DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 123                                              June 26,1998

**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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PATRICK DONOVAN TO LEAVE THE FCC. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8044.wp

COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED CABLE ATTRIBUTION RULES (CS DOCKET 98-82). Comments due by August 14, 1998; reply comments due by September 3, 1998. By NPRM (FCC 98-112) adopted June 4 by the Commission.. Report No: CS 98-8. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: John Norton at (202) 418-7200 or TTY at (202) 418-7172. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8015.wp

COMMISSION ACTS ON CABLE TELEVISION HORIZONTAL OWNERSHIP RULES (CS DOCKET 98-264). Comments due August 14, 1998; reply comments due September 3, 1998. By MO&O and FNPRM (FCC 98-138) adopted June 23 by the Commission.. Report No: CS 98-10. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. CSB Contact: John Norton at (202) 418-7200 or TTY at (202) 418-7172. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8014.wp

FCC DECLARES SPRINT NON-DOMINANT ON FRANCE AND GERMANY ROUTES. Action by Chief, International Bureau, June 25, 1998 by Declaration Ruling and Order (DA 98-1231). Report No: IN 98-32. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Laurie Sherman at (202) 418-0429. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8019.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: Martha Contee, Public Service Division, at (202) 418-0260, or TTY at (202) 418-2555, or e-mail at mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/oproceed.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 26, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG- JUNE 25, 1998. Contact: Public Reference Room at (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt062598.pdf

Report No: TEL-165-A. Released: June 26, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center at (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8164.txt

Report No: TEL-165-B. Released: June 26, 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). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center at (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8165.txt

Released: June 26, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980626.html

Report No: LB-98-51. Released: June 26, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8072.wp

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AMERITECH. Approved the request of Ameritech for LATA modification for the limited purpose of providing flat-rated, non-optional ELCS at specific locations. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: June 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1240). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981240.wp

CABLE ATTRIBUTION RULES. Asked for comment on possible changes to the cable television ownership attribution rules, which define what constitutes a cognizable interest that triggers application of various Commission rules relating to the provision of cable television services. Comments due August 14, 1998; reply comments due September 3, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-98-82. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-112). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/1998/fcc98112.wp

HORIZONTAL OWNERSHIP LIMITS. Maintained the current 30% cable horizontal ownership limit and denied the motion to lift the voluntary stay on enforcement of that limit, but lifted the stay as to information reporting requirements. Sought comment on possible revisions of the horizontal ownership rules and the method by which horizontal ownership is calculated. Comments due August 14, 1998; reply comments due September 3, 1998. Dkt No.: MM- 92-264. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by MO&O & FNPRM. (FCC No. 98-138). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98138.wp

OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK AND SPEEDVISION NETWORK. Denied Petition for Exclusivity filed by Outdoor Life and Speedvision seeking approval to enter into exclusive program distribution agreements with multichannel video programming distributors in 17 Nielsen Designated Market Areas and in the State of Connecticut. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 24, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1241). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981241.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate Time Warner was charging in Torrance, CA. Found cable programming services tier rate reasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1234). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981234.wp

COMCAST CABLE INVESTORS, INC. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate Comcast Cable Investors, Inc., was charging in Pontiac, MI. Found cable programming services tier rate reasonable beginning November 1, 1997. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1230). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981230.wp

ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF COMPETITION IN MARKETS FOR THE DELIVERY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING. Issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking information, data and public comment for use in preparation of the 1998 Report to Congress on competition in markets for the delivery of video programming in compliance with Section 628(g) of the Communications Act. Comments are due July 31, 1998, replies August 31, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-98-102. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by Notice of Inquiry. (FCC No. 98-137). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/1998/fcc98137.wp

SPRINT CORPORATION. Determined that Sprint shall be regulated as a non-dominant carrier on the U.S.-France and U.S.-Germany routes. Denied MCI's Petition to Deny Sprint's petition. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Decl. Ruling & Order. (DA No. 98-1231). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981231.wp

ELLERON OIL COMPANY AND WVI PARTNERS, INC. Erratum correcting the number of the Order denying the Petition for Reconsideration by Elleron Oil Company and WVI Partners, which was released on June 25, 1998. The number on the Order should have been listed as DA 98-1242 instead of FCC 98-1242. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Order. WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 25, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 122:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44270. Released: June 25, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980625.txt

Report No: 24270. Released: June 25, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980625.txt

Report No: CWS-98-38. Released: June 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Contact: Irene Longin or Irene Griffith at (202) 418-1385. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8068.wp

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AT&T CORP., MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC., ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, AND NEXTLINK WASHINGTON, L.L.C. V. US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted that the parties joint motion to consolidate for dispostition. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1252). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981252.wp

ELLERON OIL COMPANY AND WVI PARTNERS, INC. Denied Petition of Reconsideration filed by Elleron Oil Company and WVI Partners, Inc. of dismissal of IVDS auction applications. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-1242). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981242.wp