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New Rule Could Improve Rural Phone Service

By KBJR News 1

New Rule Could Improve Rural Phone Service

February 14, 2012 Updated Feb 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM CDT

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Sick of having your phone call dropped because of poor phone service? Well that may soon become a thing of the past.

A new ruling by the Federal Communications Comissions (FCC) will help improve phone service to rural areas. This ruling comes after dozens of lawmakers wrote the FCC to fix phone service problems in rural communities.

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were among these lawmakers to write the FCC about their concern for poor quality phone service in rural areas.

Senator Franken said he had received multiple complaints of calls that failed to complete, were delayed, had poor voice quality, lacked correct caller ID information, or where the originating carrier simply refused to place calls to certain rural areas.

Not only are dropped or delayed calls annoying, they hurt businesses and consumers in rural areas from conducting a profitable business.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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