Prison Phone Cos. Continue Bid To Pause FCC Rate Caps

By Jacob Fischler (February 19, 2016, 5:27 PM EST) -- Several inmate phone service companies on Friday rebutted the Federal Communications Commission's bid to have caps on rates the company can charge go into effect before the D.C. Circuit reviews the legality of the regulation, saying the caps would force providers to operate at a loss.

In a reply brief, Global Tel*Link Corp., or GTL, urged the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's order instituting caps on calls from prisons and jails at least until the court can hear a pending appeal. GTL was likely to win the eventual appeal because the FCC overstepped its authority in ordering the caps, and...

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