DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 98                                               May 21,1998

**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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Released: May 21, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS - LIST OF DOCKET NUMBERS WITH DESCRIPTORS. Contact: Shirley Suggs at 9202) 418-0310.

Released: May 21, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 20. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt052098.pdf

Released: May 21, 1998. REQUEST BY AMERITECH FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE BETWEEN VARIOUS EXCHANGES.Ameritech, on behalf of the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, doing business as Ameritech Ohio, filed a petition requesting modification of local access transport area (LATA) boundaries to provide expanded local calling service between the Seven Mile exchange and Trenton exchange; and the Seven Mile exchange and Middletown exchange. Commission is seeking comments concerning this matter. Comments due June 4; replies June 11. Contact: Alan Thomas, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8009.wp

Released: May 21, 1998. REQUEST BY BELLSOUTH FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE BETWEEN VARIOUS EXCHANGES.The Commission is seeking comments to BellSouth Corporation's petition requesting modification of local access transport area (LATA) boundaries to provide expanded local calling service between the Groveland, Florida exchange and Orlando, Florida exchange. Comments due June 4, 1998; reply comments due June 11,1998. Contact: Alan Thomas, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8008.wp

Report No: I-8307. Released: May 21, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-964). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8133.wp

Report No: IN 98-24. Released: May 21, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION - PERMIT TO DELIVER PROGRAMS TO FOREIGN BROADCAST STATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8145.wp

Report No: 44246. Released: May 21, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980521.txt

Report No: 24246. Released: May 21, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980521.txt

Report No: 2278. Released: May 21, 1998. ERRATUM TO THE PUBLIC NOTICE LISTING PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS - REPORT 2275, RELEASED MAY 7. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8032.wp

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EAST ARKANSAS CABLEVISION, INC. Granted complaint filed against East Arkansas Cablevision for programming service tier rates in Schererville, IN and denied complaint filed against East Arkansas Cablevision for cable programming service tier rates in Munster, IN. Granted in part and denied in part Consolidated Petition for Reconsideration concerning cable programming service tier rates in Munster and Schererville, IN, and Mayville, NY. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-952). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980952.wp

EAST ARKANSAS CABLEVISION, INC. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rates charged by East Arkansas Cablevision, Inc. in various communities in Lake County, IN. Found cable programming service tier rates reasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-951). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980951.wp

PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC AND TRESCOM INTERNATIONAL, INC. Granted the application of TresCom International, Inc. and Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. to transfer control of TresCom to Primus; authorized transfer of control of TresCom to Primus. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: May 19, 1998. by MO&O & Auth. (DA No. 98-956). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980956.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 20, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 97:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 20, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON AMERITECH'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FROM ENFORCEMENT OF SECTION 275(A) - CC DOCKET NO. 98-65.Commission is seeking comments on Ameritech Corporation's petition pursuant to section 10 of the Communications Act requesting that the Commission forbear from the enforcement of section 275(a) of the Act. Ameritech requests that the forbearance apply both to alarm monitoring service transactions already completed and future transactions by Ameritech. Comments due June 19; reply comments due July 6. (DA No. 98-965). Contact: Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980965.wp

Report No: DS-1843. Released: May 20, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8130.txt

Report No: DS-1842. Released: May 20, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8129.txt

Report No: 44245. Released: May 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980520.txt

Report No: 24245. Released: May 20, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980520.txt

Report No: D-987. Released: May 20, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980520.pdf

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STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON GALAXY 4 SATELLITE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek835.html

STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON INDUSTRY DISCUSSIONS ON CRAMMING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek833.html

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TARIFFS IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Suspended for one day from the effective date tariff revisions filed by BellSouth Telecommmunications, Inc. to revise its Tariff F.C.C. No. 1. This transmittal proposes revisions to reflect Bellsouth's exogenous cost changes for the 1998 telecommunications relay services fee and universal sevice fund contributions.Instituted consolidated in CC Docket No. 97-250 an investigation of the referenced tariff tramittal. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-953). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980953.wp

TELEDISIC LLC. Granted Teledisic LLC's Request for Extension of Time to file reply comments concerning its application to modify its license to launch and operate a non-geostationary Fixed Satellite-Service system. Reply comment deadline extended to June 1, 1998. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-963). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980963.wp

PANAMSAT CORPORATION. Granted PanAmSat special temporary authority (STA) to relocate its Galaxy VI satellite from its assigned orbital location at 74 degrees W.L. to the 99 degrees W.L. orbital location. Grant of this STA will restore service to customers in the event that Galaxy IV, which has suffered a technical failure, is not able to resume normal operations. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-969). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980969.wp

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

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BELLSOUTH PLAN FOR COMPARABLY EFFICIENT INTERCONNECTION FOR GATEWAY SERVICES. Granted, subject to conditions, BellSouth Corporation's request for limited waiver of the Commission's requirement for federal tariffing of comparably efficient interconnection services until BellSouth receives authority from the Commission to make such tariff filing. 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