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FCC Announces $24M Settlement

On December 23, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced a settlement with IBM “for alleged violations of the FCC’s E-Rate program rules in connection with the New York City and El Paso school districts.” As a part of the settlement, IBM will return $24.25M to the Universal Service Fund. Per the FCC’s press release, “investigations found that IBM had not satisfied the Commission’s competitive bidding rules in New York for Funding Years 2005-2008 and had provided ineligible equipment and services in El Paso for Funding Year 2001.”

The FCC’s press release regarding the settlement may be found here.

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