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April 9, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
MCI Communications Corp. asked California regulators to lower the fees that local phone companies charge to start and finish long-distance calls within the state. The Washington-based long-distance company said the so-called access fees charged by dominant local phone service providers Pacific Bell and GTE cost residents and businesses $375 million a year. MCI made the request in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.
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April 9, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
MCI Communications Corp. asked California regulators to lower the fees that local phone companies charge to start and finish long-distance calls within the state. The Washington-based long-distance company said the so-called access fees charged by dominant local phone service providers Pacific Bell and GTE cost residents and businesses $375 million a year. MCI made the request in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.
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February 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
LA Cellular Seeks Rate Changes: In a petition to be filed today with the state Public Utilities Commission, LA Cellular said the state should eliminate its 30-day advance notice requirement for rate changes to permit reductions to become immediately effective. Cellular telephone rates in California, which are among the highest in the nation, haven't dropped since service was introduced in 1984.
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September 28, 1987 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Outspoken consumer advocate Sylvia Siegel characteristically minced no words with the five men who control telephone rates in California. "You're hot to deregulate telephones," she declared, "and it's going to be over my dead body!" Siegel made her comment as the state Public Utilities Commission embarked last week on an exploratory hearing that could pave the way for far less regulation of local phone companies.
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October 23, 1992 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's cellular telephone users, who have made the state the mobile communications capital of the nation, may soon enjoy rate reductions for the first time since service began here in 1984. But the cuts, which could slash rates in one of the nation's most expensive cellular markets by as much as one-third, are likely to add more congestion to the already overcrowded cellular airwaves, the phone companies say.
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