DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 175                                         September 10,1998

**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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COMMON CARRIER BUREAU RELEASES REPORT ON HISTORICAL PATTERNS OF LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ENTRY INTO LONG DISTANCE. CCB Contact: James Eisner, Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0940; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8060.pdf

CABLE SERVICES BUREAU DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN LOGAN TO LEAVE COMMISSION. CSB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8020.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 10, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 9. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt090998.pdf

Report No: N-84-A. Released: September 10, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68 - CONNECTION OF TERMINAL EQUIPMENT TO THE TELEPHONE NETWORK - GRANTED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/10sep98r.txt

Report No: 44323. Released: September 10, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980910.txt

Report No: 24323. Released: September 10, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980910.txt

Report No: D-1003-A. Released: September 10, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULITPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980910.pdf

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TEXTS

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BOOTH AMERICAN COMPANY. Granted Booth American Company's Petition for Reconsideration of prior orders concerning cable programming services tier rates in Apple Valley, Victorville, and Hesperia, CA. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 8, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-1810). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981810.wp

TELERAMA, INC., D/B/A CABLEVISION. Denied complaint filed against Telerama, Inc.'s January 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase in Richmond Heights, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1791). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981791.wp

TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT. Dismissed a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Tele-Media Company of Western Connecticut of Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 96-91, released by the Cable Services Bureau on February 26, 1996. The Bureau's order was the subject of an appeal filed by Tele-Media of a two local rate orders adopted by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control on May 17, 1995. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: September 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1786). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981786.wp

MULTI-CHANNEL TV COMPANY D/B/A ADELPHIA CABLE COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed against Multi-Channel TV Company's January 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier in Bellow Falls, VT. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1804). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981804.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 174:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 9, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. FILES A NOTICE OF INTENT TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM. (DA No. 98-1814). Contact: Legal Contact: Allan Manual at (202) 418-1047; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981814.wp

Report No: 48. Released: September 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8119.pdf

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SPEECHES

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"""AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: A PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS"" - KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD, CHAIRMAN, FCC, AT AFCOM '98, THE SEVENTH ALL-AFRICA TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INFO. TECHNOLOGY, TRADE & INVESTMENT CONFERENCE, ARLINGTON, VA, SEPTEMBER 9, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek825.html