AT&T Asks FCC To Target Google Voice Call-Blocking

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 6:53 PM EDT) -- In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, AT&T Corp. accused Google Inc. of gaining an unfair advantage over competitors by blocking calls made through its Google Voice service to rural phone numbers that incur higher access charges.

But AT&T argues that Google — "one of the most noisome trumpeters" of net neutrality regulation to stop Internet service providers from blocking services or content — has wedged itself into an "intellectual contradiction" by supporting openness online while trying to avoid the agency's common carrier...
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