DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 189                                         September 30,1998

**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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Report No: N-87-A. Released: September 30, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/30sep98r.txt

Released: September 30, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 09/29/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt092998.pdf

Report No: 3652. Released: September 30, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 1380. Released: September 30, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

Released: September 30, 1998. INFLATION ADJUSTMENT FIGURES FOR CABLE OPERATORS USING FCC FORMS 1210 AND 1240 NOW AVAILABLE. (DA No. 98-1974). Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Patrick Boateng at (202) 418-2370, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da981974.wp

Report No: 44337. Released: September 30, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980930.txt

Report No: 24337. Released: September 30, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980930.txt

Report No: D-1006. Released: September 30, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980930.pdf

Report No: 1006-A. Released: September 30, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980930.pdf

Released: September 30, 1998. THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS TUTORIAL ON "INTERNET TELEPHONY: VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL" OCTOBER 5TH. Contact: Jack Linthicum at (202) 418-2441, Fax: (202) 418-2441, Internet: jlinthic@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8020.wp

Report No: 57. Released: September 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8132.pdf

Report No: 56. Released: September 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Elizabeth Williams at (202) 418-1343. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8134.pdf

Released: September 30, 1998. FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL'S REQUEST FOR WAIVER TO PERMIT USE OF MARINE FREQUENCIES FOR LAND-BASED SERVICES.Comment Due: October 15, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 26, 1998. (DA No. 98-1985). Contact: Policy and Rules Branch, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Michael J. Wilhelm at (202) 418-0870. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981985.wp

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QWEST/AMERITECH/US WEST. Determined that, absent a request that the information set forth in the Appendix of the Qwest Order adopted September 29 be withheld from public disclosure, the Qwest Order, as released under seal to the parties, will be released to the public on October 7, 1998. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 29, 1998. by Letter. (FCC No. 98-248). CCB

COMCAST CABLEVISION. Approved the refund plan Comcast Cablevision filed for St. Joseph, IN. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1967). CSB Contact: . Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981967.wp

CABLEVISION OF BOSTON, INC.; CABLEVISION OF FRAMINGHAM, INC.; A-R CABLE SERVICES, INC. A-R CABLE PARTNERS. Denied petition of Cablevision of Boston, Inc. et al, to become a video programming provider on the open video system operated by RCN-BECoCom, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. Also denied Cablevision of Boston, et. al, request pursuant to Section 1.3 of the Commission's rules for a waiver of Section 76.1503(c)(2)(v)(B) of the Commission's rules. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1968). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981968.wp

THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONAL, TECHNICAL AND SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MEETING FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS THROUGH THE YEAR 2010. Established band plan and adopted service rules necessary to begin the licensing proceess in the newly reallocated public safety spectrum. Dkt No.: WT-96-86. Action by the FCC. by 1st R&O & 3rd NPRM. (FCC No. 98-191). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98191.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released September 29, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 188:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION SUSPENDS REQUIREMENT FOR FILING OF EEO FORMS. Report No: MM-98-13. MMB Contact: EEO Branch, Mass Media Bureau: (202) 418-1450. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8031.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: September 29, 1998. UNITED STATES TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION FILES PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE FROM DEPRECIATION REGULATION OF PRICE CAP LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS ASD -98-91.Comment Date: October 28, 1998; Reply Comment Date: November 12, 1998. (DA No. 98-1964). Contact: Legal Branch, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau: (202) 418-0850, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da981964.wp

Report No: 2008. Released: September 29, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

Report No: LB-98-58-A. Released: September 29, 1998. NEW PLEADING CYCLE - "PERMIT BUT DISCLOSE" EX PARTE STATUS ACCORDED TO PROCEEDING INVOLVING APPLICATIONS FILED BY PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY AND GTE HOLDINGS (PUERTO RICO) FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY. (DA No. 98-1983). Contact: Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Paul D'Ari or Jonathan Radin at (202) 418-0620. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981983.wp

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FEDERAL STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Deferred the the Opening of the Filing Window from October 1, 1998 to December 1, 1998 regarding the start date of the Schools and Libraries Corporation's second funding cycle. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by 7th Order on Recon. (FCC No. 98-247). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98247.wp