Dial `C' For Cheaper Calls

LONG-DISTANCE PRICES MAY plunge again. The Federal Communications Commission may soon announce plans to force local phone companies to reduce the fees they charge long-distance carriers to connect interstate calls to local networks. The Bells rake in roughly $20 billion a year on such interstate access charges, which account for roughly half the cost of every long-distance call. Companies such as AT&T, MCI, and Sprint are expected to pass much of the savings along to customers.

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