DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 154                                            August 11,1998

**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 11, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUGUST 10. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt081198.pdf

Report No: 44302. Released: August 11, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980811.txt

Report No: 24302. Released: August 11, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980811.txt

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TEXTS

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CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION. Adopted resolution of complaints about rates for Cablevision Systems Corporation's cable programming service tiers in 128 franchise areas. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 6, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-193). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98193.wp

MEDIAONE. Denied complaint filed against MediaOne's January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Dearborn Heights, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Complaince Division. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1588). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981588.wp

COMSAT CORPORATION. Denied without prejudice COMSAT's petition to provide Inmarsat-D+ service in the United States. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1599). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981599.wp

ERRATUM TO NPRM IN THE MATTER OF AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2, 25 AND 97 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES WITH REGARD TO THE MOBILE-SATELLITE SERVICE ABOVE 1 GHZ. Corrects NPRM, FCC 98-177, ET Docket 98-142, released August 4, 1998. Dkt No.: ET- 98-142. Action by Office Chief. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by Notice. OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/err98177.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 10, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 153:

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NEWS RELEASES

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TRISTANI DISCUSSES NEW PUBLIC SAFETY SPECTRUM, PRAISES WORK OF OUR NATION'S FIRST RESPONDERS. Tristani Contact: Helen G. Hillegass at (202) 418-2300. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8049.html

COMMISSION REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ARGENTINA ON USE OF GEOSTATIONARY ORBITAL LOCATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF FIXED SATELLITE SERVICES BETWEEN COUNTRIES. On Friday, August 7, the Commission concluded an agreement with the Government of Argentina on the use of geostationary orbital locations in the fixed satellite service.. IB Contact: Peter Pappas at (202) 418-0746. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8029.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44301A. Released: August 10, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmm8115.wp

Released: August 10, 1998. " FCC ANNOUNCES THE CONDITIONAL GRANT OF 51 LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE LICENSES (BALANCE OF WINNING BIDS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 24, 1998) . (DA No. 98-1591). Contact: Public Safety and Private Wireless Division (FCC Form 601): Bob James or James Moscowitz at (202) 418-0680; OMD (Form 159, payment, refund questions): Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654." Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981591.wp

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SPEECHES

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI BEFORE THE 64TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNCIATIONS OFFICIALS-INTERNATIONAL (APCO), ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 10, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt810.html

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. Suspended until August 26, 1999, the FCC rule requiring telecommunications relay services to be capable of handling coin sent-paid calls. Dkt No.: CC- 90-571. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1595). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981595.wp

IT&E OVERSEAS, INC., COMPLAINANT, V. MICRONESIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEFENDANT. Denied each of IT&E Overseas, Inc.'s three claims against Micronesian Telecommunications Corporation (MTC), and the corresponding prayer for relief, pursuant to Section 208 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-195). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/fcc98195.wp

AMERICATEL CORPORATION, FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC., TELEFONICA LARGA DISTANCIA DE PUERTO RICO, INC. Denied without prejudice the applications of Americatel Corp., Frontier Communications Services, Inc. and Telefonica Larga Distancia de Puerto Rico, Inc. to resell international private lines for the provision of switched services between the United States and Chile. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-1589). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981589.wp

FRED DANIEL D/B/A ORION TELECOM. Granted, subject to conditions, Fred Daniel d/b/a Orion Telecom's license applications for Automated Maritime Telecommunications System stations at Newport Beach and San Clemente, California. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1594). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981594.wp

FRED DANIEL D/B/A ORION TELECOM. Dismissed as Moot VideoIndiana, Inc.'s Petition to Deny Fred Daniel d/b/a Orion Telecom's license application for an Automated Maritime Telecommunications System station at Indianapolis, Indiana. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1600). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981600.wp

MISSOURI RSA NO. 7 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP DBA MID-MISSOURI CELLULAR. Granted Mid-Missouri Cellular's application for authorizaiton to operate a cellular radiotelephone communications facility from an antenna structure to be constructed within a district in Lexington, Missouri, that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, subject to Mid-Missouri Cellular's compliance with its obligations under a Memorandum of Agreement it has signed regarding its proposed tower struture; denied all objections. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1580). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981580.wp