Verizon Calls FCC Action on CALEA Positive Step

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WASHINGTON - The following statement should be attributed to William P. Barr, executive vice president and general counsel for Verizon.

"The action today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward to address the applicability of CALEA, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, to Voice over the Internet is an important and positive step. As Verizon made clear in our filings at the FCC, we agree with the Department of Justice that CALEA covers this emerging technology for transmitting voice, and that the rules apply to voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) providers."

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