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HTC AGREES TO CONSENT DECREE WITH THE FCC

September 28, 2012 –   In September a consent decree was entered into by the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, HTC America, Inc., a subsidiary of HTC Corporation, and HTC Corporation. The Consent Decree [DA 12-1381] ends the Enforcement Bureau’s investigation of HTC’s possible violations of Sections 20.19(c)(1) and 20.19(d)(1) of the Commission’s rules related to hearing aid-compatible handsets. In addition to HTC voluntarily contributing $515,000 to the United States Treasury, the agreement outlines terms to ensure future compliance.  They include:  development and implementation of a Compliance Plan that helps certify future compliance with the Communications Laws, including the Hearing Aid Compatibility Rules; creation of a comprehensive hearing aid compatibility outreach program to gain information on the mobile handset communication needs of individuals with hearing disabilities; and filing of Compliance Reports with the Commission at regular intervals after the effective date of the Consent Decree.   

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