DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 182                                         September 21,1998

**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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CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN T. NAKAHATA TO STEP DOWN. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8051.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 21, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310.

Released: September 21, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 18. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt091898.pdf

Report No: NCD-200. Released: September 21, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division, at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 44330. Released: September 21, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980921.txt

Report No: 24330. Released: September 21, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980921.txt

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against Time Warner Cable's January 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase in Savannah, NY. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1881). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981881.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase Time Warner Cable was charging in Newark, NY. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1882). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981882.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase Time Warner Cable was charging in the Town of Lyons, NY. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1883). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981883.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase Time Warner Cable was charging in Rose, NY. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1884). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981884.wp

MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. Granted MCI's application to provide switched, basic telecommunications services using its authorized international private lines intereconnected to the public switched network at one or both ends between the United States, on the one hand, and Italy, on the other hand, adding Italy to the list of countries for which U.S. carriers may provide switched, basic telecommunications services over their authorized international private lines. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-1891). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981891.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 181:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 18, 1998. NETWORK OPERATOR SERVICES, INC. PETITION FOR WAIVER OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTION OR RECONSIDERATION - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.In the May 8, 1997, Universal Service Order, the Commission directed all interstate telecommunications carriers, payphone providers, and others which provide interstate telecommunications service for a fee to contribute to the Universal Service Funds. Contributions must be based in part on contributors' end-user telecommunications revenues from the previous year. Network Operator Services, Inc. has filed a petition requesting authority to calculate its contribution on the basis of its current revenues, or, in the alternative, for reconsideration of the requirement to use prior year revenues to calculate the contribution amount. Comments due October 2; replies October 13. (DA No. 98-1871). Contact: Sheryl Todd or Linda P. Armstrong, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981871.pdf

Released: September 18, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU REVISES PLEADING SCHED. FOR THE ALLIANCE OF INFORMTN. AND REFERRAL SYSTEMS, UNITED WAY (UW) OF AMERICA, UW 211, UW OF CT., FL. ALLIANCE OF INFRMTN. AND REFERRAL SVS, INC., AND TX I&R NETWORK REQUEST FOR ASSIGNMENT OF 211 DIALING CODE.On August 6, 1998, the Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice, DA 98-1571, seeking comment on a request by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems, United Way of America, United Way 211 (Atlanta, GA), United Way of Connecticut, Florida Alliance of Information and Referral Services, Inc., and Texas I&R Network for assignment of 211 dialing code. A pleading cycle of September 8 for comments and September 21 for replies was established. The Bureau is extending the reply comment period until October 5. (DA No. 98-1899). Contact: Al McCloud, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2499; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981899.wp

Released: September 18, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON GRACE PERIOD AND INSTALLMENT PAYMENT RULES. (DA No. 98-1897). Contact: Rachel Kazan or Rita Cookmeyer, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981897.wp

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REDESIGNATION OF THE 17.7-19.7 GHZ BAND AMONG THE VARIOUS ALLOCATED SERVICES. Proposed to redesignate the 17.7-19.7 GHz band among the various allocated services in order to make more efficient and better use of this portion of the spectrum. Comments due November 5; replies December 7. Dkt No.: IB- 98-172. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-235). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Notices/1998/fcc98235.wp

CITICASTERS CO. AND THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC. Granted the applications for assignment of the licesne of KSGS(AM) for the assignment of the license and construction permit of KMJZ(FM), St. Louis Park, Minnesota, from Citicasters Co. to The Audio House, Inc; granted a permanent waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule, which restricts common radio and television station ownership in the same market. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1892). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981892.wp

XENIA BROADCASTING, INC. AND COX RADIO, INC. Granted the application for assignment of the licenses of WPTW(AM) and WCLR (RM), Piqua, Ohio and WZLR(FM), Xenia, Ohio from Xenia Broadcasting, Inc. to Cox Radio, Inc; granted a conditional waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule, which restricts common radio and television station ownership in the same market. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 18, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1880). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981880.wp