Violation Tracker Summary for Primary Offense Type

Offense Type: 
telecommunications violation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$3,057,969,278
Number of Penalty Records: 
418
Note: 
The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Verizon Communications$927,517,55024
Deutsche Telekom$390,489,00016
AT&T$347,120,31028
Frontier Communications$164,000,0002
KDDI$111,070,3223
Sinclair Broadcast Group$70,871,2003
ZVRS$43,016,5273
CenturyLink$36,525,00013
Liberty Global$29,600,0001
America Movil$10,586,3762


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Parent Major Industry Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Cumulus Media Cumulus Media media 2019 FCC $233,000
Hamilton Relay   2015 FCC $235,000
Aura Holdings of Wisconsin, Inc.   2018 FCC $235,668
Aura Holdings of Wisconsin, Inc   2019 FCC $235,668
Telecom Management Inc.   2006 FCC $237,992
Verizon Long Distance Verizon Communications telecommunications 2000 FCC $250,000
AIT Inc. and Southern Telecom Inc.   2014 FCC $260,000
Airadigm Communications, Inc. dba Airfire Mobile   2013 FCC $260,000
Axces Inc.   2003 MO-AG $260,000
Great American Broadband   2014 FCC $265,000
CBS Broadcasting Inc. ViacomCBS media 2019 FCC $272,000
ESPN Walt Disney entertainment 2015 FCC $280,000
TeleGuam Holdings, LLC   2013 FCC $280,000
Verizon Verizon Communications telecommunications 2003 FCC $283,800
Emmis Communications Emmis Communications media 2004 FCC $300,000
Verizon Verizon Communications telecommunications 2004 FCC $300,000
WDBJ Television Inc.   2015 FCC $325,000
Air-Tel, LLC   2018 FCC $327,290
TDS Telecommunications Corporation Telephone & Data Systems Inc. telecommunications 2012 FCC $350,000
Infinity Broadcasting Entercom Communications Corp. media 2003 FCC $357,500
American Broadcasting Companies Walt Disney entertainment 2019 FCC $395,000
Sony Mobile Communications Sony electrical and electronic equipment 2014 FCC $400,000
Centurylink CenturyLink telecommunications 2019 FCC $400,000
RB Communications, Inc., d/b/a Starfone   2014 FCC $408,668
AT&T AT&T telecommunications 2016 FCC $450,000
Kajeet Inc.   2015 FCC $450,000
New Sensor Corp.   2013 FCC $450,000
Lightyear Network Solutions LLC   2013 FCC $475,000
AT&T AT&T telecommunications 2004 FCC $490,000
PTT Phone Cards, Inc.   2015 FCC $493,327
United Telecom Inc.   2014 FCC $500,000
U.S. Satellite United Natural Foods wholesalers 2013 FCC $500,000
United States Cellular Corp. Telephone & Data Systems Inc. telecommunications 2007 FCC $500,000
AT&T AT&T telecommunications 2004 NC-AG $500,000
Qwest Communications International Inc. CenturyLink telecommunications 2000 MN-AG $500,000
Qwest International CenturyLink telecommunications 2001 NJ-DCA $500,000
Marriott International, Inc. Marriott International hotels 2018 FCC $504,000
HTC America, Inc.   2012 FCC $515,000
Globalcom Inc.   2014 FCC $537,127
Cumulus Media Cumulus Media media 2016 FCC $540,000
Viacom ViacomCBS media 2004 FCC $550,000
Centurylink CenturyLink telecommunications 2019 FCC $550,000
World Communications Satellite Inc.   2004 FCC $560,000
Farmers Insurance Exchange, Truck Insurance Exchange and Fire Insurance Exchange Farmers Insurance Exchange financial services 2015 MO-AG $575,000
Qwest Corporation CenturyLink telecommunications 2002 OR-AG $575,000
Bear Down Brands, LLC   2018 FCC $590,380
Cox Communications Cox Enterprises media 2015 FCC $595,000
General Communication Inc. GCI Liberty telecommunications 2015 FCC $600,000
Marriott International Marriott International hotels 2014 FCC $600,000
AT&T Mobility AT&T telecommunications 2013 FCC $600,000
AT&T AT&T telecommunications 2015 FCC $640,000
Presidential Who's Who   2014 FCC $640,000
Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc., d/b/a Claro   2013 FCC $650,000
TNT DBS Marketing Inc.   2007 NC-AG $676,000
Sound Around, Inc.   2020 FCC $685,338
AT&T Inc. AT&T telecommunications 2012 FCC $700,000
M.C. Dean   2015 FCC $718,000
Smart City Holdings LLC   2015 FCC $750,000
Clear Channel Communications iHeartMedia media 2004 FCC $755,000
Dynasty Mortgage   2005 FCC $770,000
AT&T AT&T telecommunications 2003 FCC $780,000
Comcast Comcast telecommunications 2012 FCC $800,000
Globcom Inc.   2003 FCC $806,861
T-Mobile USA Inc. Deutsche Telekom telecommunications 2014 FCC $819,000
InPhonic Inc.   2007 FCC $819,905
Matrix Telecom   2014 FCC $875,000
Swarm Technologies, Inc.   2018 FCC $900,000
Advanced Tel, Inc.   2017 FCC $975,000
iHeart Communications Inc. iHeartMedia media 2015 FCC $1,000,000
Level 3 CenturyLink telecommunications 2013 FCC $1,000,000
Univision Radio Univision Communications media 2010 FCC $1,000,000
Advantage Telecommunications Corp.   2017 FCC $1,000,000
DRS Global Enterprise Solutions   2020 FCC $1,000,000
TerraCom, Inc. and YourTel America, Inc.   2013 FCC $1,016,000
Puerto Rico Telephone Company and America Movil   2016 FCC $1,100,000
Time Warner Cable Charter Communications telecommunications 2014 FCC $1,100,000
T-Mobile USA Inc. Deutsche Telekom telecommunications 2003 FCC $1,100,000
Qwest Communications International, Inc. CenturyLink telecommunications 2001 CT-AG $1,100,000
Viacom ViacomCBS media 2015 FCC $1,120,000
Scripps Broadcasting Holdings E.W. Scripps media 2019 FCC $1,130,000
OCMC Inc.   2006 FCC $1,133,761
Sprint Corp. Deutsche Telekom telecommunications 2015 FCC $1,175,000
NOS Communications Inc.   2003 FCC $1,200,000
WEBNET   2002 FCC $1,200,000
Sprint Communications Deutsche Telekom telecommunications 2005 MI-AG $1,200,000
Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway railroads 2016 FCC $1,210,000
UTPhone Inc.   2013 FCC $1,234,456
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications 2012 FCC $1,250,000
Business Options Inc.   2004 FCC $1,280,000
Assist 123 LLC   2014 FCC $1,300,000
Open Access Acquisition LLC   2013 FCC $1,300,000
Sprint Nextel Deutsche Telekom telecommunications 2007 FCC $1,325,000
Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications telecommunications 2016 FCC $1,350,000
SBC Communications AT&T telecommunications 2003 FCC $1,350,000
CSDVRS LLC   2012 FCC $1,380,000
Intrado Communications Apollo Global Management private equity (including portfolio companies) 2015 FCC $1,400,000
BellSouth Corporation AT&T telecommunications 2003 FCC $1,400,000
Preferred Long Distance   2015 FCC $1,440,000
Easy Telephone Services d/b/a/ Easy Wireless   2013 FCC $1,586,545
Advanced Tel   2015 FCC $1,588,988
Net One International NetOne International miscellaneous services 2016 FCC $1,600,000
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(*): Some penalties are partial or complete duplicates of other penalty records, either because a DOJ settlement duplicates an agency record or because EPA listed the full penalty for a company for each of the company's relevant facilities. Penalty amounts marked with an asterisk have been identified by Good Jobs First as duplicating other penalty amounts.