FCC fines in 2021: What to avoid and how to prevent them
Each month, the ABA asks our Washington-based law firm partner to flag us on any FCC violations for broadcasters so they know what type of issues can create a problem. This summer, the FCC’s media bureau issued violations that included:
FCC fines Colorado wireless operators for unauthorized operations
VoIP provider face $180K penalty over FCC filing requirements
FCC investigates Colorado manufacturer’s unauthorized signal booster
Online drone retailer fined nearly $3 million for marketing devices
FCC targets unauthorized operation of Nevada LPFM station
Unauthorized license transfers lead to $104K consent decree
One of the ABA’s most sought-offer services is our Arizona Broadcasters Inspection Program. The program is part of a unique partnership with the FCC that allows us to train stations on all FCC rules, have an ABA inspector audit all practices, and when passed, give stations a 3-year moratorium on most FCC inspections. While 2021 inspections are underway, we’re now taking requests for 2022 requests.
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In these challenging times, the ABA will work with stations however necessary to make sure they can take advantage of the service.