The FCC has fined Anchorage, Alaska-based General Communications, Inc. $620,000 for failing to register 118-towers and for failing to properly light three of them to comply with flight safety rules. A settlement was reached and announced late Tuesday (October 20) by the FCC in Washington.
The wireless, Internet and phone company’s wholly-owned tower
subsidiary, The Alaska Wireless Network, reported to the FCC in early
2014 that it discovered numerous apparent violations of the tower
registration requirements, including for many towers that it had
recently acquired. A subsequent investigation by the FCC’s Wireless
Bureau showed that about 118 communications towers had not been
registered in the Antenna Structure Registration system and that three
towers did not meet lighting requirements.
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