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Media Contact: 
Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509
For Immediate Release
Commission Completes Investigation, Approves Sale of Securus to Platinum Equity
WASHINGTON, October 30, 2017— The Federal Communications Commission today 
announced it has reached a $1.7 million consent decree with Securus Technologies resolving an 
investigation into whether Securus provided inaccurate and misleading information to the FCC 
regarding the company’s transfer of control to Platinum Equity, LLC.  As part of the consent 
decree, Securus will implement a strict compliance plan.  With the resolution of the investigation
and the commitment of Securus to the compliance plan, the agency approved the company’s 
proposed transfer of control from Securus Investment Holdings, LLC to Platinum Equity, LLC.  
The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, in its review of the merger application, found 
“Securus’s cavalier and willful attitude towards the Commission and its transaction review 
process unacceptable.”  Because this conduct was wholly relevant to the pending merger 
applications, the Wireline Competition and International Bureaus paused further consideration of 
the transaction and referred the matter to the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau. 
As a result, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation into apparent violations of 
FCC rules requiring all material information submitted to the agency not be incorrect or 
misleading, or omit material information. To conclude the investigation, Securus has agreed to 
pay a $1,700,000 civil penalty and to implement a three-year compliance plan to ensure that it 
adheres to Commission rules.  The compliance plan requires Securus to appoint a compliance 
officer, implement internal procedures, submit periodic reports and ensure that all FCC filings be 
reviewed and receive written approval by legal counsel.
With the resolution of the Enforcement Bureau investigation and Securus’ commitment to the 
compliance plan, the FCC found that this transaction, which involves a transfer of control to a 
holding company entity with no competing operations and that was not involved in the violations 
of FCC rules, imposes no public interest harms. Additionally, the FCC found that the transaction
may increase capital resources available to Securus to implement or continue offering certain 
services and programs for inmates and law enforcement that it has committed to offer.
The settlement, formally known as a Consent Decree, is available at:
The Memorandum Opinion & Order approving the Securus transaction is available at: 
Office of Media Relations: (202) 418-0500
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TTY: (888) 835-5322
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action.  Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes 
official action.  See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).