Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sandwich Isles and Waimana Enterprises
Penalty: 
$76,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 5, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission voted to take multiple actions against Sandwich Isles Communications, which provides phone and broadband service to customers on Hawaiian Home Lands, for violations and apparent violations related to Universal Service Fund (USF) support. As a result, the company was required to repay over $27 million in improper payments of universal service support. In addition, following an investigation by the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, the Commission proposed more than $49 million in fines against the company for apparent violations of rules relating to the high-cost program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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