DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 228                                          November 27,1998

**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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FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl981127.wp

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Martha Contee, PSD, (202) 418-0260; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op981127.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: IN 98-64. Released: November 27, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8276.wp

Released: November 27, 1998. AT&T CORP., VLT CO. L.L.C, VIOLET LICENSE CO. LLC AND TNV [BAHAMAS] SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR GRANT OF SECTION 214 AUTHORITY, MODIFICATION OF AUTHORIZATIONS AND ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSES IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED JT. VENTURE BETWEEN AT&T AND BRITISH TELECOM.On November 10, 1998, AT&T Corp., VLT Co. L.L.C., Violet License Co. LLC and TNV [Bahamas] Limited filed applications under the Cable Landing License Act and SectionS 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended seeking various authorizations, modifications, and assignments in connection with the proposed creation of a global joint venture between AT&T and British Telecommunications plc, to provide international voice, data and video communications services to customers throughout the world. Comments due January 11, 1999; replies due February 10, 1999. (DA No. 98-2412). Dkt No.: IB- 98-212. Contact: Sherille Ismail, Telecommunication Division at (202) 418-1470. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da982412.wp

Report No: LB-99-10. Released: November 27, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8161.wp

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WHITEHALL, MONTANA. Effective January 11, 1999, amended FM Table to allot Channel 274A at Whitehall, Montana, as that community's first local broadcast service. Dkt No.: MM- 98-138. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 18, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2365). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982365.wp

AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2.106 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ALLOCATE SPECTRUM AT 2 GHZ FOR USE BY THE MOBILE-SATELLITE SERVICE. Disposed of two petitions for reconsideration and one petition for clarification of the First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, affirming the FCC's allocation of the 1990-2025 MHz and 2165-2200 MHz bands to the Mobile-Satellite Service. Comments due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register; replies due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Dkt No.: ET- 95-18. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 19, 1998. by MO&O/3rd NPRM/Order. (FCC No. 98-309). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/fcc98309.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 25, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 227:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 25, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310.

Released: November 25, 1998. COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ANTENNA STRUCTURE LIGHTING RESPONSIBILITIES WITH RESPECT TO YEAR 2000 COMPUTER ISSUE. (DA No. 98-2408). Contact: FCC National Call Center: 1-888-Call FCC (1-888-225-5322). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982408.wp

Released: November 25, 1998. BELL ATLANTIC FILES REVISIONS TO ITS COST ALLOCATION MANUAL - PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.On November 13, Bell Atlantic Telephone Companies filed proposed revisions to their cost Allocation Manual for separation of regulated and nonregulated costs. Comments due December 28; replies January 12. (DA No. 98-2384). Contact: Alicia Dunnigan at (202) 418-0810; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982384.wp

Released: November 25, 1998. COMMISSION EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR FILING REPLY COMMENTS IN CC DOCKET NO. 98-170 TRUTH-IN-BILLING FORMAT.The Commission is extending deadline to file reply comments to December 16. (DA No. 98-2411). Contact: Mary Romano, Enforcement Division at (202) 418-0960. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982411.wp

Released: November 25, 1998. U S WEST FILES PETITION FOR WAIVER OF THE COMMISSION'S AFFILIATE TRANSACTIONS RULES - PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.On November 16, U S WEST filed a petition for waiver of Section 32.27(c) of the Commission's rules re: affiliate transactions. Comments due Decmeber 28; replies January 12, 1999. (DA No. 98-2387). Contact: Alicia Dunnigan at (202) 418-0810; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982387.wp

Released: November 25, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE JOINT BOARD'S SECOND RECOMMENDED DECISION - CC DOCKET NO. 96-45.On November 23, 1998, the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service adopted the Second Recommended Decision providing the Commission with recommendations regarding high cost universal service support mechanisms for non-rural carriers. The Common Carrier Bureau seeks commment on the Joint Board's recommendations. Coments due December 23; replies January 13, 1999. (DA No. 98-2410). Contact: Chuck Keller, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400; TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982410.html

Released: November 25, 1998. FIDELITY TELEPHONE COMPANY AND BOURBEUSE TELEPHONE COMPANY FILE JOINT APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORITY UNDER SECTION 214 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT - CC DOCKET NO. 98-210.Fidelity Telephone Company and Bourbeuse Telephone Company filed a joint application for consent to the assignment to Fidelity by Bourbeuse of its Section 214 authority with respect to its local exchange operation. Comments due December 4; replies December 11. (DA No. 98-2409). Contact: Janice M. Myles, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580.

Report No: 3660. Released: November 25, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: SES-00027. Released: November 25, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION RE: ACTIONS TAKEN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8293.pdf

Report No: TEL-00034. Released: November 25, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS AND SECTION 310(B)(4) ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-2396).

Report No: SES-00026. Released: November 25, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES RE: SATELLITE RADIO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8292.pdf

Report No: TEL-00035S. Released: November 25, 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: 44375. Released: November 25, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981125.txt

Report No: 90. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION.

Report No: 89. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 91. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU MARKET-BASED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FIILNG.

Report No: 94. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8165.pdf

Report No: 93. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8164.pdf

Report No: AUC-98-21-D. Released: November 25, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES REVISED PRE-AUCTION DEADLINES FOR THE AUCTION OF 528 MULTILATERATION LOCATION AND MONITORING SERVICE LICENSES. (DA No. 98-2394). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982394.wp

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

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BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. PART 69.4(G)(1) PUBLIC INTEREST PETITION. Granted, to the extent indicated, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.'s petition to permit it to establish new rate elements for its switched access SMARTGate service. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2271). CCB