DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 159                                            August 18,1998

**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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FCC CLOSES DOWN 15 UNLICENSED RADIO STATIONS IN MIAMI AREA - REPORT NO. CI 98-13. The FCC, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, seized radio equipment by court order from 15 unlicensed broadcast stations in the Miami, Florida, metropolitan area.. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8017.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 18, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 08/17/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt081798.pdf

Released: August 18, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980818.html

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Morrisville, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1635). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981635.wp

UNITED BROADCAST GROUP. Granted petition for reconsideration filed by Willow Park Cable TV concerning the mandatory carriage request granted to broadcast television station KINZ(TV), Arlington, Texas. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 13, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-1640). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981640.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Carrboro, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1632). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981632.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Carrboro, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1633). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981633.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Raleigh, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1634). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981634.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 17, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 158:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 17, 1998. EX PARTE PROCEDURES REGARDING REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING RECIPROCAL COMPENSATION FOR INFORMATION SERVICE PROVIDER TRAFFIC. (DA No. 98-1641). Dkt No.: CC-96-98. Contact: Competitive Pricing Division: (202) 418-0198; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981641.wp

Report No: DS-1874. Released: August 17, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.Re: Satellite Radio Applications for Earth Stations to Operate with Intelsat Satellites Transferring to New Skies Satellites N.V. Accepted for Filing. Comments or Petitions to Deny Applications Due: September 18, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 5, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8204.wp

Report No: 44306. Released: August 17, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980817.txt

Report No: 24306. Released: August 17, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980817.txt

Report No: 338. Released: August 17, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8119.wp

Report No: LB-98-62. Released: August 17, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8098.wp

Report No: LB-98-61. Released: August 17, 1998. CENTENNIAL CELLULAR CORP. AND CCW ACQUISITION CORP. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Centennial Cellular Corp. and CCW Acquisition Corp. filed applications under Section 310(d) of the Communications Act requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to CCW of Part 22 and Part 24 licenses and authorizations held directly or indirectly by Centennial Cellular Corp. comments due September 17; replies September 28. (DA No. 98-1645). Contact: Commerical Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Jonathan Radin or Elizabeth Williams: (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981645.wp

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BELL ATLANTIC. Suspended for one day Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies' Transmittal No. 1071, which revised the Tandem Query rate it filed in Transmittal No. 1041and included this trasnmittal (1071) in the pending investigation of similar tariff revisions filed by Ameritech, Pacific Bell, and Southwestern Bell. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: August 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1646). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981646.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 14, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 157:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 14, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUEST FOR COMMISSION ACTION FILED BY MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION CONCERNING CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CODES.On October 22, 1997, in the CICs Order on Reconsideration, the Commission created a "two step" transition from three-digit to four-digit carrier identification codes (CICs). On May 1, 1998, the CCB released the CICs Declaratory Order clarifying the Commissin's requirements regarding the blocking of three-digit CICs. On August 12, 1998, MCI Communications Corporation filed a Petition for Emergency Stay of the September 1, 1998 phase-out deadline for the blocking of three-digit CICs ordered by the CICs Declaratory Ruling. Comments to MCI's petition due August 19, 1998. No Reply Comment Period. (DA No. 98-1638). Dkt No.: CC-92-237.

Released: August 14, 1998. ERRATUM TO REPORT NO. 2291 LISTING PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Renee Alexander at (202) 418-2497 or Kris Monteith at (202) 418-1098.

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SPRINT LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES. Suspended for one day and set for investigation Sprint Local Telephone Companies Tariff F.C.C. No. 1 in Transmittal No. 63, which seeks to establish rates, terms, and conditions for number portability query services. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: August 14, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1630). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981630.wp

BIG PINE KEY, CLEWISTON, FT. MYERS VILLAS, INDIANTOWN, JUPITER, KEY COLONY BEACH, NAPLES AND TICE, FLORIDA. Effective September 28, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to substitute the following in Florida:1) Channel 276C1 for Channel 276C2 at Indiantown; 2) Channel 284C3 for Channel 276C3 at Naples; 3) Channel 281C1 for Channel 284C at Big Pine Key; 4) Channel 267C2 for Channel 280C2 at Key Colony Beach; 5) Channel 292C2 for Channel 292A at Fort Myers Villas; 6) Channel 258C3 for Channel 292A at Clewiston; 7) Channel 292C3 for Channel 258A at Jupiter; 8) Channel 275C2 for Channel 229A at Tice - and the modification of Stations' licenses and construction permits accordingly. Dkt No.: MM-98-1629. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 5, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1629). MMB