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A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 2011 FCC ruling that requires major carriers such as Verizon...

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 2011 FCC ruling that requires major carriers such as Verizon Wireless (VZ) and AT&T (T) to strike mobile data roaming deals with smaller rivals on "commercially reasonable terms." In theory at least, this should make it easier for smaller carriers such as U.S. Cellular (USM), Leap Wireless (LEAP), and NTELOS (NTLS) to offer nationwide data services. However, the fact 4G phones rely on a smorgasbord of frequency bands could cause some problems.
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  • I'll have to add "commercially-reasonable terms" to my growing government-speak repertoire. Am I to take that as just another term for "price controls?" Naw...couldn't be...I have faith in Washington politicians' knowledge of economics and know they wouldn't pull the wool over our eyes.....er, would they?
    5 Dec 2012, 12:03 PM Reply Like
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