PSC Warns About The Cost of Calling Iraq

That telephone call to a soldier in Iraq might bring a big surprise after you hang up. A complaint to the Public Sservice Commission says a Missourian calling a relative in Iraq thought the bill would be about one-dollar a minute, the charge the telephone company...

Missouri Southern Students Offered Courses from Up North

Students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin could soon be taking graduate programs from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. They’ll be taking the courses through television or over the Internet. The agreement between the schools lets...

PSC Moves to Protect Victims of Abuse

The Public Service Commission says secrecy is one way to protect domestic abuse victims. Consider this scenario: an abused wife calls a domestic abuse hotline. Later, somebody from the domestic abuse shelter calls back but the abused woman is not at home. Later, her...

Cell Phone Companies Reach Deal With Missouri Over Bills

Two big cell phone companies have struck a deal with the state of Missouri to change their bills. After this, customers will know what parts of their bills are taxes and what parts are add-on charges. The Attorney General had gone after Nextel and Sprint, charging...

More Layoffs Could Be Ahead for Sprint

A financial analyst who watches communications industry developments in Kansas City thinks Sprint will lay off even more people after the first of the year. Sprint has announced another thousand workers will lose their jobs within weeks. The Vice President of...
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