The wireless industry goes activist around Open Access

17 years ago

By Marcia Kadanoff

A collection of wireless industry entrepreneurs including former executives at Virgin Mobile USA, Zingy, Vindigo, Omnisky, PalmSource and Penthera, has urged the US FCC to follow the suggestions for open access put forward by Frontline for the upcoming spectrum auction. “One does not have to ask Comcast or Time Warner Cable or even Verizon’s DSL division for permission to launch a new product, service or device,” the coalition said in its letter to Martin. “To borrow the Nike slogan, you can ‘just do it’. In wireless, on the other hand, you can ‘just ask the Big 4’.” reports RCR News. Naturally, the carriers oppose this approach.

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