DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 236                                           December 9,1998

**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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Report No: D-1018. Released: December 9, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU PREPARED TO ISSUE MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE BTA AUTHORIZATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981210.pdf

Released: December 9, 1998. NEW PROCEDURES FOR SERVICE OF LITIGATION-RELATED DOCUMENTS ON FCC GENERAL COUNSEL AFTER MOVE TO PORTALS.On December 11, 1998, the OGC will move to the Portals Building. The move affects the way in which court pleadings are served on the agency. Also, the litigation file room will be closed to the public from Dec. 7 through Jan.1, 1999. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Public_Notices/1998/pngc8002.wp

Released: December 9, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG DEC. 7. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt120798.pdf

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TIME WARNER SOCIAL CONTRACT. Denied petition for reconsideration filed by the Township of Middletown, PA and clarified certain matters. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 24, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-316). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98316.wp

INTEL/NEW SKIES. Erratum to Order (DA 98-2431) released Nov. 30. IB

"CABLE & WIRELESS, INC. . Granted CWI authority to provide switched and private line internatinal telecommunications services on a facilities and resale basis between the United States and China. Classified CWI as a dominant carrier in its provision of service to China. Action by by the Chief, Telecom. Division, International Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1998. by OA and C. (DA No. 98-2498). IB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982498.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 8, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 235:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 8, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON IDAHO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION PETITION FOR RULEMAKING PURSUANT TO SECT. 251(H)(2) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT.Comments due Jan. 11, replies Jan. 26. (DA No. 98-2510). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982510.wp

Released: December 8, 1998. PETITION OF SBC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR FORBEARANCE FROM REGULATION AS A DOMINANT CARRIER FOR HIGH CAPACITY DEDICATED TRANSPORT SERVICES IN FOURTEEN METROPOLITAN SERVICE AREAS.Comments due Jan. 21, replies Feb. 11 Contact: Harold Watson (202) 418-1520. (DA No. 98-2509). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982509.wp

Report No: 44383. Released: December 8, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981209.txt

Report No: 24383. Released: December 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981209.txt

Released: December 8, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG DEC. 8. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt120898.pdf

Report No: 2018. Released: December 8, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES, AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. Erratum to Order (DA 98-2481) released Dec. 2. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/er982481.wp