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T-Mobile to pay $200 million fine to resolve FCC subsidy investigation

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to resolve a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into its subsidiary Sprint for failing to comply with rules on a low-income subsidy program, the government said Wednesday.

An FCC probe found Sprint, prior to its merger with T-Mobile, was claiming monthly subsidies for serving 885,000 subscribers in the program known as Lifeline even though those subscribers were not using the service. (Reporting by David Shepardson)

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