FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
December 17, 2001
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
John Winston (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. - Today the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) released an order imposing a $1,020,000 fine against America's Tele-Network Corp. (ATNC) for violations of the Communications Act and the Commission's rules against slamming.
The Commission found that ATNC is liable for a base fine of $40,000 for each of 17 slamming violations, or $680,000. The Commission further determined that, based upon a pattern of intentional and egregious misconduct, the fine should be increased by 50%, for a total forfeiture of $1,020,000.
Action by the Commission, December 12, 2001, by Order of Forfeiture (FCC 01-365). Chairman Powell; Commissioners Abernathy, Copps and Martin.
File No. EB-00-TC-164
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: John Winston at (202) 418-7450 or Lloyd Collier at (202) 418-2712.