DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 135                                              July 15,1998

**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 15, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - JULY 14. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt071598.pdf

Report No: N-76-A. Released: July 15, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS ACTIONS - APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68 - CONNECTION OF TERMINAL EQUIPMENT TO THE TELEPHONE NETWORK.

Report No: 3645. Released: July 15, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Released: July 15, 1998. CORRECTION - POLE ATTACHMENT COMPLAINTS AND PETITIONS BEFORE THE CABLE SERVICES BUREAU.

Report No: DS-1861. Released: July 15, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8180.txt

Report No: TEL-168-A. Released: July 15, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8178.txt

Report No: DS-1860. Released: July 15, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - RE:SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8179.txt

Released: July 15, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING. (DA No. 98-1391). Contact: Ken Stanley, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1486. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981391.wp

Report No: 44283. Released: July 15, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980715.txt

Report No: 24283. Released: July 15, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980715.txt

Report No: 22. Released: July 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8076.pdf

Report No: 21. Released: July 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8077.pdf

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ST. LOUIS TELE-COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Dismissed an appeal of a local rate order filed by St. Louis Tele-Communications, Inc. concerning basic service rates in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: July 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1385). CSB

LIFETALK BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION. Denied two applications for review filed by LifeTalk Broadcasting Association, filed on March 6, 1998 and March 9, 1998, seeking re-examination of adverse actions by the Mass Media Bureau with respect to LifeTalk's application's for new noncommercial educational FM translator stations to serve Collegedale, Tennessee and Sacramento, California, respectively. Dismissed without prejudice retendered applications of LifeTalk. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 9, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-156). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98156.wp

ACE TV, INC. - LICENSEE, WACY(TV), APPLETON, WI. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of $10,000 to Ace TV, Inc., licensee of WACY(TV), Appleton, Wisconsin for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming; granted license renewal application of Ace TV, Inc. for station WACY(TV). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 13, 1998. by NPRM Letter. (DA No. 98-1390). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981390.wp

AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2, 15 AND 97 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO PERMIT USE OF RADIO FREQUENCIES ABOVE 40 GHZ FOR NEW RADIO APPLICATIONS. Adopted rules that will encourage the commercial development and use of a portion of the "millimeter wave" frequencies above 40 GHz. Dkt No.: ET- 94-124. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 6, 1998. by 3rd R&O. (FCC No. 98-150). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/fcc98150.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 14, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 134:

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Released: July 14, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON MISSOURI PETITION FOR PREEMPTION OF SECTION 392-410(7) OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF MISSOURI - CC DOCKET NO. 98-122.On July 8, 1998, The Missouri Municipal League; The Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities; City Utilities of Springfield; City of Columbia Water & Light; City of Sikeston Board of Utilities filed a petition for preemption urging the Commission to preempt under section 253(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended section 392.410(7) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Comments due August 13; reply comments due August 28. (DA No. 98-1399). Contact: Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981399.wp

Report No: 1997. Released: July 14, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON MEETING WITH BROADCAST EXECUTIVES ON MINORITY ISSUES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek854.wp

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**IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Amended rules governing procedures to be followed when formal complaints are filed against common carriers. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 9, 1998. by 2nd R&O. (FCC No. 98-154). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98154.wp

PETITIONS FOR WAIVER OF THE FOUR-DIGIT CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CODE (CIC) IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE. Granted, subject to conditions, Coon Valley Telephone Company's, Jordan-Soldier Valley Cooperative Telephone Company's, and Jefferson Telephone Company's separate Petitions for Extension of Time in Prior Waiver. Extended until August 31 for Jefferson and Jordan-Soldier Valley and until October 31 for Coon Valley the switch conversion deadline for four-digit CIC capability. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: July 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1393). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981393.wp

AMERITECH - IL, IN, MI, OH, WI - VS. MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. Granted Joint Motion to Dismiss with prejudice complaint of Ameritech - IL, IN, MI, OH, and WI - against MCI Telecommunications Corp. alleging that MCI violated various sections of the Communications Act and of the Commission's rules by submitting to Complainants for processing prescubscribed carrier changes that were not properly authorized and verified; dismissed with prejudice complaint and terminated proceeding. Action by Deputy Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: July 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1392). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981392.wp

MILE HI CABLE PARTNERS, L.P., ET AL. V. PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO, PA 98-003. Denied Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Extension of Time filed by Public Service Company of Colorado re: a pole attachment complaint filed by Mile Hi Cable Partners, L.P. et al. Granted extension of time to file response for 10 days after the release of this Order. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1396). CSB

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

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Report No: B-214. Released: July 13, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF AUGUST 14 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8104.wp