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

In the matter of                 )
                                )    NAL/Acct. No. 200332360002
CenturyTel Wireless of Michigan  )
RSA #1&2, Inc.                   )    File No. EB-02-DT-987
                                )
Vancouver, Washington            )    FRN: 0004-5240-96


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
   
Adopted:  March 31, 2004                Released:  April 2, 2004

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Memorandum  Opinion and  Order (``Order''),  we 
cancel a proposed  monetary forfeiture1 issued  in the amount  of 
thirteen thousand  dollars ($13,000)  to CenturyTel  Wireless  of 
Michigan RSA #1&2, Inc. (``CenturyTel'') for its apparent willful 
and repeated violation  of Section 303(q)  of the  Communications 
Act of 1934 as amended  (``Act''),2 and of Sections 17.48(a)  and 
17.51(b) of  the Commission's  Rules (``Rules'').3   The  alleged 
violations  involve   CenturyTel's   failure   to   exhibit   top 
obstruction lighting  on  a tower  and  to report  an  outage  of 
obstruction lighting  to the  nearest Flight  Service Station  or 
office of  the Federal  Aviation  Administration.  Based  on  our 
review of  CenturyTel's response  to the  NAL, we  conclude  that 
CenturyTel did not  willfully and/or  repeatedly violate  Section 
303(q) of the Act or Sections 17.48(a) and 17.51(b) of the Rules.   
Specifically, the lighting outage was caused by lightning and the 
licensee promptly  reported the  outage to  the Federal  Aviation 
Administration.  Accordingly,  we  conclude  that  no  forfeiture 
should be imposed.

     2.   Accordingly, IT IS  ORDERED that,  pursuant to  Section 
504(b) of  the Act  and  Section 1.80(f)(4)  of the  Rules,4  the 
instant Notice of  Apparent Liability  for Forfeiture,  NAL/Acct. 
No. 200332360002, IS CANCELLED. 

     3.     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall 
be sent by first  class mail and  certified mail, return  receipt 
requested,  to   Vicki   Schultheis,  Manager,   FCC   Licensing, 
CenturyTel Wireless  of Michigan  RSA #1&2,  Inc., PO  Box  9901, 
Vancouver, Washington 98668-8701.

                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                              David H. Solomon
                              Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1  Notice  of Apparent  Liability for  Forfeiture, NAL/Acct.  No. 
200332360002 (Enf.  Bur., Detroit  Office, released  November  8, 
2002).
2  47 U.S.C.  303(q).
3  47 C.F.R.  17.48(a) and 17.51(b). 
4  47 U.S.C.  504(b); 47 C.F.R.  1.80(f)(4).