DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 96                                               May 19,1998

**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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Released: May 19, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 18. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt051898.pdf

Released: May 19, 1998. UNITED NATIVE AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. REQUEST FOR WAIVER CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.The Commission is seeking comments on United Native American Telecommunications, Inc.'s request that it be exempted from contributing to the Universal Service Funds because it collects 98.68 percent of its private-line revenue from telecommunications services that it provides to the U.S. government, and the revenue generated by its one commercial customer would require it to contribute less than $10,000 annually. Comments due June 2; replies due June 9. (DA No. 98-949). Contact: Linda P. Armstrong, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980949.pdf

Report No: NCD-154. Released: May 19, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM NOTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 24242A. Released: May 19, 1998. ERRATUM TO REPORT NO. 24242, RELEASED MAY 15, 1998, "BROADCAST APPLICATIONS". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8078.wp

Report No: B-174. Released: May 19, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR FILING OF TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION APPLICATIONS AND NOTICE OF JULY 6 PETITION TO DENY DEADLINE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/TV_Notices/pnmm8077.wp

Released: May 19, 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/ex980519.html

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SPRINT CORPORATION. Granted Sprint's petition for a declaratory ruling that an interexchange carrier (IXC) that has terminated service to a presubscribed customer for nonpayment or for violation of any other term or condition in the IXC's tariff is not liable for presubscribed interexhcange carrier charges with respect to such customer's lines, provided that the IXC has made a timely notification to the local exchange carrier that it has discontinued service to the customer. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 19, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-906). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980906.wp

BELLSOUTH CORPORATION. Approved BellSouth's comparably efficient interconnection (CEI) plan amendment to add DataReach Service to its CEI plans for gateway services and synchronous protocol processing services; granted Bellsouth's request for an interim waiver of the CEI requirement for federal tariffing of DataReach Service. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-915). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980915.wp

PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY. Denied the petition of Lambda Communications, Inc. to require Puerto Rico Telephone Company to divest its interests in the corporation that operates the Isla Verde Cable Station. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: May 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-926). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980926.wp

CLEARCALL, INC. Granted ClearCall's request to dismiss its Application for Review seeking review of a Bureau order denying ClearCall's Petition for Reconsideration of the denial of its request to change its designated entity status in connection with the 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio auction. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-922). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980922.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 95:

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Report No: NCD-158. Released: May 18, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Released: May 18, 1998. PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING OF CONNIE L. SMITH - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Commission is seeking comments to Ms. Connie L. Smith's March 30, 1998 petition requesting that the Commission issue a declaratory ruling that Sprint Communications Company has violated the Communications Act of 1934 by failing to adequately disclose in its tariff filed with the Commission that Sprint rounds-up its charges for interestate telephone calls to the next full minute. Comments due June 17; replies July 2. (DA No. 98-945). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980945.wp

Report No: 44243. Released: May 18, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980518.txt

Report No: 24243. Released: May 18, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980518.txt

Report No: A-329. Released: May 18, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF JUNE 19 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8075.wp

Report No: B-211. Released: May 18, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF JUNE 19 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8076.wp

Released: May 18, 1998. IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR THE ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE SECOND REPORT AND ORDER CONCERNING THE BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS) C AND F BLOCK INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS. (DA No. 98-946). Contact: Rachel Kazan or Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660, or Jack Zinman, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980946.wp

Released: May 18, 1998. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE SECOND REPORT AND ORDER CONCERNING THE BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS) C AND F BLOCK INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS. (DA No. 98-947). Contact: Rachel Kazan or Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660, or Jack Zinman, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980947.wp

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THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY V. SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted The Western Union Telegraph Company's (now known as New Valley Corporation) motion to dismiss with prejudice its complaint against Southern New England Telephone Company regarding the defendant's rates for voice grade channel termination in effect from January 1, 1987 through December 31, 1998 and defendant's rates for metallic channel terminations for the same period; dismissed complaint with prejudice and terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-938). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980938.wp

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY V. SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY/ THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY V. SOUTH CENTRAL BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted The Western Union Telegraph Company's (now known as New Valley Corporation) motion to dismiss with prejudice its complaint against Southern Bell Telephoone and Telegraph Company and South Central Bell Telephone Company re: defendants' rates for voice grade channel termination in effect from January 1, 1987 through December 31, 1988 and defendants' rates for metallic channel terminations for the same period; dismissed complaint with prejudice and terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-931). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980931.wp

REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 24.711(B)(3) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES ESTABLISHING THE INTEREST RATE ON INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS FOR C BLOCK PCS LICENSEES. Denied requests for waiver of the Commission's rules imposing a 7 percent interest rate on eligible broadband PCS C block licensees whose licenses were conditionally granted on September 17, 1996, and that elected to utilize the Commission's installment payment plan. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-921). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980921.wp

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

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PALM BEACH RADIO BROADCATING, INC. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability for forfeiture of $18,500 to Palm Beach Radio Broadcasting, Inc. for violations regarding American Radio Systems Corporation's (ARSC) acquisiiton of Palm Beach Radio Broadcasting, Inc.'s West Palm Beach stations as well as the operation and control of these stations. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 15, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-920). MMB

AMERICAN RADIO SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability for forfeiture of $18,500 to American Radio Systems Corporation (ARSC) for apparent willful and repeated violation of Section 310(d) of the Communications Act, Section 73.3540(a) of the Commission's rules and Section 73.3555(a) of the Commission's rules, regarding ARSC's acquisition of Palm Beach Radio Broadcasting, Inc.'s West Palm Beach stations as well as the operation and control of these stations. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 15, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-919). MMB