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Democracy & Technology Blog UPDATE: Rural Phone Companies Promoting “Adult” Lines Sued

My recent post, Paying for Porn, notes that the FCC is looking into an alleged scam in which rural phone carriers are collecting huge federal universal service fees for connecting long-distance calls to “adult” chat lines.
Ever wonder which companies are alleged to have done this? Here’s a list, complete with map, from The DesMoines Register. AT&T and Qwest have filed suit against them.

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Telephone companies sued: Lawsuits filed separately by Qwest and AT&T allege seven Iowa companies have illegally collected fees. Copyright (c) 2007, The Des Moines Register.