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Company: BellSouth
Current Parent CompanyAT&T
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Penalty: $7,000,000
Year: 2001
Date: August 7, 2001
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: utility service violation
Violation Description: The Public Service Commission affirmed a decision that it made in a January 16, 2001 order that requires BellSouth to pay $3.5 million in penalties to the state for failing to meet performance standards in providing service to Competitive Local Exchange Carriers during the month of May. The Performance Standard of which BellSouth was requesting reconsideration involves the average disconnect timeliness in instances in which customers switch local telephone providers but keep the same telephone numbers. The Commission's decision also directs BellSouth to pay $3.5 million directly to the Competitive Local Exchange Carriers for failing to meet this disconnection standard in the prescribed manner.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Georgia Public Service Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Georgia
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Texas
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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