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FCC Doles Out More Fines Over 911 Outage

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Apr 6, 2015, 12:36 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today announced more fines being levied against telecommunications providers who failed to meet their emergency call obligations during the 911 outage of April 2014. CenturyLink settled for a record fine of $16 million and Intrado Communications settled for $1.4 million. In addition to the fines, the companies need to put in place a compliance plan to help prevent future outages, as well as identify risks, protect against such risks, and respond to problems in a more timely fashion. Last month, Verizon reached a similar settlement with the FCC for $3.4 million.


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Apr 7, 2015, 8:38 AM

Who Receives the Money?

With such a large fine, who receives the money? Do those directly impacted receive it or does it go directly to the FCC budget?
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