DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 198                                           October 14,1998

**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 14, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 13. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt101398.pdf

Report No: 2301. Released: October 14, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8060.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 13, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 197:

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NEWS RELEASES

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CCB ACTION - (RPRT. CC 98-34) - FCC FINDS THAT BELLSOUTH'S APPLCTN. TO PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICE IN LA SATISIFIES MORE THAN 6 ITEMS ON 14-POINT CHKLST.; FCC DENIES APPLCTN. AND PROVIDES DETAILED BLUEPRINT ON LONG DISTANCE ENTRY (CC DOCKET NO. 98-121). Noting that it is encouraged that BellSouth meets more than 6 items on the 14-point "competitive checklist," the Commision denied Bellsouth's second application to provide long distance service in Louisiana and provided further guidance as to what the company must do to comply with the statute in areas where the application fell short. Action by the Commission October 13, 1998, by MO&O (FCC 98-271).. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Claudia Pabo and William Bailey at (202) 418-1580; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8070.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44345. Released: October 13, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981013.txt

Report No: 24345. Released: October 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981013.txt

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON FCC V. IOWA UTILITIES BOARD. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek877.html

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TEXTS

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SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. Dismissed as moot petitions for declaratory ruling filed by Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Ameritech Corporation and US WEST Communications, Inc. re: Ameritech' s proposed business arrangements with interLATA service providers (Sprint's petition), and Ameritech and US WEST's teaming arrangements with Qwest (Ameritech and US WEST's petitions). Dkt No.: CC- 98-62. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: October 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2057). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982057.wp

DEPLOYMENT OF WIRELINE SERVICES OFFERING ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY. Denied the United States Telephone Association's request for an extension of the October 16, 1998, date for filing reply comments in CC Docket 98-147, NPRM released 8/7/98, proposing measures to promote the deployment of advanced services in a competitive manner by both incumbent local exchange carriers and new entrants. Dkt No.: CC- 98-147. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: October 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2056). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982056.wp

APPLICATION OF BELLSOUTH CORPORATION, BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., AND BELLSOUTH LONG DISTANCE, INC., FOR PROVISION OF IN-REGION, INTERLATA SERVICES IN LOUISIANA. Noting that it is encouraged that BellSouth meets more than 6 items on the 14-point "competitive checklist," the Commision denied Bellsouth's second application to provide long distance service in Louisiana and provided further guidance as to what the company must do to comply with the statute in areas where the application fell short. Commission ruled that BellSouth need only certify in any future application for Louisiana that it still satisfies the requirements of the checklist items that it has met in this application, thus streamlining the authorization process. Concluded that competition from broadband PCS providers could form the basis for a successful application to provide in-region long distance service. Dkt No.: CC- 98-121. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 13, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-271). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98271.pdf

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

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl981009.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 9, 1998. CENTRUS, LLP, NEW CENTURY-CENTRUS, INC., CINERGY-CENTRUS, INC. AND CINERGY-CENTRUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. SEEK COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS.On October 2, 1998, Centrus, LLP, New Century-Centrus, Inc., Cinergy-Centrus, Inc. and Cinergy-Centrus Communications, Inc., pursuant to Section 34(a)(1) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as added by Section 103 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, collectively filed an application requesting a Commission determination that each is an "exempt telecommunications company." Comments due October 23; replies October 30. (DA No. 98-2028). Contact: Jared Cornfeld at (202) 418-1884.

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TEXTS

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FEDERAL STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Granted, to an extent, Sprint and North State Telephone Company's requests for extension of time to respond to the FCC's request for certain revenue information from non-rural local exchange carriers and holding companies in conjunction with the FCC's proceeding to select a forward-looking economic cost mechanism for determining the level of federal high cost universal service support. Dkt No.: CC- 96-45, CC- 97-160. Action by Chief, Accounting Policy Division. Adopted: October 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2050). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982050.pdf