DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 109                                               June 8,1998

**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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AMY L. NATHAN NAMED ACTING ASSISTANT BUREAU CHIEF COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8041.wp

JOSEPH CHACHKIN APPOINTED CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE. OALJ. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8037.wp

FCC TO HOLD OPEN FORUM ON ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEMS JUNE 25, 1998. OPA Contact: Arminta Henry: (202) 418-0260, ahenry@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8039.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 8, 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

Report No: 44257. Released: June 8, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980608.txt

Report No: 24257. Released: June 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980608.txt

Report No: 24257B. Released: June 8, 1998. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICES: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES.Petitions to Deny by COB: July 9, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8088.wp

Report No: 24257A. Released: June 8, 1998. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES.Petitions to Deny no later than COB: July 9, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8089.wp

Released: June 8, 1998. NOTICE OF PROHIBITED WRITTEN EX PARTE PRESENTATION IN CC DOCKET NO. 96-45 (FEDERAL JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE) AND CC DOCKET NO. 96-262 (ACCESS CHARGE REFORM). Action by: Assistant General Counsel, Administrative Law Division. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8010.wp

Report No: LB-98-47-A. Released: June 8, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION ERRATUM.Broadband Services Transfer/Assignment Applications Granted. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8058.wp

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TELECINCO, INC. Granted Telephone Cable TV's reconsideration of the action taken in the must carry complaint filed by Telecinco, Inc., licensee of Station WORA-TV (Channel 5), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Rescinded grant of WORA-TV's must carry complaint against Telephone Cable operator of a cable system serving Ponce, Puerto Rico. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1063). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981063.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rates charged by Time Warner Cable in West Milton, OH. Found cable programming services tier rate unreasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1066). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981066.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF EASTERN IOWA. Denied reconsideration of Cable Services Bureau Order DA-98-0309. The operator requested external cost treatment for costs associated with a franchise requirement and argued against updating the inflation figure used on its rate forms. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 3, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-1056). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981056.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE D/B/A AMERICAN CABLEVISION. Granted in part operator's amended Petition for Reconsideraiton of DA-97-948 and granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming service tier in Indianapolis, Indiana. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1067). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981067.wp

C-TEC CABLEVISION OF MICHIGAN, INC. AND MERCOM, INC. Denied complaints filed against the rates charged for both cable programming service tiers in various communities in Michigan. Granted in part and denied in part petitions for reconsideration of DA-96-755; DA-96-801; DA-96-1051; DA-97-1139; DA-97-1500 and DA-97-2064. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1065). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981065.wp

CONDUCTED EMISSIONS LIMITS. Issued a Notice of Inquiry to review the conducted emissions limits in Parts 15 and 18 of the Commisisons rules, limiting control levels of radio frequency voltage that equipment may conduct onto the power line, and to protect against interference to radio service operating below 30 MHz. Dkt No.: ET-98-80. Action by the Commission. Adopted: May 29, 1998. by Notice of Inquiry. (FCC No. 98-102). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/fcc98102.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 5, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 108:

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AMATEUR STATION SEQUENTIALLY ASSIGNED CALL SIGNS. WTB Contact: News Media: Meribeth McCarrick: (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8023.wp

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Released: June 5, 1998. " SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING REQUEST FOR ASSOCIATION OF LATAS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.NSD File Nos. W-P-C-7161, W-P-D-429, and L-98-81 Applicants: Kendall Telephone Inc. and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. (Ameritech Wisconsin). Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Marty Schwimmer at (202) 418-2334; TTY: (202) 418-0484; mschwimm@fcc.gov." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8016.wp

Released: June 5, 1998. RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF PHILADELPHIA, INC. D/B/A RCN OF PHILADELPHIA FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. (DA No. 98-1076). Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Carolyn Fleming at (202) 418-1026; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981076.wp

Released: June 5, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. D/B/A RCN OF CALIFORNIA FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. (DA No. 98-1075). Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Carolyn Fleming at (202) 418-1026; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981075.wp

Report No: A-330. Released: June 5, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: July 7, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8086.wp

Report No: B-212. Released: June 5, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: July 7, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8085.wp

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE EFFORT TO HOOK UP SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek839.html

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WORLCOM, INC. AND MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Issued Order Adopting Protective Order to protect material filed in connection with the Application of WorldCom, Inc. and MCI Communications Corporation for Transfer of Control of MCI Communications Corporation to WorldCom, Inc. Dkt No.: 97-211. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1072). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981072.wp

GE AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted in part petition to reassign the GE-3 Satellite from 67 degrees to 81 degrees W.L. oribtal location; extended implementation of milestones. 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

FM BROADCAST STATIONS. Issued order amending Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to specify the classes of channels alloted to various communities to reflect changes that have been authorized in response to applications filed by licensees and permittees operating on these channels, and therefore find public and comment period unnecessary. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 5, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1061). MMB Contact: Mass Media Bureau: Kathleen Scheuerle at (202) 418-2180. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981061.wp

UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM IN THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Granted FCBA's Motion for Extension of Time and extended the filing deadline for reply comments concerning the ULS NPRM to June 16, 1998. Dkt No.: WT-98-20. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunicaitons Bureau. Adopted: June 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 97-1068). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981068.wp

PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ALLIANCE'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FOR BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Extended until June 23, 1998, the date on which the petition for forbearance filed by the Broadband Personal Communications Services Alliance of the Personal Communications Industry Association shall be deemed granted in the absence of a Commission decision that the petition fails to meet the standards for forbearance. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 5, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-113). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98113.wp

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

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Report No: LB-98-46. Released: June 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICAITONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION.Broadband PCS (A Block) Transfer Application Granted. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8056.wp