DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 199                                           October 15,1998

**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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SUNSHINE NOTICE

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The FCC will hold an open meeting on October 22, 1998, at 9:30 a.m., room 856, 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 15, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 14. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt101498.pdf

Report No: N-89-A. Released: October 15, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/15oct98r.txt

Released: October 15, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR FORUM ADDRESSING TRUTH-IN-BILLING. (DA No. 98-2055). Contact: Toni Simmons at (202) 418-0979. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982055.html

Released: October 15, 1998. PUBLIC NOTICE REVISES EX PARTE PROCEDURES. (DA No. 98-2075). Contact: Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982075.wp

Released: October 15, 1998. CENTENNIAL CELLULAR CORP. REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 54.307(B) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES ON DATA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.On September 30, 1998, Centennial Cellular Corp. requested a waiver of the July 31 deadline for submitting to the Universal Service Administrative Company the loop count data required under section 54.307(b) of the Commission's rules. Comments on this waiver request due October 30; reply comments due November 13. (DA No. 98-2074). Contact: Antoinette Stevens, Accounting Policy Division at (2020 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982074.wp

Report No: TEL-00017. Released: October 15, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-2073). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da982073.pdf

Report No: 44347. Released: October 15, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981015.txt

Report No: 24347. Released: October 15, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981015.txt

Released: October 15, 1998. ITFS MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE APPLICATIONS - SETTLEMENT PERIOD. (DA No. 98-2070). Contact: Joyce Bernstein or Melvin Collins at (202) 418-1610. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/da982070.wp

Report No: CWS-99-3. Released: October 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8141.wp

Report No: LB-99-04. Released: October 15, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND PCS ASSIGNMENT APPLICATIONS GRANTED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8147.wp

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TEXTS

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AMERITECH. Granted Ameritech's request for limited modification of LATA boundaries for the purpose of providing one-way, non-optional ELCS at specific locations, identified in CC Docket No. 96-159. Dkt No.: CC- 96-159. Action by Acting Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: October 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2027). CCB

BELL ATLANTIC-MASSACHUSETTS, INC. Granted Bell Atlantic-Massachusetts, Inc.'s request for LATA modification for the limited purpose of providing two-way, non-optional expanded local calling service between the Warren and Sturbridge exchanges in Massachusetts. Action by Acting Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: October 15, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2054). CCB

KTVU PARTNERSHIP. Denied petition for reconsideration of Cypress Broadcasting Corporation, 10 FCC Rcd 8621 (CSB 1995), which waived 47 C.F.R. Section 76.92(f) providing an exemption from the network non-duplication rules for KCBA(TV), Salinas, CA. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 7, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2062). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982062.wp

MID-MAINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING AGAINST STATE CABLE TV CORPORATION. Granted petition for reconsideration, set aside Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 97-2310, and denied complaint of Mid-Maine Community Broadcasting for carriage of WFYW-LP in Fairfield, Maine. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 13, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2071). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982071.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 14, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 198:

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NEWS RELEASES

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ELLIOT MAXWELL, DEPUTY CHIEF OF FCC'S OFFICE OF PLANS AND POLICY, NAMED SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8053.wp

KAREN KORNBLUH LEAVES FCC TO BECOME DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF AT DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8032.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1382. Released: October 14, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 24346. Released: October 14, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981014.txt

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TEXTS

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**1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW - REVIEW OF DEPRECIATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. Proposed to reduce or streamline further the FCC's depreciation prescription proces by permitting summary filings and eliminating the prescription of depreciation rates for incumbent LECs, provided that the carrier uses depreciation factors that are within the ranges adopted by the Commission, expanding the prescribed range of the digital switching plant account, and eliminating salvage from the depreciation process. Sought comment on whether the Commission should permit carriers to set their on depreciation rates if they are willing to waive the automatic low-end adjustment. Comments due November 23; replies December 8. Dkt No.: CC- 98-137. Action by the Commission. Adopted: July 22, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-170). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98170.wp

RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CONNECTICUT, INC. ET AL., V. BELL ATLANTIC-DELAWARE, INC., ET AL. Granted RCN Telecom Services of Connecticut, Inc.'s and Bell Atlantic-Delaware, Inc.'s joint request for approval and adoption of the negotiated Protective Agreement that they have executed. Ordered that the Order shall be effective upon adoption. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division. Adopted: October 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2069). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982069.wp

HONG KONG TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PACIFIC) LIMITED. Granted Hong Kong Telecom (Pacific) Ltd. authroity, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 63.18(e)(3) of the Commission's rules, to resell international private lines interconnected to the public switched network for the provision of swtiched data and fax services between the United States and Hong Kong. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 14, 1998. by Order & Auth. (DA No. 98-1774). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da981774.wp

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 24345A. Released: October 13, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8149.wp