DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 217                                          November 10,1998

**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: November 10, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NOVEMBER 9. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt110998.pdf

Report No: N-93-A. Released: November 10, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68 - GRANTED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/10nov98r.txt

Report No: 24365A. Released: November 10, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmm8166.wp

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TV/TV, INC. Denied petition filed by TV/TV, Inc. against TCI of Central New Jersey, Inc., operator of a cable system serving Aspen, Colorado, alleging violations of the Commission's commercial leased access regulations. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2268). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982268.wp

STEPHEN H. SMITH. Granted petition for reconsideration of the Cable Services Bureau's Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 98-319 (Feb. 20, 1998) filed by TCI Cablevision of Texas, Inc., holding that a request for leased access information must be in writing. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2291). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982291.wp

AAMEN TV MINISTRY. Granted in part petition filed by AAMEN TV Ministry against MediaOne, operator of a cable system serving Los Angeles, California, alleging violations of the Commission's commercial leased access regulations. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2267). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982267.wp

CABLEVISION OF OAKLAND, INC. Denied complaint filed against Cablevision of Oakland's June 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier in Wayne, Ringwood, Bloomingdale, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Pequannock, Ridgewood, Hawthorne, Bogota, Teaneck, Clifton, Glen Rock, Maywood, Saddle Brook, Washington, Wood Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights, Possaic, Wyckoff, Midland Park, and Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2289). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982289.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF ST. LOUIS. Denied complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of St. Louis' June 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier in St. Louis, MO. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2287). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982287.wp

CENTURY M.L. CABLE CORPORATION D/B/A CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY OF GREATER SAN JUAN. Denied application for review filed by Century M.L. Cable Corporation d/b/a Cable Television Company of Greater San Juan ("Century") requesting review of Cable Service Bureau's denial of Century's petition to reconsider the certification of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board to regulate the basic cable rates of certain communities in Puerto Rico. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 23, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-284). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98284.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF GREATER MICHIGAN, INC. Denied complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Greater Michigan, Inc.'s June 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier in Alpena, Michigan. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2288). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982288.wp

FRED CAMPBELL D/B/A A1A TV & JOHN P. RUDITIS. Dismissed petition for reconsideration filed by Fred Campbell d/b/a A1A TV, and denied petition for reconsideration filed by John P. Ruditis, both filed against Time Warner Cable, operator of a cable system serving St. Augustine, Florida, alleging violations of the Commission's commercial leased access regulations. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and competition Division. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2269). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982269.wp

MCI WORLDCOM, INC. Ordered that MCI WorldCom and its subsidiaries shall be regulated as a dominant carrier on the U.S.-Brazil route. Accepted the commitment of MCI to be regulated as dominant on the U.S.- Brazil route and noted that neither MCI nor WorldCom has submitted information to demonstrate that any of their subsidiaries qualify for non-dominant regulation on the U.S. - Brazil route. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: November 9, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2293). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982293.wp

APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, AND OPERATE CAPACITY IN A DIGITAL SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM, THE AMERICAS-II CABLE SYSTEM. Granted, subject to conditions, the joint application of participating parties for authority, pursuant to Section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to 1) construct, acquire, and operate capacity in a digital submarine cable system, the AMERICAS-II Cable System, among Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Martinique, Curacao, Trinidad, Venezuela, French Guiana and Brazil; 2) acquire by lease or other comparable means such extension facilities as may be required to extend the capacity of AMERICAS-II; and 3) activate capacity in AMERICAS-II and in the aformentioned facilites for the provision of the Joint Applicants' authorized services. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: November 3, 1998. by MO&O and Auth. (DA No. 98-2294). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982294.wp

JOINT APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE TO LAND AND OPERATE A DIGITAL SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM AMONG FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, MARTINIQUE, CURACAO, TRINIDAD, VENEZUELA, FRENCH GUIANA, AND BRAZIL, THE AMERICAS-II CABLE SYSTEM. Granted, subject to conditions, the joint application of the participating parties under the Cable Landing License Act for authority to land and operate a digital submarine cable system to be called the AMERICAS-II Cable System extending among Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Martinique, Curacao, Trinidad, Venezuela, French Guiana and Brazil. The cable will be operated on a common carrier basis. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: November 3, 1998. by Cab. Land. Lic. (DA No. 98-2295). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982295.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 216:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Calendar/cl981109.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 9, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCCEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310.

Report No: B-98. Released: November 9, 1998. AM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF DECEMBER 10, 1998, CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8170.wp

Released: November 9, 1998. THE EXPERIMENTAL LICENSING BRANCH OF THE OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONIC FILING FOR EXPERMIENTAL LICENSE FORMS AND REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION (STA). Contact: Douglas Young at (202) 418-2440 or Paul Marrangoni at (202) 418-2425. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Public_Notices/1998/pnet8023.wp

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"""MERGERS, CONSUMERS, AND THE FCC"" - REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS, NOVEMBER 8, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt813.html

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ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSES OF STATIONS WINU(AM) AND WBDI(AM), HIGHLAND, IL. Granted request for permanent waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule to permit common ownership of WINU(AM), Highland, Illinois, and KNLC(TV), St. Louis, Missouri. Granted application for assignment of licenses of WINU(AM) and WBDI(AM), Highland, Illinois, from Win-You, Ltd. to New Life Evangelistic Center, Inc. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 5, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2259). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 6, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 215:

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Report No: 24363A. Released: November 6, 1998. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES. Contact: Charles Gratch at 9202) 418-1610.

Report No: LB-99-08. Released: November 6, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION.

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ELKO, NEVADA. Effective December 21, 1998, amended FM Table to allot Channel 233C3 to Elko, Nevada, as the community's third local commercial FM service. Terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 98-111. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: October 28, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2242). MMB Contact: Leslie Shapiro at (202) 418-2180. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982242.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 5, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 214:

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Report No: NCD-215. Released: November 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-214. Released: November 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-213. Released: November 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-212. Released: November 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Released: November 5, 1998. INTEREXHANGE CARRIER PURCHASES OF SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICES OFFERED BY COMPETITIVE LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.On October 23, 1998, AT&T Corp., filed a petition pursuant to Section 1.2 of the Commission's rules requesting that the Commission issue a declaratory ruling confirming that, under existing law and Commission rules and policies, interexchange carriers may elect not to purchase switched access services offered under tariff by competitive local exchange carriers. Comments on this petition due December 7; replies December 22. (DA No. 98-2250). Contact: Harold Watson or Joi Nolen at (202) 418-1520; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982250.wp

Report No: 44362. Released: November 5, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981105.txt

Report No: 24362. Released: November 5, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981105.txt

Report No: CWS-99-6. Released: November 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION.

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 4, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 213:

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Report No: 1385. Released: November 4, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS RE: APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: TEL-00025S. Released: November 4, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767).

Report No: 44361. Released: November 4, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981104.txt

Report No: D-1011. Released: November 4, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981104.pdf

Report No: 78. Released: November 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.