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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                )
                                )
Cable Montana LLC               )            File No.   EB-04-ST-
182
Physical ID Nos. 000024, 000139, 007221      )
Laurel, Big Timber, and Columbus, Montana    )    NOV         No.  
V20053298001
                                )
                                )

           
                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                           Released:  November 
16, 2004

By the District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to 
     Cable Montana, LLC, operator of the cable television system 
     serving Laurel, Columbus and Big Timber, Montana. 

  2.      On May 16, 17 and 19, 2004, an agent of the 
     Commission's Seattle Office inspected Cable Montana's cable 
     television system serving Laurel, Columbus and Big Timber, 
     Montana, and observed the following violations:

2.a.      47 C.F.R.  76.605(a)(12): ``As an exception to 
          the general provisions requiring measurements to 
          be made at subscriber terminals, and without 
          regard to the type of signals carriers by the 
          cable television system, signal leakage shall be 
          measured in accordance with the procedures 
          outlined in 76.609(h) and shall be limited as 
          follows:  Over 54 MHz up to and including 216 MHz 
          - 20 micro-volts per meter, measured at 3 
          meters.''  On May 16 and 19, 2004, the agent 
          observed the following signal leakage on the 
          frequency of 121.2625 MHz: 

          1.  Pole I-43 (Columbus)                          
          140 V/m
          2.  Pole I-47 (Columbus)                     110 
          V/m
          3.  Pole A1-6 (Columbus)                     145 
          V/m
          4.  711 Busha St. (Big Timber)                    
          80 V/m
          5.  610 Everett St. (Big Timber)                  
          80 V/m
          6.  108 8th Ave. (Big Timber)                     
          64 V/m   
          7.  20 2nd Ave. (Big Timber)                      
          67 V/m
          8.  In the Alley behind 520 E. 5th St. (Big 
          Timber)        95 V/m

     b.   47 C.F.R.  76.1704(a): ``The proof of performance 
          tests required by  76.601 shall be maintained on 
          file at the operator's local business office for 
          at least five years.  The test data shall be made 
          available for inspection by the Commission or the 
          local franchiser, upon request.''  In Laurel, 
          Montana, on May 17, 2004, the agent found that the 
          last available proof of performance data was dated 
          July 11, 2002.


  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, Cable Montana 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 actions taken to 
     correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and should 
     include a time line for completion of pending corrective 
     actions.  The response must be complete in itself and signed 
     by a principal or officer of the licensee.  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
                 Seattle Office
                 11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312
                 Kirkland, WA  98034


  4.      This Notice shall be sent Certified Mail/Return Receipt 
     Request and regular mail to Attention: Doug Lane, Cable 
     Montana, LLC, P.O. Box 427, Laurel, Montana  59044.

  5.      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




                                Dennis J. Anderson
                                District Director
                                Seattle Office
_________________________

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.