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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Atlantic Broadband ) File No. EB-07-PA-263


   Grampian, Pennsylvania ) NOV No. V20073240018 )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 20, 2007

   By the District Director, Philadelphia Office, Northeast Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Atlantic Broadband, operator of
       cable system serving Grampian, Pennsylvania (Community Unit No.

    2. On August 14, 2007 and August 16, 2007, an agent of the Commission's
       Philadelphia Office inspected the Atlantic Broadband cable system
       located in Grampian, Pennsylvania and observed the following

     a. S: 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d): "Broadcast stations and cable systems and
        wireless cable systems must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring
        assignments of each broadcast station and cable system and wireless
        cable system are specified in the State EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook.
        They are developed in accordance with FCC monitoring priorities." The
        EAS equipment for Atlantic Broadband was configured to monitor only
        one broadcast station, station WOWQ on 102.1 MHz. The Pennsylvania
        State EAS Plan specifies that a cable system in the Dubois EAS
        Operational Area must monitor broadcast stations WOWQ on 102.1 MHz
        and WPSX on TV Channel 3.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 76.605(a)(12): "As an exception to the general provision
        requiring measurements to be made at subscriber terminals, and
        without regard to the type of signals carried by the cable television
        system, signal leakage from a cable television system 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." At the
        time of the inspection, the agent measured signal leakage in excess
        of 20 micro-volts per meter (mV/m) on the frequency of 127.2625 MHz
        at the following locations:

                Frequency   Signal Strength                                  
       Date                                             Location             
                  (MHz)         (uV/m)                                       

                                                   405807 N 0783618 W        
     08/16/07   127.2625         156.5                                       
                                                   910 20 8th Division       

                                                   405757 N 0783700 W        
     08/16/07   127.2625         401.3                                       
                                                     387 Penn Street         

                                                   405802 N 0783645 W        
     08/16/07   127.2625         186.8                                       
                                                     106 6th Street          

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Atlantic Broadband must
       submit a written statement concerning this matter within twenty (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
       cable operator. 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

   Philadelphia Office

   One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

   2300 East Lincoln Highway

   Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Atlantic Broadband at its address of

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

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

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission