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February 20, 2003

MPSC to hold hearing on Relay Missouri surcharge

From: St. Louis Business Journal, MO - 20 Feb 2003

The Missouri Public Service Commission is planning an on-the-record presentation on March 3 to receive more information about the Relay Missouri surcharge on Missouri telephone bills.

The commission opened a case last November to review the surcharge, which is currently 9 cents a month per telephone access line. In February the staff recommended raising the price to 10 cents a month per telephone access line based on updated projections.

The Relay Missouri program provides deaf, hearing-impaired and speech-impaired residents access to the telephone network to make a call. A communications assistant then translates the call.

Missouri law requires the commission to review the surcharge every two years or so. It lowered the surcharge in March 2001 from 13 cents a month to 9 cents.

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