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A new law aims to make prison calls affordable. The FCC must decide what that means.

May 31, 2023
The agency has more authority to regulate the cost of those calls, which could mean significant savings for families of the incarcerated.
While Congress gave the FCC authority to cap the cost of prison calls in 2014, that didn't apply to roughly 80% of calls made within states. Above, a bank of telephones at a detention facility in Virginia.
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As 911 outages increase, FCC considers new rules

Aug 24, 2015
The system is moving from analog to digital. The in-between phase has weak spots.

The FCC takes action to deal with robocalls

Jun 22, 2015
Closing loopholes and allowing blocking could help stop annoying calls and texts.

What Gmail Voice will give Google

Aug 26, 2010
Everybody's talking about the new service Google rolled out yesterday - making voice calls through Gmail.  Wired's Ryan Single has an...