FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
June 12, 2003
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
David Fiske at (202)418-0500
Washington, D.C. - The Commission has adopted an Order approving a consent decree resolving possible violations of the enhanced 911 (E911) Phase II rules by Cingular Wireless LLC (Cingular Wireless). As part of the consent decree, Cingular Wireless has agreed to make a voluntary contribution in the amount of $675,000 to the U.S. Treasury.
In addition to the $675,000 to the U.S. Treasury, Cingular Wireless has committed to a timeline for deployment of its network-based location technology within its Global System for Mobile Communications network (GSM network) and to make automatic payments to the U.S. Treasury should it fail to meet the deployment benchmarks set forth in the consent decree. Cingular Wireless has also agreed to submit Quarterly Reports to the Commission on its progress and compliance with the terms and conditions of the consent decree and the E911 Phase II rules.
Action by the Commission on June 6, 2003, by Order (FCC 03-129). Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Lisa Fowlkes at (202) 418-7450 or Kathy Harvey at (202) 418-7514.
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