Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Verizon Telephone Companies
Current Parent Company: 
Verizon Communications
Penalty: 
$5,700,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
March 4, 2003
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

The Federal Communications Commission entered into a Consent Decree with the Verizon Telephone Companies in which Verizon admitted that it violated a federal ban on marketing long distance services in its local service region prior to receiving FCC authorization.

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: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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