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FCC chair to work with Congress on prison cellphone issues


October 27, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he's willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation's prisons.

In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote to U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee, telling him that he'll try to arrange a meeting among those groups within 120 days and report its progress to Congress, fulfilling a request

"I share your concerns about the proliferation of contraband wireless devices in prisons and the potentially devastating imp...

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