DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 128                                               July 6,1998

**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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OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Martha Contee: (202) 418-0260, TTY: (202) 418-2555, email mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/oproceed.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 6, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 07/02/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt070698.pdf

Report No: I-8318. Released: July 6, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Telecommunications Division, International Bureau: Joanna Lowry at (202) 418-1470.

Report No: 44276. Released: July 6, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980706.txt

Report No: 24276. Released: July 6, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980706.txt

Released: July 6, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe: (202) 418-0310.

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TEXTS

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JOSEPH FRANK PTAK. Ordered to pay Forfeiture in the amount of $11,000 for operating an unauthorized broadcast station; ordered to cease and desist. Dkt No.: CI-98-44. Action by Administrative Law Judge Richard L. Sippel. Adopted: July 1, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98D-2). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98d2.wp

MARINESAT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC. Granted Application for authority to provide INMARSAT standard services via the INMARSAT system in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean Regions. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Bureau, International Bureau. Adopted: July 2, 1998. by Order, Autho, Cert. (DA No. 98-1321). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981321.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 2, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 127:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 2, 1998. COMMENCEMENT OF FIVE-YEAR PERIOD PRECEDING TERMINATION OF RESALE RULE APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN COVERED COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE PROVIDERS. (DA No. 98-1337). Dkt No.: CC-94-54. Contact: Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Jane Phillips at (202) 418-1310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981337.wp

Released: July 2, 1998. DIGITAL BROADCASTING OVS, LLC OF CALIFORNIA.Digital Broadcasting OVS, LLC of California files an application for open video system certification. (DA No. 98-1338). Contact: Legal Contact: Allan Manuel at (202) 418-1047, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Action by: Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981338.wp

Released: July 2, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (PCS) C BLOCK UNCONDITIONAL ELECTIONS. (DA No. 98-1340). News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981340.wp

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN OF FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, ON RECEIPT OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE CO.'S REORGANIZATION PLAN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek852.html

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TEXTS

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TMI COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPANY, L.P. Granted Norcom Network's Corporation's Request for Extension of Time and the extended deadlines for filing responses to TMI Communications and Company, L.P.'s Opposition to Petitions to Deny from June 25, 1998 to June 29, 1998. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: June 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1305). IB

US WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Application for Authorization Pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to Resell Switched International Communications Services to Lithuania and Russia. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: June 30, 1998. by Order, Auth, & Cert. (DA No. 98-1339). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981339.wp

PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ALLIANCE'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FOR BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Declined to forbear from applying sections 201 and 202 of the Act, the international authorization requirement of Section 214 of the Act, and the resale rule of 47 C.F.R to broadband PCS providers. Granted partial forbearance from the requirement that CMRS providers file tariffs for their international services, and granted forbearance from Section 226 for the CMRS providers of operator services and aggregators. Denied GTE's Petition for Reconsideration or Waiver of a Declaratory Ruling and affirmed the Common Carrier Bureau's decision that TOCSIA applies to certain activities of GTE's mobile affiliates, and granted limited forbearance from certain provisions of TOCSIA as explained. Terminate the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Further Forbearance from Title II Regulation for Certain Types of CMRS Providers. Issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments regarding forbearance from regulation in wireless telecommunications markets that is responsive to current statutory standards and market conditions. Comment Date: August 3, 1998; Reply Comment Date: August 18, 1998; Comments and Reply Comments to be filed in WT Docket No. 98-100. Dkt No.: WT-98-100, GN-94-33. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by MO&O & NPRM. (FCC No. 98-134). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98134.pdf