Posted on CommLawBlog, May 23, 2013 by Cheng-yi Liu An expensive reminder that the FCC is still policing the long distance industry.
If you've been thinking that the FCC doesn't care about "slamming" anymore, think again. The Commission has proposed a multi-million dollar fine against long distance service provider Advantage Telecommunications Corp. (ATC) for slamming violations.
Which raises two obvious questions: (1) Is there still such a thing as a long distance service provider? and (2) "What did ATC do to deserve a $7.6 million fine?