Gov. Nixon signs changes to telephone fees - KMOV.com

Gov. Nixon signs changes to telephone fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missourians who make lots of long-distance phone calls could see their bills reduced while local phones could get more pricey.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday that gradually cuts the rates telephone companies charge one another for connecting callers from one part of Missouri to another. The legislation would apply only to the largest companies.

Missouri's access fees for in-state phone calls are among the highest in the nation and much higher than the rate set by the federal government for calls between different states. The fees generally are built into the rates charges to phone customers.

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Telephone bill is HB1750.

Online:

Nixon: http://www.gov.mo.gov

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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