DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 95                                               May 18,1998

**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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BROADCAST STATION TOTALS AS OF APRIL 30, 1998. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8015.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 18, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING. (DA No. 98-928). Contact: Telecommunications Division, International Bureau: Ken Stanley at (202) 418-1486.

Released: May 18, 1998. OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DECLARES ZIRCON CORPORATION REQUEST FOR A WAIVER OF PART 15 FOR AN ULTRA-WIDEBAND SYSTEM TO BE A "PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE" PROCEEDING FOR EX PARTE PURPOSES. (DA No. 98-924). Contact: Office of Engineering and Technology: John A. Reed at (202) 418-2455. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/da980924.wp

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SPEECHES

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"""BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE"" BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO NAACP BOARD OF TRUSTEES BALTIMORE, MD. May 15, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek815.html

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AT SOUTHAMPTON COLLEGE OF LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY SOUTHAMPTON, NY. May 17, 1998 (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek816.html

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SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted request for approval of a LATA modification solely for the purpose of providing ISDN service in Hearne, Texas LATA through facilities in the Austin LATA. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-923). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980923.wp

MEDIAONE. Denied Petition for Reconsideration of Memorandum Opinion and Order (DA-98-78, released January 16, 1998), which granted the complaint of KRCA Television, Inc., (formerly Founce Amusement Enterprise) for carriage of KRCA(TV), Riverside, California. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 14, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-916). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980916.wp

HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC/PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION/MICHIANA TELECASTING CORPORATION/PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Ordered Hicks to show cause why its license for WRBR(FM), South Bend, IN, should not be revoked; ordered Pathfinder to show cause why its license for WBYT(FM), Elkhard, IN, should not be revoked; set both proceedings for hearings; set for hearing applications of Michiana and Pathfinder for assignment of license of WNDU-FM, South Bend, consolidated hearings. Dkt No.: MM-98-66. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 13, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-88). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98088.wp

GLOBAL MOBILE PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS BY SATELLITE (GMPCS). Proposed streamlining equipment approval procedures to increase speed to market and reduce barriers to international trade. Dkt No.: GN-98-68. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 14, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-92). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/fcc98092.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 15, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 94:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 15, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR JUNE 4, FORUM ADDRESSING COMBINATIONS OF UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENTS. (DA No. 98-927). Contact: Jordan Goldstein, Jake Jennings or Katherine Schroder at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980927.wp

Report No: 1183. Released: May 15, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: I-8306. Released: May 15, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Telecommunications Division, International Bureau: Joanna Lowry at (202) 418-1470.

Released: May 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU EXTENDS TO JUNE 15 DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING 929 MHZ AND 931 MHZ PAGING DATABASE CORRECTIONS. (DA No. 98-930). Contact: Linda Spence at (717) 338-2625 or Bettye Woodward at (202) 418-1345. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980930.wp

Released: May 15, 1998. FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON CENTRAL AND SOUTH WEST SERVICES, INC. REQUEST FOR WAIVER TO PERMIT SHARING OF INDUSTRIAL AND LAND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND FEDERAL GOVERMENT USERS.Comments Due: June 4, 1998; Reply Due Date: June 15, 1998. (DA No. 98-786). Contact: Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Scot Stone at 9202) 418-0680 or via e-mail to sstone@fcc.gov.. Action by: Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980786.wp

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON COURT RULING ON BELLSOUTH V. FCC. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek832.html

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LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS'. Granted in part and denied in part an application for review filed by MCI Telecommunications Corporation of the Bureau's SWB Transmittal No. 2524 Suspension Order. Dkt No.: CC-94-97. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 13, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-89). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98089.wp

TELEPHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY. Granted the SBC Companies' and Sprint's Petitions for Extensions of Time in local number portability schedule. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: May 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-918). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980918.wp

TELEPHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY. Granted petitions for extension of the Phase II deadline of May 15, 1998, for implementing local number portability filed by eleven individual carriers in the Southeast, Western, and West Coast regions subject to the requirements and conditions herein, and granted several carriers' requests for Phase III and Phase IV waivers of the LNP implementaiton schedule in the Western and West Coast regions. Granted Electric Lightwave Inc.'s related petition to waive the requirement that carriers must file a petition to extend the time to file an LNP implementaiton extension request 60 days prior to the deadline for which an extension. Dkt No.: CC-95-116. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: May 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-917). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980917.wp

LORAL SPACECOM CORPORATION. Granted Loral SpaceCom Corporation authority to launch and operate its ground spare satellite. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: May 15, 1998. by Order and Auth. (DA No. 98-929). IB

BOZEMAN, MONTANA. Effective June 29, amended FM Table to allot Channel 240C3 at Bozeman, reserving the Channel for noncommercial educational use. Dkt No.: MM-98-23. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: May 6, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-899). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980899.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 14, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 93:

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DAVID E. HUFFMAN. Dismissed the petitions for reconsideration of finder's preference ruling filed by David E. Huffman on January 6, 1997 and March 3, 1997. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: May 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-781). WTB