Company Agrees to Consent Decree Over Unauthorized LED Signs

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is on a roll when it comes to its enforcement against unauthorized LED signs.

In an action in mid-June, the Commission and Kansas-based Next LED Signs reached an agreement on the terms of a consent decree in connection with the company’s marketing of LED signs used in digital billboards and other commercial and industrial applications. The decree settles charges that the company marketed LED signs without the required equipment authorization, labeling and user manual disclosures, in violation of the Commission’s rules.

Under the terms of the settlement, Next LED will pay a civil penalty of $21,000, and will also implement a comprehensive compliance plan to minimize the risk of future violations.

This is the fourth instance within the past two months in which the FCC has reached a settlement with a company over the illegal marketing of LED signs. In May, the Commission reached a settlement with Florida-based company Digital Outdoor. And in April, the FCC reached separate agreements with two additional companies, Boyce Industries and Media Resources, in connection with similar violations of FCC rules applicable to LED signs.

Read the text of the FCC’s Order in connection with Next LED Signs.

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