FCC plays defense.

In response to the growing hubbub about the FCC levying headline-making fines and then never collecting them, FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis Le Blanc fired back in a post to the official FCC blog, saying, “Since 2013 the Commission has steadily improved its efficiency in bringing proposed fines to conclusion. . . In fact, the Bureau has collected 86% of the actual fines it has imposed over the last two years, a substantial increase over the previous years.” Le Blanc concludes his post with, “Whether it’s protecting consumer data, stopping Wi-Fi blocking, enforcing robocall rules or preventing cramming and slamming, the Enforcement Bureau will not hesitate to protect consumers’ interests and the networks we all rely on.”

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