AT&T To Pay $18M In Overbilling Row Over Deaf Call Services

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT) -- AT&T Corp. will pay $18.25 million to settle allegations it improperly billed the government for subsidized telephone services for the speech and hearing impaired, the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.

The FCC had alleged that AT&T might have overbilled the government for Internet-based calls on the telecommunications relay service, which provides various types of assistance for people with speech and hearing impairments to place telephone calls.

Specifically, the FCC said AT&T might have billed the government for TRS calls made by unregistered customers that the company...
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