DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 126                                               July 1,1998

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 1, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 06/30/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt063098.pdf

Released: July 1, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL. (DA No. 98-1317). Dkt No.: CC-92-237. Contact: Administrative Assistant of the NANC: Linda Simms at (202) 418-2330 or via internet at lsimms@fcc.gov, Fax: (202) 418-2345, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981317.wp

Report No: DS-1857. Released: July 1, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.

Report No: DS-1856. Released: July 1, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.Re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted For Filing.

Report No: IN-98-36. Released: July 1, 1998. WRC-99 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUP 7. Contact: Planning and Negotiation Division: Nancy Wiley at (202) 418-2213. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8171.wp

Report No: IN-98-37. Released: July 1, 1998. WRC-2000 (FORMERLY WRC-99) ADVISORY COMMITTEE SCHEDULES FOURTH MEETING. Contact: Planning and Negotiation Division, International Bureau: Nancy Wiley at (202) 418-2213. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8172.wp

Report No: TEL-166-A. Released: July 1, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8173.txt

Report No: 44274. Released: July 1, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980701.txt

Report No: 24274. Released: July 1, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980701.txt

Released: July 1, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES PROCEDURES FOR NON-NATIONWIDE 220-222 MHZ LICENSEES TO MODIFY THEIR AUTHORIZATIONS TO REFLECT ACTUAL OPERATING POWER. (DA No. 98-1306). Contact: Wanda Gordon at (717) 338-2619 or Gary Delvin at (717) 338-2618. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981306.wp

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SPEECHES

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WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISISON BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION UNITED STATES SENATE FIELD HEARING ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, JULY 1, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek820.html

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US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted petition of US West Communicaitons, Inc. seeking under section 69.4(g)(1) of the Commission's rules to establish new service rate elements to provide prearranged and default long term number portability query services for other carriers that deliver unqueried traffic to US West for routing and termination. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: July 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1315). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981315.wp

JAMES SADLER. Granted petition by James Sadler finding that townhome association's restrictions on antennas are prohibited by the Commission's over-the-air reception devices rule, 47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1284). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981284.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO. Granted, in part, and denied, in part appeal of local rate order filed by TCI Cablevision of Ohio. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1268). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981268.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, CA. Found cable programming service tier rate unreasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1274). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981274.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming service tier rate Time Warner Cable was charing in Morrisville, NC. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1276). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981276.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against Jnauary 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier rate Time Warner Cable was charging in Champaign, IL. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1277). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981277.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase Time Warner Cable was charging in Greensboro, NC. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1278). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981278.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF INDIANA, L.P. Granted LFA complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of Indiana, L.P., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in St. Joseph, IN. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1271). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981271.wp

MEDIAONE. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming service tier rate MediaOne was charging in Los Angeles County, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1259). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981259.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming service tier rate time Warner Cable was charging in Volusia County, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1260). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981260.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF FLINT, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of Flint, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Genesse, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1257). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981257.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF INDIANA, L.P. Denied LFA complaint filed against Comcast Cablevision of Indiana, L.P., concering its charges for cable programming service tier in Speedway, IN. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1256). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981256.wp

WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Denied must-carry complaint filed by WRNN-TV Associates Limited Partnership, licensee of television broadcast station WRNN-TV, Kingston, New York, against Cablevision Systems Corporation, serving 37 communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1307). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981307.wp

TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT-ADVANCE/NEWHOUSE PARTNERSHIP D/B/A TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Granted the petition filed by Time Warner Communications for change in its regulatory status. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1272). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981272.wp

IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 304 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF NAVIGATION DEVICES. Erratum issued to correct paragraph 138 of Report and Order, FCC, 98-116, released June 24, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-97-80. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/err98116.wp

BENEDEK BROADCASTING OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND RENA BRODHURST. Denied Application for Review filed by Rena Brodhurst for review of decision dismissing Brodhurst's application for assignment of license of station WBNB(TV), Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, from Benedek. Denied Benedek's request for extension of authorization of WVXF(TV), Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands to remain silent, canceled the station's license, deleted call letters and dismissed as moot Brodhurst's application to modify the station's facilities. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 4, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-110). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98110.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 30, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 125:

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NEWS RELEASES

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AMERITECH ORDERED TO STOP MARKETING QWEST'S LONG DISTANCE SERVICE FOR 90 DAYS WHILE THE FCC RULES ON THE LEGALITY OF THE MARKETING AGREEMENT. Report No: CC-98-18. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: June 30, 1998. (FCC No. 98-141) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Dorothy Attwood at (202) 418-7283 and Deena Shelter at (202) 418-7296. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8045.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 30, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD BANDWIDTH EN BANC HEARING JULY 9, 1998. Contact: Marcelino Ford-Livene at (202) 418-2030, TTY: (202) 418-2555. News Media Contact: Audrey Spivack (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8037.html

Report No: 1995. Released: June 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: June 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES NEW PROCEDURES FOR FILING PART 22 OFFSHORE RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE APPLICATION IN UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM (ULS) STARTING JULY 1, 1998. (DA No. 98-1302). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981302.wp

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NECA, INC. Corrected paragraph 5 of the the June 29, 1998 Order DA-98-1297, deleting paragraph 26. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Erratum. CCB

AT&T CORPORATION/AMERITECH CORPORATION/QWEST COMMUNICATIONS. Granted Motion for Interim Relief in the Form of a Standstill Order filed by AT&T and MCI, and dismissed Ameritech's Petition for En Banc Hearing Prior to Disposition of Motion for Interim Relief and Petitioners' Oppposition to Petition for En Banc Hearing Prior to Disposition of Motion for Interim Relief. Ordered Ameritech to refrain from enrolling additional customers under its "teaming" agreement with Qwest Communications Corporation, and refrain from further marketing and promoting of the "CompleteAccess" program, pending a final determination by the Commission of the lawfulness of that agreement. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-141). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98141.wp

BILLED PARTY PREFERENCE FOR INTERLATA 0+ CALLS. Grant limited waivers or extensions of time to come into compliance with rules of Billed Party Preference for InterLATA 0+ Calls. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1285). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981285.wp

FEDERAL STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Granted Emergency Petition for Relief the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, filed on May 13, 1998, and the Request for Extension of the Governor of Guam, filed on June 18, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1299). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981299.wp

1998 ANNUAL ACCESS TARIFF FILINGS. Suspended for one day and set for investigation the price cap incumbent local exchange carriers' (LECs) 1998 Annual Access Tariffs, which proposed revisions to the SWB's, Pacific Bell's, and Nevada Bell's 1998 Annual Access Tariffs set to become effective July 1, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-104. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1310). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981310.wp

BEEHIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC./BEEHIVE TELEPHONE, INC. NEVADA. Suspended and set for investigation Beehive's Transmittal No. 11 which proposed to modify tandem switched transport facility, tanden switched transport termination, and transport interconnection charges. Dkt No.: CC-98-108. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1304). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981304.wp

AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION'S EX PARTE RULES IN JOINT BOARD PROCEEDINGS. Propose to amend the Commission's ex parte rules to facilitate communications by states in Joint Board proceedings and proceedings before the Commission involving a recommendation from a Joint Board. Proposed to provide ex parte presentations by state commissions, their members and their staffs to Joint Boards and the FCC must be disclosed only if of substantial signficance and clearly intended to affect the ultimate decision. Dkt No.: GC-98-73. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-98). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Notices/1998/fcc98098.wp