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Federal Communications Commission
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

June 22, 1999
Emily Hoffnar (202) 418-0253

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard
Regarding the DC Circuit Order Granting the FCC Motion for Stay

This stay is good news for consumers. It means that the FCC's access charge reform plan remains in effect and long distance companies will see huge reductions in access charges effective July 1. If long distance companies pass these savings along to their customers, consumers will see a half billion dollars in long distance savings.

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