FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 6, 2002
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John Winston (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C.¾Today the Federal Communications Commission released a Forfeiture Order in the amount of $133,000 against Callais Cablevision, Inc., Grand Isle, Louisiana, for violations involving important public safety requirements. These violations are: repeated violations of 47 C.F.R. §§ 76.605(a)(12), 76.611(a) and 76.612, which protect aeronautical safety communications from interference caused by leakage from cable systems ($125,000).; and willful violation of 47 C.F.R. §11.11, which requires cable systems to install the Emergency Alert System (EAS) equipment needed to transmit national emergency messages ($8,000).
This action follows a complaint from the Federal Aviation Administration (``FAA'') about interference to the operation of the FAA's Remote Communication Air Ground facility in Grand Isle, Louisiana, and a subsequent investigation by FCC agents.
Action by the Commission on November 4, 2002, by Order (FCC 02-300): Chairman Powell, Commissioner Abernathy, Commissioner Copps, and Commissioner Martin.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: John R. Winston and Lisa M. Fowlkes at (202) 418-7450.
TTY: 1 (888) 835-5322