On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) issued citations and admonishments against 24 different entities for failing to properly disclose their network management practices, performance, and commercial terms associated with their provision of broadband Internet access service (“BIAS”).
BIAS providers are require to disclose accurate information regarding their network management practices, performance, and the commercial terms of the services they provide via a publicly available, easily accessible website or by transmittal to the Commission, as required by the Commission’s Transparency Rule. The Bureau reminds these providers that failure to comply with these requirements may result in significant fines or forfeitures.
Each entity is directed to publicly disclose the required information via a publicly available, easily accessible website, or by transmittal to the Commission within 30 days of release of the citation or admonishment. A list of the citations and admonishments is available here.
These actions illustrate that the Commission is taking noncompliance with the Transparency Rule seriously, and providers should take the necessary steps to ensure their network management disclosures are compliant. For additional guidance, please review the Commission’s instructions providing an overview of the rule and the related disclosure requirements, available here.
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