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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 3, 2003
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Suzanne Tetreault (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. - Today, Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau Chief David H. Solomon issued the following statement regarding the Consent Decree between the Enforcement Bureau and NOS Communications, Inc. and related companies (NOS) approved by an FCC administrative law judge last week. See Public Notice, DA 03-3498 (Oct. 30, 2003). And, see Consent Order released October 29, 2003.
"This Consent Decree demonstrates again the FCC's strong commitment to ensuring that American consumers get clear and accurate information from telecommunications companies so that they can make informed choices. In addition to making a payment to the U.S. Treasury of $1.2 million, NOS has committed to alter its telemarketing practices in significant respects so that consumers are not misled by NOS's campaigns to win back former customers. The Enforcement Bureau will be carefully monitoring NOS's compliance with the Consent Decree and stands ready to take further aggressive enforcement steps should NOS fail to comply fully."