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  Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:02 AM

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At Least One Major Carrier Lied About Its 4G Coverage, FCC Review Finds

Verizon was accused of filing false 4G coverage map, triggering investigation.

Ars Technica
Jon Brodkin
12/10/2018, 11:20 AM

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Four months after receiving a complaint claiming that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, the Federal Communications Commission says that at least one carrier is apparently guilty of significant rules violations.

The FCC did not name any specific carrier in its announcement and did not respond to our question about whether Verizon is among the carriers being investigated. But the investigation was apparently triggered by a complaint about Verizon filed in August by the Rural Wireless Association (RWA).

Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says

The RWA, which represents rural carriers, made its case to the FCC by submitting speed test data. The speed tests showed the Verizon network wasn't providing 4G LTE service in areas that Verizon claimed to cover, according to the RWA.

Inaccurate coverage maps could make it difficult for rural carriers to get money from the Mobility Fund, a government fund intended for unserved areas.

"A preliminary review of speed test data submitted through the challenge process suggested significant violations of the Commission's rules," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday in his announcement of the FCC investigation.

Verizon denied filing false coverage map

The FCC last year required Verizon and other carriers to file maps and data indicating their current 4G LTE coverage in order to help the FCC determine where to distribute up to $4.5 billion in Mobility Fund money over the next 10 years.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 07:35 AM

Why does it seem like whenever there's wrongdoing in the cable industry the name "Comcast" come up, and whenever it's telecom the name "Verizon" comes up
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Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:41 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 11 December 2018 - 07:35 AM, said:

Why does it seem like whenever there's wrongdoing in the cable industry the name "Comcast" come up, and whenever it's telecom the name "Verizon" comes up

Just lucky I guess. Over the years, I've had accounts with both companies and had lots of trouble with both. Verizon would overbill us every month for a service called Mr. Rescue. Every month I would call and tell them we never signed up for Mr. Rescue and every month they would deduct it from the bill. Like clockwork, the next month the charge would reappear. The same thing happened to my sister and after a few months, we cut our losses and signed with another company.

Comcast was just flat-out unresponsive to complaints about frequent outages.
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