• FCC and Verizon Wireless Settle "Mystery Free" Investigation
  • November 8, 2010 | Author: J.G. Harrington
  • Law Firm: Dow Lohnes PLLC - Office
  • This afternoon, the Federal Communications Commission released a settlement with Verizon Wireless in the so-called “mystery fee” investigation, and as a result Verizon will be paying a total of at least $77 million in refunds and to the federal treasury. While the settlement is focused on Verizon’s fees for casual use of wireless data service, it may provide some guidance on truth in billing issues, and also suggests how the FCC may address consumer issues under the National Broadband Plan.