Comcast, Verizon sued for failure to pay 911 fees

An Alabama company has sued Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and several other operators of phone services for allegedly failing to pay $214 million in fees to support the 911 emergency call system.

In its Massachusetts lawsuit, Phone Recovery Systems accuses the landline service providers of reducing the 911 fees they collect and not paying enough to support the system. The defendants say the lawsuit is meritless and have asked for its dismissal.

FierceTelecom has a complete report on this legal action here. 

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