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Two major communications companies are asking legislators to repeal a ban which prohibits them from cold calling existing customers to sell products. In 2000, in accordance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Idaho passed the “No Call” legislation that banned phone solicitations from telecommunications companies to existing customers. Century Link and Frontier Communications are both lobbying the 2013 legislation to repeal the law, stating that they need the option to call current customers in order to stay competitive. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has expressed criticism against the repeal of the law, stating that residents who have opted in to Idaho's "Do Not Call" list shouldn't be subjected to a potential violation of their privacy.
Miller, J. (2013, January 20, 2013). Telecoms to Lawmaker: Lift Cold Call Restrictions. Retrieved from http://www.ktvb.com/news/capitol-watch/business/Telecoms-to-lawmakers-Lift-cold-call-restrictions-187672071.html