FCC publishes order, seeks further comments
by Aleks Kajstura, December 21, 2015
On Friday, the FCC’s latest order was published in the federal register.
The new fee limits and rate cap of 11¢ per minute for prepaid calls from prison is effective March 17, 2016 and the fee limits and tiered rates (14¢-22¢) for calls from jail go into effect on June 20, 2016.
(For a detailed summary of the new fee and rate caps, check out the FCC’s October 22 press release.)
FCC Seeks Comment
The FCC also published a call for comments on “ways to promote competition for Inmate Calling Services (ICS), video visitation, rates for international calls, and considers an array of solutions to further address areas of concern in the (ICS) industry.”
Comments can be submitted online for docket number 12-375; comments are due January 19, 2016, followed by reply comments two weeks later.