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FCC fines Optic Internet Protocol USD 7.6 mln

Wednesday 11 March 2015 | 20:37 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined Optic Internet Protocol, an Alpharetta, Georgia telephone company, USD 7,620,000 for changing consumers' long distance carriers without their authorisation ("slamming"), placing unauthorised charges for service on consumers' telephone bills ("cramming"), and submitting fabricated audio recordings as "proof" that consumers had authorised the company to switch their carriers. 

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