DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 160                                            August 19,1998

**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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Report No: I-8329. Released: August 19, 1998. APPLICATIONS REQUESTING DESIGNATION AS A RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Mary Cobbs at (202) 418-1492.

Released: August 19, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUGUST 18. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt081998.pdf

Report No: N-81-A. Released: August 19, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/19aug98r.txt

Released: August 19, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PETITION FOR WAIVER OF LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY DEADLINE.On July 8, 1998, Roseville Telephone Company (RTC) filed a petition seeking a waiver and extension of the Phase IV implementation deadline, from September 30, 1998, to October 19, 1998, for the RTC Sacramento, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. Comments to the petition due August 28; replies due September 4. (DA No. 98-1653). Contact: Gayle Teicher, Network Services Division at (202) 418-1515 or Patrick Forster at (202) 418-7061; TTY (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981653.wp

Report No: TEL-178-A. Released: August 19, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8207.txt

Report No: TEL-178-B. Released: August 19, 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). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8208.txt

Report No: D-1000-A. Released: August 19, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980819.pdf

Report No: D-1000. Released: August 19, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980819.pdf

Released: August 19, 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/ex980819.html

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BENEDEK LICENSE CORPORATION. Granted in part, request for waiver of the significantly viewed exception to the network nonduplication rules, filed on behalf of Benedek License Corporation, licensee of Television Broadcast Station WBKO (ABC, Ch. 13), Bowling Green, Kentucky. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1651). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981651.wp

KWSB, INC. AND CHANNEL 51 OF SAN DIEGO, INC. Granted Petitions for waiver of Section 76.156(a) of Commission's Rules providing for an exemption from the Commission's syndicated program exclusivity rules for KSWB-TV and KUSI-TV, San Diego, California. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1605). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981605.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 159:

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Report No: 2293. Released: August 18, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Released: August 18, 1998. PETITION BY JOINT PETITIONERS TO ENSURE INTEROPERABILITY OF 9-1-1 EMERGENCY CALLING SYSTEMS (RM 9343).On August 4, 1998, the Texas Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications, the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network, Tarrant County 9-1-1, Denton County 9-1-1, Bexar County 9-1-1, and the National Association of State Nine-One-One Administrators filed a petition requesting that the Commission establish an investigation on 9-1-1 interoperability issues and any resulting problems caused by a lack of 9-1-1 interoperability. Comments due September 18. (DA No. 98-1652). Contact: Alan Thomas, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981652.wp

Released: August 18, 1998. PROPOSED FOURTH QUARTER 1998 UNIVERSAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTION FACTORS ANNOUNCED - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45. (DA No. 98-1649). Contact: Lori Wright, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 417-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981649.html

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EXPANDED INTERCONNECTION WITH LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANY FACILITIES. Denied, to the extent indicated, petitions for reconsideration of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services and of WilTel, Inc. regarding the Tandem Switching Order directing all Tier 1 local exchange carriers, except NECA, to provide third parties with the signalling information necessary for these parties to supply tandem switching. Granted Southwestern Bell Telephone's Motion to Withdraw its Petition for Clarification and Reconsideration. Dkt No.: CC- 91-141. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 12, 1998. by Order on Recon. (FCC No. 98-199). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98204.wp

IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 309(J) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT -- COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST AND INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE LICENSES AND ISSUES REGARDING COMPARATIVE BROADCAST HEARINGS. Implemented provisions fo the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, which expanded the Commission's competitive bidding authority under Section 309(j) of the Communications Act of 1934, by adding provisions governing auctions for broadcast services. Concluded that all pre July 1, 1997, commercial broadcast applications should be resolved by competitive bidding procedures. Decided to resolve pending comparative renewal proceedings that are outside the scope of Commission's auction authority under Sections 309(j) and 309(l) of the Communications Act through comparative hearings. Dkt No.: MM- 97-234, GC- 92-52, GN- 90-264. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 16, 1998. by 1st R&O. (FCC No. 98-194). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98194.wp