DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 233                                           December 4,1998

**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 AUDIT OF ANTENNA STRUCTURES INDICATES POOR COMPLIANCE WITH REGISTRATION RULES. The FCC said today that, based on a recent Commission audit of existing antenna structures, owners of those structures requiring an FCC registration who have not done so must register their structures immediately. The audit, conducted by the Commission's Compliance and Information Bureau (CIB), found that 368 of the 1,331 structures audited, or 28 percent, were not registered as required by FCC rules. Report No: CI-98-28. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau: Jim Voigt at (202) 418-1174. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8031.wp

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Public Service Division: Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260, TTY: (202) 418-2555, email: mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op981204.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 4, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 12/03/98. Contact: Public Reference Center: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt120398.pdf

Released: December 4, 1998. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS REQUESTS THE COMMISSION ALLOW ELECTRONIC FILING OF FCC FORM 394. (DA No. 98-2487). Contact: Cable Services Bureau: Ron Parver at (202) 418-1037, TTY: (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982487.wp

Report No: LB-99-11. Released: December 4, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8166.wp

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TEXTS

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GUY GANNETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied petition filed by Guy Gannett Communications, Inc., licensee of Station WGME-TV (CBS, Ch. 14), Portland, Maine seeking special relief to modify the Portland-Poland Spring, Maine ADI to include 9 communitites located within the Boston, Massachusetts ADI for must carry purposes. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2464). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982464.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaints filed against Time Warner Communications concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Pinellas Park, FL. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division,. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2459). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982459.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied a complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the City of Silverton, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2469). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982469.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Town of Pittsford, NY. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2472). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982472.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Town of Winthrop, MA. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2473). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982473.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the City of Somerville, MA. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2474). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982474.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaints filed against Time Warner Communications concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Symmes Township, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2457). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982457.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS. Denied complaint filed against Time Warner Communications concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Poway, CA. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2458). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982458.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE CINCINNATI DIVISION. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in the Village of Terrace Park, OH. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2470). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982470.wp

TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS - FLORIDA DIVISION. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner in Belle Isle, FL. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2471). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982471.wp

ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REGULATORY FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999. The Commission begins a rulemaking proceeding seeking comments and suggestions for revising its Schedule of Regulatory Fees in order to recover the amount of regulatory fees that Congress requires it to collect for Fiscal Year 1999. Dkt No.: MD-98-200. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 10, 1998. by NOI. (FCC No. 98-298). OMD Contact: Fee Hotline: (202) 418-0192, email: mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Notices/1998/fcc98298.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 3, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 232:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 3, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 12/02/98. Contact: Public Reference Center: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt120298.pdf

Report No: SAT-00004. Released: December 3, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8285.pdf

Report No: SAT-00005. Released: December 3, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8286.pdf

Report No: SPB-143. Released: December 3, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION COMMENT REQUESTED ON ADDITIONAL FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8279.wp

Report No: TEL-00037. Released: December 3, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS AND SECTION 310(B)(4) ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-2466). Contact: Telecommunications Division, Policy & Facilities Branch: (202) 418-1460. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da982466.pdf

Report No: 95A. Released: December 3, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION.

Report No: CWS-99-10. Released: December 3, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8167.txt

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SPEECHES

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MICHAEL K. POWELL, COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. "Local Competition .. . . CLECs In the Midst of An Explosion", Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2, 1998 (As Prepared for Delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp819.html

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TEXTS

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REEXAMINATION OF THE COMPARATIVE STANDARDS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL APPLICANTS. Extended to January 28, 1999 and March 15, 1999 time for filing comments and replies, respectively. Dkt No.: MM-95-31. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 3, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2489). MMB