Clyburn, McSweeny Call for Action on Inmate Calling Rates

In an op-ed article that ran in “Wired” today, FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn and Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny called for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to keep his public commitment of four months ago to address high inmate calling service (ICS) rates.  Blaming the new Republican majority at the FCC for declining to defend aspects of a 2015 FCC order on ICS rates, the two Democratic regulators said that “the current majority at the FCC remains silent, while one of the clearest cases of market failure continues to harm our nation’s most vulnerable.

After the FCC’s court loss, FCC chair Ajit Pai publicly committed … that he would act to address these issues. Four months later, and the only thing of note is the FCC’s refusal to enforce its rules regarding the collection of video visitation call data.”

Courtesy TRDaily