AT&T Urges FCC Probe of Google Voice Service

Company complains that the service is reportedly restricting calls to certain areas with carriers that charge high access fees.

AT&T Inc. is urging the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Google Inc.'s Google Voice service on grounds it may be violating federal telecommunications laws.

The phone giant based its request on news reports that said Google Voice restricts users from placing calls to certain areas with carriers that charge high access fees. Under federal law, other telephone service providers don't have that option.

"By blocking these calls, Google is able to reduce its access expenses," AT&T said in a letter it sent Friday to the FCC.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.