DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 188                                         September 29,1998

**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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COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATION ACTION - FCC CLOSES AN UNLICENSED RADIO STATION IN MEMPHIS - REPORT NO. CI 98-18. The FCC, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal's Service and the United States Attorney's Office, seized radio transmission equipment operated by an unlicensed station in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 23, 1998. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Pamera Hairston at (202) 418-1160. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8021.wp

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Released: September 29, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - SEPTEMBER 28. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt092898.pdf

Released: September 29, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - AT&T CORPORATION AND TELE-COMMUNICATIONS, INC. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR A PROPOSED TRANSFER OF CONTROL - CS DOCKET NO. 98-178.On September 14, 1998, AT&T Corporation and Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) filed joint applications under Section 310(d) of the Communications Act, requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to AT&T of licenses and authorizations controlled by TCI or its affiliates or subsidiaries. This transfer of control would take place as the result of a proposed merger of AT&T and TCI. After the proposed merger, TCI would become a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T, and the licenses and authorizations currently held by the affiliates or subsidiaries of TCI would continue to be held by those entities. Comments due October 29; replies November 13. (DA No. 98-1969). Contact: John Norton at (202) 418-7200, Royce Dickens at (202) 418-7030, or Richard Kalb at 9202) 418-1055; TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981969.wp

Report No: SAT-00002. Released: September 29, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION - RE: SATELLITE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8239.pdf

Report No: 44336. Released: September 29, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980929.txt

Report No: 24336. Released: September 29, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980928.txt

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TCI CABLEVISION OF SAN JOSE. Denied complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of San Jose's June 1, 1998, rate increase for the cable programming services tier in San Mateo, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1963). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981963.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF OHIO, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Ohio, Inc.'s June 1, 1998, cable programming service tier rate increase in Steubenville, OH. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1961). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981961.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF TEXAS, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc.'s June 1, 1998, cable programming service tier rate increase in Corpus Christi, TX. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1960). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981960.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF MICHIGAN, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Michigan, Inc.'s June 1, 1998, cable programming service tier rate increase in Georgetown, MI. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: September 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1962). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981962.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 28, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 187:

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FCC RELEASES REPORT ON QUALITY OF SERVICE. CCB Contact: Jonathan Kraushaar at (202) 418-0947 or (202) 418-0940; TTY: (202) 418-0484.

COMMON CARRIER ACTION - FCC FINDS UNLAWFUL AMERITECH'S AND U S WEST'S BUSINESS AGREEMENTS WITH QWEST; COMPANIES MAY NOT PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICE BEFORE OPENING THEIR LOCAL MARKETS TO COMPETITION - REPORT NO. CC 98-31. The Commission ruled that business agreements entered into by Ameritech Corp. and U S West Communications, Inc. violate the Communications Act by enabling the companies to provide long distance service to their local customers prior to demonstrating that their local telephone markets are open to competition. Action by the Commission September 28, 1998, by Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 98-242). News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Dorothy Attwood at (202) 418-7283; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8067.wp

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Released: September 28, 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 28, 1998. CORRECTION.Correction to PN released 9/18/98, DA 98-1895 "Availability of Locally Maintained Records for Inspection by Members of the Public".

Released: September 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. (DA No. 98-1965). Contact: David Judelsohn at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981965.wp

Report No: LB-98-70. Released: September 28, 1998. ALLTEL CORPORATION AND STANDARD GROUP, INC. SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.The ALLTEL Corporation and the Standard Group, Inc. have filed applications under Sections 310(d) of the Communications Act requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to ALLTEL of various radio licenses held by subsidiaries of Standard. Comments due November 5; replies November 16. (DA No. 98-1970). Contact: Jonathan Radin or Elizabeth Williams (Part 22 and 24) at (202) 418-7240; Steen Buenzow (Part 90 and 101) at (717) 338-2646; Troy Tanner, IB (Section 214) at (202) 418-1468.

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BEEHIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC. BEEHIVE TELEPHONE, INC. NEVADA. Denied Petition for Reconsideration filed by Beehive Telephone Company, Inc. and Beehive Telephone, Inc. Nevada seeking reconsideration of June 1, 1998 order by the Commission prescribing rates for Beehive's interstate access services. Dkt No.: CC- 97-249. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-241). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98241.wp

DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY TO ALL AMERICANS. Denied the Personal Communications Industry Association's Request for Extension of Time for filing reply comments to the Commission's Notice of Inquiry in CC Docket No. 98-46 to examine the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability. Dkt No.: CC- 98-146. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1966). CCB

**ORDER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION REGARDING AREA CODES 312, 610, 215, AND 717. Addressed a Petition for Declaratory Ruling challenging an Order of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission concerning area code relief; on the Commission's own motion, reconsidered the portion of Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Second Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order, CC Docket No. 96-98, where the FCC delegated authority to state commissions to implement area code relief. Dkt No.: CC- 96-98. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 11, 1998. by MO&O & Ord. on Rec. (FCC No. 98-224). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98224.wp

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

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Report No: SES-00010. Released: September 25, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION RE: ACTIONS TAKEN.