DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 93                                               May 14,1998

**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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RICHARD METZGER TO LEAVE THE COMMISSION. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8038.html

KATHRYN C. BROWN TO BE NAMED CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8037.html

DEBORAH A. LATHEN TO BE NAMED CHIEF, CABLE SERVICES BUREAU. CSB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8011.html

FCC PROVIDES RADIO SPECTRUM MANAGEMENET TRAINING COURSE FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: International Bureau Contact: Barbara Cutts at (202) 418-1116.

REBECCA DORCH TO BE NAMED A DEPUTY CHIEF OF OET. OET. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8008.html

DALE N. HATFIELD TO BE NAMED CHIEF, OFFICE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. OET. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8007.html

RICHARD K. WELCH TO BE NAMED SENIOR COUNSEL TO THE GENERAL COUNSEL. OGC. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/News_Releases/1998/nrgc8003.html

WILLIAM P. ROGERSON NAMED FCC CHIEF ECONOMIST. OPP. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8031.html

FCC CHIEF ECONOMIST MICHAEL RIORDAN TO RETURN TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY. OPP. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8032.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 14, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Room: 05/13/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt051398.pdf

Report No: NCD-157. Released: May 14, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Ginny Kennedy at 9202) 418-2328.

Released: May 14, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SUSPENDS AMENDED PART 68 REGISTRATION RULES UNTIL THIRTY DAYS AFTER CORRECTIONS TO THE AMENDED RULES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER. (DA No. 98-913). Dkt No.: CC-96-28. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-2336 or John Vu at (202) 418-2333, Fax Number: (202) 418-7314, TTY Number: (202) 418-0484. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980913.txt

Report No: I-8305. Released: May 14, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-912).

Report No: IN-98-23. Released: May 14, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU CANCELS THE MAY 15TH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF YEAR 2000 ISSUES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8125.wp

Released: May 14, 1998. FCC GRANTS OVER 200 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE APPLICATIONS IN FIRST 90 DAYS OF NEW FOREIGN PARTICIPATION RULES. Contact: International Bureau: Troy Tanner at (202) 418-1470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8122.wp

Report No: 44241. Released: May 14, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980514.txt

Report No: 24241. Released: May 14, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980514.txt

Report No: PGL98-2. Released: May 14, 1998. LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm8073.txt

Report No: CWS-98-32. Released: May 14, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8045.wp

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TEXTS

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MEDIA GENERAL CABLE OF FREDERICKSBURG. Granted Petition for Reconsideration filed by Media General Cable of Fredericksburg and granted complaints filed against Media General Cable concerning its charges for cable programming services tier in Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-882). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980882.wp

SURBURBAN CABLE TV CO., INC. Dismissed complaints regarding the cable programming services tier rates that Suburban Cable, Inc. are charging in Hopewell, Stockton, West Amwell, and Delaware, NJ because the complaints was outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 12, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-890). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980890.wp

SURBURBAN CABLE TV CO., INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for cable programming services tier in Upper Chichester, PA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 12, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-891). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980891.wp

BT NORTH AMERICA, INC. Granted BT North America, Inc. (BTNA)authority to provide facilities-based and resold intenrational swtiched and private line services between the United States and Russia, and established that BTNA qualifies for non-dominant regulatory treatment on the U.S.-Russia route. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: May 11, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-905). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980905.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 13, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 92:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 13, 1998. PROPOSED THIRD QUARTER 1998 UNIVERSAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTION FACTORS ANNOUNCED. (DA No. 98-856). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980856.pdf

Released: May 13, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED REVISION OF 1998 COLLECTION AMOUNTS FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES AND RURAL HEALTH CARE UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS. (DA No. 98-872). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980872.wp

Released: May 13, 1998. AMERITECH REQUEST FOR FORBEARANCE FROM THE APPLICATION OF SECTION 272 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT TO PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES GRANTED THROUGH OPERATION OF LAW. (DA No. 98-907). Dkt No.: CC-96-149. Contact: For Further Information Contact: William A. Kehoe III at (202) 418-7122 or Eric J. Bash at (202) 418-1188. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980907.wp

Report No: 2276. Released: May 13, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT BY FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON SENATE ACTON ON SLAMMING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek831.html

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TEXTS

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SHARED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES OF 1800-1880 JFK BOULEVARD, INC. V. MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted joint request to dismiss complaint with prejudice. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: May 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-908). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980908.wp