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BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Investigation on the Commission's own motion into the
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
DECEMBER 17, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
ORDER INSTITUTING INVESTIGATION
INTO THE OPERATIONS OF TRACFONE WIRELESS, INC.
By this Order, the Commission institutes an Investigation into the failure of TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone) to pay public purpose surcharges and user fees on its intrastate telephone revenue. The Commission orders TracFone to show cause why it should not immediately be ordered to pay all such outstanding sums, and be subject to possible additional remedies and penalties for violation of California statutes and Commission rules which require collection and remittance of public purpose surcharges and user fees.