DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 179                                         September 16,1998

**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: September 16, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 09/15/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt091598.pdf

Report No: 3651. Released: September 16, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7020.

Report No: SES-00006. Released: September 16, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.

Report No: SES-00007. Released: September 16, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 44327. Released: September 16, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980916.txt

Report No: 24327. Released: September 16, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980916.txt

Report No: D-1004. Released: September 16, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980916.pdf

Report No: D-1004-A. Released: September 16, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980916.pdf

Released: September 16, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980916.html

Report No: 51. Released: September 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Elizabeth Williams at (202) 418-1343. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8125.pdf

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1998 BIENNIAL REVIEW -- MODIFICATIONS TO SIGNAL POWER LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN PART 68 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. In this NPRM the Commission is seeking to make it more possible for customers to download data from the Internet more quickly, and improve the transmission rates experienced by persons using high speed digital information products, such as 56 kilobits per second modems. Comments Due 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register; Reply Comments Due 45 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. Dkt No.: CC-98-163. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 8, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-221). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98221.wp

CABLEVISION SYSTEMS. Granted in part complaints filed against the February 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increases in Brooklyn and Bronx, NY. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1846). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981846.wp

A-R CABLE SERVICES INC. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming service tier rate increase in Peabody, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1850). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981850.wp

A-R CABLE PARTNERS, INC. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Concord, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1847). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981847.wp

A-R CABLE SERVICES, INC. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Acton, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1851). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981851.wp

A-R CABLE SERVICES INC. - NY. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Fitchburg, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1849). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981849.wp

A-R CABLE SERVICES - NY, INC. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Putnam Valley, NY. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1848). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981848.wp

PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Petition for relief granted for modification of the television market of Station WPXD(TV), Ann Arbor, Michigan, to include certain communities in Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne Counties of Michigan. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 10, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1860). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981860.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF WASHINGTON, INC. Aberdeen and Issaquah, WA, TCI Cablevision of Auburn, Inc., TCI Cablevision of Tacoma, Inc., Pierce County, Orting, Ruston, and Wilkeson, WA. Consolidated and denied petitions for reconsideration of Cable Services Bureau orders regarding appeals of local rate orders. By Consolidated Order on Reconsideration. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1862). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981862.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 15, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 178:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 15, 1998. NETWORK SERVICES DIVISION COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Al McCloud at (202) 418-2499, amcloud@fcc.gov, TTY: (202) 418-0484.

Report No: SPB-138A. Released: September 15, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION. (DA No. 98-1869). Contact: Chris Murphy at (202) 418-2373. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981869.wp

Report No: 2297. Released: September 15, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8056.wp

Report No: 2006. Released: September 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Report No: WT-98-31. Released: September 15, 1998. COMMENTS INVITED ON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA (REGION 6) PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN AMENDMENT.Comments Due: October 1, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 16, 1998. Dkt No.: GN-90-287. Contact: Joy Alford at (202) 418-0680.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SNYOD V. FCC. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek869.html

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BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE COMPANIES. Suspended and set for investigation Transmittal 1076 establishling a new offering, Infospeed DSL Service. Order Suspending Tariff and Designating Issues for Investigation. Dkt No.: CC-98-168. Adopted: September 15, 1998. (DA No. 98-1863). CCB

KENDALL TELEPHONE, INC. AND WISCONSIN BELL, INC. Granted petition of Kendall Telephone, Inc. and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. for waiver of the definition of "study area" in Part 36, Sections 61.41(c)(2), 69.3(g)(2), et. al. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by Chief, Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1733). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981733.wp