Despite a modest display of anger when the policy was proposed, small banks are complying with a government rule that they file quarterly call reports electronically rather than on paper.

Every one of the 9,684 banks supervised by the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. filed its first-quarter report electronically, according to James Dudine, the FDIC's assistant director for information services.

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