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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

   Washington, D.C. 20554 

   In the Matter of )

   )

   Comcast of Howard County, Inc. ) File No.: EB-11-CF-0093

   Cable System Operator )

   Community Unit ID: MD 0301 ) NOV No.: V201232340007

   Elkridge, MD )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 17, 2012

   By the Columbia 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 Comcast  of Howard County, Inc. 
       (Comcast), operator of a cable system in  Elkridge, Maryland. This
       Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action is
       warranted.

    2. On July 19, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's  Columbia
       Office inspected  Comcast's cable system located at 7195 Troy Hill
       Drive, Elkridge, Maryland,  and observed the following violation:

   47 C.F.R. S: 76.1703 "Cable operators airing children's programming must
   maintain records sufficient to verify compliance with S:76.225 and make
   such records available to the public.  Such records must be maintained for
   a period sufficient to cover the limitations period specified in 47 U.S.C.
   503(b)(6)(B)."  Such records must be placed in the cable system's public
   file no later than the tenth day of the quarter following the quarter in
   which the covered programming aired and must be maintained for a period
   sufficient to cover the limitations period specified in 47 U.S.C.
   503(b)(6)(B) (one year).  See Children's Television Programming,
   Memorandum Opinion and Order, 6 FCC Rcd 5093, para. 23 (1991).

   At the time of inspection, the agent found that Comcast's public
   inspection file was missing the children's programming records for the
   second quarter of 2011.  Such records should have been placed in the
   public inspection file no later than July 11, 2011.

    3. 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
       system may have taken.  Therefore, Comcast 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
       Comcast to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Comcast with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Comcast'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

   Columbia District Office

   9200 Farm House Lane

   Columbia, MD 21046

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Comcast of Howard County  INC. 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.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Salomon Satche

   District Director

   Columbia  Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

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

   The tenth day of the third quarter of 2011 fell on a Sunday.  In
   accordance with Section 1.4(j) of the Commission's rules (47 C.F.R. S:
   1.4(j)), the required records should have been placed in the file no later
   than the following day, Monday, July 11, 2011.

   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

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