from the that's-ridiculous dept

The FCC is investigating why SBC lied on the information they sent to regulators in trying to get approval to offer long distance service. SBC admits there were mistakes, but said it was just a mistake on their part – and not an intentional act to deceive. While it certainly is possible to “make mistakes” considering the importance of trying to convince the FCC that you should be allowed to offer long distance you would think that any info sent to the FCC would be checked at least ten times by ten different people or groups for accuracy. Something doesn’t seem right. No matter what, SBC is going to faced increased scrutiny in every market they try to enter. They’ll almost definitely be fined significantly.

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