Letter for Sunday, April 11, 2021

Asleep at the switch?

I read with interest the March 31 article about Hawaiian Telcom owner Cincinnati Bell’s work in advancing their internet services on Kaua‘i, even though they are about to be acquired by an Australian company.

My concern is although Cincinnati Bell’s website tells how they try to minimize illegal telemarketer phone calls by use of robocall blocking system as is strongly recommended by the Federal Communication Commission, Hawaian Telcom is unable or unwilling to do the same!!

I have an old-fashioned land line and am awakened usually on Monday or Tuesday by calls between 4 and 6 a.m. These, and other calls, are usually “spoofed” numbers often with local-looking exchange numbers.

Are the local state utility regulators asleep at the switch?

Richard Machell, Kapa‘a

  1. Kaaona Kipuka April 11, 2021 9:21 pm Reply

    Go back to sleep Richard…

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