Windstream to Pay $2.5 Million as Part of Rural Call Completion Consent Decree

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The FCC has adopted a Consent Decree entered into between the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and Windstream Corporation (Windstream).  The Consent Decree resolves and terminates an investigation by the FCC against Windstream for possible violations of the Communications Act in connection with Windstream’s call completion practices to rural areas.  As part of the agreement, Windstream must develop and implement a compliance plan designed to ensure future compliance with the Communications Act, the FCC’s rules adopted in the Rural Call Completion Order, and other terms and conditions of the Consent Decree.  Windstream must also make a voluntary contribution to the U.S. Treasury in the amount of $2.5 million.

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