DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 108                                               June 5,1998

**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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FCC RELEASES REPORT ON LONG DISTANCE MARKET. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: James Zolnierek, Katie Rangos, or James Eisner at (202) 418-0940, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8040.wp

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Public Service Division: Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260, TTY: (202) 418-2555, email mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/oproceed.html

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Released: June 5, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 06/05/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt060598.pdf

Released: June 5, 1998. FCC FORM 485 AVAILABLE. Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Shoko Hair at (202) 418-1379. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8018.wp

Report No: TEL-159-A. Released: June 5, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: IN-98-26. Released: June 5, 1998. APEC MINISTERS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ENDORSE COMPLETION OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT. Contact: International Bureau: Irene Wu at (202) 418-1623, email iwu@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8146.wp

Report No: 44256. Released: June 5, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980605.txt

Report No: 24256. Released: June 5, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980605.txt

Report No: LB-98-47. Released: June 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8055.wp

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IMPORTATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES CAPABLE OF CAUSING HARMFUL INTERFERENCE. Changed the delegation authority to waive the radio frequency device importation rules from the Chief, Compliance Division of the Compliance and Information Bureau to the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, and proposed to change the administration of the radio frequency device importation rules by deleting the requirement for filing an original FCC Form 740 with the Commission when that form is used to make the required declaration upon importation of a radio frequency device. Also proposed to amend the rules to clarify the language regarding importation for export of a radio frequency device to make the rule more easily enforceable and to address concerns raised by the U.S. Customs Service. Dkt No.: CI-B-98-69. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 18, 1998. by Order & NPRM. (FCC No. 98-97). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98097.wp

WPXR. Granted must-carry complaint filed by Paxson Communications Corporation, against Triax Cablevision USA, LP, operator of a cable television system serving Pearisburg, Rich Creek, Narrows, Giles, Pembroke, Glenlyn, and Lilly Heights, Virginia, and, the communities Triax serves in Mercer and Monroe Counties, West Virginia. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1054). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981054.wp

SUBURBAN CABLE TV CO, INC. Granted request to withdraw a rate complaint against the rate charge for cable programming services tier charged by Suburban Cable in Earl, PA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1053). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981053.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY, INC. Denied complaint filed against the rate increase for cable programming services tier charged by Comcast Cablevision in multiple communities in New Jersey. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1041). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981041.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY, INC. Denied complaint filed against the rate increase for cable programming services tier charged by Comcast Cablevision of Central New Jersey in West Windsor. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1042). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981042.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY, INC. Denied complaint filed against the rate increase for cable programming services tier charged by Comcast Cablevision in East Windsor and Hightstown, New Jersey. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1043). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981043.wp

ASSIGNMENT OF ORBITAL LOCATIONS TO SPACE STATIONS IN THE DOMESTIC FIXED-SATELLITE SERVICE. Granted in part the petition for reconsideration of the Assignment of Orbital Locations to Space Stations in the Domestic Fixed-Satellite Service filed by GE American Communications, Inc. by reassigning GE-3 satellite from 67 degrees W.L. to the 81 degree W.L. orbital location. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: June 5, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1057). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981057.wp

BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC. Denied the Application for Review filed by Midway Broadcasting Company concerning permits to construct FM Translator Stations W230AL, Cocoa, FL and W296AW, Mangonia Park, FL. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 1, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-107). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98107.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 4, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 107:

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NEWS RELEASES

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"----SUNSHINE NOTICE---- OPEN COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9, 1998, CANCELLED. The FCC has cancelled the Open Meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at 1919 M. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.. Adopted: June 9, 1998. OMD Contact: Maureen Peratino or David Fiske, Office of Public Affairs, at (202) 418-0500; or TTY at (202) 418-2555." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Agenda/1998/ag980609.html

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Report No: CCB/CCD-98-38. Released: June 4, 1998. PROTESTED TARIFF TRANSMITTALS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1062). Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Judith A. Nitsche at (202) 418-1540. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981062.wp

Released: June 4, 1998. CORRECTION-COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON MCI EX PARTE DESCRIBING INTERNET ASPECTS OF PROPOSED WORLDCOM AND MCI MERGER.Comments Due: June 11, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-1059). Dkt No.: CC-97-211. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981059.wp

Released: June 4, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON MCI EX PARTE DESCRIBING INTERNET ASPECTS OF PROPOSED WORLDCOM AND MCI MERGER.Comments Due: June 11, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-1059). Dkt No.: CC-97-211. Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Janice Myles at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981059.wp

Released: June 4, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON STATE FORWARD-LOOKING COST STUDIES FOR UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT.Comments Due: June 25, 1998; Reply Comments Due: July 9, 1998. (DA No. 98-1055). Dkt No.: CC-96-45, CC-97-160. Contact: Common Carrier Bureau, Accounting Policy Division: Katie King at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981055.wp

Report No: LB-98-46. Released: June 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8056.wp

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ACCESS CHARGE REFORM FOR INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS SUBJECT TO RATE-OF-RETURN REGULATION. Proposed to reform access charge structure of rate-of-return LECs. Written comments and reply comments are due July 17 and August 17, 1998, respectively. Dkt No.: CC-98-77. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 26, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-101). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98101.wp

MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Denied petition filed by MCI Communications Corporation to waive the Commission's International Settlements Policy to change the accounting rate for switched voice service with India. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1060). IB

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

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Released: June 3, 1998. CORRECTION- PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING REGARDING SECTION 706.comments Due: June 18, 1998; Reply Comments Due: June 25, 1998. (DA No. 98-1019). Dkt No.: CC-98-78.

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 29, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 103:

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GTE TELEPHONE OPERATIONS, GTOC TARIFF NO.1, GTOC TRANSMITTAL NO. 1148. Suspended and set for investigation GTE transmittal 1148 establishing a new offering GTE DSL Solutions- ADSL Service. Dkt No.: CC-98-79. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: May 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1020). CCB