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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Mediacom California, LLC. ) File No. EB-11-LA-0143

   Cable System Operator )

   Physical System 005151 )

   ) NOV No. V201232900002

   Ridgecrest, California )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: October 21, 2011

   By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Mediacom California, LLC
       ("Mediacom"), operator of a cable system in Ridgecrest, California.
       This Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action
       is warranted.

    2. On September 28, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los
       Angeles Office inspected a cable system located at Ridgecrest,
       California, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d): "EAS Participants 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 ..." At the time of the inspection the EAS encoder decoder was
        not monitoring either of the LP-1 sources and was only receiving the
        LP-2 broadcast station KRAJ as a source for EAS messages.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.35(a): "...EAS Participants must determine the cause
        of any failure to receive the required tests or activations specified
        in Sections 11.61(a)(1) and (a)(2). Appropriate entries indicating
        reasons why any tests were not received must be made in the broadcast
        station log as specified in Sections 73.1820 and 73.1840 of this
        chapter for all broadcast streams and cable system records as
        specified in Sections 76.1700, 76.1708, and 76.1711 of this chapter."
        At the time of the inspection, logs showed that only one source for
        EAS messages was being received. Logs also indicated that logging
        printer failures were preventing the maintenance of complete and
        legible logs for test and alerts both originated and received.

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       cable operators play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its regulatees. We also must investigate
       violations of other rules that apply to cable operators.  Pursuant to
       Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions the station may
       have taken.  Therefore, Mediacom must submit a written statement
       concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this
       Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including
       all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a
       statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation
       and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for
       completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must be
       complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by reference to other
       communications or answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules, we direct
       Mediacom, to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Mediacom with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Mediacom's response, verifying the truth
       and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that all of
       the information requested by this Notice which is in the licensee's
       possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been produced. To
       knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any
       material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or
       imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

   Los Angeles District Office

   18000 Studebaker Rd., Suite 660

   Cerritos, California 90703

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Mediacom California, LLC., at its address
       of record.

    7. 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be
   filed with the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by
   any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported,
   evidenced, established or proved by a written sworn declaration,
   verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person
   making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the
   unsworn declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing
   of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the
   declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially
   the following form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under
   penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on
   (date). (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission