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Maximum FCC Penalties To Increase

Maximum FCC Penalties To Increase

The FCC has increased the maximum amount it can penalize for broadcasters to adjust for inflation. The agency is required to review its penalties every four years. Now the FCC can fine stations up to $27,500 for each day of a violation, with a maximum penalty of $300,000 for any single violation. The new amounts are to take effect 30 days from publication in the Federal Register.
The base amount, or the bottom end of the scale, remains unaffected by the changes.
Leslie Stimson