FCC Enters Into Another Consent Decree Over Unauthorized LED Signs

For the third time in less than a month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has entered into a consent decree with another distributor of LED display signs that did not have the requisite equipment authorization.

In an Order issued in mid-May, the Commission and the company, Florida-based Digital Outdoor, LLC (d/b/a Lightking Outdoor), 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’s LED signs did not possess the required labeling and user manual disclosures in violation of the Commission’s rules.

Under the terms of the settlement, Digital Outdoor will pay a civil penalty of $15,000 and implement a comprehensive compliance plan to minimize the risk of future violations.

The Commission reached separate agreements with Boyce Industries and Media Resources over the marketing of unauthorized LED signs. In those cases, the companies settled with the FCC by paying civil penalties of $39,500 and $19,500 respectively.

View the complete text of the FCC’s Order in connection with Digital Outdoor.

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