DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 134                                              July 14,1998

**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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COMMISSION PROPOSES MAJOR STREAMLINING OF INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS. The Commission has proposed steps that, if adopted, would eliminate roughly 75 percent of international service applications processed by the International Bureau. Report No: IB-98-39. by NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Dkt No.: IB-98-118. (FCC No. 98-149) IB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8022.html

FCC ADOPTS AUCTION RULES FOR LMS SERVICES. The Commission has adopted rules and procedures for the future auction of Location and Monitoring Service licenses.. Report No: WT-98-20. by 2nd R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: July 9, 1998. Dkt No.: PR-93-61. (FCC No. 98-157) WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8029.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 14, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 07/13/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt071498.pdf

Report No: SPB-131. Released: July 14, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION. Contact: International Bureau: (202) 418-2373. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8176.wp

Report No: 44282. Released: July 14, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980714.txt

Report No: 24282. Released: July 14, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980714.txt

Report No: 24282A. Released: July 14, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8106.wp

Released: July 14, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE.(2 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80714.html

Released: July 14, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80714.html

Released: July 14, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(3 of 3). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exc80714.html

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SPEECHES

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"""THINKING AHEAD"" BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO NAACP 1998 ANNUAL CONVENTION TELECOMMUNICATIONS FORUM, ATLANTA, GA, JULY 13, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek821.html

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TEXTS

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BELLSOUTH PETITION FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE. Granted petition to provide two-way, flat-rated, non-optional expanded local calling service between two exchanges in Florida. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: July 14, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1371). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981371.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMMON CARRIER REGULATIONS. The Commisison has begun a comprehensive 1998 biennial review to identify regulations that are overly burdensome or no longer serve the public interest. Dkt No.: IB-98-118. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 6, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-149). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Notices/1998/fcc98149.pdf

AMENDMENT OF PART 90 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ADOPT REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMATIC VEHICLE MONITORING SYSTEMS. The Commission adopted rules and procedures governing competitive bidding for multilateration Location and Monitoring Service frequencies, and concluded that the LMS auction should be conducted pursuant to the recently adopted Part 1 general competitive bidding rules. Also, established small business definitions for multilateration LMS. Dkt No.: PR-93-61. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 9, 1998. by 2nd R&O. (FCC No. 98-157). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98157.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 13, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 133:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 13, 1998. AFFINITY CORPORATION PETITION FOR PARTIAL WAIVER PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments Due: July 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: August 3, 1998. (DA No. 98-1384). Dkt No.: CC-96-45.

Report No: A-332. Released: July 13, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: 14 August 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8103.wp

Released: July 13, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU DISMISSES MOUNTAIN SMR GROUP, L.L.C. APPLICATION FOR AUCTION EVENT NO. 16. (DA No. 98-1237). Contact: Chris Gacek at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981237.wp

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LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS' RATES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS FOR EXPANDED INTERCONNECTION THROUGH VIRTUAL COLLOCATION FOR SPECIAL ACCESS AND SWITCHED TRANSPORT. Resolved all pending confidentiality requests filed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, and the Ameritech Operating Companies in the virtual collocation tariff investigation, and granted in part the request by these companies for confidential treatment of cost data submitted in this investigation by finding that these data should be withheld from public disclosure but made available to parties. Granted request of CBT and Time Warner Communications Holdings, Inc. to withdraw their applications for review of Common Carrier Bureau rulings on requests for inspection of certain cost support data filed by CBT in the virtual collocation tariff investigation. FOIA Control Nos. 94-310, 325, 328/FOIA Control Nos. 95-149, 223. Dkt No.: CC-94-97. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: July 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1389). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981389.wp

DIGITAL BROADCASTING OVS. Approved Certification Application of Digital Broadcasting OVS to operate open video systems in forty-four California communities. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 13, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1388). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981388.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PART 0 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO CLOSE THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU'S GETTYSBURG REFERENCE FACILITY. Vacated the Commission's May 14, 1998 rules to eliminate the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's Reference Room in Gettysburg, PA to provide an opportunity for public comment. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 13, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-158). WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Walter Boswell at (717) 338-2601. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98158.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 10, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 132:

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OTTER CREEK, FLORIDA. Effective August 24, 1998, amended FM table to allot Channel 240 at Otter Creek, Florida, as that community's first local FM broadcast sevice. Dkt No.: MM-97-239. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 1, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1322). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981322.wp