DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 177                                         September 14,1998

**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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INQUIRY ON UNLICENSED ULTRA-WIDEBAND TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS. The Commission has initiated an inquiry to investigate permitting the operation of ultra-wideband radio systems on an unlicensed basis under Part 15 of its rules. by NOI. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: August 20, 1998. Dkt No.: 98-153. (FCC No. 98-208) OET Contact: Office of Engineering and Technology: John Reed at (202) 418-2455. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8012.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 14, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 09/11/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt091198.pdf

Report No: 44325. Released: September 14, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980914.txt

Report No: 24325. Released: September 14, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980914.txt

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Walpole, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1825). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981825.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Hamlin, NY. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1826). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981826.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier increase in Webster, NY. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1827). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981827.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Chili, NY. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1828). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981828.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Olive, NY. Granted in part Operator's Petition for Reconsideration of DA-97-1061. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1829). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981829.wp

PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS D/B/A PARAGON CABLE. Granted appeal of local rate order and remanded rate order to local franchising authority. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1836). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981836.wp

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO. Denied Howell Mountain Broadcasting Application for Review of grant of California State's FM Application. Held in abeyance the application for a license to cover KKTO(FM), Tahoe City California, filed on September 2, 1997, by California State University, Sacramento. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-215). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98215.wp

AMENDMENT OF PART 15 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ALLOW CERTIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT IN THE 24.05 - 24.25 GHZ BAND AT FIELD STRENGTHS UP TO 2500 MV/M. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC-98-209, released September 1, 1998, in this proceeding is revised as follows: The heading of the NPRM is revised by replacing "RM-9198" with RM-9189". Dkt No.: ET-98-156. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: September 14, 1998. by NPRM. OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/err98209.wp

WESTLINK LICENSEE CORPORATION. Denied Westlink Licensee Corporation's petition for reconsideration of the grant by the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch of its application for authorization for new transmitting facilities on frequency 931.625 MHz at Ottumwa, Iowa. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: September 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-372). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980372.wp

WESTLINK LICENSEE CORPORATION. Denied Westlink Licensee Corporation's petition for reconsideration of the grant by the Licensing and Technical Analysis Branch of its application for authorization for new transmitting facilities on frequency 931.6125 MHz at Roswell, New Mexico. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: September 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-373). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980373.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 11, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 176:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC ADOPTS EXTENSION OF CALEA COMPLIANCE DATE. The Commission has adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order extending the compliance date for meeting the assistance capability of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA or the Act). This extension is necessary because compliance with the original date of October 25, 1998 is not reasonably achievable for telecommunications carriers due to the lack of equipment for meeting the requirements Pursuant to its authority under section 107(c)(3) of the Act, the Commission has extended the compliance date until June 30, 2000. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: September 10, 1998. (FCC No. 98-223) News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Steve Weingarten at (202) 418-0620. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8039.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: TEL-00008S. Released: September 11, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.15 and 1.767. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8224.pdf

Report No: TEL-00007NS. Released: September 11, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8225.pdf

Released: September 11, 1998. CORRECTING PUBLIC NOTICE - THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY WILL PRESENT A TUTORIAL ON INTERNET TELEPHONY TO BE DELIVERED BY CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. ON OCTOBER 5, 1998 - THE INCORRECT DATE WAS OCTOBER 25, 1998 ON FRIDAY'S SEPTEMBER 11, 1998.DAILY DIGEST, PLEASE NOTE CHANGE.

Report No: LB-98-67. Released: September 11, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8122.wp

Released: September 11, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE GRANT OF ONE 800 MHZ SMR LICENSE.(Balance of Winning Bid is due by September 25, 1998). (DA No. 98-1834). Contact: Billings and Collections Branch, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Regina Dorsey or Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981834.wp

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REMARKS BY WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO AMERICAN WOMEN IN RADIO AND TELEVISION WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 11, 1998. (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek826.html

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GTE TELEPHONE OPERATING COMPANIES/GTOC TARIFF NO.1/GTOC TRANSMITTAL NO. 1172. Transmittal No. 1172 is suspended for one day from the effective date and subject to the investigation initiated in Transmittal No. 1148. Dkt No.: CC-98-79. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1837). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981837.wp

GTE SYSTEM TELEPHONE COMPANIES/GSTC TARIFF FCC NO. 1/GSTC TRANSMITTAL NO. 260. Issued Order Suspending Tariff and Designating issues for Investigation. Dkt No.: CC-98-167. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1838). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981838.wp

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT (CALEA OR THE ACT). Granted extension until June 30, 2000, of the deadline for complying with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 10, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-223). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98223.pdf