DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 120                                              June 23,1998

**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 HOSTS THIRD WORKSHOP IN SERIES WITH TELECOM REGULATORS FROM NINE COUNTRIES. Report No: IN-98-31. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: International Bureau contact: Laurie Sherman at 9202) 418-0429. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8018.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 23, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.(Public Reference Log: 06/22/98). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt062298.pdf

Released: June 23, 1998. REQUEST BY AMERITECH FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE BETWEEN VARIOUS EXCHANGES.Comments Due: July 3, 1998; Reply Comments Due: July 10, 1998. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Alan Thomas at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8012.wp

Report No: 44268. Released: June 23, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980623.txt

Report No: 24268. Released: June 23, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980623.txt

Released: June 23, 1998. 1997 BROADCAST AND CABLE EMPLOYMENT REPORT. Contact: EEO Branch at (202) 418-1450. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/pncb8002.wp

Released: June 23, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980623.html

Released: June 23, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80623.html

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SPEECHES

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FCC COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE THE ANNENBERG PUBLIC POLICY CENTER'S THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN AND TELEVISION WASHINGTON, DC. June 22, 1998 (As prepared for delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn813.html

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATION ACT OF 1996: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS' USE OF CUSTOMER PROPRIETARY NETWORK INFORMATION AND OTHER CUSTOMER INFORMATION/IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NON-ACCOUNTING SAFEGUARDS OF SECTIONS 271 AND 272 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS. ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED. Granted "Motion to Exceed Page Limitation" filed by MCI Telecommunications Corporation. Dkt No.: CC-96-115, CC-96-149. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1184). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981184.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 119:

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NEWS RELEASES

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CHAIRMAN KENNARD TELLS MAYORS U.S. FACES THIRD GREAT EDUCATION CHALLENGE OF LAST 150 YEARS; URGES SUPPORT FOR E-RATE. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8043.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 22, 1998. COMMISSION ACKNOWLEDGES RECEIPT OF LETTERS SELF-CERTIFYING LECS AS RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES. (DA No. 98-1205). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Adrian Wright at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981205.pdf

Released: June 22, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITIONS FOR CLARIFICATION AND RECONSIDERATION OF ORDER RELIEVING INTEREXCHANGE CARRIERS OF PRESUBSCRIBED INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER CHARGES FOR TERMINATED CUSTOMERS.Opposition/Comment Date: July 7, 1998; Reply Comment Date: July 14, 1998. (DA No. 98-1206). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981206.wp

Released: June 22, 1998. COMMISSION PROCEEDING REGARDING THE PERSONAL ATTACK AND POLITICAL EDITORIAL RULES. (FCC No. 98-126). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98126.wp

Report No: LB-98-50. Released: June 22, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU APPROVES TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF WIRELESS INTERESTS FROM 360 DEGREES COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TO ALLTEL CORPORATION. Contact: Clint Odom at (202) 418-7240, Jamie Hedlund at (202) 418-1399. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8064.wp

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES FUNDING MECHANISM. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek851.wp

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TEXTS

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FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. FCC Reforms Universal Service Support Mechanism for Schools and Libraries. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 12, 1998. (FCC No. 98-120). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98120.pdf

"1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- STREAMLINING OF RADIO TECHNICAL RULES IN PARTS 73 AND 74 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES . Erratum to NPRM (FCC-98-117) released June 15. Comments Due: August 21, 1998; Reply Comments Due: September 21, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-93. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. by Erratum. MMB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/err98117.wp

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

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ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REGULATORY FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998. Revised Schedule of Regulatory Fees in order to recover the amount of regulatory fees that Congress has required FCC to collect for Fiscal Year 1998. Dkt No.: MD-98-36. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 9, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-115). OMD Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1998/fcc98115.wp