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FCC Docks Mediacom $8,000

1/30/2003 9:57 AM Eastern

Chairman and CEO Rocco Commisso's Mediacom Communications Corp. owes the
Federal Communications Commission $8,000 -- the amount the cable company was
fined Thursday for failing to maintain operational emergency-alert-system
equipment in Jefferson City, Mo.

The Federal Communications Commission alerted Mediacom of the potential fine
in November, but the agency said the MSO failed to respond to the notice.

Mediacom has 30 days to make the payment in order to avoid a Department of
Justice referral.


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