DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 187                                         September 28,1998

**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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WIRELESS BUREAU BEGINS PROCESS OF DESIGNING A COMBINATORIAL BIDDING SYSTEM FOR FUTURE COMMISSION AUCTIONS. Report No: 98-35. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Brett Tarnutzer or (202) 418-0660. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8041.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 28, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 09/25/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt092598.pdf

Report No: 44335. Released: September 28, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980928.txt

Report No: 24335. Released: September 28, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980928.txt

Report No: ET-98-7. Released: September 28, 1998. EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES OPTION FOR ELECTRONIC FILING TO REGISTER NEW TEST FIRM AND/OR RENEW TEST FIRM.Test Firm Registration and Renewal are being accepted electronically in accordance with 47 CFR 2.948. Both procedures can be accomplished by using the Internet and accessing www.fcc.gov, Electronic Filing, OET Equipment Authorization Division Electronic Filing. Note available options of Register New Test Firm, and Add Exhibits or Renew Test Firm. Dkt No.: WT-98-35. Contact: Bette Taube email: btaube@fcc.gov or Fax: (301) 344-2050. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8019.wp

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WPXQ-TV. Granted must-carry complaint filed by Ocean State Television, LLC, against Full Channel TV, Inc., operator of a cable television system serving Warren, Rhode Island and the surrounding areas. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 24, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1953). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981953.wp

SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS FOR EARTH STATIONS TO OPERATE WITH INTELSAT SATELLITES TRANSFERRING TO NEW SKIES SATELLITES N.V. Extended the time to file reply comments in the Satellite Radio Applications for Earth Stations to Operate With INTELSAT Satellites Transferring to New Skies Satellites, N.V. proceeding from October 5, 1998 until October 13, 1998. Action by Chief, Satellite Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: September 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1951). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981951.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 25, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 186:

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AMERITECH. Ameritech Ordered To Show Why Ownership of Circuit City's Alarm Monitoring Assets Does Not Violate the Communications Act prohibition against Bell Operating Company provision of alarm monitoring service. Report No: CC-98-30. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: September 15, 1998. (FCC No. 98-226) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bueau: Jason Oxman at (202) 418-1580; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8066.wp

FCC ANNOUNCES SHIFT IN AMATEUR RADIO ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS. The Federal Communications Commission announced today a change in the handling of enforcement actions concerning the Amateur Radio Service. By internal arrangement between the FCC's Compliance and Information Bureau (CIB) and the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB), as of September 1, 1998, all investigation, evaluation and processing of radio amateur related enforcement matters have been transferred to the CIB. Report No: CI 98-17. Adopted: September 25, 1998. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0654, Compliance and Information Bureau contact: Riley Hollingsworth at (717) 338-2502. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8020.wp

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Released: September 25, 1998. BELL ATLANTIC TELEPHONE COMPANIES FILE REVISIONS TO ITS COST ALLOCATION MANUAL PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.Comments Due: October 16, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 2, 1998. (DA No. 98-1958). Contact: Debbie Weber at (202) 418-0812, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981958.wp

Report No: 1201. Released: September 25, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44334. Released: September 25, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980925.txt

Report No: 24334. Released: September 25, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980925.txt

Report No: NA-227A. Released: September 25, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE.Petitions to Deny Due: October 27, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/TV_Notices/pnmm8143.wp

Report No: 2299. Released: September 25, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: LB-98-69. Released: September 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8131.wp

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REMARKS OF WILLIAM E. KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO THE RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS SEPTEMBER 25, 1998. (as prepared for delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek829.html

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AMERITECH CORPORATION. Ordered to show cause why ownership of Circuit City's Alarm Monitoring assets does not violate the Communications Act. Memorandum Opinon and Order on Remand and Order to Show Cause. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 15, 1998. by MO&O & Orders. (FCC No. 98-226). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98226.wp

FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON SEPARATIONS. The Honorable James M. Posey, Commissioner of the Alaska Public Utility Commission, is appointed to the Federal-State Joint Board on Separations. Dkt No.: CC-80-286. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 24, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-240). CCB

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- STREAMLINED CONTRIBUTOR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADMINISTRATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES, NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING PLAN, LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY, AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS. Proposed to simplify the Commission's filing requirements so that a single worksheet will replace several different forms currently filed with similar information. Comments Due: October 30, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 16, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-171. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by NPRM & NOI. (FCC No. 98-233). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98233.pdf

CONDON, OREGON. Proposed amendment of the FM Table of Allotments to Allot Channel 228A to Condon, Oregon, as the community's first local aural service. Comments Due: November 16, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 1, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-173. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1905). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981905.wp

MACON, HAMPTON AND ROSWELL, GEORGIA. Effective November 9, 1998, amended the FM Table of Allotments to reallot Channel 301C1, from Macon to Hampton and modified license of WPEZ accordingly. Dkt No.: MM-98-18. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 16, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1942). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981942.wp

EDITORIAL AMENDMENT OF LIST OF OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET APPROVED INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIRMENTS CONTAINED IN PART 0 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Ordered that Section 0.408 of the Rules be Revised as set forth in the revised text, effective on the date of publication in Federal Register. Action by the Managing Director. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1906). OMD Contact: Judy Boley at (202) 418-0214.

AMENDMENT OF PART 95 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO PROVIDE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY IN THE 218-219 MHZ SERVICE/AMENDMENT OF PART 95 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ALLOW INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND DATA SERVICE LICENSEES TO PROVIDE MOBILE SERVICES. This Erratum makes a minor correction to the text adopted in the Order, Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the above-captioned proceedings, FCC-98-228, which were released on September 17, 1998. Dkt No.: WT-98-169, WT-95-47. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/err98228.wp

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

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Report No: 1379. Released: September 23, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICES (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Report No: 52. Released: September 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8129.pdf

Report No: 54. Released: September 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Commercial Wireless Divison, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Elizabeth Williams at (202) 418-1343. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8128.wp