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DirecTV Faces $87,500 Fine From FCC

6/18/2004 11:35 AM Eastern

Washington — DirecTV Group Inc. might have to pay an $87,500 fine to the U.S. Treasury for repositioning a satellite without permission from the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said Friday.

In a statement, the FCC said “strict adherence to the rules governing modification of satellite authorizations is critical to minimizing the risk of collisions between satellites.”
The FCC issued a notice of apparent liability, which DirecTV may contest.

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