DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 185                                         September 24,1998

**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 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt092498.pdf

Released: September 24, 1998. AUTOMATED REPORTING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (ARMIS) DATA NOW AVAILABLE ON THE COMMISSION'S INTERNET WEB SITE. (DA No. 98-1949). Action by: Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981949.html

Released: September 24, 1998. COMMISSION'S BANDWIDTH TASK FORCE AND COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCE THREE ADVANCED SERVICES TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLES. (DA No. 98-1944). Contact: Elizabeth Nightingale or Jason Oxman at (202) 418-1580, or enightin@fcc.gov joxman@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981944.wp

Report No: IN-98-53. Released: September 24, 1998. PERMIT TO DELIVER PROGRAMS TO FOREIGN BROADCAST STATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8234.wp

Report No: TEL-00012. Released: September 24, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-1934). Contact: International Reference Room: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981934.pdf

Report No: 44333. Released: September 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980924.txt

Report No: 24333. Released: September 24, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980924.txt

Report No: CWS-98-51. Released: September 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION.

Released: September 24, 1998. LMDS.Errata to Public Notice, released September 22, 1998, listing the conditional grant of 265 Local Multipoint Distribution Service licenses. (DA No. 98-1748). Action by: Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981748.wp

Released: September 24, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE CONDITIONAL GRANT OF 13 LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE LICENSES.(Balance of Winning Bids are due by October 8, 1998 Auction Event No. 17. (DA No. 98-1938). Contact: Technical Support Personnel at (202) 414-1250, OMD, Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995, WTB, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division: Bob James at (202) 418-0680. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981938.wp

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REMARKS BY COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE PCIA'S PCS '98 ORLANDO, FL. (As Prepared for Delivery) Blueprint for Spectrum Management Released September 23, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn815.html

REMARKS BY COMMISSIONER MICHAEL K. POWELL FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BEFORE PCS '98 ORLANDO, FLORIDA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1998. (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp815.html

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MEDIAONE. Granted complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming service tier rate increase in non-rebuild area of Douglas County, GA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Service. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1917). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981917.wp

TCI COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed against the June 1, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in Plano, TX. Granted in part LFA's petition for reconsideration of DA-98-2581. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1916). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981916.wp

CABLEVISION SYSTEMS. Granted complaints filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in Greenport, Riverhead, Southold and Southhampton, New York. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1929). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981929.wp

MEDIAONE. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 cable programming service tier rate increase in Cobb and Douglas Counties, GA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1932). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981932.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Selma, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1908). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981908.wp

WOAC-TV. Granted must-carry complaint filed by SAH Acquisition Corporation II, against National Cable, operator of a cable system serving Winesburg, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1933). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981933.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Monroe Township, OH. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Divison, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1914). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981914.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Portland, OR. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Divison, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1915). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981915.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Yellow Springs, OH. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1909). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981909.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Tipp City, OH. Action by Chief, Finanical Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1911). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981911.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Approved the refund plan Time Warner Cable filed for Knightdale, NC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1912). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981912.wp

MASSACHUSETTS CABLEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted complaint filed against January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in Medfield, MA. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 21, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1918). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981918.wp

ALLOCATION OF SPECTRUM BELOW 5 GHZ TRANSFERRED FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USE 4660-4685 MHZ. Replaced most of the auction rules adopted in 1995 for the General Wireless Communications Service (GWCS) with the streamlined Part 1 rules . With regard to auction provisions for designated entities simplified the definition of "small business," eliminated installment payments, and increased the bidding credit. Dkt No.: ET-94-32. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 26, 1998. by 4th R&O. (FCC No. 98-212). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98212.wp

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES ANTENNA REGISTRATION SOFTWARE. Addressed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Airtouch Communications on June 30, 1998, in the above-captioned matter. Granted AirTouch's Reconsideration Petition. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 98-1946). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 184:

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Released: September 23, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, PACIFIC BELL, AND NEVADA BELL'S PETITION FOR EXPEDITED DECLARATORY RULING ON INTERSTATE INTRALATA TOLL DIALING PARITY, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE, VARIOUS OTHER RELIEF.Comments Due: October 7, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 14, 1998. (DA No. 98-1937). Contact: Gregory Cooke at (202) 418-2320; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981937.wp

Report No: AUC-98-21-B. Released: September 23, 1998. AUCTION OF LOCATION AND MONITORING SERVICE LICENSES.Auction Notice and Filing Requirements for 528 Multilateration Licenses Scheduled for December 15, 1998 Minimum Opening Bids and Other Procedural Issues. (DA No. 98-1879). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981879.wp

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WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ORLANDO, FLORIDA. September 23, 1998 (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek828.html

SPEECH OF JOHN T. NAKAHATA CHIEF OF STAFF FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO PCS LATIN AMERICA '98. September 23. 1998 (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8052.wp

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ERRATA - GTE SYSTEM TELEPHONE COMPANIES/GSTC TARIFF FCC NO. 1/GSTC TRANSMITTAL NO. 260. In the Matter of GTE systems Telephone Companies, GSTC Tariff FCC Nol 1, GSTC Transmittal No. 260, CC Docket No. 98-167. Amended Order Suspending Tariff and Designating Issues for Investigation released September 11. 1998. Action by Chief, Compeititive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by Errata. (DA No. 98-1838). CCB

LMDS. Conditionally granted 10 license applications; denied requests for waiver of Section 101.1003(a) of the rules. Action by Chief. Auctions & Industry Analysis Division, and Chief, Public Safety & Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1920). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981920.wp