DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 161                                            August 20,1998

**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 20, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUG. 19. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt081998.pdf

Report No: I-8330. Released: August 20, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1657). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981657.txt

Released: August 20, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT BUT DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980820.html

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TEXTS

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WHITEHEAD MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC. Granted the must carry complaint and ordered MediaOne, Inc., operator of 14 cable television systems communities located near Atlanta, GA, to commence carriage of WNGM-TV, Athens, GA.. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 18, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1654). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981654.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 19, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 160:

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NEWS RELEASES

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RULES FOR C BLOCK REAUCTION ADOPTED -- MARCH 23 REAUCTION DATE ANNOUNCED. The Commision adopted a 4th Report and Order setting forth rules governing the reauction of broadband PCS C block spectrum.. Report No: WT 98-26. by 4th R&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: July 27, 1998. Dkt No.: WT- 97-82. (FCC No. 98-176) News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Audrey Bashkin at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8036.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 19, 1998. SPRINT LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES FILE PETITION FOR WAIVER OF AUTOMATED REPORTING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM 43-03 FILING REQUIREMENT.Comments due September 18, 1998; replies due October 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-1614). Contact: Andrew Mulitz at (202) 418-0850. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981614.wp

Released: August 19, 1998. HOTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PETITION FOR WAIVER OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTION.Comments due September 2, 1998; replies due September 12, 1998. (DA No. 98-1647). Dkt No.: CC- 96-45. Contact: Linda Armstrong at (202) 418-7400, TTY at (202) 418-0484 or e-mail at larmstro@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981647.wp

Report No: 3648. Released: August 19, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: DS-1873. Released: August 19, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8206.txt

Report No: DS-1872. Released: August 19, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8205.txt

Report No: 44308. Released: August 19, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980819.txt

Report No: 37. Released: August 19, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8099.pdf

Report No: 38. Released: August 19, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8100.pdf

Released: August 19, 1998. COMMISION GRANTS GOODMAN/CHAN RECEIVERSHIP LICENSEES AND SIMILARLY SITUATED NON-GOODMAN/CHAN GENERAL CATEGORY SMR LICENSEES A TEMPORARY WAIVER OF SECTION 90.609 (B) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. (DA No. 98-1656). Contact: Ramona Melson or David Judelsohn at (202) 418-7240 or Terry Fishel at (717) 338-2602. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981656.wp

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON ACCESS DECISION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek864.html

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NUMBER PORTABILITY QUERY SERVICES. The Commission concluded investigation of tariff revisions described in Ameritech Transmittal No. 1149, Bell Atlantic Transmittal Nos. 1041 and 1071, Pacific Bell Transmittal Nos. 1927 and 1973, and Southwestern Bell transmittal Nos. 2638 and 2694. Allowed Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Pacific Bell, and Southwestern Bell to continue offering on an interim basis their long-term number portability query and databse services under the rates and conditions contained in those tariff revisions. However, the Commision required them to file new rates, terms, and conditions for those query and database services at the same time that they tariff their long-term number portability end-user charges. Dkt No.: CC- 98-14. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 18, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-204). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98204.wp

ERRATUM C-TEC CABLE SYSTEMS OF MICHIGAN, INC. AND MERCOM, INC. Released an Erratum correcting three of the cable programming services tier rates listed in the Appendix of the Order released June 8, 1998 (DA 98-1065). Adopted: August 17, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er981065.wp

"C BLOCK FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER . The Commision adopted a 4th R&O setting forth rules that will govern reauctions of C block spectrum. Dkt No.: WT- 97-82. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 27, 1998. by 4th R&O. (FCC No. 98-176). WTB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98176.wp

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 2002. Released: August 18, 1998. WIRELESS TELCOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.