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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                              9200 Farm House Lane

                            Columbia, Maryland 21046

                                 March 29, 2010

   CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

   Annapolis, MD

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-10-CF-0057

   Document Number: W201032340004

   On March 23, 2010, in response to an interference complaint from Verizon,
   agents from this office located by direction finding techniques radio
   signals from approximately 829 MHz to 836 MHz that were emanating from 1
   Park Place, Annapolis, MD. During the investigation, you admitted to the
   agents that you had been operating a bi-directional amplifier ("BDA") or
   signal booster from a maintenance room located on the third floor but
   thought it had been disabled days earlier. When the agents were escorted
   to the maintenance room on the third floor, they found the BDA powered up
   and operating.

   Verizon has a license to provide cellular communications on 835 MHz to 849
   MHz. Section 22.383 of the Commission's Rules, which applies to public
   mobile service licensees like Verizon, provides that "[l]icensees may
   install in-building radiation systems without applying for authorization
   or notifying the FCC, provided that the locations of the in-building
   radiation systems are within the protected service area of the licensee's
   authorized transmitter(s) on the same channel or channel block."  A
   licensee's authority to install a BDA does not permit a subscriber to
   install a BDA, unless that subscriber has received explicit authorization
   from the licensee to do so.  In response to an inquiry from an FCC agent,
   Verizon reported that it did not provide you authorization to install a

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment. Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC or have
   obtained consent from a licensed Common Carrier. To resolve the issues
   with respect to your authority to operate this device, and pursuant to
   Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provide an
   explanation as to what has been done to correct the interference issue and
   to ensure that it will not recur; provide any agreements made with any
   cellular carrier to operate the system and include any relevant documents.
   Identify the make, model and serial number of each piece of equipment
   including the antennas if applicable.

   Your response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and
   reference the listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of
   1974, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's
   staff will use all relevant material information before it to determine
   what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance
   with FCC Rules. This will include any information that you disclose in
   your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   Richard M. Caine

   Acting District Director

   Columbia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   Section 22.99 of the Rules defines "signal booster" as a "stationary
   device that automatically reradiates signals from base transmitters
   without channel translation, for the purpose of improving the reliability
   of existing service by increasing the signal strength in dead spots." 47
   C.F.R. S: 22.99.

   47 C.F.R. S: 22.383.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   See 47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503, 510.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.