In this edition of Full Spectrum’s recurring series on FCC enforcement, Partner Steve Augustino and Senior Associate Brad Currier cover a flurry of interesting enforcement items released late this summer. These include the first pure “cramming” action of Rosemary Harold’s tenure as Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, a Consent Decree violation, and more actions for causing interference to licensed operations. Steve and Brad also discuss recent high-profile enforcement actions stemming from the alleged misuse of emergency alert tones by CBS, ABC, AMC Networks, and Discovery.
CenturyLink Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reaches-550000-cramming-settlement-centurylink-0
Cumulus Fine: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-233000-fine-against-cumulus-media
Interference Advisory: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-807A1.pdf
Proposed CBS Fine: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-272000-fine-cbs-misuse-emergency-alert-tone
ABC Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-reaches-settlement-abc-wea-tone-misuse
AMC Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-enforcement-bureau-reaches-settlement-amc-eas-tone-misuse
Discovery Settlement: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-reaches-settlement-discovery-wea-tone-misuse