FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
September 10, 2001
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
John Winston (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. - Today the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) released an Order imposing a $920,000 fine against All American Telephone, Inc. (AAT) for violations of the Communications Act and the Commission's rules against slamming.
The Commission found that AAT unlawfully switched the long distance service of 12 consumers without their consent and relied on forged or falsified letters of agency (LOAs) to effectuate 11 of these unauthorized changes. The Commission fined AAT $80,000 for each of the 11 unauthorized conversions effected through forged or falsified LOAs and $40,000 for the remaining unauthorized conversion.
Action by the Commission, September 5, 2001, by Order of Forfeiture FCC 01-255. Chairman Powell; Commissioners Tristani, Abernathy, Copps and Martin.
File No. ENF 98-09
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: John Winston at (202) 418-7450 or Amy Glatter Goodman at (202) 418-1549.