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Released: September 19, 2012
Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1381

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

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File No.: EB-09-SE-149
In the Matter of
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Acct. No.: 201232100038
HTC America, Inc.; HTC Corporation
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FRN: 0018941682

ORDER

Adopted: September 18, 2012

Released: September 19, 2012

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the
Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and HTC
America, Inc., a subsidiary of HTC Corporation, and HTC Corporation (collectively, HTC). The Consent
Decree resolves and terminates the Bureau’s investigation into HTC’s compliance with Sections
20.19(c)(1) and 20.19(d)(1) of the Commission’s rules (Rules)1 pertaining to the deployment of digital
wireless hearing aid-compatible handset models.
2.
The Bureau and HTC have negotiated the Consent Decree that resolves this matter. A
copy of the Consent Decree is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
3.
After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the facts before us, we
find that the public interest would be served by adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the
investigation.
4.
In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we conclude that our
investigation raises no substantial or material questions of fact as to whether HTC possesses the basic
qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or obtain any Commission license or
authorization.
5.
Accordingly,

IT IS ORDERED

that, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 503(b) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules,3 the Consent
Decree attached to this Order

IS ADOPTED.



1 47 C.F.R. § 20.19(c)(1), (d)(1).
2 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), 503(b).
3 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.111, 0.311.

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1381

6.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that the above-captioned investigation

IS

TERMINATED

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7.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED

that a copy of this Order and Consent Decree shall be
sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to Brooks Larsen, Vice President &
Associate General Counsel, HTC America, Inc., 13920 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 400, Bellevue, WA
98005, and to Amy Wolverton, Executive Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, HTC
America, Inc., 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20004.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
P. Michele Ellison
Chief, Enforcement Bureau
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