FCC Creates New USF Fraud Enforcement Unit

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Monday to create a new division housed in its Enforcement Bureau that will target potential fraud in Universal Service Fund (USF) programs.  USF, which is managed by the FCC, collects fees and distributes subsidies aimed at promoting universal access to telecom services in the U.S. The FCC said Monday that the new division will be staffed by current employees, and that the division wants to work with other law enforcement entities when necessary.  The FCC’s order is subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget and publication of the agency’s order in the Federal Register.

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