ASUSTeK Found Guilty Fined by FCC
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
You may remember a story about ASUS being sued by Netgear, after Netgear accused ASUSTeK of submitting fraudulent test results to the FCC? Well, after a long-running investigation, the FCC have found ASUSTeK guilty and subsequently issued them with a fine.
As you can see in the document below, taken from the FCC website, ASUSTeK is to pay $240K to “resolve equipment marketing Investigations.” What’s interesting about this, is that the payment is effectively peanuts, but the payment will essentially make the problem go away for ASUSTeK.
“ASUSTeK admits that its marketing of these intentional radiators violated the Commission’s rules. To resolve the investigations, ASUSTeK will pay a civil fine of $240,000 and implement a compliance plan that will extend for more than three years to ensure future compliance with the Commission’s equipment marketing rules.”
ASUS allegedly released routers to public that were not FCC-compliant, of which they were later found guilty. Asus and Netgear have now reached this payment agreement following the FCC ruling.