Total Call Mobile to pay $30M fine, lose lifeline licenses in FCC fraud case

“MVNO Total Call Mobile will pay a $30 million fine and permanently lose its ability to participate in the Lifeline program to resolve a fraud case opened by the FCC earlier this year. FCC officials said the settlement comes as the result of an investigation by the FCC Enforcement Bureau and U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York into reports that the carrier illegally enrolled “tens of thousands” of duplicate and ineligible customers into the Lifeline program. Launched in 1985, the Lifeline program provides subsidies totaling $9.25 per month per customer to carriers that help low-income individuals connect via discount communications services.” Read more at Wireless Week.

Categories: Law, Regulation

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