DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 162                                            August 21,1998

**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 FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/oproceed.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 21, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUGUST 20. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt082098.pdf

Report No: TEL-179-A. Released: August 21, 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/pnin8210.txt

Report No: 44310. Released: August 21, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980821.txt

Report No: 24310. Released: August 21, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980821.txt

Report No: 24310A. Released: August 21, 1998. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8122.wp

Report No: B-217. Released: August 21, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROACAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 23 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8124.wp

Report No: A-335. Released: August 21, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF SEPTEMBER 23 CUT-OFF-DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8123.wp

Report No: 313. Released: August 21, 1998. EXPERIMENTAL ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8015.wp

Report No: LB-98-63. Released: August 21, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMAITON. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8102.wp

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APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF DECLARATORY RULING PREEMPTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF OVER-THE-AIR RECEPTION DEVICES IMPOSED BY HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION IN POTOMAC, MD. Denied Application for Review of a Declaratory Ruling (DA 97-2188), in re: Jay Lubliner and Deborah Galvin, concerning Potomac Ridge Homeowner Association antenna restrictions. The Order affirms Cable Services Bureau's ruling that the Potomac Ridge restriction prohibiting externally-mounted television broadcast antennas violates the Commission's Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) by impairing reception of acceptable quality signal. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 18, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-201). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98201.wp

URSUS TELECOM CORP. Granted the cable landing license, subject to conditions, for the Bahamas II Cable System (Bahamas II). Granted the application of Ursus Telecom Corp under the Cable Landing License Act to add UTC as a licensee of Bahamas II. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: August 20, 1998. by Mod. of C.L. Lic. (DA No. 98-1674). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981674.wp

FONOROLA FIBER DEVELOPMENT INC. AND LEDCOR INDUSTRIES INC. Granted, subject to conditions, the application of fONOROLA Fiber Development Inc. and Ledcor Industries Inc. under the Cable Landing License Act for authority to land and operate a private fiber optic submarine cable system to be called "America-Canada-1" or AmeriCan-1," extending between the United States and Canada. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by Cab. Land. Lic. (DA No. 98-1668). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981668.wp

AVON, NC. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 294A to Avon, North Carolina as its first local aural service. Comments due October 13; repies October 28. Dkt No.: MM- 98-152. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 12, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1643). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981643.wp

ASHTON, IDAHO AND WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA. Effective October 5, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to: 1) allot Channel 243A to Ashton, Idaho, as that community's first local aural transmission service and 2) substitute Channel 225C for Channel 243A at West Yellowstone, Montana, and modify the authorization for Station KWWF(FM) accordingly; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-200. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 12, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1644). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981644.wp

"DETROIT, HOWE AND JACKSBORO, TX, ANTLERS AND HUGO, OK/ LEWISVILLE, GAINESVILLE, ROBINSON CORSICANA, JACKSBORO, AND MINERAL WELLS, TX. Effective October 6, 1998, amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to: 1) allot Channel 294C2 to Detroit, Texas, and Channel 222C2 to Antlers, Oklahoma; 2) modify the consturciton permit of Station KECS, Channel 300C2, Gainesville, Texas to specify operation on Channel 300C2 at Lewisville, Texas; 3)modify the license of Station KICI, Channel 300C1, Corsicana, Texas, to specify operation on Channel 300A at Robinson, Texas; 4)substitute Channel 237A for Channel 299A at Jacksboro, Texas and modify the consturciton permit for Station KJKB, Jacksboro, accordingly; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-26, MM- 97-91. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 12, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1650). MMB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981650.wp

DAVE ZAREMBA. Issued $3,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Dave Zaremba, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Stations KNLP639 in Tallahassee, Florida; KNLN623 in Birmingham, Alabama; and KNLN733 in Mobile, Alabama for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-1658). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981658.wp

SHAWN SMALLEY. Issued $2,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Shawn Smalley, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLQ319 in Ottawa and in Kalamazoo, Michigan for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-1659). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981659.wp

FRANK LEPERA. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Frank Lepera, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLN788 in Louisville, Kentucky, for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-1660). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981660.wp

EDWIN W. GANTZ. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Edwin W. Gantz, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLS535 in Anchorage, Alaska, for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-1662). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981662.wp

GERALD SKROCKI. Issued $2,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Gerald Skrocki, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Stations KNLN697 in Birminghamn, Alabama; and KNLR748 in Buckannon, West Virginia, for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-1664). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981664.wp

CASIMER ZAREMBA. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Casimer Zaremba, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLN946 in Springfield, Missouri, for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-1661). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981661.wp

CHESTER ZAREMBA. Issued $3,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Chester Zaremba, licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Stations KNLP549 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; KNLN625 in Birmingham, Alabama; and KNLN843 in Louisville, Kentucky, for repeatedly violating Section 22.142(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-1663). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da981663.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 20, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 161:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 20, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE PETITION FOR STAY.On August 15, 1998, the New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) filed a petition for stay of the Commission's Common Carrier Bureau order denying the NYSDPS Petition for Expedited Waiver of 47 C.F.R Section 52.19 (c)(3)(ii), which was released July 20, 1998 (re: area codes/10 digit dialing). The Commission is seeking comments on the issues raised in NYSDPS petition for stay. comments due September 9; replies September 19. (DA No. 98-1675). Contact: Gregory Cook, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2351; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981675.wp

Report No: 44309. Released: August 20, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980821.txt

Report No: 24309. Released: August 20, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980820.txt

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GTE TELEPHONE OPERATORS. Designated for investigation under Section 204(a) of the Communications Act the question of whether GTE's DSL service offering constitutes an interstate access service, and is subject to the Commission's jurisdiction. Dkt No.: CC- 98-79. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1667). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981667.wp

THE BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE COMPANIES OFFER OF COMPARABLY EFFICIENT INTERCONNECTION TO INTRANET MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS. Approved Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies' comparably eficient interconnection plan for enahanced service it plans to offer -- Intranet Management Service. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1655). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981655.wp