DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 167                                            August 28,1998

**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 FOUR UNLICENSED RADIO STATIONS IN CLEVELAND. Report No: 98-15. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau: Pamera Hairston at (202) 418-1160. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8019.wp

ROBERT H. RATCLIFFE NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, MASS MEDIA BUREAU. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8028.wp

STUART B. BEDELL, ASSISTANT CHIEF, AUDIO SERVICES DIVISION, TO RETIRE. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8027.wp

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

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

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op980828.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: August 28, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 08/27/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt082798.pdf

Report No: 1197. Released: August 28, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7200.

Report No: SPB-137. Released: August 28, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION.Satellite Applications Accepted for Filling. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8214.wp

Report No: TEL-00002. Released: August 28, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. Contact: International Bureau's Telecommunications Division, Policy & Facilities Branch: (202) 4518-1460. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8216.pdf

Report No: TEL-00001S. Released: August 28, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8217.pdf

Report No: 44315. Released: August 28, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980828.txt

Report No: 24315. Released: August 28, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980828.txt

Released: August 28, 1998. EXPERIMENTAL RADIO ELECTRONIC FILING PROTOTYPES.Comment Deadline: September 8, 1998. Contact: Paul Marrangoni at (202) 418-2425 or Douglas Young at (202) 418-2440. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8016.wp

Released: August 28, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980828.html

Released: August 28, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980828.html

Report No: LB-98-64. Released: August 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8116.wp

Report No: 98-30. Released: August 28, 1998. COMMENTS INVITED ON NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS (REGION 40) PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN AMENDMENT.Comments Due: September 28, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 13, 1998. Dkt No.: GN-88-54. Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Joy Alford at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8109.wp

Report No: WT-98-28. Released: August 28, 1998. COMMENTS INVITED ON ARIZONA (REGION 3) PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN AMENDMENT (PR DOCKET NO. 91-143).Comments Due: September 28, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 13, 1998. Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Joy Alford at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8107.wp

Report No: 98-29. Released: August 28, 1998. PUBLIC SAFETY NATIONAL PLAN REGION 54 (CHICAGO) ANNOUNCES AN APPLICATION FILING WINDOW FOR THE 821-824/8660869 MHZ BANDS.Applications Due: October 1, 1998. Contact: Mike Donatelli, Region 54 Secretary: (312) 746-9249. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8108.wp

Released: August 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 22.942 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES FILE NO. CWD-98-99.Comments Due: September 28, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 13, 1998. (DA No. 98-1715). Contact: Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: David Krech at (202) 418-7240.

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CABLEVISION OF MONMOUTH, INC. Denied complaint filed against the February 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Jackson, New Jersey. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1713). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981713.wp

COMCAST CABLEVISION OF BURLINGTON COUNTY, INC. Denied complaints filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in Edgewater Park Twp., Willingboro Twp., Burlington Twp., Burlington City, Cinnaminson Twp., and Delran Twp., NJ. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1708). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981708.wp

AT&T CORPORATION, MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC., SBCI-PACIFIC NETWORKS, INC., SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC., SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P., TELEGLOBE USA, INC. Granted the joint applications under the Cable Landing License Act for authority to land and operate a non-common carrier submarine fiber optic cable system to be called the China-U.S. Cable Network, extending between the United States and China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Guam. By Cable Landing License. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: August 21, 1998. by Cable Landing Lic. (DA No. 98-1711). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981711.wp

KOSCIUSKO AND GOODMAN, MISSISSIPPI. Proposed amendment to FM Table of Allotments of Channel 277C3 at Kosciusko, Mississippi, to reallot Channel 277C3 from Kosciusko to Goodman, Mississippi, as the latter community's first local aural transmission service, and modify authorization accordingly. Comments Due: October 19, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 3, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-154. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 19, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1683). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981683.wp

ALVA, MOORELAND, TISHOMINGO, TUTTLE, AND WOODWARD, OKLAHOMA. Issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend FM table for these communities. Ordered certain licensees to show cause why their licenses should not be modified. Comments Due: October 19, 1998; November 3, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-155. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. by NPRM & Order. (DA No. 98-1682). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981682.wp

COMTECH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. This erratum corrects the Order released on August 27, 1998, DA-98-1716. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Branch, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Erratum. WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released August 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 166:

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MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted MCI's Motion to Withdraw its May 1997 Petition for Declaratory Ruling regarding the joint marketing restriction in Section 271(e)(1), without prejudice to future refiling. Dkt No.: CC-96-149. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1714). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981714.wp

DTV MUST CARRY PROCEEDINGS. Granted, in part, the Association of Local Television Stations' Motion for Extension of Time in CS Docket No. 98-120. Comments Due: October 13, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 24, 1998. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1719). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981719.wp

GLOBAL CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Global Cellular Communications, Inc. an extension of its four-year construction deadline from September 16, 1998 to December 31, 1998. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Branch, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1717). WTB

COMTECH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted extension of its four-year construction deadline to March 28, 1999. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1716). WTB

PVT NETWORKS, INC. REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION IN AUCTION NO. 17. Granted PVT Networks, Inc. Petition for Reconsideration to permit it to qualify as a "small business". Action by Chief, Auctions Industry Analysis, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 98-1718). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981718.wp

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

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BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. Suspend for one day and set for investigation BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. F.C.C. Tariff No. 1 in Transmittal No. 474, which seeks to establish rates, terms, and conditions for number portability query services. Action by Deputy Chief, Compeititive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: August 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1695). CCB

FRONTIER TELEPHONE OF ROCHESTER, INC. Suspend for one day and set for investigation Frontier Telephone of Rochester, Inc. F.C.C. Tariff No. 1 in Transmittal No. 10, which seeks to establish rates, terms, and conditions for number portability query services. Action by Deputy Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: August 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1696). CCB