TITLE

Bureaucracy gone bad

AUTHOR(S)
TILLES, ALAN
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Apr2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author questions the manner in which the FCC imposed a $20,000 fine on small specialized mobile radio (SMR) and paging licensees for failing to comply with the commission's Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules. The CPNI rule mandates that SMRs file their 2008 certifications before the specified deadline. However, the FCC relied on public notices which SMRs do not have the resources to monitor compared to large carriers. Worst of all, FCC reached out to these SMRs only months after the expiration period lapsed.
ACCESSION #
38997897

 

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