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



Certified Mail # 7001 2510 0007 6500 2145
Return Receipt Requested

In the Matter of                )
                                )
Bresnan Communications          )            File  No.  EB-05-ST-
439
                                )
Physical System ID # 002221     )            NOV              No.  
V20053298009
Helena, Montana                 )
                                )
                                )

 
                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             
                                             Released:  August 
25, 2005

By the Acting 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 
     Bresnan Communications ("Bresnan"), operator of a cable 
     system in Helena, Montana.

  2.      On July 7, 2005, agents of the Commission's Seattle 
     Office inspected Bresnan's cable television system located 
     in Helena, Montana and observed the following violation:

  2.a.      47 C.F.R.  11.61(a):  Emergency alert system 
            (``EAS'') ``[t]ests shall be made at regular 
            intervals . . . [including] Required Monthly 
            Tests of the EAS header codes, Attention 
            Signal, Test Script and End of Message code.''  
            At the time of inspection, the cable system had 
            no record of any Required Monthly Test 
            transmissions after July 2004. 

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, Bresnan 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 Bresnan Communications.  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 by Certified Mail/Return 
     Receipt Requested and regular mail to Bresnan 
     Communications, at its address of record.

  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




                                Steven C. Houser
                                Acting District Director
                                Seattle Office
                                Western Region
                                Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 U.S.C.  308(b).

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

418 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.