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Fines proposed for 3 wireless carriers

August 31, 2007|From Times Wire Services

Federal regulators proposed fining three wireless carriers a combined $2.8 million for failing to give enough consumers cellphones equipped with emergency location technology.

The Federal Communications Commission said it planned to fine Sprint Nextel Corp. $1.3 million, Alltel Corp. $1 million and United States Cellular Corp. $500,000. The companies have 30 days to argue why they should not be fined.

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