DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 100                                               May 26,1998

**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 26, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 22. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt052298.pdf

Released: May 26, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - RCN-BECOCOM, LLC FILES OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION AND MODIFICATION. (DA No. 98-991). Contact: Allan Manuel at (202) 418-1047; TTY (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da980991.wp

Report No: 44248. Released: May 26, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980526.txt

Report No: 24248. Released: May 26, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980526.txt

Report No: 311. Released: May 26, 1998. EXPERIMENTAL ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8013.wp

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Remanded five appeals of five local rate orders issued by the cable franchising authorities in Chatham County, Orange County, Apex, Garner, and Wake Forest, North Carolina. The operator, Time Warner, claims that the franchising authorities improperly updated the true-up period inflation figure after the operator had filed its rates for 1998. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-967). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980967.wp

RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC. Granted complaint of Sunshine Family Television; ordered RCN Telecom Services of Pennsylvania to commence carriage of WBPH(TV), Bethlehem, PA, on cable Channel 51. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: May 21, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-976). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980976.wp

RED RIVER BROADCASTING CORP., LICENSEE, KDLT-TV. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability against Red River Broadcasting Corp., licensee of Station KDLT-TV, Mitchell, South Dakota, for Forfeiture for $10,000 for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming; granted license renewal application of Red River Broadcasting Corp. for station KDLT-TV. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-975). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980975.wp

FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC., LICENSEE KDVR(TV). Issued Notice of Apparent Liability against Fox Television Station Inc., licensee of station KDVR(TV), Denver, Colorado, for Forfeiture for $11,500 for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming; granted license renewal application of Fox Television Stations Inc. for station KDVR(TV). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 20, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-974). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980974.wp

BETTI D. LIDSKY (TRANSFEROR) AND COCOLA MEDIA CORPORATION OF FLORIDA (TRANSFEREE). Granted the application for transfer of control of Hispanic Broadcasting, Inc., permittee of WPXP(TV), Lake Worth, Florida, from Betti D. Lidsky to Cocola Media Corporation of Florida; granted Cocola's request for conditional waiver of Section 73.3555(b) of the Commission's rules to permit common ownership of television stations WPXP(TV), Lake Worth Florida, and WPXM(TV), Miami Florida, subject to the outcome of the Commission's pending broadcast ownership rulemaking in MM Docket Nos. 91-221 and 87-8. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 21, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-983). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980983.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 99:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 22, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANC HEARING JUNE 8, 1998 ON PROPOSALS TO REVISE THE METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT - CC DOCKET NOS. 96-45 AND 97-160. (DA No. 98-987). Contact: Emily Hoffnar at (202) 418-7396; Chuck Keller at (202) 418-7380; Jane Whang at (202) 418-7149. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980987.pdf

Released: May 22, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES NEW PROCEDURES FOR FILING PART 22 PAGING APPLICATIONS IN UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM (ULS) STARTING JUNE 1, 1998. (DA No. 98-989).

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FEDERAL STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE - FORWARD-LOOKING MECHANISM FOR HIGH COST SUPPORT FOR NON-RURAL LECS. Granted to the extent indicated and otherwise denied requests for extension filed by the United States Telephone Association - extended the deadline for filing comments and reply comments re: the Public Notice issued May 4, 1998, seeking comment to augment the record on certain issues relating to the creation of a federal forward-looking economic cost mechanism for non-rural carriers, including the appropriate input values for that mechanism and the level of the revenue benchmark. Comment deadline extended to June 1, 1998; reply comment deadline extended to June 12, 1998. Dkt No.: CC- 96-45, CC- 97-160. Action by Chief, Accounting Policy Division. Adopted: May 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-990). CCB

COMSAT CORPORATION. Authorized Comsat to provide its authorized INTELSAT services via the INTELSAT 805 satellite. Dismissed Comsat's request for authority to participate in the procurement of the INTELSAT 805 and 806 satellites, because such authorization is no longer required in view of the Commission's recent decision reclasifying Comsat as a non-dominant carrier in competitive markets. Denied Comsat's request for permanent operation of the 806 satellite in view of the imminent transfer of ownership of this satellite from INTELSAT to New Skies Satellites, N.V. Granted, subject to conditions, Compsat's temporary authority to operate via the 806 satellite until such time as INTELSAT transfers ownership of the 806 satellite to New Skies. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 22, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-985). IB

TMI COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. AND SATCOM SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED. Granted, in part, AMSC Subsidiary Corporation's Request for Extension of Time and the deadline for filing petitions to deny the TMI Communications Company, L.P. application is extended from May 22, 1998 to May 29, 1998. The deadline for filing replies to the opposition of SatCom Systems, Inc. to petitions to deny its application is extended from May 27, 1998 to June 2, 1998 - all regarding TMI's and Satcom's applications for blanket authorization to operate up to 100,000 mobile satellite earth terminals through Canadian-licensed satellite MSAT-1 throughout the Continental United States, U.S. territories, Alaska, and Hawaii. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: May 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-986). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980986.wp

ERRATUM TO AMENDMENT OF THE SCHEDULE OF APPLICATIONS FEES SET FORTH IN SECTION 1.1102 (WIRELESS SERVICES) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Amended R&O released June 16, 1997. Dkt No.: GN- 86-285. Action by Managing Director. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-982). OMD Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1998/da980982.wp

SOUTHERN COMPANY. Granted in part and denied in part the requests of Industrial Telecommunications Association, Inc., Nextel Communications, Inc. and American Mobile Telecommunications, Inc. to extend the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in response to the requests of Southern Company for a waiver of Section 90.629 of the Commission's Rules to further extend the extended implementation period for its 800 MHz Business and Industrial/Land Transportation Category channels that Southern has converted to commercial use. Comment deadline extended to June 12, 1998; reply comment deadline extended to July 6, 1998. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: May 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-993). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980993.wp