Company faces deadline on cellphone jamming fine

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Associated Press

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Saturday, May 4 at 10:02 AM

BROUSSARD, La. (AP) — An oilfield company faces a May deadline to contest a $126,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission assessed against the company for jamming cellphone calls.

The Daily Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/17xpAiL ) that on April 9, the FCC adopted a notice of apparent liability against Taylor Oilfield Manufacturing Inc. of Broussard, accusing Taylor of using four cellular phone jammers to curtail cellphone use by employees.

Company officials told the FCC the cell jammers, which disrupt cellphone usage, were used to prevent employees from using cellphones at work.

Taylor was given 30 days from April 9 to pay the penalty or respond to the FCC in writing as to why the fine should be canceled or reduced.

Taylor officials did not respond to phone calls seeking comment.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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