DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 208                                           October 28,1998

**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 28, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 27. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt102798.pdf

Report No: N-91-A. Released: October 28, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/28oct98r.txt

Released: October 28, 1998. AMERITECH FILES APPLIATION FOR REVIEW OF ORDER DENYING CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF SECTION 2749F) SUBMISSION.On October 23, Ameritech filed an application for review of an Accounting Safeguards Division Order denying its request for confidential treatment of certain information filed pursuant to section 274(f) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Comments due November 12; replies November 23. (DA No. 98-2184). Contact: Anthony Dale at (202) 418-2260. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982184.wp

Released: October 28, 1998. BELL ATLANTIC FILES APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF ORDER DENYING CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF SECTION 274(F) SUBMISSION.On October 23, Bell Atlantic filed an application for review of an Accounting Safeguards Division Order denying its request for confidential treatment of certain information filed pursuant to section 274(f) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Comments due November 12; replies November 23. (DA No. 98-2185). Contact: Anthony Dale at (202) 418-2260. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982185.wp

Report No: 3657. Released: October 28, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: SES-00019. Released: October 28, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - RE: ACTIONS TAKEN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8255.pdf

Report No: SES-00018. Released: October 28, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES - RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8254.pdf

Report No: TEL-00023S. Released: October 28, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8256.pdf

Report No: 44356. Released: October 28, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981028.txt

Report No: 24356. Released: October 28, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981028.txt

Report No: PGL98-5. Released: October 28, 1998. LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm8153.wp

Report No: 72. Released: October 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 98-2103. Released: October 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES 1999 MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT FEE FOR AMATEUR OPERATOR LICENSE EXAMINATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982103.wp

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TEXTS

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ECHOSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Dismissed with prejudice a progam access complaint filed by EchoStar Communications Corporation against Fox/Liberty Networks LLC et al. finding that EchoStar's complaint was untimely filed and barred by the one year limitations period applicable to program access complaints. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2153). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982153.wp

GE AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Granted GE American Communications, Inc. authority to modify its GE-5 C-/Ku-band hybrid satellite by permitting it to launch and operate a separate Ku-band satellite in lieu of the Ku-band portion of GE-5. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division. Adopted: October 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2155). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982155.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 207:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 27, 1998. REQUEST BY ATU TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR WAIVER OF COMMISSION RULES TO OFFER TERM AND VOLUME DISCOUNTS FOR SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE. (DA No. 98-2154). Contact: Joel Taubenblatt at (202) 418-1513; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982154.wp

Released: October 27, 1998. FCC TO HOLD MEDICAL TELEMETRY FORUM NOVEMBER 2. Contact: Dr. Lynn Remly, OET at (202) 418-2930. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8021.wp

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS, FCC, MSTV ANNUAL UPDATE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/27/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn817.html

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INVESTIGATION OF BELL ATLANTIC'S NEW EXPANDED INTERCONNECTION OFFERINGS. Suspended revisions to Bell Atlantic Tariff F.C.C. No. 1, filed under Transmittal No. 1085, for one day from the effective date and included in the investigation of Bell Atlantic's new expanded interconnection offerings initiated in the Bell Atlantic Tariff Suspension Order. Dkt No.: CC- 96-165. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: October 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2152). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982152.wp

DIRECTV, INC. V. COMCAST CORPORATION, COMCAST-SPECTACOR, L.P., COMCAST SPORTSNET ("COMCAST"). Denied the program access complaint filed by DRECTV claiming that Comcast violated the Commission's program access rules by denying DIRECTV access to Comcast SportsNet, a terrestrially-delivered programming service. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 26, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2151). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982151.wp