DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 206                                           October 26,1998

**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 26, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 10/23/98. Contact: Public Reference Log: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt102698.pdf

Report No: 44354A. Released: October 26, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 44354. Released: October 26, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981026.txt

Report No: 24354. Released: October 26, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981026.txt

Report No: B-176. Released: October 26, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR FILING OF DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION APPLICATION AND NOTICE OF PETITION TO DENY DEADLINE.Cut-Off Date: December 7, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/TV_Notices/pnmm8167.pdf

Released: October 26, 1998. ELECTRONIC COMMENT FILING SYSTEM (ECFS) REPLACES RIPS TODAY. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8063.wp

Released: October 26, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa81026.html

Released: October 26, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb81026.html

Released: October 26, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE CONDITIONAL GRANT OF 8 LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE LICENSES.(Balance of Winning Bids are due by November 9, 1998/Auction Evente No. 17. (DA No. 98-2135). Contact: Technical Support Hotline: Technical Support Personnel at (202) 414-1250; OMD: Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995; WTB, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division: Bob James or James Moskowitz at (202) 418-0680. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982135.wp

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MEDIACOM, LLC. Granted small system relief and denied the complaint filed against the April 15, 1998 rate increase for the cable programming services tier rate Mediacom was changing in Excelsior Springs, MO. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2131). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982131.wp

RCN CABLE OF NEW JERSEY, INC. Granted complaints filed against the April 26, 1998 cable programming services tier rate increase in various communities in New Jersey. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: October 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2130). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982130.wp

LBJS BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P. Advised LBJS Broadcasting Company, L.P., licensee, KLBJ(FM), Austin, TX, of its apparent liability for forfeiture in the amount of $5,000, for its apparent violaton of indecency rules. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 26, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2140). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982140.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 205:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC APPROVES MERGER BETWEEN SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. The Commission approved the transfer of communications licenses and authorizations from Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. to SBC Communications, Inc., thereby granting the companies' merger application. Report No: CC-98-37. by MO&O. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: October 15, 1998. (FCC No. 98-276) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: News Media Contact: Maureen Peratino at (202) 418-0500; Common Carrier Bureau Contact: Michael Pryor at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8077.wp

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Released: October 23, 1998. FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING OCTOBER 30, 1998 TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES REFERRED.The Universal Service Joint Board will hold a public meeting, Friday, October 30, 1998, beginning at 10:00 am, Commission Meeting Room, Room 856, 1919 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. (FCC No. 98-J-5). Contact: Common Carrier Bureau Contact: Emily Hoffnar at (202) 418-7396; ehoffnar@fcc.gov, Chuck Keller at (202) 418-7380; ckeller@fcc.gov. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253.

Report No: LB-99-06. Released: October 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8148.wp

Report No: LB-99-07. Released: October 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS CONSENT TO ASSIGN D BLOCK AND F BLOCK BROADBAND PCS LICENSES. (DA No. 98-2146). Contact: Gail Glasser at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982146.wp

Report No: AUC-18-F. Released: October 23, 1998. PHASE II 220 MHZ SERVICE AUCTION CLOSES.Winning Bidders In the Auction of 908 Phase II 220 MHz Service Licenses Down Payments Due November 6, 1998; FCC Form 601s Due November 6, 1998. Auction 18. (DA No. 98-2143). Contact: OMD Contact: Regina Dorsey, Gail Glasser or Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982143.pdf

Released: October 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON REQUEST FOR STAY OF LOCATION AND MONITORING SERVICE AUCTION.Comment Sought on Request for Temporary Delay from Microtrax; Comments Due: November 2, 1998. (DA No. 98-2144). Contact: Chief, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Amy Zoslov at (202) 418-0639. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982144.wp

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PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS. Granted the Texas Commission's Petition for Expedited Temporary Waiver of the ten-digit local dialing rules. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: October 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2141). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982141.wp

APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF LICENSES AND SECTION 214 AUTHORIZATIONS FROM SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION TO SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted the applications of SBC and SNET for transfer of control. Dkt No.: CC-98-25. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 15, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-276). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98276.wp

DAINGERFIELD AND ORE CITY, TEXAS. Effective December 7, 1998 amended FM Table by substitution of Channel 295C3 for 295A at Daingerfield; the reallotment of Channel 295C5 from Daingerfield to Ore City, Texas, as the community's first local aural service and the modfication of Station KWSK(FM)'s license to specify Ore City as the station's community of license. Dkt No.: MM-97-253. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 14, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2136). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982136.wp

"ALLOCATION OF SPECTRUM BELOW 5 GHZ TRANSFERRED FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USE 4660-4685 MHZ. The document released on September 24, 1998, in the above, captioned proceeding is corrected to change the FCC No. from ""FCC-98-212"" to ""FCC-98-213"" . Dkt No.: ET-94-32. Action by the Commission. by Erratum. OET"

STATE OF OREGON, DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE. Dismissed as moot the waiver request of the State of Oregon, Department of State Police to operate on 220 MHz. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2147). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 21, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 203:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 71. Released: October 21, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8144.pdf

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

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KING SALMON, ALASKA. Effective November 30, amended FM Table of allotment for Channel 221A to King Salmon, AL. Dkt No.: MM-98-139. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 7, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2059). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982059.wp