Bureaucracy gone bad

April 2009
Urgent Communications;Apr2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p48
Trade Publication
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.


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