FCC To Probe Google Voice Over Call Blocking

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 12:52 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission has asked Google Inc. to provide it with information on the way it manages its Google Voice service to investigate whether it restricts consumers from calling certain rural communities.

The FCC sent Google a letter Friday, saying it was interested in gathering facts to better understand the situation in light of its pending proceedings regarding concerns about “access stimulation,” its prohibition on call blocking by carriers, and its interest in ensuring open, affordable and accessible broadband networks.

It requested information about how...
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