DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 166                                            August 27,1998

**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 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - AUGUST 26. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt082698.pdf

Report No: 44314. Released: August 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980827.txt

Report No: 24314. Released: August 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980827.txt

Released: August 27, 1998. PETITION FOR WAIVER - PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS. (DA No. 98-1704). Contact: Robert Kieschnick at (202) 418-2170. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/da981704.wp

Released: August 27, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980827.html

Report No: CWS-98-47. Released: August 27, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8106.wp

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TEXTS

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FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Addressed the status of Minnesota's Lifeline consumer qualification criteria and concluded that consumers in Minnesota who satisfy the federal default consumer qualification established in section 54.409(b) of the Commission's rules are eligible to receive the baseline amount of federal Lifeline support. Dkt No.: CC- 96-45. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: August 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1709). CCB

MEDIACOM SOUTHEAST LLC. Granted small system relief and found the cable operator's (Mediacom Southeast LLC) cable programming service tier rate for the period under review reasonable in Milton and Santa Rosa, FL. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: August 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1701). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981701.wp

MEDIAONE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC. Denied complaint filed against MediaOne of New Hampshire, Inc.'s January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in Manchester, Nh. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: August 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1707). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981707.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 26, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 165:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATION ACTION FCC SEIZES EQUIPMENT FROM CLEVELAND UNLICENSED RADIO STATIONS (REPORT NO. CI 98-14). News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8018.pdf

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 26, 1998. PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE AND SOUTHWESTERN BELL FILE REVISIONS TO THEIR COST ALLOCATION MANUALS - PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.The Commission is seeking comments on Puerto Rico Telephone Company's and SBC Telecommunications for Pacific Bell's updates to their cost allocation manuals. Comments due September 25; replies October 9. (DA No. 98-1694). Contact: Colleen Nibbe at (202) 418-0810.

Released: August 26, 1998. COMMENTS INVITED ON DEPRECIATION RATE PRESCRIPTION PROPOSED FOR SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY.The Common Carrier Bureau invites comments on proposed depreciation rates and amortizations for three Southwestern Bell Telephone Company jurisidictions. Comments due September 16; replies September 28. (DA No. 98-1622). Contact: Stephen Steckler, Reporting Management and Reports Branch, Accounting Safeguards Division at (202) 418-0865. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981622.wp

Released: August 26, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION FILES A PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING AND/OR RULEMAKING.Echostar Communications Corporation has filed a "Petition for Declaratory Ruling and/or Rulemaking" with respect to defining, predicting and measuring "Grade B Intensity" for purposes of the Satellite Home Viewer Act. Comments due September 11. (DA No. 98-1710). Contact: Ben Golant at (202) 418-7111 or Donnie Fowler at (202) 418-7200; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981710.wp

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The following items are corrections from previous Daily Digests.

PN " General Action - Automated Submission of Regulatory Fee Payment Data Using FCC Software" released and listed on yesterday's Digest had incorrect Report Number. The correct Report Number is GN 98-12.