Tag Archives: Citations

August 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Rings Up Another Spoofing Robocaller, Proposing Over $82 Million in Fines

As part of its August 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) proposing over $82 million in fines against Philip Roesel and the insurance companies he operated for allegedly violating the Truth in Caller Act by altering the caller ID information (a/k/a “spoofing”) of more … Continue Reading

FCC Proposes Record $34 Million Fine for Marketing Illegal Signal Jammers

Continuing an aggressive “zero tolerance” enforcement approach regarding signal jammers, the FCC on June 19, 2014 proposed to fine a Chinese-based equipment manufacturer a record $34.9 million for marketing signal jamming equipment.  The fine is based on an undercover investigation undertaken by Enforcement Bureau personnel.  As such, the Commission’s action follows a trend in the use of this … Continue Reading

Interconnected VoIP Providers Getting One Free Bite

What are the ramifications of the FCC’s refusal to classify interconnected VoIP?  For one, it complicates the job of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.  As a recent Citation to Vantage Communications shows, the failure to classify interconnected VoIP as either telecom or non-telecom has allowed interconnected VoIP providers to get one "free violation" before the FCC … Continue Reading