Members of Congress Request Information on Access Charges and "Traffic Pumping Schemes"
Originally published: October 14, 2009
Last updated: October 14, 2009 - 8:36pm
House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Subcommittee Chairmen Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) sent letters to AT&T, Qwest, Sprint, and Verizon regarding access charges and so-called "traffic pumping schemes." The Committee is seeking information on the nature and scope of these schemes as well as the steps companies take to resolve disputed charges. The lawmakers have requested replies from the companies by October 27.
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