DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 116                                              June 17,1998

**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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GENERAL ACTION - COMMISSION ADOPTS FY 1998 REGULATORY FEE SCHEDULE - REPORT NO. GN 98-9. The Commission has revised its Schedule of Regulatory Fees in order to collect the $162,523,000 in regulatory fees that Congress has required it to collect for Fiscal Year 1998. Action by the Commission June 9, 1998 by Report and Order (FCC 98-115). News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. OMD Contact: Consumer Contact: Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260; OMD Contact: Terry Johnson at (202) 418-0445; OGC Contact: James Mullins at (202) 418-1730. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8041.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 17, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.

Released: June 17, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - JUNE 16. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt061698.pdf

Report No: 3641. Released: June 17, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTIONS.

Report No: DS-1853. Released: June 17, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8156.txt

Report No: DS-1852. Released: June 17, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8155.txt

Report No: TEL-162-A. Released: June 17, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8159.txt

Report No: TEL-162-B. Released: June 17, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8158.txt

Report No: 44264. Released: June 17, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980617.txt

Report No: 24264. Released: June 17, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980617.txt

Report No: 44264A. Released: June 17, 1998. NOTICE OF ACTION ON FM BROADCAST SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8100.wp

Report No: 12. Released: June 17, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8062.pdf

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MEREDITH CABLE. Denied Meredith Cable's Petition for Special Relief, CSR - 4855-R, and granted complaints filed against the rates charged by Meredith Cable for its cable programming service tier in Anoka, Andover, Champlin, and Ramsey, Minnesota. Found cable programming service tier rates unreasonable beginning May 15, 1994. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1151). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981151.wp

FALCON CABLE MEDIA. Granted appeal of a rate order adopted by the community of Sneads Ferry and by the County of Onslow, North Carolina in denying the cable system's request to increase its equipment and its basic service tier rates because the local rate order was premised on concerns about Falcon's service to the community and whether or not its subscribers could afford increased rates, rather than upon Falcon's rate calculations. Action by Acing Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 12, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1152). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981152.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaints filed against the January 1, 1996 and January 1, 1998 rate increases of Time Warner Cable for its cable programming services tier in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, North Carolina. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1140). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981140.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase of Time Warner Cable for its cable programming services tier in Dunn, North Caronina. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1144). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981144.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaints filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase of Time Warner Cable for its cable programming services tier in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte, North Carolina. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1146). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981146.wp

"TIME WARNER CABLE . Granted a complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increases of Time Warner Cable for its cable programming service tier in Guilford County, North Carolina. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1139). CSB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981139.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted Petition for Reconsideration filed by Time Warner Cable and denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase of Time Warner Cable for its cable programming services tier in Westminster, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Stanton, California. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Or. on Recon & R O. (DA No. 98-1148). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981148.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF ARKANSAS. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by Comcast Cablevision of Arkansas in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Found the cable programming service tier rate unreasonable beginning November 1, 1997. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 15, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1154). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981154.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 115:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 16, 1998. PLEADING SCHEDULE ESTABLISHED FOR AT&T CORP. ET AL V. AMERITECH CORPORATION, FILE NO. E-98-41.Ameritech shall file and serve answer to AT&T's complaint by June 25; plaintiffs shall file and serve any reply to Ameritech's answers by June 30. (DA No. 98-1164). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981164.wp

Report No: 1993. Released: June 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: June 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES C BLOCK ELECTIONS. (DA No. 98-1168). Contact: Rachel Kazan or Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981168.wp

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF MICHAEL K. POWELL, COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON "THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/Statements/stmkp816.html

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PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY V. USA GLOBAL LINK, INC. Granted Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company's Motion for Leave to Withdraw the Supplemental Complaint for Damages against USA Global Link seeking damages for Global Link's unlawful provision of international service, utilizing the uncompleted call signaling configuration of call-back, to the Philippines from November 22, 1994 until Global Link ceased such actions; terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: June 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1167). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981167.wp

PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY V. INTERNATIONAL TELECOM, LTD., D/B/A KALLBACK DIRECT. Granted Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company's Motion for Leave to Withdraw the Supplemental Complaint for Damages against International Telecom, LTD., d/b/a Kallback Direct (ITL) seeking damages for ITL's unlawful provision of international service, utilizing the uncompleted call signaling configuration of call-back, to the Philippines from November 22, 1994 until July 21, 1997, when ITL ceased such actions; terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: June 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1166). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981166.wp