FTC and FCC to Make Policy Announcement Regarding Truth-In-Advertising of Long Distance Services

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Media Advisory


Consumers have reported being confused and often misled by the claims made by companies marketing long distance services. New services, including "10-10" numbers and discount calling plans, are heavily promoted in prime-time TV commercials, in national newspaper and magazine campaigns, and through major direct mail promotions. This news conference follows a joint forum held by the two Commissions last November to discuss how these long distance services are advertised and marketed.


What: FCC and FTC will hold a news conference regarding "Truth-in-Advertising" of long distance services.
When: Wednesday, March 1, 9:30am
Where: Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW, Washington, D.C.
Commission Meeting Room
Who: Robert Pitofsky, Chairman of the FTC
William Kennard, Chairman of the FCC


Contact Information

Media Contact:
Mitchell Katz
(202) 326-2161
FTC Office of Public

Affairs John Winston, (202) 418-7450
Mike Balmoris, (202) 418-0253
FCC Office of Public Affairs