FCC Resolves Investigations Into Alleged Violations of Rules re Form 477 and USF


Consent Decree – Failure to File FCC Form 477

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued an Order, adopting a Consent Decree between it and Marseilles Telephone, Metamora Telephone, and MTCO Communications. The Consent Decree resolves and terminates investigations by the FCC against the carriers for possible violations of certain Part 1 and 43 rules in connection with their failure to file FCC Form 477 (Broadband Reporting). The carriers agreed to make a voluntary contribution to the U.S Treasury in the amount of $24,000.

Consent Decree – Violations of Universal Service Fund Rules

The Enforcement Bureau also issued an Order on March 14, 2014, adopting a Consent Decree with Globalcom, resolving and terminating an investigation for possible violations of Section 254(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 and sections 54.706(a) and 54.711(a) of the FCC’s rules in connection with Globalcom’s apparent failure to make required regulatory filings and contributions to the USF.  The FCC said Globalcom has paid all required invoiced amounts and agreed to develop and implement a compliance plan to ensure future compliance, and will make a voluntary contribution to the U.S. Treasury in the amount of $532,127.

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