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Google lets most rural calls go through

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ST. PAUL -- Google says its new telephone service now reaches nearly everywhere, after some rural lawmakers and telephone giant AT&T complained that it blocked calls to rural America.

In paperwork filed with the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday, Google said that fewer than 100 U.S. telephone numbers are off limits to Google Voice.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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