AT&T Enters $10 Million Dollar Consent Decree For Alleged CPNI & USF Rule Violations


On January 13, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a consent decree between the Enforcement Bureau (“EB”) and AT&T and its affiliate, Bell South, regarding the use of Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) and the collection of Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contributions.Specifically, the EB’s consent decree terminates three ongoing investigations concerning the failure of AT&T and Bell South to obtain proper opt-out consent from customers before using CPNI for marketing purposes, and the consent decree terminates an investigation into AT&T’s recovery of federal USF contribution costs from end-user customers in excess of the amounts permitted under the FCC’s rules.

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