Recent Enforcement Actions

  • $100,000,000 – Straight Path Communication’s fine for failure to comply with FCC buildout and discontinuance rules. Straight Path will also be required to return to the Commission 196 of its licenses in the 39 GHz spectrum band, sell the remainder of its license portfolio, and remit 20 percent of the proceeds of that sale to the U.S. Treasury as an additional civil penalty.
  • $30,000,000 – Total Call Mobile fine to resolve fraud investigations by the FCC Enforcement Bureau and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Total Call admits that its sales agents enrolled duplicate and ineligible subscribers into the Lifeline program and that it received funds from the Universal Service Fund for tens of thousands of consumers that did not meet Lifeline eligibility requirements. In addition to the fine, Total Call is banned from Lifeline service.
  • $60,000 – Precision Castparts Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, fine for operating Private Land Mobile Radio Service stations after the licenses expired and for failing to obtain prior FCC approval when Berkshire acquired control of the company.  
  • $28,800 – Essex Telcom, Inc. fine for operating a station on 3550-3650 MHz channels under an authorization for 3650-3700 MHz.
  • $25,000 – Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation, licensee of AM Station WGBN and owner of towers registered under Antenna Structure Registrations, fine for failing to light and repaint the Antenna Structures as often as necessary to maintain good visibility, and for failing to notify the FAA of a lighting outage.”  
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