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AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations

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Sep 23, 2016, 10:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires. Companies use them to serve as backbone connections on the telephone network, to connect cellular base stations to the larger network, or to relay television signals. According to the FCC, AT&T altered dozens of its microwave stations without filing the proper paperwork with the FCC to account for the variances. The FCC has been investigating this matter for several years and first announced its intent to fine AT&T in January 2015. Today's settlement marks an end to the investigation. In addition to the $450,000 fine, AT&T will also have to implement a compliance plan and conduct regular reviews of its wireless fixed microwave stations.


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Sep 26, 2016, 11:28 PM

Time to break AT&T up again

AT&T stock was only down 0.34% on the news. Then again it was a bearish day on Wall Street.

Sep 26, 2016, 10:49 AM

Big Deal

What's $450,000 to AT&T? Nothing....it's a drop in the ocean. Just another example of big business greed and bullying. The do anything I want attitude because $$$ talks.
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