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FCC levies $25K fine against San Juan telecom operator

The FCC's headquarters. (Credit: Wikipedia)

The FCC’s headquarters. (Credit: Wikipedia)

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday disclosed it has issued a $25,000 fine against CMARR Inc., a San Juan-based telecommunications operator for “willfully interfering with Federal Aviation Administration weather radar[s]” by operating unlicensed radio transmitters.

“Given the risk to public safety created by CMARR’s unlicensed operations, and the fact that CMARR had already received a warning for similar violations, these actions warrant a significant penalty,” the agency said.

On June 24, 2014, the Enforcement Bureau’s San Juan Office issued what it calls a “Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture” in the said amount to CMARR for violation of Sections 301 and 333 of the Communications Act of 1934.

CMARR had not filed a response to the notice, so the FCC went ahead and affirmed its fine, which must be paid within 30 calendar days of its release date.

According to its website, CMARR provides counseling, programming, installation and equipment repair.

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