Wednesday, April 19, 2006

FCC Proposes Fining Dobson $750,000 for Failing to Deploy E911

Heather Forsgren Weaver writes on RCR Wireless News:

The Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday proposed fining rural wireless provider Dobson Communications Corp. $750,000 for not providing enhanced 911 services in a timely manner.

Dobson failed to deploy E-911 Phase I to nine public-safety answering points and Phase II to 41 PSAPs, according to the FCC. The failure to deploy 911 happened at the same time Dobson was acquiring additional licenses and upgrading its network from TDMA to GSM technology, added the FCC, noting the reason for the large proposed fine.

More here.


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