Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Purple Communications
Current Parent Company: 
ZVRS
Penalty: 
$11,900,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
December 18, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission announced an $11.9 million fine against Purple Communications for improperly billing the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund, which enables persons with speech or hearing disabilities to make and receive phone calls.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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