DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 246                                          December 23,1998

**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: December 23, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt122398.pdf

Report No: N-99-A. Released: December 23, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS FILED UNDER RULES PART 68. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/23dec98r.txt

Report No: 3663. Released: December 23, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: SES-00035. Released: December 23, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION RE: ACTIONS TAKEN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8310.pdf

Report No: 44394. Released: December 23, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981223.txt

Report No: 24394. Released: December 23, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981223.txt

Report No: D-1020-A. Released: December 23, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981223.pdf

Report No: D-1021. Released: December 23, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981223.pdf

Released: December 23, 1998. PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY - EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex981223.html

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KEITH PERRY, LEANDER, TX. Ordered to cease and desist from operating an unauthorized radio station on 88.5 and 95.9 MHz in Leander, TX, since at least February, 1997 and ordered to forfeit $11,000 for willful violation of Sec. 301 of the Act. Dkt No.: CI-B 98-46. Action by the Commission. by C&DO&FO. (FCC No. 98-327). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98327.wp

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STATUS OF COMPETITION IN MARKETS FOR THE DELIVERY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING. Report to Congress on the competitive status of markets for the delivery of video programming. Dkt No.: CS- 98-102. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 17, 1998. by Report. (FCC No. 98-335). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Reports/fcc98335.pdf

FCC'S RULES REGARDING THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. Declined to mandate selective channel over rides that prevent cable systems from displaying state or local EAS messages on channels carrying broadcast programming. Dkt No.: FO- 91-171, FO- 91-301. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 14, 1998. by 3rd R&O. (FCC No. 98-329). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98329.wp

APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES LICENSES. Ordered that the condition to execute and return the documentation for FCC's security interest in the licenses and Deemed satisfied assignment applications. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 13, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-301). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98301.wp

COMBINED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Granted Combined, licensee of station WPEA-251, Cincinnati, OH request for temporary waiver of rules to share its 800 MHz Business Category system with public safety entities on a non-profit, cost shared basis. Action by Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: December 18, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2571). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982571.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 245:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMPREHENSIVE MONITORING REPORT ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE RELEASED. The staff of the Federal-State Joint Board on universal service has released its most recent Monitoring Report on Universal Service. The FCC has, at the same time, issued a Public Notice describing the universal service monitoring program and changes made in that program following the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Contact: Alexander Belinfante (202) 418-0944. Report No: CC 98-49. Dkt No.: CC- 98-202. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8097.wp

UNITED STATES AND MEXICO SIGN AGREEMENT ON MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES. On Monday December 21, 1998 in Mexico City, the United States and Mexican Governments signed the Protocol Concerning the Transmission and Reception of Signals From Satellites for the Provision of Mobile-Satellite Services and Associated Feeder Links in the United States of America and the United Mexican States. News Media contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500, International Bureau contact: Jennifer Gilsenan (202) 418-0420. Report No: IN 98-73. IB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/News_Releases/1998/nrin8045.wp

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Released: December 22, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMERING COUNCIL. (DA No. 98-2591). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982591.html

Released: December 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU RELEASES REPORT TO MONITOR IMPACTS OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS.Contact: Alex Belinfonte (202) 418-0944 or Scott Bergmann (202) 418-7102. (DA No. 98-2540). Dkt No.: CC- 98-202.

Report No: 24393. Released: December 22, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981222.txt

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON D.C. CIRCUIT OPINION ON BELLSOUTH CORPORATION V. FCC. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek896.html

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MONITORING REPORT. Prepared by Federal and State Staff for the Federal-State Joint Board. Dkt No.: CC- 96-45. by Report. CCB

BEEHIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC. Rejected Transmittal No. 14 to the extent that it proposes to increase Beehive's local switching rate in violation of the FCC's prescription in the Beehive Tariff Invstigation Order, Transmittal No.. 8. Dkt No.: CC- 98-238. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2583). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982583.wp

US WEST, INC'S PERMANENT COST ALLOCATION MANUAL. Granted US West waiver of the affiliate transactions rules. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division. by Order. (DA No. 98-2601). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982601.wp

ARCTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION COOPERATIVE, INC. Granted Arctic Slope a limited one-year waiver of FCC's rules (corporate operations expense cap). Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. by Order. (DA No. 98-2586). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982586.wp

REVISION TO US WEST, INC.'S COST ALLOCATION MANUAL. Stayed US West's revisions to Cost Allocation Manual until April 14, 1999. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureu. by Order. (DA No. 98-2575). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982575.wp

BOC PETITION FOR WAIVER TO ALLOW DSMI TO ACCOUNT FOR TOLL FREE DATABASE SERVICES. Rescinded waiver of Sec. 32.14 granted Feb. 12, 1997, and dismissed as moot Bell Operating Companies' application for review. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2490). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982490.wp

INVESTIGATION OF NYNEX TELEPHONE COMPANIES NEW VIRTUAL EXPANDED INTERCONNECTION OFFERINGS. Suspended for one day revisions to NYNEX's Tariff No. 1, Transmittal 532 and made it subject to the same investigations of Transmittal Nos. 494 and 497 and ordered NYNEX to file tariff revisions within five business days and ordered NYNEX to keep accurate account of all earnings, costs, and returns associated with the rates that are the subject of this investigation, and of all amounts paid thereunder and by whom such amounts are paid. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2580). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982580.wp

NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE 1998-99 INTERSTATE AVERAGE SCHEDULE FORMULAS. Approved NECA's modified local switching support formula. At this time, however, due to the submission of new and additional information, further review of NECA's proposed revisions to the USF expense adjustment formula is necessary. Action by Chief, Accounting Safeguards Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2587). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982587.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 21, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 244:

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FONOROLA FIBER DEVELOPMENT INC. Modified the cable landing license recently granted to fONOROLA Fiber and Ledcor Industries Inc. Action by Chief, Telecommunicaitons Division. Adopted: December 17, 1998. by Modification CLL. (DA No. 98-2569). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982569.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 243:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 18, 1998. CABLE SERVICES BUREAU ACTION - LYNCSTAR INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION.Media contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358, Cable Services Bureau contact: Sunil Daluvoy (202) 418-1032, TTY (202) 418-7172. (DA No. 98-2573). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982573.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 17, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 242:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: CW-99-13. Released: December 17, 1998. ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION SERVICE INFORMATION - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

Report No: NCD-216. Released: December 17, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.

Report No: CWS-99-12. Released: December 17, 1998. PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER.

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AT&T. Added Ireland to the list of countries for which U.S. carriers may provide switched, basic telecommunications services over their authorized international private lines. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: December 15, 1998. by O&A. (DA No. 98-2555). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982555.wp

BELL ATLANTIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Reclassified Bell Atlantic as a dominant carrier on the U.S.-Gibraltar route due to its affiliation with Gilbraltar NYNEX Communicaitons Ltd. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division. Adopted: December 14, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2553). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982553.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 1, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 230:

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BEEHIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC. Concluded investigation of Beehive and found that its rates were unlawful. Dkt No.: CC- 98-108. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 1, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-320). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98320.wp