FCC Penalizes Eight Service Providers for Failing to File 911 Certifications

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The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has announced that eight covered 911 service providers will pay penalties for failing to timely file their required 911 service reliability certification in 2020.

Companies that provide 911 service to emergency call centers must certify annually to the Commission that they have taken specific steps to mitigate the risk of a 911 service failure. The deadline for submitting the annual 2021 certification is October 15, 2021.

Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company, Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Jackson Energy Authority, Micronesian Telecommunications Corporation, South Central Utah Telephone Association, and Sweetser Telephone Company will each pay penalties ranging from $3,500 to $7,500, and implement compliance plans to prevent future filing issues.

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