FCC consumer affairs chief ‘deeply concerned’ by AT&T’s report comments

December 2, 2011 Off By administrator

FCC consumer affairs chief ‘deeply concerned’ by AT&T’s report comments
News from The Verge:

The war of words in the wake of AT&T’s withdrawn application to buy T-Mobile USA continues to escalate this afternoon. As a government agency, we’d figured the FCC might take the high road by not responding to AT&T’s rebuttal this morning — but it wasn’t to be. The Commission’s chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Joel Gurin, relayed a message via the FCC’s official Twitter account:

As a refresher, Jim Cicconi is AT&T’s senior executive VP of external and legislative affairs, the man who penned fiercely-worded statements bashing the FCC’s staff report both today and yesterday. There are numerous portions of AT&T’s most recent rebuttal that Gurin could take issue with, but this snippet from Cicconi’s conclusion could’ve been the tipping point:

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Malaga station cited for violation
News from Vineland Daily Journal:

TRENTON — More than a dozen gas stations, including US Gas in Malaga, have been charged with selling fuel with octane levels below what was advertised, the state Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday.

The civil complaints come after the New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures conducted a two-week investigation of octane levels at 325 filling stations across the state.

“With the holiday travel season here, New Jersey’s consumers will be filling up their gasoline tanks. With some stations charging over $ 4 per gallon for premium grade gasoline, we want to ensure that consumers are getting their money’s worth,” said Thomas R. Calcagni, director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. “Of the 325 gas stations inspected, 4 percent allegedly practiced deceptive advertising with regard to the quality of fuel sold. We’re holding them accountable.”

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