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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 10, 1999

Linda Paris 202/418-0500

Statement by FCC Chairman William E. Kennard

American consumers are paying less for long distance today than they ever have in history.

I intend to look very carefully at whether consumers who make very few calls -- even at these historically low per-minute prices -- are disadvantaged by the flat charges that long distance companies choose to put on their bills.