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

In the Matter of                )
                                )
Classic Communications, Inc.    )    File No. EB-02-TS-123
                                )
Operator of Cable Systems in the States of   )
                                )
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana,  )
Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio,)
Oklahoma, Texas                 )
                                )
Request for Waiver of Section 11.11(a) of the     )    
Commission's Rules              )    
                                
                              ORDER 

Adopted:  October 1, 2002               Released:    October   7, 
2002
By the Chief, Technical  and Public Safety Division,  Enforcement 
Bureau:

1.        In this Order,  we grant  Classic Communications,  Inc. 
  (``Classic'')  temporary waivers  of  Section 11.11(a)  of  the 
  Commission's  Rules   (``Rules'')  for  559  cable   television 
  systems in  the ten above-captioned  states.  Specifically,  we 
  grant temporary,  18-month waivers of  Section 11.11(a) for  11 
  cable television systems  in Attachment A, temporary,  24-month 
  waivers of Section 11.11(a) for 65 cable television systems  in 
  Attachment  A,  and  temporary,  36-month  waivers  of  Section 
  11.11(a)  for 483  cable television  systems in  Attachment  A.  
  Section  11.11(a) requires  cable  systems serving  fewer  than 
  5,000 subscribers  from a  headend to  either provide  national 
  level  Emergency  Alert   System  (``EAS'')  messages  on   all 
  programmed  channels or  install EAS  equipment and  provide  a 
  video interrupt and audio alert on all programmed channels  and 
  EAS  audio  and  video messages  on  at  least  one  programmed 
  channel by October 1, 2002.1

2.        The Cable Act of 1992  added new Section 624(g) to  the 
  Communications  Act  of 1934  (``Act''),  which  requires  that 
  cable  systems be  capable of  providing  EAS alerts  to  their 
  subscribers.2  In 1994, the Commission adopted rules  requiring 
  cable systems to participate in EAS.3  In 1997, the  Commission 
  amended the  EAS rules  to provide financial  relief for  small 
  cable systems.4  The Commission declined to exempt small  cable 
  systems  from the  EAS requirements,  concluding that  such  an 
  exemption would be  inconsistent with the statutory mandate  of 
  Section  624(g).5    However,  the   Commission  extended   the 
  deadline   for  cable   systems  serving   fewer  than   10,000 
  subscribers to  begin complying with the  EAS rules to  October 
  1, 2002,  and provided cable systems  serving fewer than  5,000 
  subscribers the option  of either providing national level  EAS 
  messages  on   all  programmed  channels   or  installing   EAS 
  equipment and  providing a video interrupt  and audio alert  on 
  all programmed channels and EAS audio and video messages on  at 
  least  one programmed  channel.6  In  addition, the  Commission 
  stated that  it would grant waivers of  the EAS rules to  small 
  cable  systems  on  a case-by-case  basis  upon  a  showing  of 
  financial  hardship.7   The Commission  indicated  that  waiver 
  requests must contain at least the following information:   (1) 
  justification for the waiver, with reference to the  particular 
  rule sections  for which  a waiver is  sought; (2)  information 
  about the financial status of the requesting entity, such as  a 
  balance sheet and  income statement for the two previous  years 
  (audited, if possible);  (3) the number of other entities  that 
  serve the  requesting entity's coverage area  and that have  or 
  are expected to  install EAS equipment; and (4) the  likelihood 
  (such  as proximity  or frequency)  of hazardous  risks to  the 
  requesting entity's audience.8

3.        On March  26,  2002,  Classic filed  a  request  for  a 
  permanent  waiver  or  a  temporary,      five-year  waiver  of 
  Section 11.11(a) for 569  small rural cable systems in the  ten 
  captioned  states.   On    July  18,  2002,  Classic  filed  an 
  amendment to  its waiver  request which changed  the number  of 
  cable  system headends  to 559.   Classic states  that each  of 
  these  systems   serves  less  than   5,000  subscribers.    In 
  particular,  Classic  indicates that  11  cable  systems  serve 
  between  3019 and  4504  subscribers, 65  cable  systems  serve 
  between  1,004 and  2,671 subscribers,  and 483  cable  systems 
  serve between  eight and  985 subscribers.  In  support of  its 
  waiver request, Classic submits financial statements for  1999, 
  2000 and  2001 and  states that  it is  currently operating  as 
  debtor-in-possession  under   supervision  of  the   Bankruptcy 
  Court.9   Based  on price  quotes  provided  by  EAS  equipment 
  manufacturers,   Classic   estimates   that   it   would   cost 
  approximately  $8,430  per   headend,  for  a  total  of   over 
  $4,754,000 to  install EAS  equipment at the  559 systems.   In 
  addition, Classic  submits that its  subscribers will  continue 
  to have  ready access  to national EAS  information from  other 
  sources, including its cable systems.  In this regard,  Classic 
  notes that  its subscribers currently  have access to  national 
  EAS  messages  on  a  substantial  number  of  all   programmed 
  channels.  Classic also asserts that its subscribers will  have 
  access  to EAS  information through  over-the-air reception  of 
  broadcast television and radio stations.  

4.        Based upon our review of  the financial data and  other 
  information submitted by  Classic, we decline to grant  Classic 
  a permanent  waiver of Section 11.11(a).   Also, we decline  to 
  grant  Classic  a   temporary,  five-year  waiver  of   Section 
  11.11(a).  However,  the estimated cost  of over $4,754,000  to 
  install EAS equipment at  the 559 cable systems could impose  a 
  financial  hardship on  Classic.  Therefore,  we conclude  that 
  temporary, 18-month waivers  of Section 11.11(a) for 11 of  the 
  cable television  systems in Attachment  A are warranted,  that 
  temporary, 24-month waivers  of Section 11.11(a) for 65 of  the 
  cable television  systems in  Attachment A  are warranted,  and 
  that temporary,  36-month waivers of  Section 11.11(a) for  483 
  of  the   cable  television   systems  in   Attachment  A   are 
  warranted.10   

5.        We note that  the Commission recently  amended the  EAS 
  rules  to  permit  cable  systems  serving  fewer  than   5,000 
  subscribers  to   install  FCC-certified  decoder-only   units, 
  rather  than both  encoders  and  decoders, if  such  a  device 
  becomes  available.11    Based  on   comments  from   equipment 
  manufacturers, we  anticipate that such  a decoder-only  system 
  could  result  in  significant  cost  savings  to  small  cable 
  systems.12  

6.        Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED  that, pursuant to  Sections 
  0.111,   0.204(b)   and  0.311   of   the   Rules,13    Classic 
  Communications, Inc.  IS GRANTED a  waiver of Section  11.11(a) 
  of  the Rules  until  April 1,  2004  for 11  cable  television 
  systems listed in Attachment A, IS GRANTED a waiver of  Section 
  11.11(a)  of the  Rules  until October  1,  2004 for  65  cable 
  television systems  listed in  Attachment A, and  IS GRANTED  a 
  waiver of Section 11.11(a)  of the Rules until October 1,  2005 
  for 483 cable systems listed in Attachment A. 

7.         IT  IS FURTHER  ORDERED that  Classic  Communications, 
  Inc. place a copy of this waiver in its system files.

8.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that  a copy of this Order  shall 
  be sent by  Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested to  counsel 
  for Classic Communications, Inc. Robert L. James, Esq.,  Raywid 
  &  Braverman, LLP,  1919 Pennsylvania  Avenue, NW,  Suite  200, 
  Washington, DC  20006.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                         


                         Joseph P. Casey
                         Chief, Technical and Public Safety 
Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
                                             Attachment A

Classic Communications, Inc.

Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:   

Arkansas                           
Danville, Arkansas                      October 1, 2004
Miller County, Arkansas                 October 1, 2004
Sheridan, Arkansas                      October 1, 2004
Nashville, Arkansas                     October 1, 2004
Smackover, Arkansas                     October 1, 2004
Waldron, Arkansas                       October 1, 2004
Whitehall, Arkansas                     October 1, 2004
Stuttgart, Arkansas                     October 1, 2004
Mt. Ida, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005          
DeWitt, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Lewisville, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005     
Hazen, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Hamburg, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Hughes, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Pinebergen, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Mayflower, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Atkins, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Charleston, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Clarendon, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Lonoke, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Dover, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Bono, Arkansas                          October 1, 2005
Plainview, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
England, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Des Arc, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Coal Hill, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Western Grove, Arkansas                 October 1, 2005
Baxter, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Junction City, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Stephens, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Jasper, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Bearden, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Delight, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Magazine, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
London, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Harmony Grove, Arkansas                 October 1, 2005
Palestine, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Chidester, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Altheimer, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
East Conway, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Holly Grove, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Hector, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Leslie, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Emmet, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Ozark Acres, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Biscoe, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005 
Bradley, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Wilmar, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Taylor, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Humphrey, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Lynn, Arkansas                          October 1, 2005
Wheatley, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
So. Pine Bluff, Arkansas                October 1, 2005
Grady, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
Turrell, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Locust Bayou, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Carthage, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Hermitage, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Emerson, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Crawfordsville, Arkansas                October 1, 2005
McDougal, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Harrell, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Leola, Arkansas                              October 1, 2005
Lake Earling, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Thornton, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Traskwood, Arkansas                     October 1, 2005
Knobel, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005     
Almyra, Arkansas                        October 1, 2005
Fountain Hill, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Humnoke, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Garland City, Arkansas                       October 1, 2005
Sedgwick, Arkansas                      October 1, 2005
Ravenden Spring, Arkansas                    October 1, 2005
Okean, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005
McRae, Arkansas                         October 1, 2005

Colorado
Wray, Colorado                          October 1, 2005

Kansas
Clay Center, Kansas                     October 1, 2004
Beloit, Kansas                          October 1, 2004
Concordia, Kansas                       October 1, 2004
Fort Scott, Kansas                      October 1, 2004
Paola, Kansas                           October 1, 2004
Abilene, Kansas                         October 1, 2004
Phillipsburg, Kanas                     October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Ellsworth, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Lindsborg, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Smith Center, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Anthony, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Plainville, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Oberlin, Kansas                              October 1, 2005
Spring Hill, Kansas                     October 1, 2005
Saint Francis, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Kiowa, Kansas                           October 1, 2005
Pleasanton, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Louisburg, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Leoti, Kansas                           October 1, 2005
Caldwell, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Stockton, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Lincoln, Kansas                              October 1, 2005
Saint John, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Victoria, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Frontenac, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Ashland, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Ness City, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Coldwater, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Norton, Kansas                          October 1, 2005
Sterling, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Jetmore, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Bucklin, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Kensington, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Sharon Springs, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Tribune, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Lacygne, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
McDonald, Kansas                        October 1, 2005
Attica, Kansas                          October 1, 2005
Protection, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Garden Plain, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Macksville, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Colwich, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Downs, Kansas                           October 1, 2005
Argonia, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Mount Hope, Kansas                      October 1, 2005
Sylvan Grove, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Bazine, Kansas                          October 1, 2005
Dighton, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Natoma, Kansas                     October 1, 2005
South Haven, Kansas                     October 1, 2005
Andale, Kansas                          October 1, 2005
Arlington, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Norwich, Kansas                         October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Geneseo, Kansas                         October 1, 2005
Luray, Kansas                           October 1, 2005
Pretty Prairie, Kansas                       October 1, 2005
Burrton, Kansas                              October 1, 2005
Tipton, Kansas                          October 1, 2005
Almena, Kansas                     October 1, 2005

Louisiana
Leesville, Louisiana                         April 1, 2004
New Iberia, Louisiana                        April 1, 2004
Moreauville, Louisiana                       April 1, 2004
Sibley, Louisiana                       October 1, 2004
Fort Polk, Louisiana                         October 1, 2004
Le Compete, Louisiana                        October 1, 2004
St. Joseph, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005
Boyce, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005
Bernice, Louisiana                      October 1, 2005
Marksville, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005
Dry Prong, Louisiana                         October 1, 2005
Cotton Valley, Louisiana                October 1, 2005
Colfax, Louisiana                       October 1, 2005
Krotz Springs, Louisiana                October 1, 2005
Melville, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005
Newellton, Louisiana                         October 1, 2005
Turkey Creek, Louisiana                 October 1, 2005
Natchez, Louisiana                      October 1, 2005
Simpson, Louisiana                      October 1, 2005
Lake Claiborne-N, Louisiana                  October 1, 2005
Clayton, Louisiana                      October 1, 2005
Effie, Louisiana                             October 1, 2005
Gibsland, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005
Waterproof, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005
Montgomery, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005
Wallace Ridge, Louisiana                October 1, 2005
Monterey, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005
Lake St. John, Louisiana                October 1, 2005
Haughton, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005
Rodessa, Louisiana                      October 1, 2005
Robeline, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005
Brouillette, Louisiana                       October 1, 2005     
Georgetown, Louisiana                        October 1, 2005     
Cloutierville, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005     
McIntyre, Louisiana                     October 1, 2005          
Calvin, Louisiana                       October 1, 2005     
Dodson, Louisiana                       October 1, 2005          Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:
                         
Missouri
Maryville, Missouri                     April 1, 2004
Lexington, Missouri                     October 1, 2004
Brookfield, Missouri                         October 1, 2004
Trenton, Missouri                       October 1, 2004
Cole County, Missouri                        October 1, 2004
Boonville, Missouri                     October 1, 2004
Lebanon, Missouri                       October 1, 2004
Neosho, Missouri                        October 1, 2004
Joe Bald/Hwy DD, Missouri                    October 1, 2004
Armstrong, Missouri                     October 1, 2005
Fairplay, Missouri                      October 1, 2005
Stotts City, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Niangua, Missouri                       October 1, 2005
Mindenmines, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Urbana, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Norwood, Missouri                       October 1, 2005
Pleasant Hope, Missouri                      October 1, 2005
Sheldon, Missouri                       October 1, 2005
Fordland, Missouri                      October 1, 2005
Conway, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Macks Creek, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Clever, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Sparta, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Hartville, Missouri                     October 1, 2005
Galena, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
NW Joplin, Missouri                     October 1, 2005          
Northshore, Missouri                         October 1, 2005
Wilson Bend, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Drexel, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Gainesville, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Ivy Bend, Missouri                      October 1, 2005
Fairgrove, Missouri                     October 1, 2005
Niangua Bridge, Missouri                October 1, 2005
SW Joplin, Missouri                     October 1, 2005
Glasgow, Missouri                       October 1, 2005
Missionary, Missouri                         October 1, 2005
Seneca, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Tanneyville, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Fayette, Missouri                       October 1, 2005
Coffman Bend, Missouri                  October 1, 2005
Lampe/Persimmon, Missouri                    October 1, 2005
Noel, Missouri                          October 1, 2005
Porter Mill, Missouri                        October 1, 2005
Gravois Mill, Missouri                       October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Nebraska
Alma, Nebraska                          October 1, 2005
Beaver City, Nebraska                        October 1, 2005
Culbertson, Nebraska                         October 1, 2005
Franklin, Nebraska                      October 1, 2005
Indianola, Nebraska                     October 1, 2005
Orleans, Nebraska                       October 1, 2005
Oxford, Nebraska                        October 1, 2005
Red Cloud, Nebraska                     October 1, 2005

New Mexico
Fort Sumner, New Mexico                 October 1, 2005
Melrose, New Mexico                     October 1, 2005
Santa Rosa, New Mexico                  October 1, 2005
Tatum, New Mexico                       October 1, 2005
Vaughn, New Mexico                      October 1, 2005

Ohio
Nelson, Ohio                            April 1, 2004
Thompson, Ohio                     October 1, 2004
Mahoning, Ohio                     October 1, 2004
Bloomingdale, Ohio                      October 1, 2005
Denmark, Ohio                           October 1, 2005
Rock Creek, Ohio                        October 1, 2005
Coitsville, Ohio                             October 1, 2005
Knoxville, Ohio                              October 1, 2005
Vernon, Ohio                            October 1, 2005

Oklahoma
Weatherford, Oklahoma                        April 1, 2004
Woodward, Oklahoma                      April 1, 2004
Purcell, Oklahoma                       April 1, 2004
Anadarko, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2004
Eufaula, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2004
Fort Sill, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2004
Healdton, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2004
Kingfisher, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2004
Idabel, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2004
Hugo, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2004
Poteau, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2004
Sallisaw, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2004
Hollis, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Fairview, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Walters, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Spiro, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Watonga, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Comanche, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Shattuck, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Cache, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Cherokee, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Beaver, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Heavener, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Fletcher, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Velma, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Buffalo, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Laverne, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Hooker, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Boise City, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Waurika, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Thomas, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Hennessey, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Burns Flat, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Erick, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Okeene, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Rush Springs, Oklahoma                  October 1, 2005
Seiling, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Cyril, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Okarche, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Vici, Oklahoma                          October 1, 2005
Waukomis, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Pond Creek, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Geary, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Piedmont, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Arapaho, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Ryan, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Binger, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Newcastle, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Dill City, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Lahoma, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Jones, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Arnett, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Leedey, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Corn, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Carmen, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Canute, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Freedom, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Custer City, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Billings, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Terral, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Helena, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Hammon, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Roosevelt, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Wakita, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Covington, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Bokoshe, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Paoli, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Calumet, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Dover, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Union City, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Camargo, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Ames, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005
Nash, Oklahoma                     October 1, 2005     
Bessie, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Fargo, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Ringwood, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Drummond, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Goltry, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Cashion, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Dacoma, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Kremlin, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Breckenridge, Oklahoma                  October 1, 2005
Jet, Oklahoma                           October 1, 2005
Byars, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005
Hardesty, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Hunter, Oklahoma                        October 1, 2005
Wanette, Oklahoma                       October 1, 2005
Marshall, Oklahoma                      October 1, 2005
Washington, Oklahoma                         October 1, 2005     

Texas
Clarksville, Texas                      April 1, 2004
Eastland, Texas                              April 1, 2004
Burkburnett, Texas                      April 1, 2004
Vernon, Texas                           October 1, 2004
Pecos, Texas                            October 1, 2004
Pilot Point, Texas                      October 1, 2004
Mauriceville, Texas                     October 1, 2004
Breckenridge, Texas                     October 1, 2004
Daingerfield, Texas                     October 1, 2004
Monahans, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Lampasas, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Mt. Belvieu, Texas                      October 1, 2004
Center, Texas                           October 1, 2004
Lake Cherokee, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Quinlan, Texas                          October 1, 2004
Brazoria, Texas                              October 1, 2004
Muleshoe, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Rockdale, Texas                         October 1, 2004Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:


Ingram, Texas                           October 1, 2004
Brady, Texas                            October 1, 2004
Kermit, Texas                           October 1, 2004
ARP, Texas                              October 1, 2004
Childress, Texas                        October 1, 2004
Crystal Beach, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Montgomery, Texas                       October 1, 2004
Rusk, Texas                             October 1, 2004
Kenedy, Texas                           October 1, 2004
Trinity, Texas                          October 1, 2004
Van Zandt, Texas                        October 1, 2004
Dimmitt, Texas                          October 1, 2004
Goodrich, Texas                         October 1, 2004
Tulia, Texas                            October 1, 2004
Seymour, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Olney, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Sonora, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Caldwell, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Crane, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Hawkins, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Post, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Fannett/Labelle, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Redwater, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Tyler County, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Nocona, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Quanah, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Spearman, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Big Lake, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Lost Pines, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Memphis, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Wellington, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Canadian, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Shamrock, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Junction, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Lubbock, Texas                          October 1, 2005          
Albany, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Hamlin, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Anson, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Deleon, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Naples, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Henrietta, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Clifton, Texas                          October 1, 2005
San Saba, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Hull, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Grapeland, Texas                        October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Mason, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Lucas, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Oklahoma, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Yorktown, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Splendora, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Pacucah, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Clarendon, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Lansing, Texas                          October 1, 2005
West, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Lowry Crossing, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Mart, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Rotan, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Knox City, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Liverpool, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Lyons, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Eldorado, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Menard, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Electra, Texas                          October 1, 2005 
Kenefick, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Friona, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Porter, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Magnolia/Conroe, Texas                  October 1, 2005
Abernathy, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Anahuac, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Linden, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Center Point, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Crosbyton, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Leonard, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Spur, Texas                             October 1, 2005
San Leon, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Homer, Texas                            October 1, 2005
North Silsbee, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Lockney, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Gorman, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Oyster Creek, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Olton, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Wolfe, City, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Las Gallinas, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Eden, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Powderly, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Raywood, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Central, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Bloomington, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Hale Center, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Crowell, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Heights, Texas                          October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Atascosa, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Idalou, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Nixon, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Ore City, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Plains, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Ralls, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Pleak, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Beach City, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Sterling City, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Alto, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Zavalla, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Flatonia, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Wildwood, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Booker, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Anna, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Wink, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Wallis, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Pottsboro, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Sundown, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Matador, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Cypress, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Plum Grove, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Hart, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Mertzon, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Reno, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Timpson, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Garrison, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Krum, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Sargent, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Diana, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Chillicothe, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Claude, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Stratford, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Sherwood Shores, Texas                  October 1, 2005
Adkins, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Caddo Peak, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Lefors, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Sante Fe, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Silverton, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Kilgore, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Groveton, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Moss Bluff/Libe, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Cushing, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Saint Jo, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Tenaha, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Burkeville, Texas                       October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Beaumont Colony, Texas                  October 1, 2005
Indian Springs, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Roby, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Collin County, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Lovelady, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Christoval, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Colmesneil, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Kress, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Rocksprings, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Woden, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Runge, Texas                            October 1, 2005          
Anton, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Golden, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Brookeland, Texas                       October 1, 2005          
Algoa, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Gary/Lake Murva                         October 1, 2005
Riverside, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Arcola, Texas                           October 1, 2005
SE Lubbock County, Texas                October 1, 2005
Follett, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Petersburg, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Egan, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Groom, Texas                            October 1, 2005
South Katy, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Higgins, Texas                          October 1, 2005
South Vidor, Texas                      October 1, 2005
Ector, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Happy, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Alba, Texas                             October 1, 2005          
Cumby, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Woodrow, Texas                     October 1, 2005
Nome, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Lorenzo, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Wells, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Wickett, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Barstow, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Roaring Springs, Texas                       October 1, 2005
New Summerfield, Texas                  October 1, 2005
Darrouzett, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Hedley, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Avinger, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Cheek, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Dickens, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Howardwick, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Allendale, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Damon-Guy, Texas                        October 1, 2005Cable Systems:                          Temporary Waiver Granted 
Until:

Skellytown, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Boling, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Buffalo Springs Lake, Texas                  October 1, 2005
Camp Wood, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Fruitvale, Texas                             October 1, 2005
Mt. Enterprise, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Aqua Vista, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Rose City, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Cedar Springs, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Aztec, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Price, Texas                            October 1, 2005
Chester, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Quitaque, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Whiteface, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Elmo, Texas                             October 1, 2005
South Silsbee, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Grandfalls, Texas                       October 1, 2005
Comfort, Texas                          October 1, 2005
Holiday Lakes, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Laneville, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Myrtle Springs, Texas                        October 1, 2005
Reklaw, Texas                           October 1, 2005
Montague, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Imperial, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Country Haven, Texas                         October 1, 2005
Bellevue, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Carlsbad, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Barnhart, Texas                              October 1, 2005
Gardendale, Texas                       October 1, 2005     
Goldsmith, Texas                        October 1, 2005


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  1 47 C.F.R.  11.11(a).

  2 Cable Television  Consumer Protection and Competition Act  of 
1992, Pub. L. No. 102-385,  16(b), 106 Stat. 1460, 1490  (1992).  
Section 624(g) provides that  ``each cable operator shall  comply 
with such standards as the  Commission shall prescribe to  ensure 
that viewers of video programming  on cable systems are  afforded 
the same emergency  information as is  afforded by the  emergency 
broadcasting system pursuant to Commission regulations ....''  47 
U.S.C.  544(g).  

  3 Amendment  of Part 73, Subpart  G, of the Commission's  Rules 
Regarding the Emergency  Broadcast System, Report  and Order  and 
Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, FO Docket Nos. 91-171/91-
301, 10  FCC  Rcd  1786  (1994)  (``First  Report  and  Order''), 
reconsideration granted in part, denied in part, 10 FCC Rcd 11494 
(1995).

  4 Amendment  of Part 73, Subpart  G, of the Commission's  Rules 
Regarding the  Emergency  Broadcast  System,  Second  Report  and 
Order, FO  Docket Nos.  91-171/91-301, 12  FCC Rcd  15503  (1997) 
(``Second Report and Order'').

  5 Id. at 15512-13.

  6 Id. at 15516-15518.

  7 Id. at 15513.

  8 Id. at 15513, n. 59.

  9 On November 13, 2001, Classic Communications, Inc. filed  for 
Chapter 11 bankruptcy  with the United  States Bankruptcy  Court, 
the District of Delaware.

  10 The 18-month waivers will extend from October 1, 2002  until 
April 1, 2004.  The 24-month waivers will extend from October  1, 
2002 until October 1, 2004, and the 36-month waivers will  extend 
from October 1, 2002, until October 1, 2005.  We clarify that the 
waivers we  are  granting  also encompass  the  EAS  testing  and 
monitoring requirements.  

  11 Amendment  of Part  11 of the  Commission's Rules  Regarding 
the Emergency Alert System,  EB Docket 01-66, FCC  02-64 at   71 
(released February 26, 2002).

  12 One manufacturer  estimated that an EAS decoder-only  system 
can reduce the cost by 64% over what a cable operator would spend 
for an encoder/decoder unit.  Id. at  70.

  13 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.204(b) and 0.311.