DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 115                                              June 16,1998

**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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SEMIANNUAL REPORT OF FCC INSPECTOR GENERAL RELEASED. Report No: GN 98-8. OIG Contact: Debbie Blue at (202) 418-0470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8040.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 16, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Contact: Public Reference Room at (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt061698.pdf

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE THE COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S 1998 WASHINGTON CAUCUS, WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 9, 1998. "To Have and Have Not: Advanced Telecommunications Technologies". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn812.wp

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TEXTS

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APPLICATION OF WORLDCOM, INC. AND MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION TO WORLDCOM, INC. Granted WorldCom and MCI's Joint Motion for Extension of Time until July 15 to file replies. Dkt No.: CC-97-211. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: June 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1161). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981161.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO, INC. Resolved in part and remanded in part an appeal of a local rate order adopted by the City of Warren, Ohio. The Bureau's Order addressed three issues: the starting rate for TCI's 1997 Form 1240 rate filing; updating inflation data in the Form 1240 after TCI made its rate filing; and the proper filing date for TCI's future filings. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 12, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1131). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981131.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of Orange County, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Newport Beach, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1129). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981129.wp

BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC. Corrected incorrect release date of June 5, 1996 to June 5, 1998 on MO&O (FCC 98-107) released June 5. Action by Chief, Audio Services Division, Mass Media Bureau. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-1135). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981135.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 15, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 114:

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NEWS RELEASES

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WTB DENIES FOUR PETITIONS TO DENY FILED AGAINST WINNING BIDDERS IN 800 MHZ SMR AUCTION. DA #s 98-1138, 98-1143, 98-1137, 98-1136. Report No: WT 98-17. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: David Krech, Donald Johnson, or Christopher Gacek at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8024.wp

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TEXTS

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PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY PETITION FOR TEMPORARY WAIVER OF THE FOUR-DIGIT CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CODE (CIC) IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE. Denied the Petition for Temporary Waiver filed by the Puerto Rico Telephone Company. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1159). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981159.wp

RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. D/B/A RCN OF CALIFORNIA. Granted open video system certification application filed by RCN of California to operate an open video system in certain California communities. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1158). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981158.wp

RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF PHILADELPHIA, INC. D/B/A RCN OF PHILADELPHIA. Granted open video system certification application filed by RCN of Philadelphia to offer open video system service in the City of Philadelphia and in the Counties of Buck, Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1153). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981153.wp

COMSAT CORPORATION. Granted with conditions Comsat's application to participate in the launch and test program of the INTELSAT VIII-A (F-5) satellite at 304.5 degrees E.L. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1134). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981134.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW--STREAMLINING OF RADIO TECHNICAL RULES IN PARTS 73 AND 74 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Adopted Notice of Proposed Rule Making to seek comment on proposals that change the way the Commission evaluates proposals that would create interference in the FM band. Dkt No.: MM-98-93. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 11, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-117). MMB Contact: Peter Doyle or Dale Bickel, Audio Services Division, Mass Media Bureau at (202) 418-2780. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98117.pdf

NEVADA WIRELESS. Denied Nextel's Petition to Deny filed on February 20, 1998 against Nevada Wireless's application for SMR license in Farmington, NM-CO. Economic Area. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1137). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981137.wp

NEXTEL LICENSE ACQUISITION CORP. Dismissed One Source Communications, Inc.'s Petition against Nextel's SMR apllication in the 800 MHz band in 33 economic areas filed on February 20, 1998. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1143). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981143.wp

NEXTEL LICENSE ACQUISITION CORP. Dismissed in part and denied in part IE communications, Inc.'s Petition against Nextel's application for SMR licenses in the 800 MHz band. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1138). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981138.wp

NEXTEL LICENSE ACQUISITION CORP. Denied Norcom Communications Corporation's Petition to Deny Nextel's SMR applications for New York-Northern NJ- Long Island, NY, NY-NJ-CT-PA-MA-VT Economic Area. Dismissed Norcom Communications Corporation's Request for Waiver, filed on February 19, 1998. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1136). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981136.wp