DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 193                                            October 6,1998

**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: October 6, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 10/05/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt100698.pdf

Report No: 44341. Released: October 6, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981006.txt

Report No: 24341. Released: October 6, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981006.txt

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PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC. Granted in part, petition filed by Paxson Atlanta License, Inc., licensee of Television Broadcast Station WPXA (Ind. Ch. 14), Rome, Georgia, seeking special relief to modify the Atlanta, Georgia ADI to include various communities located in the Chattanooga, Tennessee ADI. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 2, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2008). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982008.wp

HOUSTON CUSA SETTLEMENT GROUP, L.C. Dismissed Houston CUSA Settlement Group, L.C. Petition to Deny filed on June 16, 1995, by GTE Mobilnet of South Texas Limited Partnership. Dismissed the Motion for Extension of Time filed on July 21, 1995, by the Houston CUSA Settlement Group, L.C.. Dismissed Opposition to the Motion for Extension of Time filed on July 24, 1995, by Mobilnet of South Texas Limited Partnership. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2007). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982007.wp

MILKWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Concluded that Milkyway is apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of $2,000 for failure to notify the FCC when it began operations. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Notice. (DA No. 98-2016). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 5, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 192:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON CHANGES TO LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES' RATE OF RETURN TO REFLECT MARKETPLACE CONDITIONS. The Commission today asked for comment on changes to the rate of return, or profit, that local telephone companies receive for providing interstate access sevices, such as originating and terminating long distance calls, in light of other marketplace changes. Report No: CC-98-33. by Notice & NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: September 8, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-98-166. (FCC No. 98-222) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Common Carrier Bureau: Tim Peterson at (202) 418-844; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8068.html

COMMISSION REAFFIRMS THAT AT&T IS NON-DOMINANT FOR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES. Reaffirmed that AT&T lacked market power and was non-dominant in the international telecommunications services market. Report No: IN-98-54. by Order. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: September 30, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-79-252. (FCC No. 98-253) News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: International Bureau Contact: Sherille Ismail at (2020 418-2792. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8034.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 5, 1998. FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF A WIRELESS REPRESENTATIVE TO SERVE ON RURAL TASK FORCE.Named Gene De Jordy of Western Wireless Corporation. (FCC No. 98-J-4). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Pam Gallant at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98j04.html

Released: October 5, 1998. PACIFIC BELL FILES PETITION FOR EXPEDITED WAIVER OF SEQUENCE IN WHICH STATE AND LOCAL FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE DISCOUNTS FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ARE TO BE APPLIED.PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED, Comments Due: October 26, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 5, 1998. (DA No. 98-1999). Contact: Accounting Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau: Antoinette Stevens at (202) 418-7400.

Released: October 5, 1998. COMMISSION ASKS PARTIES TO UPDATE AND REFRESH RECORD FOR ACCESS CHARGE REFORM AND SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSALS FOR ACCESS CHARGE REFORM PRICING FLEXIBILITY.Comments Due: October 26, 1998; Reply Comments:. (FCC No. 98-256). Dkt No.: CC-96-262, 94-1,, 97-250. Contact: Tamara Preiss at (202) 418-1505, or Harold Watson at (202) 418-1520; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98256.wp

Released: October 5, 1998. TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES (TRS) FUND ADMINISTRATOR FILES ANNUAL REPORT INCLUDING FUND SIZE ESTIMATE AND PAYMENT FORMULA FOR 1999.Comments Due: October 19, 1998; Reply Comments Due: October 26, 1998. (DA No. 98-2010). Contact: Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division: Les Selzer at (202) 418-7278, lselzer@fcc.gov, or Marilyn Jones at (202) 418-2357, majones@fcc.gov,, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982010.wp

Released: October 5, 1998. RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF PHILADELPHIA, INC. FILES A NOTICE OF INTENT TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM. (DA No. 98-2012). Contact: Legal Contact: Allan Manuel at (202) 418-1047; TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982012.wp

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek874.wp

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ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Delayed to July 1, 1999, date for increase in ceilings for the presubscribed interexchange carrier charge (PICC) scheduled to increase for all classes of customers on January 1, 1999. Dkt No.: CC-96-262. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 1, 1998. by 3rd Order on Recon. (FCC No. 98-257). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98257.wp

PRESCRIBING THE AUTHORIZED UNITARY RATE OF RETURN FOR INTERSTATE SERVICES OF LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. Initiated a proceeding to represcribe the authorized rate of return for interstate access services provided by ILECs. Direct Case Submission Due: 12/3/98; Responsive Submission Due: February 1, 1999; Rebuttal Submission Date: February 22, 1999; NPRM Comments Due: December 3, 1998; NPRM Reply Comments Due: February 1, 1999. Dkt No.: CC-98-166. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 8, 1998. by Notice & NPRM. (FCC No. 98-222). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98222.wp

GLENN AUSTIN/AMERICANS FOR RADIO DIVERSITY. Dismissed without prejudice, the Petition for Rulemaking filed by Austin on behalf of Americans for Radio Diversity. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2006). MMB

AMENDMENT OF PARTS 2, 25 AND 97 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES WITH REGARD TO THE MOBILE-SATELITE SERVICE ABOVE 1 GHZ. Extended time to file reply comments in above captioned proceeding until October 13, 1998. Dkt No.: ET-98-142. Action by Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2011). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da982011.wp

LETTER TO DAVID MARSHALL/SEA MARSHALL RESCUE SYSTEMS, LTD. IN RE: PLB7 PERSONAL LOCATING BEACON REQUEST FOR WAIVER. Granted request for waiver of the Commission's Rules with regard to transmitter output power, electrical power supply requirements and the requirements to transmit on 243 MHz, subject to the conditions that the device only be marketed for locating persons lost overboard, must be installed in a Personal Flotation Device, coat, vest, or other similar item, and not be marketed as a shipboard EPIRB or as a personal locating beacon on land. The device must not cause interference to the COSPAS/SARSAT Satellite system. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2013). WTB