DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 97                                               May 20,1998

**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-68-A. Released: May 20, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

Released: May 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 05/19/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt051998.pdf

Released: May 20, 1998. PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY FILES REVISIONS TO ITS COST APPLICATION MANUAL.Comments on PRTC's CAM Due: June 18, 1998; Reply Commnents Due: July 2, 1998. (DA No. 98-948). Contact: Ed Dashkin at (202) 418-0806. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980948.wp

Released: May 20, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OF PHASE III LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY IMPLEMENTATION DEADLINE.Comments Due: June 1, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-960). Dkt No.: CC-95-116. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980960.wp

Report No: SPB-125. Released: May 20, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.and Errata to Report No. SPB-111. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8128.wp

Report No: TEL-155-A. Released: May 20, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8127.txt

Released: May 20, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU ADVISES COMMERCIAL TELEVISION LICENSEES REGARDING CHILDREN'S TELEVISION COMMERCIAL LIMITS. (DA No. 98-950). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/da980950.wp

Released: May 20, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80520.html

Released: May 20, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80520.html

Released: May 20, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(3 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exc80520.html

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES AND SPEECH-T0-SPEECH SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING AND SPEECH DISABILITIES. The Commission sought comment on technological advances that could improve the level and quality of service provided through TRS for the benefit of the community of TRS users, and inquired about the effectiveness of the current TRS regulation, and also seeking comment on the impact of competition in telecommunications markets on TRS. Comments Due: July 20, 1998; Reply Comments Due: September 14, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-67. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 14, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-90). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98090.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming service tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable, Orange County, FL. Refund liability to be held in abeyance pending a determination of Operator's Petition for Special Relief on effective competition. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-939). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980939.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaints filed against the January 1, 1996 rate increase for cable programming services tier and granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in Orange County, FL. Refund liability to be held in abeyance pending a determination of Operator's Petition for Special Relief based on effective competition. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-940). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980940.wp

MEDIAONE OF FAYETTE COUNTY, INC. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming service tier rate increase in Tyrone, Georgia. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-941). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980941.wp

FALCON CABLEVISION D/B/A FALCON FIRST, INC. Granted LFA complaint filed against Falcon Cablevision d/b/a Falcon First, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Dalton, GA. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-942). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980942.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE D/B/A SOUTHWESTERN CABLE TELEVISION. Granted in part operator's amended Petition for Reconsideration of DA-97-1091 and denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in various communities in San Diego County, CA. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-944). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980944.wp

C-TEC CABLEVISION OF MICHIGAN, INC. D/B/A MERCOM, INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for both cable programming service tiers in various communities in Michigan. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-943). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980943.wp

FEES FOR ANCILLARY OR SUPPLEMENTARY USE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION SPECTRUM PURSUANT TO SECTION 336(E)(1) OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Order Granting Extension of Time For Filing Reply Comments to August 3, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-97-247. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-962). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 19, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 96:

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NEWS RELEASES

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ROY STEWART CHIEF, MASS MEDIA BUREAU FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION UNITED STATES SENATE ON MASS MEDIA BUREAU OVERSIGHT. May 19, 1998. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8016.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 19, 1998. PACIFIC BELL AND NEVADA BELL PETITION FOR EXTENSIONS OF WAIVER.Granted extensions of Pacific Bell's waiver of state tariffing requirements until December 15, 1998, and petition for extension of waiver granted to Nevada Bell until December 15, 2000. (DA No. 98-937). Dkt No.: CC-88-2, 9-0-623. Action by: Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau.

Report No: NCD-154. Released: May 19, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Short Term Notification Received. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328. Action by: Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau.

Report No: 44244. Released: May 19, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980519.txt

Report No: 24244. Released: May 19, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980519.txt

Report No: 1989. Released: May 19, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: May 19, 1998. ERRATUM CORRECTING THE PUBLIC NOTICE EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING 929 MHZ AND 931 MHZ PAGING DATABASE CORRECTIONS RELEASED ON MAY 15, 1998, DA-98-930. Contact: Linda Spence at (717) 338-2625, Bettye Woodward at (202) 418-1345.

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TELEFONICA DE PUERTO RICO, INC. Grant TPRI's application to operate as an international resale carrier of switched services, subject to certain conditions. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: May 11, 1998. by Order, Auth and Cert. (DA No. 98-925). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980925.wp

AMENDMENT OF PART 1 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES -- COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCEDURES. Erratum makes minor correction to the final rules in the Third Report and Order FCC-97-413, which was released on December 31, 1997. Dkt No.: WT-97-82, ET-94-32. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: May 19, 1998. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-955). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980955.wp