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                1.                       Before the
          2.            Federal Communications Commission
             3.                 Washington, D.C. 20554
                  4.                            

In the Matter of                )
                                )
United States Cellular Corporation           )    File  No.   EB-
04-CG-248
                                )
ASR # 1224995                   )            NOV              No.  
V20043232026
Pittsfield, Illinois            )
                                )
                                )


              5.                  NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  April 28, 
2004

By the District Director, Chicago Office, Enforcement Bureau:

     This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant  to 
Section  1.89  of  the  Commission's  Rules,1  to  United  States 
Cellular Corporation.

     On April  14, 2004,  an agent  of the  Commission's  Chicago 
Office inspected the antenna structure, ASR# 1224995, located  at 
Pittsfield, Illinois, and observed the following violation(s):

  5.a.      47   C.F.R.       17.17(a):     ``...structures 
            authorized  prior to  July  1, 1996  ...  retain 
            their    present    painting    and     lighting 
            specifications...''    The   Antenna   Structure 
            Registration,  FCC   Form  854,  specifies   the 
            structure listed above  is required to have  red 
            obstruction lighting.  The antenna structure  is 
            equipped  with  white  lighting  systems  rather 
            than red obstruction lighting. 

     Pursuant to  Section 308(b)  of  the Communications  Act  of 
1934, as amended,2  and Section 1.89  of the Commission's  Rules, 
United  States  Cellular  Corporation,  must  submit  a   written 
statement concerning this  matter within  20 days  of release  of 
this Notice.   The response  must fully  explain each  violation, 
must contain  a  statement of  the  specific action(s)  taken  to 
correct  each  violation  and  preclude  recurrence,  and  should 
include  a  time  line  for  completion  of  pending   corrective 
action(s).  The response must be complete in itself and signed by 
a principal or officer of the licensee with personal knowledge of 
the matter.  All  replies and documentation  sent in response  to 
this Notice  should be  marked  with the  File  No. and  NOV  No. 
specified above, and mailed to the following address:

                 Federal Communications Commission
                 Chicago Office
                 1550 Northwest Highway, Room 306
                 Park Ridge, IL  60068

     This  Notice  shall  be  sent  to  United  States   Cellular 
Corporation, 8410 W.  Bryn Mawr  Avenue, Suite  700, Chicago,  IL  
60631.

     The Privacy Act of  19743 requires that  we advise you  that 
the Commission will use all relevant material information  before 
it,  including  any  information  disclosed  in  your  reply,  to 
determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to  ensure 
compliance.  Any false statement made knowingly and willfully  in 
reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment  under 
Title 18 of the U.S. Code.4


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 
COMMISSION




                                G. Michael Moffitt
                                District Director
                                Chicago Office





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1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.