DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 226                                          November 24,1998

**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 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 11/23/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt112398.pdf

Report No: NCD-218. Released: November 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-217. Released: November 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-219. Released: November 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-220. Released: November 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-221. Released: November 24, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ms. Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 44374. Released: November 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981124.txt

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CENTURY CABLE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC. Granted the Petition to Stay of Local Rate Order filed by Century Cable in the City of San Buenaventura, CA. Action by Associate Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2372). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982372.wp

HERITAGE CABLEVISION, INC. D/B/A SOUTHERN IOWA. Granted the Petition for Stay of Local Rate Order filed by Heritage Cablevision, Inc. d/b/a TCI of Southern Iowa in Newton, IA. Action by Associate Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2373). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982373.wp

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH/MISSOURI SYNOD. All subject to the outcome of any subsequent judicial review of the court's decision: 1)Granted the applications of the Lutheran Church/Missouri Synod for renewal of license of Stations KFUO(AM) and KFUO(FM), Clayton, Missouri. 2) Dismissed the: a) Motion for Stay of EEO Reporting Requirement filed September 19, 1997 by the Lutheran Church/Missouri Synod; and the b) the Motion to Vacate or Delete Reporting Conditions filed December 23, 1997 by the Missouri State Conference of Branches of the NAACP, the St. Louis Branch of the NAACP, and the St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP. 3) Terminated proceeding. 4) Vacated portions of the Commission's Memorandum Opinion and Order, 12 FCC Rcd 2152 (1997), and the underlying decisions of the Administrative Law Judge, 10 FCC Rcd 9880 (ALJ 1995), and the Review Board, 11 FCC Rcd 5275 (Rev. Bd. 1996), not previously vacated by the court. Dkt No.: MM-94-10. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-311). MMB

PARTS 2 AND 25 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Proposed to permit non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO )fixed-satellite service (FSS) operations in certain segments of the Ku-band and proposed policies to govern such operations. Also proposed or sought comment on, technical criteria to ensure that such NGSO FSS operations do not cause unacceptable interference to existing users or do not unduly constrain future growth of incumbent services. Comments Due: February 16, 1999; Reply Comments Due: March 15, 1999. Dkt No.: ET-98-206. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-310). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/fcc98310.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 225:

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NEWS RELEASES

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PRESS STATEMENT REGARDING THE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES CORPORATION'S FIRST WAVE OF THE COMMITMENT LETTERS BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONER HAROLD FURCHTGOTT-ROTH.

COMMON CARRIER ACTION - JOINT BOARD MAKES UNIVERSAL SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS TO FCC, PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON ISSUES CONCERNING SUPPORT FOR NON-RURAL CARRIERS THAT SERVE HIGH COST AREAS - REPORT NO. CC 98-41 (CC DOCKET NO. 96-45). The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service made recommendations to the FCC on how to ensure that local telephone rates in rural and high cost areas remain affordable and reasonable comparable to rates in urban areas both today and as America's telecommunications marketplace moves from monopoly to competition. Action by the Federal-State Universal Service Joint Board on November 23, 1998, by Second Recommended Decision (FCC 98J-7). News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Chuck Keller at (202) 418-7380. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8085.wp

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FREEMONT TELECOM COMPANY. Denied Fremont's requested waiver of sections 36.611 and 36.612 of the Commission's Rules re: high cost loop support. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: November 23, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-2335). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982335.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in City of Sharonville, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2353). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982353.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in Columbia Township, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2355). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982355.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in the City of Harrison, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Finanicial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2356). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982356.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Communications in the City of Orlando, FL. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2354). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982354.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Communications in Grand Island, FL. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2357). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982357.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Communications in Gates. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2359). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982359.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE CINCINNATI DIVISION. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Village of Indian Hill, OH. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2361). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982361.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE CINCINNATI DIVISION. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Village of Glendale, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2360). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982360.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE CINCINNATI DIVISION. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Village of Arlington Heights, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2362). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982362.wp

COMSAT CORPORATION. Granted Comsat Corporation's Request for Extension of Time to file comments to December 22, 1998, and reply comments to January 29, 1999 in the Direct Access to the INTELSAT System. Action by Chief, International Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2371). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982371.wp

ANCILLIARY OR SUPPLEMENTARY USE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION CAPACITY BY NONCOMMERCIAL LICENSEES. Sought Comment on whether to impose limits on remunerative activities undertaken by noncommercial educational television licensees on their DTV capacity. Comments Due: January 28, 1999, Reply Comments Due: March 1, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-203. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-304). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98304.wp

GTECH CORPORATION. Denied the Petition for Reconsideration of Dismissal of Applications for Multiple Address System Authorization. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: November 20, 1998. by Order on Recon. (DA No. 98-2363). WTB