AT&T to FCC: Rules must apply to Google too

Telecommunications giant says Google is a powerful company that's trying to fool the government into believing that the rules shouldn't apply to it.

AT&T has taken off the boxing gloves in its fight against the Google Voice service and proposed changes to Net neutrality rules.

In a letter sent to the FCC (PDF) on Wednesday, AT&T went on the attack to portray Google as a powerful company that's trying to fool the FCC into believing that the rules shouldn't apply to it.

In the letter, AT&T is trying to cover all of its bases. This means that, at times, it's hard to follow which arguments it's trying to make--the one about Google Voice or the one about Net neutrality. And it doesn't help that AT&T stoops a little low by referencing a convent of Benedictine nuns in a list of those hurt by having calls to their numbers blocked to and from Google Voice numbers.

Read more of "AT&T to FCC: Close loopholes and write rules that apply to Google, too" on ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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    Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.

     

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