DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 142                                              July 24,1998

**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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THOMAS C. SPAVINS NAMED CHIEF ECONOMIST, COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATION BUREAU. CIB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8016.wp

DAN CONNORS JOINS COMMISSIONER NESS'S OFFICE AS INTERIM LEGAL ADVISOR. CMMR. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8048.wp

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/oproceed.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG, JULY 23. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt072398.pdf

Report No: 1192. Released: July 24, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: TEL-171-A. Released: July 24, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8187.txt

Report No: 44290. Released: July 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980724.txt

Report No: 24290. Released: July 24, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980724.txt

Report No: 336. Released: July 24, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8110.wp

Report No: NA-225. Released: July 24, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8109.wp

Report No: A-333. Released: July 24, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.(Corrected Copy). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8107.wp

Report No: B-215. Released: July 24, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8108.wp

Report No: D-996. Released: July 24, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATION. Contact: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Barrett Brick at (202) 418-1065 or Nazifa Naim at (202) 418-7059. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980723.pdf

Released: July 24, 1998. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (DA No. 98-1436). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da981436.wp

Released: July 24, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: LB-98- 55. Released: July 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8084.wp

Report No: AUC-98-20-A. Released: July 24, 1998. 156-162 MHZ VHF PUBLIC COAST STATION SPECTRUM AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 3, 1998.Comment Sought on Reserve Prices of Minimum Opening Bids and Other Auction Procedural Issues; comments due Aug. 14, replies due Aug. 21. (DA No. 98-1469). Contact: Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Bob Reagle, Jeff Garretson, Anne Napoli at (202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981469.wp

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SOUTHWESTERN BELL PETITION FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE. Granted SWBT's request for a limited modification of LATA boundaries to provide ELCS. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: July 24, 1998. by MO&O. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981500.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted in part complaint filed against Time Warner Cable concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Apex, NC. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1456). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981456.wp

MEDIAONE OF OHIO, INC. Denied complaints filed against the January 1,1998 cable programming services tier rate increases in Kettering , Centerville, Miamisburg and Springboro, OH. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1458). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981458.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for the cable programming service tier Time Warner was charging in Garden Grove, California. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Divison, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1466). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981466.wp

MEDIAONE OF SOUTH FLORIDA INC. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services rier rate MediaOne was charging in Hialeah, Dade, Sweetwater, Miami Springs, and Coral Gables. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compiance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1457). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981457.wp

MEDIAONE OF METROPOLITAN DETRIOT. Denied complaint filed against the April 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increases in Southfield, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1459). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981459.wp

RIVER CITY LICENSE PARTNERSHIP II. Granted the application to assign the license of WSYX TV, Columbus Ohio from River City to WSYX. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: July 23, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1465). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981465.wp

ZAPATA, TEXAS. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments, to allot Channel 274A at Zapata; comments due Sept. 14, replies due Sept. 29. Dkt No.: MM- 98-133. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 15, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1425). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981425.wp

SHERIDAN, WY AND COLSTRIP MT. Proposed amending FM table to subsitute channel 229C for channel 243C3 at Sheridan and modify CP of KYTI(FM) accordingly; comments due Sept. 14 replies Sept. 29. Dkt No.: MM- 98-134. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 15, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1426). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981426.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 141:

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FCC APPROVES MERGER BETWEEN AT&T AND TELEPORT. Report No: CC 98-22. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Alexander Star (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8051.html

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Released: July 23, 1998. REVISED COMMENT CYCLE ON APPLICATION BY BELLSOUTH CORPORATION, BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., AND BELLSOUTH LONG DISTANCE, INC. FOR PROVISION ON IN-REGION INTERLATA SERVICES IN LOUISIANA. (DA No. 98-1480). Dkt No.: CC- 98-121. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981480.pdf

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

Released: July 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU CLARIFIES DATE OF PUBLIC NOTICE OF PCIA FORBEARANCE ORDER AND NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING. (DA No. 98-1477). Contact: Kimberly Parker (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981477.wp

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TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC. AND AT&T. Approved application to merge AT&T with Teleport. Dkt No.: CC- 98-24. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 21, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-169). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98169.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against 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 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

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

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

RADIO SUN GROUP OF TEXAS INC. Granted short term renewal of license for KYKX- FM Lougview TX; notified of apparent liability for forfeiture for $35,000 for EEO rule violations; granted renewuals of licenses for KEAN(AM and KKYS(FM), Abilene and Bryan Texas subject to notices of apparent liability for forieture of $10,000 and $16,000 respectivly, for EEO violations; granted assiment of licenses to Sunburst Media. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 23, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-171). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98171.wp

JOHNSON DATA TELEMETRY. Dismissed request for waiver of Section 90.203 of the rules. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, WTB. Adopted: July 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1479). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 21, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 139:

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Released: July 21, 1998. FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE TO CONVENE AN OPEN MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1998, IN SEATTLE WASHINGTON. (DA No. 98-1394). Dkt No.: 96-45. Contact: Emily Hoffnar (202) 418-7396. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981394.wp

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

Cox Communications Order listed as DA 98-1411 on yesterday's digest should have shown as DA 98-1441.