DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 186                                         September 25,1998

**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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FCC RELEASES REPORT ON LONG DISTANCE MARKET. CCB Contact: James Zolnierek, Katie Rangos, or 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/nrcc8065.wp

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl980925.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op980925.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 25, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 24. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt092498.pdf

Released: September 25, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON SPRINT CORPORATION'S PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYPHONE COMPENSATION.On August 21, 1998, Sprint Corporation filed a petition seeking a declaratory ruling that a payphone service provider is not eligible for compensation from carriers for access code and subscriber 800 calls if it engages in any of three lsited practices from any of its payphones. Comments due October 26; replies November 16. (DA No. 98-1950). 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/da981950.wp

Report No: FCN-00001. Released: September 25, 1998. FOREIGN CARRIER AFFILIATION NOTIFICATION - RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Joanna Lowry, Telecommunications Division at (202) 418-1470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8236.pdf

Report No: TEL-00011S. Released: September 25, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8235.pdf

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TEXTS

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier Time Warner was charging in Saratoga Springs, NY. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1948). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981948.wp

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP, L.P. V. RIVER VALLEY CABLE TV. Granted petition for reconsideration filed by River Valley Cable TV, Inc. concerning mandatory carriage complaint. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1945). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981945.wp

**IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 207 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 - RESTRICTIONS ON OVER-THE-AIR RECEPTION DEVICES. Granted in part and denied in part Petitions for Reconsideration of the Report and Order and Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000). Dkt No.: CS- 96-83. Action by the Commission. Adopted: August 27, 1998. by Order on Recon. (FCC No. 98-214). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98214.wp

ERRATUM - GRANTS AND PERALTA, NM. Amended NPRM in proceding, DA 98-1727, Docket MM 98-158, released September 11. Reply comments due November 17, 1998. Dkt No.: MM- 98-158. Adopted: September 23, 1998. MMB

AMENDMENT OF PARTS 21 AND 74 TO ENABLE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE LICENSES TO ENGAGE IN FIXED TWO-WAY TRANSMISSIONS. Amended Parts 21 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to provide Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service and Instructional Television Fixed Service licensees with increased technical operational flexibility to facilitate the provision of a wide array of new, enhanced services including new digital and two-way communications services. Dkt No.: MM- 97-217. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-231). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98231.pdf

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 185:

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TEXTS

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WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. Granted The Western Union Telegraph Company, now known as New Valley Corporation's, motion to dismiss with prejudice its complaint against Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, and Wisconsin Bell, Inc. re: rates for voice grade channel termination in effect from January 1, 1987 through December 31, 1988; complaint dismissed with prejudice and proceeding terminated. Action by Deputy Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: September 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1947). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981947.wp

**IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS' USE OF CUSTOMER PROPRIETARY NETWORK INFORMATION AND OTHER CUSTOMER INFORMATION. Extended the deadline by which all telecommunications carriers must implement effective electronic safeguards to protect against unauthorized access to customer proprietary network information (CPNI). Deadline is now six months after the release date of the Commission's order on reconsideration addressing CPNI issues in CC Docket No. 96-115. Dkt No.: CC- 96-115. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-239). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98239.wp

ERRATUM TO ORDER, DA 98-1946, RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23 - ANTENNA REGISTRATION SOFTWARE. Modified Order re: a petition for reconsideration filed by AirTouch Communications, Inc. released September 23, DA 98-1946. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Adopted: September 24, 1998. by Erratum. WTB Contact: Jamison Prime or Bert Weintraub, Policy and rules, Branch, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/er981946.wp

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 53. Released: September 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8130.pdf