The Pittsburgh Press (June 5, 1941)
LONG DISTANCE CALL RATES WILL BE CUT
Washington, June 5 (UP) –
The Federal Communications Commission said today that its special telephone investigation had resulted in rate reductions totaling $45 million annually, including a $14 million cut scheduled to become effective July 10.
The American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and 21 other companies associated with the Bell system have announced the long-distance reductions after conferences with the FCC.
The FCC said charges in most interstate daytime calls over distances more than 144 and less than 1,530 miles would be reduced. Some evening and Sunday calls over similar distances will also be reduced.