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                                                                   DA 06-1373

                                                                 July 3, 2006


   By this Public Notice, the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal
   Communications Commission (Commission) extends the waivers of the
   Emergency Alert System (EAS) requirements under Part 11 of the
   Commission's Rules, 47 C.F.R. Part 11, previously granted to the small
   cable television systems listed in Appendices A and B. Specifically, the
   waivers previously granted to the systems listed in Appendix A and
   Appendix B are extended until June 30, 2007. Because these previously
   granted waivers expired on June 30, 2006, we grant them nunc pro tunc back
   to June 30, 2006.


   In 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules
   requiring cable systems to participate in EAS, as mandated by section
   624(g) of the Communications Act. In 1997, the Commission amended the EAS
   rules to provide financial relief for small cable systems by extending the
   deadline for cable systems serving fewer than 10,000 subscribers to begin
   complying with the EAS rules until October 1, 2002.

   Subsequently, the Commission set standards under which these small systems
   could request waivers of the October 1, 2002 deadline. Over 300 cable
   systems received such extensions, which were to last one, two, or three
   years. The last group of extensions was due to expire on October 1, 2005.
   On September 23, 2005, the Enforcement Bureau released an Order that
   extended all existing EAS cable waivers from October 1, 2005 to March 1,
   2006. Subsequently, 56 small cable providers filed requests for further
   extension of the March 1 deadline for some or all of their systems. In a
   Public Notice dated March 1, 2006 (March EAS Public Notice), the Bureau
   extended this deadline from March 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006, to allow the
   Bureau time to review the financial information filed in support of the
   waiver requests.


   EAS provides a critical public safety service to the American public,
   promoting the safety of life and property through a national alert and
   warning system. Thus, any waivers of the EAS requirements on financial
   hardship grounds must be carefully considered and limited to the extent
   possible. Nonetheless, the Commission has recognized that compliance with
   these requirements could cause significant economic hardship in the case
   of very small cable systems. The Commission, therefore, has provided for
   relief from the EAS requirements in cases where a party can demonstrate
   that compliance with our rules would impose such significant financial
   burden. On this basis, we have reviewed the financial and other
   information submitted by the cable systems that are subject to the Public
   Notice of March 6, 2006, and conclude that further extensions of the
   waivers of the EAS obligations set forth in Part 11 of the Commission's
   rules are warranted for the cable systems listed in Appendices A and B
   until June 30, 2007.

   With respect to the systems listed in Appendix A, in 2002, the Bureau
   granted Classic Communications, Inc. (Classic) temporary EAS waivers for
   559 of its cable television systems. In February, 2006, Classic filed a
   request for an extension of the waivers due to financial hardship for 58
   of the original 559 systems until March 1, 2009, listed in Appendix A,
   attached hereto. Classic noted that the vast majority of the systems for
   which waivers had been granted had either been sold, shut down, or had
   come into compliance. In April 2006, Classic submitted financial
   statements in support of its financial hardship request. The Bureau
   conducted economic analyses of these systems based on Classic's financial
   information and has determined that compliance with the EAS rules would
   cause financial hardship to these small systems. Accordingly, we will
   grant an extension of the waiver for these systems. Because, in our
   experience, circumstances can change regarding the status of cable
   systems, as they have for many of the Classic systems for which the waiver
   was originally granted, we are reluctant to grant the extension to March
   1, 2009 as requested by Classic. In light of this, we will grant a
   one-year extension of the Classic systems listed in Appendix A until June
   30, 2007.

   The Bureau also received requests for extension of waivers from various
   cable operators for cable systems listed in Appendix B. These cable
   operators alleged financial hardship for these cable systems and, in
   support of their claim, included financial documents and other
   information. These cable systems represent some of the very smallest cable
   systems in the country, none of which serves more than 100 customers, and
   which in the aggregate serve fewer than 17,000 customers nationwide. The
   majority of these systems request that the Commission extend the waivers
   until October 1, 2008, or the resolution of the issues raised in the EAS
   docket. The Bureau conducted economic hardship analyses of these systems
   based on the financial information submitted and has determined that
   compliance with the EAS obligations under Part 11 would cause financial
   hardship to these small systems, and that a further extension of their
   waivers is justified. As is the case with the Classic extensions, however,
   we are reluctant to grant these extensions for more than one year given
   our experience that circumstances regarding cable systems can change.
   Accordingly, we extend EAS waivers to the cable television systems listed
   in Appendix B until June 30, 2007.

   The cable companies listed in Appendix C also filed for extensions of
   their EAS waivers based on the alleged continued financial hardship that
   compliance with the Commission's rules would cause them. The Bureau has
   conducted a financial analysis of these requests, and has concluded that,
   except to the extent that any of their individual systems are listed in
   Appendices A or B, the cable companies listed in Appendix C have failed to
   show that they would suffer undue financial hardship from complying with
   the Commission's EAS rules. Accordingly, these requests for extensions of
   EAS waivers are denied.

   Enforcement Bureau Contact: Bonnie Gay (202) 418-1199.

   News Media Contact: Janice Wise (202) 418-8165.


                                   APPENDIX A

   Company Name: Cable Systems

   Classic Communications, Inc., d/b/a Cebridge Connections:  Atkins,
   Charleston, Coal Hill, DeWitt, Dover, East Conway, Hazen, Hughes, London
   and Mt. Ida, AR; Anthony, Ellsworth, Kensington, Lincoln, McDonald,
   Oberlin, Saint Francis and Sterling, KS; Boyce and St. Joseph, LA; Fayette
   and Glasgow, MO; Bloomingdale and Knoxville, OH; Fairview, Heavener and
   Spiro, OK; Albany, Anson, Big Lake, Caldwell, Canadian, Clarendon, Crane,
   Electra, Grapeland, Hamlin, Hawkins, Henrietta, Junction, Krum, Lost
   Pines, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, Nocona, Olney, Paducah, Post, Quanah, Rotan,
   San Saba, Seymour, Shamrock, Sonora, Splendora and Tyler County, TX

                                   APPENDIX B

   Company Name: Cable Systems

   Beck's Cable: Dix, Donnellson, Kell, Ohlman, Panama, and Rosamond, IL

   Blue Mountain TV Cable: Seneca and Dayville, OR

   Bocco Cable: Alma, WV

   Branch Cable: Crosby and New Hebron, MS

   Buford Communications: Cherokee County,TX

   Cable Services, Inc.: Kulm, ND

   Carson Communications: Axtell, Baileyville, Bern, Centralia, Denison,
   Effingham, Emmett, Goff, Havensville, Lake Dabinawa, Lakewood Hills,
   Morill, Muscotah, Onaga, Randolph, Reserve, Summerfield, Vermillion,
   Wetmore, White Cloud, and Whiting, KS

   Cass Cable TV: Kampsville and Milton, IL

   CenCom, Inc.: Dixon and Wyrot, NE

   Cequel III Communications d/b/a Cebridge Connections: Auburn Falley, CA;
   Canyon, Culdesac, Harrison, Murray, and Riggins,ID; Westport, OR; Almira,
   Chinook Pass, Malaga, Royal City and Wilson Creek, WA

   Charter Communications: Chamois, Cairo, Adair, Colcord, and Kellyville,
   OK; Enfield, IL; Tignal, GA; Annapolis, MO; Fleming, NE; Bradfordsville,
   KY; Lockwood, NV, Rockville, UT; Tryon, Depew, Cromwell, Wyandotte, and
   Hulbert, OK; Talmage, NE; Tangipahoa, LA; Osyka, MS; Mason City, NE; Ashe,
   NC; Dannebrog, NE; Agra, and Carney, OK; Kosse, TX; Dustin, Kansas,
   Glencoe and Cameron, OK; Locust Fork, AL; Washtucna and Prescott, WA;
   Texline, TX; Powers, OR; Los Alamos Town, CA; High Rolls, NM; Beattie, KS;
   Hartwell Villas, OR; New Meadows, ID; Halfway, OR; Skyline, AL;
   Bryantsville, KY; Ralston, OK; Combine, TX; Angellus Oaks, CA; and
   Schulter, OK

   Classic Communications, d/b/a Cebridge Connections: East Conway, Hector,
   London, Geneseo, Luray, Natoma, Sylvan Grove, and Tipton, KS

   Consolidated Cable: Ashton, Big Springs, Comstock, Farnam, Lewellen, and
   Maxwell, NE

   DuCom Cable T.V.: Kirby, New Freeport, Nineveh, Sycamore and Wind Ridge,

   Glass Antenna Systems: Town of Fillmore, IN

   Glenwood Telecom: Guide Rock and Lochland, NE

   Goldfield Communications Services: Badger Woolstock, IA

   Green Hills Multi-Media: Tina, MO

   Grove Communications: Seney, MO

   Hamilton County Cable: Blue Mt. Lake, NY

   Herr Cable: Lairdsville, PA

   Hyde County Cablevision: Engelhard and Swanquarter, NC

   James Cable: Cleburne County, AL; Crawfordville and Pinehurst, GA;
   Stringtown, Wampanucka, and Sand Point, OK

   Karban TV Systems: Land O'Lakes, WI

   Lone Pine Television: Alabama Hills, CA

   Millennium Digital Media: Thorpe, Creston, Marblemont, Entiat and
   Mansfield, WA; Vermontville, MI

   Milstone Communications: Huntersville and Cass, WV

   Neu Ventures d/b/a Mountain TV Zone: Valentine, TX

   Nex-Tech, Inc.: Burr Oak, Kirwin and Lebanon, KS

   North American Communications: Big Falls, Big Fork, Dexter, Easton,
   Fountain, Garden City, Hayward, New Market Twp, Mapleview, Lewisville, New
   Auburn, Ostrander, Plato, Racine, Red Rock Twp, Rose Creek and Vernon
   Center, MN

   Northland Communications: Meservey and Thornton, IA

   Nova Cablevision: Cameron, Little York and Trivoli, IL

   PEC Cable: Nichols, IA

   Pine Rural TV Cable: Haworth, OK

   Pinpoint Communications: Bartley, Culbertson, Orleans, Republican City,
   and Stamford, NE

   Prairieburg Telephone Co.: Prairieburg, IA

   Project Services, Inc.: Hanley Falls, MN

   US Cable of Coastal-Texas: Hudson and Keenesburg, CO; Brewster, Ceylon,
   Dunnel, Granada, Northrop, Round Lake, and Storden, Dixon, NM

                                   APPENDIX C

   Atlantic Broadband Finance

   Bocco Cable

   Boycom Cablevision

   Bradley Communications

   Buford Communications, d/b/a Alliance Comm. Network

   Cable Communications of Willsbobro

   Cable Services, Inc.

   Carson Communications

   CCS, d/b/a Community Cable

   Cebridge Connections

   CenCom, Inc.

   Cequell III Comm, d/b/a Cebridge Connections

   Charter Communications

   Com-Link, Inc.

   Consolidated Cable

   Curtis Cable TV

   Glass Antenna Systems

   Glenwood Telecomn

   Golden West Cablevision

   Goldfield Comm. Services

   Great Plains Cable Television, Inc.

   Green Hills Multi-Media

   Grove Communications

   Hamilton County Cable

   Hart Cable, Inc.

   Hawkeye Telephone Co.

   Howard Cable

   Hubbal Co-Op Cable

   Ind. Cable Co

   J&N Cable Systems

   James Cable

   Karban TV Systems

   Livermore Cable

   Lone Pine Television

   LongView Cable & Data

   Lycom Communications

   Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association

   Milestone Communications

   Milford Cable TV

   Millennium Digital Media

   Minerva Valley Cablevision

   Moosehead Enterprises

   Neu Ventures, d/b/a Mountain TV Zone

   New Century Comm.

   NewWave Comm.

   Nex-Tech, Inc.

   North State Cablevision

   Northland Cable Properties

   Nova Cablevision

   Oak Grove Heights Cable

   Oldtown Community Systems

   Pinpoint Communications

   Polaris Cable

   Prairieburg Telephone Co.

   Project Services, Inc.

   RGA Cable

   Rio Cablevision

   Ritter Cable Corp.

   Tip Top Communications

   Tri-County Telephone Company, Inc.

   Trust of Mississippi

   Upper Peninsula Comm.

   US Cable of Coastal-Texas

   Waterville Cable

   Whitehall Cable TV

   Amendment of Part 73, Subpart G, of the Commission's Rules Regarding the
   Emergency Broadcast System, Report and Order and Further Notice of
   Proposed Rulemaking, 10 FCC Rcd 1786 (1994), reconsideration granted in
   part, denied in part, 10 FCC Rcd 11494 (1995) (First Report and Order).

   See Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, Pub.
   L. No. 102-385, S16(b), 106 Stat. 1460, 1490 (1992) (Cable Act of 1992).
   The Cable Act of 1992 required cable system to participate in the EAS by
   adding subsection (g) to Section 624 of the Communications Act of 1934, 47
   U.S.C. S 544(g).

   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, 15516-18 (1997) (Second Report and

   An EAS waiver request must contain the following: justification for the
   waiver, with reference to the particular rule section for which a waiver
   is sought; information about the financial status of the entity, such as a
   balance sheet and income statement for the previous two years; the number
   of other entitles that serve the requesting entity's coverage area and
   that are expected to install EAS equipment; and the likelihood (such as
   proximity or frequency) of hazardous risks to the requesting entity's
   audience. See Amendment of Part 7, of the Commission's Rules Regarding the
   Emergency Broadcast System, Second Report and Order, 12 FCC Rcd 15503

   Petitions for Waiver of the Emergency Alert System Rules filed by Various
   Cable Television Systems, Order, 20 FCC Rcd 14818 (2005) (2005 Order).

   EAS Waivers for Certain Small Cable Television Systems Requesting Waiver
   Extensions Extended to June 30, 2006; Additional Information to Support
   Certain Pending EAS Waiver Requests Sought by April 15, 2006, Public
   Notice, DA-06-483, 21 FCC 2d 2101, (released March 1, 2006).

   Classic Communications, Inc., Order, DA 02-2446, 17 FCC Rcd at 19350.

   As mentioned above, these waiver extensions are granted nunc pro tunc back
   to June 30, 2006.

   See, e.g. Carson Communications L.L.C., Request for Extension of Temporary
   Waivers of EAS Requirement in 47 CFR S 11.1, filed July 14, 2005,
   supplemental filing February 24, 2006.

   As mentioned above, these waiver extensions are granted nunc pro tunc back
   to June 30, 2006.




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