DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 147                                              July 31,1998

**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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U.S. AND MEXICO REACH AGREEMENT FOR IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL TELEVISION SERVICE ALONG THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER, APPROVING ALL STATIONS SLATED TO BEGIN SERVICE IN NOVEMBER 1998 AND MAY 1999. The FCC and Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes procedures for implementing digital television (DTV) service along the United States/Mexico border and approves all five DTV stations in the U.S./Mexcio border area slated to begin service in November 1998 and May 1999.. Report No: IN-98-42. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: International Bureau Contact: Larry Olsen at (202) 418-2142; Office of Engineering and Technology Contact: Bruce Franca at (202) 418-2470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8025.wp

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

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

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

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Released: July 31, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 07/30/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt073098.pdf

Report No: 1193. Released: July 31, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: TEL-173-A. Released: July 31, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8192.txt

Report No: 44295. Released: July 31, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980731.txt

Report No: 24295. Released: July 31, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980731.txt

Report No: D-997-A. Released: July 31, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES GRANT OF MDS AUTHORIZATIONS. Contact: For Payment Information/Office of Managing Director: Regina Dorsey at (202) 418-1995; Legal/Mass Media Bureau: Charles Dziedzic at (202) 418-1600, Sharon Bertelsen at (202) 418-7057 or Nazifa Naim at (202) 418-7059. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980731.pdf

Released: July 31, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980731.html

Report No: 2288. Released: July 31, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8041.wp

Report No: LB-98-57. Released: July 31, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8086.wp

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STATEMENT OF MICHAEL POWELL, COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, BEFORE THE SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE YEAR 2000 TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/Statements/stmkp819.html

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ERRATUM - MEDIAONE OF OHIO, INC. Issued Erratum to DA-98-1458 (released July 24, 1998). (By Erratum adopted July 29, 1998 by the Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: July 29, 1998. by ERRATUM. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er981458.wp

ERRATUM - IN RE: AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISION'S RULES TORELOCATE THE DIGITAL ELECTRONIC MESSAGE SERVICE FROM THE 18 GHZ BAND TO THE 24 GHZ BAND AND TO ALLOCATE THE 24 GHZ BAND FOR FIXED SERVICE. The word "diameter" should be changed to "radius" in the first and fifth line in paragraph 48, inthe last sentence of footnote 90, and the 10th line of Appendix A, Section A. Dkt No.: ET-97-99. Action by Bureau Chief. by Erratum. IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/err98155.wp

KING SALMON, ALASKA. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 221A to King Salmon, Alaska, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Comments Due: September 21, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 6, 1998. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1488). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981488.wp

LUFKIN, TEXAS. Proposed amending FM table to allot Channel 261A, at Lufkin, Texas. Comment Date: September 21, 1998, Reply Comment Date: October 6, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-135. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1424). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981424.wp

WHITEHALL, MONTANA. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 274A at Whitehall, Montana, as that commnity's first local FM broadcast service. Comments Due: September 21, 1998; Reply Commens Due: October 6, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-138. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1486). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981486.wp

PAULS VALLEY, OKLAHOMA. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 283A to Pauls Valley, as the community's first or second local FM service. Comments Due: September 21, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 6, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-140. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1487). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981487.wp

WARRENTON AND ENFIELD, NORTH CAROLINA AND LA CROSSE AND POWHATAN, VIRGINIA. Effective September 14, amended FM Table of Allotments to substitute Channel 297A for Channel 297C2 at Warrenton, realloted Channel 297A to Powhatan and modified CP of WXNC accordingly. Dkt No.: MM-97-229. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1485). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981485.wp

DANIEL R. GOODMAN/DR. ROBERT CHAN - 800 MHZ PROCEEDING. Took various actions to remove impediments to implementing the relief previously granted. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 16, 1998. by MO&O & Order. (FCC No. 98-167). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98167.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released July 30, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 146:

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FCC CHAIRMAN APPLAUDS MEDIA COMPANIES' COMMITMENT TO EEO PRINCIPLES. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. Kennard. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8048.wp

AT&T CEO MICHAEL ARMSTRONG ASSUMES CHAIR OF NETWORK RELIABILITY AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL. OET Contact: Marsha McBride: (202) 418-2379. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8011.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: July 30, 1998. SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND AMERITECH CORPORATION SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR A PROPOSED TRANSFER OF CONTROL AND COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER FILED BY SBC AND AMERITECH.On Proposed Transfer of Control Petitions/Comments Due: September 15, 1998; Oppositions/Responses Due: October 15, 1998; On Proposed Protective Order Petitions/Comments Due: August 6, 1998, Oppositions/Responses Due: August 13, 1998. (DA No. 98-1492). Dkt No.: CC-98-141. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981492.wp

Released: July 30, 1998. ERRATUM - COMMENTS REQUESTED ON APPLICATION BY BELLSOUTH CORPORATION, BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND BELLSOUTH LONG DISTANCE, INC. FOR PROVISION OF IN-REGION, INTERLATA SERVICES IN LOUISIANA.On July 9, 1998, a public notice was released with an incorrect DA No. DA-98-1364. The corrected DA No. is DA-98-1363. Contact: Janice Myles: (202) 418-1580.

Report No: PGL98-3. Released: July 30, 1998. LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm8111.wp

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REMARKS OF WILLIAM E. KENNARD, CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WASHINGTON, DC, ( AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY). July 30, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek823.html

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LICENSE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC./SOUTH BAY REGIONAL PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY/PAGING SYSTEMS, INC. Denied LCSI's Application for Review of order dismissing license application. Modified PSI's licenses to substitute unassigned narrowband PCS spectrum in the 930 and 940 MHz bands that may be used for control point purposes for the previously-assigned control point frequencies and granted. Granted South Bay's application under Section 337 and reinstated and granted license application. South Bay's Application for Review is dismissed as moot. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 14, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-162). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98162.wp

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

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Report No: N-74-A. Released: July 1, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 121:

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Report No: N-73-A. Released: June 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS.