FCC Fines Co. $2.8M For Powering Robocalls To Cellphones

By Kelcee Griffis (July 13, 2017, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it is levying a fine of more than $2.8 million against a New Mexico-based company for selling technology that enabled millions of unsolicited robocalls.

The company's calling technology platform powered "millions of illegal robocalls to mobile phones without express prior consent from consumers," the FCC said in a statement. The agency announced the fine during its monthly open meeting on Thursday. 

The agency chose to levy the fine against Dialing Services LLC due to "willful and repeated violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act," said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The action makes clear that...

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