FCC Enforcement Bureau Takes Action to Enhance Access to Digital Wireless Services

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FCC Enforcement Bureau Takes Action to Enhance Access to Digital Wireless Services

Jan 26 2010

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) posted an Enforcement Advisory January 15, 2010 stating that they have “taken action against several companies for their failure to provide information that helps individuals with hearing disabilities fully utilize phone services – allowing them to communicate effectively on their wireless phones without excessive feedback and noise.”

The current actions total $87,000 against seven companies, with an additional two companies being issued Citations. The FCC reports that since May, 2007, they have issued 31 Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and Consent Decrees totaling $665,500 for violations of the hearing aid compatibility handset, labeling and reporting requirements.

Read the FCC’s Enforcement Advisory [View PDF]