The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau is putting telecom carriers on notice that they need to comply with the Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules or face stiff fines.
The bureau this week is releasing notices of apparent liability against multiple carriers that filed non-compliant annual CPNI certificates.
“The broad nature of this enforcement action hopefully will ensure substantial compliance with our CPNI rules going forward as the commission continues to make consumer privacy protection a top priority,” acting Chairman Michael Copps said in a statement.
In the case of the more than 600 carriers that failed to file a CPNI certification, notices include a proposed fine of $20,000 while cases involving the submission of non-compliant CPNI certifications have a range of fines up to $10,000. The FCC says carriers will have a chance to demonstrate that the proposed fines are inapplicable or that there are reasons to reduce the penalty due to an inability to pay.
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