DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 197                                           October 13,1998

**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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NETWORK RELIABILITY AND INTEROPERABILITY COUNCIL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9:30 A.M.. The meeting will start at 9:30 am in the FCC Meeting Room, 856, 1919 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, "Year 2000 computer date (Y2K) issues and other issues concerning the reliability of the Nation's telecommunications network. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CCB Contact: Audrey Spivack at (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8071.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 13, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.(Public Reference Log: 10/09/98). Contact: Public Reference Log: 10/09/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt100998.pdf

Report No: 1203. Released: October 13, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: (202) 418-7000.

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POLICY AND RULES CONCERING THE INTERSTATE, INTEREXCHANGE MARKETPLACE/IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 254(G) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED/IN 1998 BIENNIAL REVIEW -- REVIEW OF CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT AND ENHANCED SERVICES UNBUNDLING RULES IN. THE INTEREXCHANGE, EXCHANGE ACCESS AND LOCAL EXCHANGE MARKETS. Examine restrictions that limit a common carrier's ability to bundle certain goods and services together and offer such bundles to the public. The goods and services include telecommunications services, enhanced services, and customer premises equipment (CPE). Bundling means selling different goods and/or services together in a single package. Comments Due: November 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 23, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-96-61, CC-98-183. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 1, 1998. by Further NPRM. (FCC No. 98-258). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98258.wp

ASSOCIATION FOR EAST END LAND MOBILE COVERAGE. Denied Motion for Leave to File Supplement filed September 23, 1997, by East End, and the Supplement to Application for Review; denied Application for Review filed by East End on June 3, 1997; modified the license for Business Radio Station WPAT918 effective 30 days from the release of this Order to remove the frequencies 859.86250 and 860.78750 MHz from East End's authorization. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 1, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-259). WTB

RONAN TELEPHONE COMPANY. Denied Roman's request for reduction in the amount of forfeiture, and imposed the monetary forfeiture in the amount of $4,000. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 9, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2048). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982048.wp

MULZER ENTERPRISES, INC. Denied Mulzer's request for reduction of forfeiture and imposed the forfeiture of $2,000. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 9, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2047). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982047.wp

BRANDON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Brandon's request in part and reduced the amount of forfeiture to $2,000. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 9, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2046). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982046.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 196:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 9, 1998. AT&T PETITION FOR REVOCATION OF INFORMATION SURCHARGE WAIVERS.Pleading Cycle Established Comments Due: November 12, 1998; Reply Comments Due: November 27, 1998. (DA No. 98-2049). Contact: Wanda Harris at (202) 418-1530 or Harold Watson at (202) 418-1520, TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982049.wp

Released: October 9, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANCS REGARDING TELECOM MERGERS.The FCC will hold two En Bancs to discuss recent consolidation activities in the telecommunications industry, focusing on the proposed mergers between SBC Communications, Inc. and Ameritech Corporation (CC-98-141), AT&T Corporation and Tele-Communications, Inc. (CSB Docket No. 98-178), and Bell Atlantic Corporation and GTE Corporation (CC Docket No. 98-184). (DA No. 98-2045). Contact: Common Carrier Bureau Contact: Florence Grasso at (202) 418-1579. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982045.html

Released: October 9, 1998. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. (DA No. 98-2009). Contact: Chief, Fee Section: Claudette Pride at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da982009.wp

Report No: LB-99-03. Released: October 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8143.wp

Report No: LB-99-02. Released: October 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8137.wp

Report No: LB-99-01. Released: October 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU APPROVES TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF CENTENNIAL CELLULAR CORPORATION TO CCW ACQUISITION CORPORATION. (DA No. 98-2036). Contact: Paul D'Ari or Jonathan Radin at (202) 418-0620. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982036.wp

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THOMAS GUTIERREZ, ESQ. Issued letter in response to the requests for waiver of 47 C.F.R Section 1.2110(e)(4) filed on behalf of your client Lancaster Communications, Inc. Lancaster will not be deemed in default on its twenty-four 900 MHz SMR licenses if it makes the payments no later than 30 days from the issuance of this letter. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2052). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982052.wp

RUSS TAYLOR/GARDNER, CARTON & DOUGLAS. Issued letter responding to September 4, 1998 Freedom of Information Act request wherein requested a copy of "a list of the 800 MHz General Category licensees who were granted an extension of time in which to construct pursuant to the July 31, 1998 Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration, No. 98-167." This letter, and the requested list in Excel format, will be placed on the FCC's website at www.fcc.gov/Bureau/Wireless/Orders/1998 (Refer to DA-98-2043). FOIA-98-263. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2043). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982043.wp

SCANA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted Motion for an Extension of Time until Otober 15, 1998, in response to the petition to deny filed by James M. Tennant on September 25, 1998, and other comments submitted in response to the August 11, 1998 public notice regarding the subject tower registration. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2051). WTB