Telmex could face government penalty

Once again Carlos Slim's Telmex is coming under fire. This time the Mexican government is investigating allegations that Telmex had prevented smaller competitive service providers from connecting to its network.

Blocking competitors from its network is the tip of the iceberg. The telecom giant is also at odds with the state because it refused to supply information about its network to the government and competitors.  

At this point, the government has yet to provide how large the fine would be or when it would make a final decision about Telmex's actions. This is not the first time Telmex has faced government scrutiny for anti-competitive actions. Last September, the Federal Competition Commission (CFC), Mexico's antitrust commission, accused Telmex of anti-trust practices.

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