DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 156                                            August 13,1998

**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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Report No: I-8327. Released: August 13, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1621). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981621.wp

Report No: I-8328. Released: August 13, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION. Contact: Joanna Lowry, Telecommunication Division at (202) 418-1470.

Released: August 13, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON TRITON COMMUNICATIONS REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 20.6 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.The Commission is seeking comments on Triton Communications L.L.C.'s request for waiver of section 20.6 of the Commission's rules regarding the 45 MHz spectrum aggregation limit. Comments due September 15, 1998; replies due September 30, 1998. (DA No. 98-1626). Contact: David Krech, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-7240.

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TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUGUST 12. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt081298.pdf

OHIO UNIVERSITY. Granted petition by Ohio University for a waiver of the cable cross-ownership rules, 47 C.F.R. Section 76.501(a). Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1610). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981610.wp

HERITAGE CABLEVISION, INC. Granted petition for revocation filed by Heritage Cablevision, Inc. d/b/a TCI of Heartlands challenging the certification of the City of Harlan, Iowa, to regulate Heritage Cablevision's basic cable service and equipment rates. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1611). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981611.wp

ENSTAR CABLE TV. Dismissed a complaint regarding the cable programming services tier rates that Enstar Cable was charging in the City of Ashdown, AR, because the complaint concerned a basic services tier rate that is outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: August 10, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1601). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981601.wp

PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted, subect to the outcome of the Commission's pending broadcast television ownership rulemaking in MM Docket No. 91-221 and 87-8, Paxson Communicatiosn Corporation's request for conditional waiver of Section 73.3555(b) of the Commission's Rules to permit common ownership by Paxson Communications Corporation of television station KPXR(TV) and the Channel 39 proposed station at Newton, Iowa. Grated Paxson's application for a construction permit for the new commercial station to operate on Channel 39. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 12, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1623). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981623.wp

MILTON S. MALTZ AND RAYCOM MEDIA, INC. Granted applications for transfer of control of Malrite Communications Group, Inc. and Estrella Brillante, Ltd. from Milton S. Maltz to Raycom Media, Inc. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 13, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1627). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 12, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 155:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC HOSTS FINAL WORKSHOP IN SERIES WITH SATELLITE REGULATORS FROM 8 COUNTRIES. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Tracey Weisler at (202) 418-0744. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8030.wp

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Released: August 12, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ESTABLISHES REVISED PLEADING CYCLE FOR COMMENTS IN SECTION 706 NOTICE OF INQUIRY, FCC 98-187, AND DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING, FCC 98-188 - CC DOCKET NO. 98-146 AND CC 98-147.Extended comment period in NOI (CC Docket No. 98-146) pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Comments Due: September 14, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 8, 1998. Comment period in MO&O and NPRM (CC Docket No. 98-147) re: six petitions of relief. Comments Due: September 25, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 16, 1998. (DA No. 98-1624). Contact: Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981624.wp

Report No: 35. Released: August 12, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUERAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8095.pdf

Report No: 34. Released: August 12, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8094.pdf

Released: August 12, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU EXTENDS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING COMMENTS IN THE FORBEARANCE RULEMAKING PROCEEDING.On July 2, the Commission released an NPRM seeking comment on forbearance from applying provisions of the Communications Act to wireless telecommunications carriers (FCC 98-134). This PN extends comment period from August 3 to August 18, and extends reply comment period from August 18 to September 2. (DA No. 98-1608). Dkt No.: WT- 98-100. Contact: Kimberly Parker at 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981608.wp

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AMEREN ENERGY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted application of Ameren Energy Communications, Inc. for a determination of exempt telecommunications company status. Action by Deputy General Counsel. by Letter. (DA No. 98-1615). OGC

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 11, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 154:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 2001. Released: August 11, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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TCI SATELLITE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. AND PRIMESTAR, INC AND MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND PRIMESTAR LHC, INC. Denied Echostar Communications Corporation's motion to use confidential information submitted pursuant to the Protective Order adopted in this proceeding in a program access complaint proceeding brought by EchoStar against Fox/Liberty Networks LLC, Fox Sports Net LLC and Fox Sports Direct. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1604). IB