Phone Rates

The FCC today took the first step in a series of actions commissioners say will eventually save consumers billions of dollars in international telephone fees. Today's order will allow American phone companies to negotiate rates directly with foreign carriers. In the weeks ahead, the FCC is expected to announce another policy change that would limit the fees U.S. companies pay their foreign counterparts. NPR's Phillip Davis reports.



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