FCC Affirms $100,000 Fine Against AMG for Prohibited Communications with AT&T Services

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The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) has affirmed its proposed $100,000 fine against AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC (AMG) for engaging in prohibited communications with AT&T Services, Inc. (AT&T Services).  On September 6, 2019, the Enforcement Bureau issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) against AMG for apparently violating the FCC’s rules by repeatedly engaging in prohibited communications with AT&T Services during the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (Auction 903).  The FCC’s rules bar discussions between and among auction applicants during an auction and require auction applicants to immediately self-report any such violations.  The Bureau has concluded that AMG apparently violated the FCC’s rules by failing to notify the FCC of such communications in a timely manner.  Additionally, the Bureau rejected AMG’s request to cancel or reduce the forfeiture penalty proposed in the NAL. 

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