GCI Communications Settles with FCC Over Rural Healthcare

The company will also develop training and compliance programs after violations.

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau has announced a settlement with GCI Communication Corp. resolving an investigation into the company’s activities related to the Rural Health Care Program. The settlement includes a repayment of $26 million to the Universal Service Fund (USF), and GCI will also apply improved compliance measures for its participation in the program. The company had charged certain healthcare providers an incorrect urban rate, resulting in excessive reimbursement amounts from the USF.

“Compliance with the USF’s Rural Health Care Program rules is a critical component in making sure that medical providers have access to the types of communications equipment and services needed to enhance medical options and care in rural communities,” said FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Loyaan Egal. “This global settlement reflects our strong partnership with the Department of Justice in protecting the USF, and we thank them for their efforts in this particular case.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Bureau Chief Egal as he oversees the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.
  • For Chair Jessica Rosenworcel as she heads the Federal Communications Commission.
  • For Attorney General Garland as he collaborates with the FCC to protect medical service communications.

Sources: Federal Communications Commission


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