DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 141                                              July 23,1998

**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 23, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG, JULY 22. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt072398.pdf

Report No: I-8323. Released: July 23, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry (202) 418-1470.

Report No: I-8322. Released: July 23, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1472). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981472.txt

Report No: 44289. Released: July 23, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980723.txt

Report No: 24289. Released: July 23, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980723.txt

Released: July 23, 1998. TECHNICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO MM DOCKET NO. 98-93. (DA No. 98-1406). Dkt No.: 98-93. Contact: Harry K. Wong (202) 418-2437. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/da981406.wp

Report No: 2285. Released: July 23, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED.

Released: July 23, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: CWS-98-42. Released: July 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8082.wp

Released: July 23, 1998. APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING - AUCTION EVENT NO. 16 - 800 MHZ SMR AUCTION. (DA No. 98-1473). Contact: Willbert Nixon (202) 418 - 7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981473.wp

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1998 ANNUAL ACCESS TARIFF FILINGS. Suspended for one day and set for an investigation Ameritechs' Transmittal 1166 and consolidated it in CC Docket 98-104. Dkt No.: 98-104. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 23, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1464). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981464.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed aginst the January 1. 1998 cable programming services tier rate increases in Pittsboro, NC. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1450). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981450.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in Selma, NC. Found cable programming service tier rate unreasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1451). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981451.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed aginst the cable programming service tier rate charged by TIme Warner Cable in Knightdale, NC. Found cable programming service tier rate unreasonable beginning January 1. 1998. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1452). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981452.wp

CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION OF MASSACHUSETTS;. The Commission denied an application for review regarding the offsetting of overcharges on the basic tier and undercharges on the cable programming service tier. The Commission also uphelp the Cable Service Bureau's order which ruled that Continental's appeal of the local franschising authority's rate order was untimely filed. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 17, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-168). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98168.wp

TIME WARNER CABLEVISION. Granted complaint filed against the cable programming service tier rate charged by Time Warner in Slidell Louisana. Found cable programming service tier rate unreasonable beginning January 1, 1998. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1448). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981448.wp

JONES COMMUNICATIONS OF MARYLAND, INC. Granted a complaint filed aginst the February 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increases in Prince George's County, MD. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1449). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981449.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF BALTIMORE, INC. Approved the refund plan, and denied request to hold refund plan implementation in abeyance, filed by Comcast Cablevision of Baltimore, Inc. for Randallstown, MD and various communities. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1463). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981463.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF HALLANDALE, INC. Approved the refund plan, and denied request to hold refund plan implementation in abeyance, filed by Comcast of Hallandale, Inc. for Hallandale, Florida. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1462). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981462.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF HOWARD COUNTY MD, INC. Approved Refund Plan and denied Request to Hold Refund Plan Implementation in Abeyance. Filed by Comcast Cablevision of Howard County, Inc., for various communities in Howard County, MD. Action by DeputyChief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1470). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981470.wp

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaints filed against the November 1, 1997 cable programming services tier rate increases in multiple communities in RI. Action by Chief Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1442). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981442.wp

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaints filed against the November 1, 1997, cable programming services tier rate increases in muliple communities in RI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1441). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981441.wp

MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS. Orded to forfeit $15,000 for violation of rules limiting amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1461). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981461.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW- STREAMLINING OF RADIO TECHNICAL RULES IN PART 73 AND 74 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Granted the "Motion for Extension of Time of Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines" filed by the National Association of Broadcasters and entended dates to October 20 and Nov. 20. Dkt No.: MM-98-93. Action by Bureau Chief. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1468). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981468.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 140:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC AND INDUSTRY ANNOUNCE BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINES TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM CRAMMING. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8050.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 22, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON PETITION BY THE COMPETITION POLICY INSTITUTE FOR DECLARATORY RULINGS ON THE REALISTIC CHOICE STANDARD FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST IN SECTION 271 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT.Comments due Aug 11. Replies due Aug 21. (DA No. 98-1467). Contact: Janice Myles (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981467.wp

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CALDWELL, COLLEGE STATION AND GAUSE, TX. Denied application for review of staff ruling in FM proceeding. Dkt No.: MM-91-58. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 15, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-165). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98165.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 1, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 126:

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TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO, INC. Erratum to MO&O. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-1268). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er981268.wp