DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 203                                           October 21,1998

**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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FCC MERGER EN BANC OCTOBER 22: AGENDA. The FCC will hold the first two of en bancs to discuss recent consolidation activities in the telecommunications industry, focusing on the proposed mergers between SBC Communications, Inc. and Ameritech Corporation, AT&T Corporation and Telecommunications, Inc., and Bell Atlantic Corporation and GTE Corporation.. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8072.wp

LINDA HALLER AND ADONIS HOFFMAN APPOINTED TO POSITIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL BUREAU. IB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8035.wp

THOMAS A BOASBERG, CHIEF COUNSEL FOR SATELLITE POLICY, INTERNATIONAL BUREAU, TO LEAVE FCC. IB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8036.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 21, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 10/20/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt102098.pdf

Released: October 21, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 3). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: October 21, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 3). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Report No: 2302. Released: October 21, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8061.wp

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APPLICATION OF SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY TO SELL A LOCAL EXCHANGE FACILITY IN MISSOURI TO ROCK PORT TELEPHONE COMPANY PURSUANT TO 47 U.S.C. SECTION 214. Authorized Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to discontinue service over the facility described in this application. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by Order & Certificate. (DA No. 98-2116). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982116.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the January 1, 1998 rate increase for cable programming services tier in various communities in NJ. Granted in part operator's Petition for Reconsideration of DA-97-1483. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2109). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982109.wp

LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC. Granted TCA Management Company's reconsideration of the action taken in the must carry complaint filed by Louisiana Christian Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of Station KMCT-TV (Ind. Channel 39), West Monroe, Louisiana. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 14, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2105). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982105.wp

BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PARTS 0, 1, 13, 22, 24, 26, 27, 80, 87, 90, 95, 97 AND 101 0F THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO FACILITATE THE DEVLOPMENT AND USE OF THE UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM IN THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Consolidate, revise, and streamline the Commission's rules governing license application procedures for radio services licensed by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Dkt No.: WT-98-20, WT-96-188. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-234). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98234.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 20, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 202:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 20, 1998. ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY FILES REVISIONS TO ITS COST ALLOCATION MANUAL PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.Comments Due: November 20, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 4, 1998. (DA No. 98-2106).

Released: October 20, 1998. COMPETITIVE PRICING DIVISION DENIES MOTIONS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR COMMENTS ON ACCESS CHARGE REFORM.CC-96-262; CC-94-1; CC-97-250; RM 9210. (DA No. 98-2111). Contact: Harold Watson at (202) 418-1529; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982111.wp

Released: October 20, 1998. COMMISSION TO HOLD EN BANC HEARING OCTOBER 29, 1998 TO DISCUSS THE AFFORDABILITY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND CONSUMER-EDUCATION ISSUES. (DA No. 98-2112). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Emily Hoffar at (202) 418-7396; ehoffnar@fcc.gov, Lori Wright at (202) 418-7391; lwright@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982112.wp

Report No: 2011. Released: October 20, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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TELEPHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY. Resolved 22 petitions for reconsideration of First R&O in this proceeding. Dkt No.: CC-95-116. Action by the FCC. Adopted: October 15, 1998. by 2nd MO&O & Or. (FCC No. 98-275). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98275.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- 47 C.F.R. PART 90 - PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES. As part of biennial review, proposed changes in PLMS rules. Dkt No.: WT-98-182, PR-92-235. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-251). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/fcc98251.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 19, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 201:

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TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS - NEW YORK V. NYNEX TELEPHONE COMPANIES. Granted the Teleport Communications - New York's motion to dismiss this complaint with prejudice. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch, Enforcement Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: October 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2108). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982108.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 200:

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Released: October 16, 1998. US WEST FILES SECTION 274 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING COMPLIANCE REVIEW REPORT. (DA No. 98-2094). Contact: Sherry Herauf at (202) 418-0819, voice: (202) 418-0484, TTY or Anthony Dale at (202) 418-2260. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982094.wp

Released: October 16, 1998. AMERITECH FILES SECTION 274 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING COMPLIANCE REVIEW REPORT. (DA No. 98-2096). Contact: Sherry Herauf: (202) 418-0819, voice: (202) 418-0819, TTY or Anthony Dale at (202) 418-2260. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982096.wp

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US WEST CORPORATION. Denied US West Corporation Request for Confidential Treatment of Section 274(f) Form 10-K Equivalent. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: October 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2100). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982100.wp