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AT&T Hit With FCC Fine For Unauthorized Operations

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AT&T Inc.(NYSE: T) has agreed to pay $450,000 as fine to settle an investigation by the Federal Communication Commission for violating norms concerning operation of microwave stations. The regulations were put in place just so that customers can use their wireless devices without interference from unauthorized radio operators.

A press release put out by the FCC on Thursday showed AT&T admitted to operating numerous common carrier fixed point-to-point microwave stations, flouting its authorizations. This violation went on for about three and a half years to over four years.

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Going forward, AT&T offered a commitment to strictly comply with the regulations so that the violations do not recur for future acquired microwave licenses.

At time of writing, AT&T shares were down 0.47 percent at $41.31.

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