DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 107                                               June 4,1998

**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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STATEMENT OF JOHN E. LOGAN, ACTING CHIEF, CABLE SERVICES BUREAU, FCC, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION, UNITED STATES SENATE ON CABLE SERVICES BUREAU OVERSIGHT. CSB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8012.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 4, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: June 4, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - JUNE 3. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt060398.pdf

Report No: I-8309. Released: June 4, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1050). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981050.txt

Report No: 44255. Released: June 4, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980604.txt

Report No: 24255. Released: June 4, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980604.txt

Report No: CWS-98-35. Released: June 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8057.wp

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COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT. Granted motion of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to extend reply comment date in this proceeding; extended deadline for filing reply comments from June 5 to June 12. Dkt No.: CC- 97-213. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: June 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1048). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da981048.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 3, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 106:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 3, 1998. NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. FILES PETITION TO FURTHER MODIFY TWO AVERAGE SCHEDULES.The Commission is seeking comments on the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.'s Further Modifications for two of the Average Schedules that NECA proposes become effective July 1, 1998. Comments due June 10. (DA No. 98-1052). Contact: George Williams at (202) 418-0867. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981052.wp

Released: June 3, 1998. CORRECTED - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING SECTION 706 - CC DOCKET NO. 98-78.Comments due June 18; replies June 25. (DA No. 98-1019). 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/da981019.wp

Report No: 1363. Released: June 3, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Released: June 3, 1998. COLUMBIA ENERGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS ADDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Columbia Energy Telecommunications Company has filed an application requesting a Commission determination that it is an "exempt telecommunications company." Columbia Energy Telecommunications Company is, or wil become, an indirect subsidiary of Columbia Energy Group. Comments to this application due June 17; replies June 24. (DA No. 98-1039). Contact: Lawrence Spiwak, Competition Division at (202) 418-1870.

Released: June 3, 1998. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROVES DEBT FORGIVENESS PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (PCS) C BLOCK. (DA No. 98-1051). Contact: Rachel Kazan and Rita Cookmeyer at (202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981051.wp

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SPEECHES

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OPENING REMARKS OF MICHAEL K. POWELL, COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, BEFORE THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU'S PUBLIC FORUM ON THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM AND PUBLIC SAFETY, WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 1, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp812.html

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MCI EMERGENCY PETITION FOR PRESCRIPTION. Granted, to the extent stated, MCI's request for a ruling on provision of PICC information via Customer Account Record Exchange (CARE) transactions; granted, to the extent indicated MCI's Emergency Petition for Prescription requesting, inter alia, that the Commission require price cap local exchange carriers to require a "class of customer" indicator on CARE transactions for new customer notifications. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1046). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981046.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 2, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 105:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 2, 1998. GALLATIN RIVER COMMUNICATIONS PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OF PART 69 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.The Commission is seeking comments on Gallatin River Communications L.L.C.'s petition for waiver of sections 69.3(e)(9) and 61.41(c)(2) of the Commission's rules. Gallatin River seeks to rejoin the National Exchange Carrier Association carrier common line pool and to be regulated under the Commission's rate of return rules. Comments due June 22; reply comments due July 2. (DA No. 98-1038). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981038.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 1, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 104:

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POCKET COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted a limited conditional waiver to DCR PCS, Inc., a C block licensee, to postpone the effectiveness of that licensee's payment option election. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 1, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-103). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98103.wp

APPLICATIONS OF TCI WIRELESS, INC. FOR PUBLIC COAST LICENSES FOR OCEAN GATE, NEW JERSEY, PENNSUCO, FLORIDA AND DIXON, CALIFORNIA. Granted in part and denied in part TCI Wireless, Inc.'s (TCIW) applications seeking authority to operate high seas public coast stations at Ocean Gate, NJ, Pennsuco, FL, and Dixon, CA and TCIW's waiver request seeking waiver of Sections 80.207 and 80.371 of the Commission's Rules and of Article S52.217 and the Appendix 25 International Frequency List of the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations to permit TCIW to use emission designator 2K80J1DEN on radiotelephony frequencies currently assigned to AT&T Corporation. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: June 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1034). WTB

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

The Sunshine Notice listed on the June 3 Daily Digest and released on June 2 incorrectly listed the date of the Commission's next open meeting as June 2; the correct date is June 9 at 3:00 p.m.