report and Order (FCC 98-82). News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Neil Fried at (202) 418-1865 or Lloyd Collier at (202) 418-2712.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ACTION ON PRIMESTAR. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek828.html

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**TELEPHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY. Implemented Section 251(e)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, with regard to addressing how telecommunications carriers may recover the costs of implementing long-term number portability. Dkt No.: CC- 95-116. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 5, 1998. by 3rd R&O. (FCC No. 98-82). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98082.pdf

CHIBARDUN TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, INC. Ordered proceeding regarding Section 253 Preemption and related peladings terminated. Dkt No.: CC- 97-219. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: May 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-887). CCB

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 8, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 89:

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NEWS RELEASES

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**COMMON CARRIER ACTION - COMMISSION PROPOSES SINGLE ENTITY TO ADMINISTER FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS; REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON FUNDING, DISBURSEMENT ISSUES - REPORT NO. CC 98-13. In a Report to Congress, The Commission proposed a single entity that would administer all forms of federal universal service support. Action by the Commission May 8, 1998, by Report to Congress (FCC 98-85). News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Lisa Boehley at (202) 418-7395. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8035.html

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**REPORT IN RESPONSE TO SENATE BILL 1768 AND CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 3579. Proposed that the Universal Service Administrative Company, the current Administrator of the high cost and low income support mechanisms, also administer the universal service support mechanisms for schools and libraries and rural health care providers; provided information concerning funding and disbursements for the schools and libraries support mechanism, demonstrating the efficient, innovative and effective administration of this new support mechanism. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 8, 1998. by Report to Congress. (FCC No. 98-85). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Reports/fcc98085.pdf