DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 150                                             August 5,1998

**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: August 5, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Refererence Log: 08/04/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt080498.pdf

Report No: N-79-A. Released: August 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/05aug98r.txt

Report No: 3647. Released: August 5, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: 1372. Released: August 5, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: DS-1868. Released: August 5, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8196.txt

Report No: DS-1867. Released: August 5, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.Re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted For Filing. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8195.txt

Released: August 5, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING.ISP-98-PDR-332 Telegroup; Sungwoo I & C Co., Ltd. (DA No. 98-1549). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981549.wp

Report No: TEL-174-A. Released: August 5, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8193.txt

Report No: TEL-174-B. Released: August 5, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8194.txt

Report No: 44298. Released: August 5, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980805.txt

Report No: 24298. Released: August 5, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980805.txt

Report No: 998. Released: August 5, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980805.pdf

Report No: D-998-A. Released: August 5, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980805.pdf

Released: August 5, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe: (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980805.html

Report No: 32. Released: August 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8090.pdf

Report No: 31. Released: August 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8089.pdf

Released: August 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON WESTERN PCS I LICENSE CORPORATION REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 20.6 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.Comments Due: September 10, 1998; Reply Comments Due: September 25, 1998. (DA No. 98-1559). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981559.wp

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TCI AMERICAN CABLE HOLDINGS, L.P. Denied complaint filed against the rate increase for cable programming services tier charged by TCI American Cable Holdings in Saginaw, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1535). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981535.wp

STRATOS MOBILE NETWORKS (USA) LLC, ET. AL. EARTH STATION AUTHORIZATIONS. Authorized Stratos USA, IDB Mobile and Stratos Global to transfer control of Section 214 authorizations to NewTel. Authorize MCN, MTN, and ICG to transfer Section 214 authorizations to Stratos Holdings and Stratos Acquisition. Grant MTN's applications regarding assignment of point-to-point microwave radio station licenses and earth station authorizations to Stratos Acquisiiton, and also impose dominant carrier regulation on these authorizations for servuce on the U.S.-Canada route only. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: July 28, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-1538). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981538.wp

CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. Denied Petition for Rulemaking Filed by Checkpoint Systems, Inc. to amend Part 15 of the Commission's rules to Permit Increased Emissions for Electronic Article Surveillance Systems. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: August 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1427). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da981427.wp

RAINBOW BROADCASTING COMPANY. Generally affirmed Initial Decision and found Rainbow constructed WRBW-TV, Orlando, FL, in a timely manner; found that Rainbow did not commit disqualifying misconduct in connection with extension of time to construct but imposed sanctions for violation of ex parte rules; granted Rainbow's application for pro forma assignment of CP. Dkt No.: GC-95-172. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 30, 1998. by Decision. (FCC No. 98-185). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Orders/1998/fcc98185.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 4, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 149:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 4, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCES EX PARTE STATUS OF REQUEST BY BELL ATLANTIC-WEST VIRGINIA FOR INTERIM RELIEF UNDER SECTION 706, OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, A LATA BOUNDARY MODIFICATION. (DA No. 98-1557). Contact: Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division: Gregory Cooke or David Ward at (202) 418-2320, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981557.wp

Released: August 4, 1998. FY 1998 MASS MEDIA REGULATORY FEES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8047.wp

Released: August 4, 1998. FY 1998 COMMON CARRIER REGULATORY FEES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8048.wp

Report No: 2289. Released: August 4, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8042.wp

Report No: 2000. Released: August 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Released: August 4, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON WESTERN WIRELESS PETITION FOR PREEMPTION OF STATUTES AND RULES REGARDING KANSAS STATE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND.Comments Due: September 3, 1998; Reply Comments Due: September 18, 1998. (DA No. 98-1544). Contact: Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: David Krech or Jeffrey Steinberg at (202) 418-0620.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS ON THE DEATH OF SHARI LEWIS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/States/stsn821.html

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1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PART 18 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO UPDATE REGULATIONS FOR RF LIGHTING DEVICES. Extended time to file reply comments to the 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Part 18 of the Commission's Rules to Update Regulations for RF Lighting Devices to August 24, 1998. Dkt No.: ET-98-42. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: July 31, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1515). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da981515.wp

"1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2, 25 AND 68 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO FURTHER STREAMLINE THE EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY EQUIPMENT, MODIFY THE EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION PROCESS FOR TELEPHONE TERMINAL . EQUIPMENT, IMPLEMENT MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENTS AND BEGIN IMPLEMENTION OF THE GLOBAL MOBILE PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS BY SATELLITE (GMPCS) ARRANGEMENTS. Extended Reply Comments to August 26, 1998 . Dkt No.: GN-98-68. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: July 31, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1527). OET Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da981527.wp

CELLNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. DETROIT SMSA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Terminated formal complaint proceeding pursuant to Section 208 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Action by Deputy Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: August 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1498). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981498.wp

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

"TWO REGULATORY FEE PUBLIC NOTICES ISSUED YESTERDAY HAD INCORRECT RELEASE DATES: The Public Notice titled ""FY 1998 Mass Media Regulatory Fees"" had a release date of August 3. The Public Notice titled ""FY 1998 Common Carrier Regulatory Fees"" had a release date of August 1. Both were actually released on August 4 ."