DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 222                                          November 18,1998

**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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BROADCAST STATION TOTALS AS OF OCTOBER 30, 1998. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8036.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: N-94-A. Released: November 18, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/18nov98r.txt

Report No: ROA-00001. Released: November 18, 1998. RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY RE: APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Mary Cobbs: (202) 418-1492. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8270.pdf

Report No: TEL-00033S. Released: November 18, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATION SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8269.pdf

Report No: TEL-00032NS. Released: November 18, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767)). Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8268.pdf

Report No: 2305. Released: November 18, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8067.wp

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SPEECHES

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MICHAEL K. POWELL COMMISSIONER FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BEFORE THE YEAR 2000 CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA NOVEMBER 16, 1998. "Year 2000 Problem and the Communications Industry" (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp818.html

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 17, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 221:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION INITIATES RULEMAKING ON DEFINITION OF TELEVISION SIGNAL INTENSITY OF GRADE B, AS USED IN THE 1988 SATELLITE HOME VIEWER ACT. The Commission has adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on the way it defines, measures, and predicts the strength of television signals, in order to better identify those consumers who can and cannot get their local broadcast television stations over the air. Report No: CS-98-16. by NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: November 17, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-98-201. (FCC No. 98-302) CSB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/News_Releases/1998/nrcb8022.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 17, 1998. SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR PETITIONS FOR RULING UNDER SECTION 253 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT. (FCC No. 98-295). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98295.wp

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TEXTS

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ERRATUM -. to MO&O and Further NPRM (FCC-98-278) released October 26, 1998 in the Matter of Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Dkt No.: CC-96-45. (FCC No. FC-C-98-27). CCB

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- REPEAL OF PART 62 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Proposed repealing rules governing interlocking directorates. Comments Due: December 14, 1998; Reply Comments Due: January 4, 1999. Dkt No.: CC-98-195. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 3, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-294). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98294.pdf

CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC/FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Reconsidered the Commission's July 18, 1997 order to the extent that the Universal Service worksheet attached as an appendix to that order required universal service contributors to report as end-user telecommunications revenues those revenues derived from the provision of inside wiring maintenance. The Commission adopted amendments to the Commission's Part 54 and Part 64 rules to permit the Adminstrator of the federal universal service support mechanisms to utilize Telecommunications Relay Services Fund data to verify the accuracy of revenue information provided on the Universal Service Worksheet by contributors, etc. SECOND REPORT AND ORDER IN CC DOCKET NO. 97-21, THIRD ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN CC DOCKET NO. 97-21, SIXTH ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN CC DOCKET NO. 96-45. Dkt No.: CC-97-21, CC-96-45. Action by the FCC. Adopted: November 4, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-206). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/fcc98206.wp

SATELLITE DELIVERY OF NETWORK SIGNALS TO UNSERVED HOUSEHOLDS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SATELLITE HOME VIEWER ACT/PART 73 DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT OF SIGNALS OF GRADE B INTENSITY. Responded to petitions for rulemaking filed by the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and EchoStar Communications Corporation. The petitions address the methods for determining whether a household is "unserved" by local network affiliated television broadcast stations for purposes of the 1998 Satellite Home Viewer Act. Comments Due: December 11, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 21, 1998. Dkt No.: CS-98-201. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 17, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-302). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Notices/1998/fcc98302.pdf