DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 251                                          December 31,1998

**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 31, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - DECEMBER 30. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt123098.pdf

Report No: NCD-230. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM NOTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-233. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM NOTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-234. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-232. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-231. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-229. Released: December 31, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION - RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 24399A. Released: December 31, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 24399B. Released: December 31, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: 44399. Released: December 31, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981231.txt

Report No: 24399. Released: December 31, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981231.txt

Released: December 31, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex981231.html

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Denied without prejudice SBC's, Southern New England Telephone 's (SNET) and GTE's petitions to extend previously authorized limited waivers of the Commission's requirements regarding provisions of payphone-specific coding digits, which are intended to identify calls from payphones that are eligible for compensation for subscriber 800 and access code calls. Denial is without prejudice to the FCC's further consideration of the requested waivers following examination of public comments and additional information from the Petitioners. Sought comment on a related motion filed by the American Public Communciations Council. Comments on the SBC, SNET and GTE waiver petitions and on the APCC motion for deferral due January 29; replies February 5. Dkt No.: CC- 96-128. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: December 29, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2644). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982644.wp

REVISION OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY WITH ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY CALLING SYSTEMS. Granted the petitions for waiver of Section 20.18(c) of the Commission's Rules regarding transmission of 911 calls made from TTY devices using digital wireless systems, filed by the parties listed in the Appendix, to the extent such petitions relate to the transmission of 911 calls made from TTY devices using digital wireless systems. Dkt No.: CC- 94-102. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-345). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98345.wp

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REFIEW - 47 C.F.R. PART 90 - PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES. REPLACEMENT OF PART 90 BY PART 88 AND EXAMINATION OF EXCLUSIVITY AND FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENT POLICIES OF THE PRIVATE LAND MOBILE SERVICES. Granted Request for Extension of Time to File Comments filed by the Land Mobile Communications Council. Comments due January 19; replies February 3. Dkt No.: WT- 98-182, PR- 92-235. Action by Acting Chief, Public Safety & Private Wireless Division. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2651). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 30, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 250:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 30, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SENDS LIST OF RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES TO THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE HIGH COST SUPPORT BEGINNING JULY 1, 1999. (DA No. 98-2642). Dkt No.: CC- 96-45. Contact: Katie King, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400.. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982642.wp

Report No: 3664. Released: December 30, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: SAT-00008. Released: December 30, 1998. SATELLITE POLICY BRANCH INFORMATION - APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8315.pdf

Report No: D-1022-A. Released: December 30, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981230.pdf

Report No: CWS-99-17. Released: December 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS.

Released: December 30, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS CONSENT TO ASSIGN OR TRANSFER C AND F BLOCK BROADBAND PCS LICENSES AND 900 MHZ SMR LICENSES. (DA No. 98-2652). Contact: Rita Cookmeyer or Rachel Kazan at 9202) 418-0660 (loan documents or UCC-1 Forms); David Judelsohn at (202) 418-7240 (other information). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982652.wp

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SPEECHES

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PRESS STATEMENT OF WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON RE-APPOINTMENT OF CHERYL L. PARRINO AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPANY. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek899.wp

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ERRATUM - BUSINESS DISCOUNT PLAN, INC. Corrected Appendix B iof NAL against Business Discount Plan, Inc., released December 17, 1998 (FCC 98-332). Action by Deputy Chief, Enforcement Division. by Erratum. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Notices/1998/err98332.wp

NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING PLAN. Approved compensation plan for the North American Numbering Plan Administration for fiscal year 1999. Dkt No.: CC- 92-237. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2648). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982648.wp

JANUARY 1, 1999 ACCES CHARGE TARIFF FILINGS. Suspended for one day and set for investigation the rates for the common line basket filed by Pacific Bell in Transmittal Numbers 2020 and 2026. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2649). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982649.wp

REVISION OF PART 15 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES REGARDING ULTRA-WIDEBAND TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS. Extended the time for filing reply comments in this proceeding to February 3, 1999. Dkt No.: ET- 98-153. Action by Chief, OET. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2650). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/da982650.wp

BRISTOL BAY CELLULAR PARTNERSHIP. Granted Bristol Bay an extension of six months to comply with the requirement in section 52.31(b) of the Commission's local number portability rules, which requires all "covered" commercial mobile radio service providers to be capable of delivering calls from their networks to ported numbers anywhere in the country by December 31, 1998. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: December 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2603). WTB

360 DEGREES COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY AND ALLTEL CORPORATION. Approved the transfer of control of the subject cellular authorizations from 360 Degrees to ALLTEL, in connection with the merger of 360 Degrees into ALLTEL. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2637). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982637.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 247:

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Released: December 24, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary at (202) 418-0310.

Released: December 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - DECEMBER 23. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt122398.pdf

Report No: 24395. Released: December 24, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981224.txt

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

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 2020. Released: December 22, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD REGARDING U.S.-MEXICO MOBILE-SATELLITE SERVICE AGREEMENT. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek898.html

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 241:

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Report No: 1391. Released: December 16, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: 109. Released: December 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ASSIGNMENT OF AUTHORIZATION AND TRANSFER OF CONTROL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.