Appeals Court Shuts Down Verizon's Roaming Complaint
A U.S. appeals court today rejected Verizon's claims that the Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to enact a mandatory roaming requirement between competing carriers. In 2011, the FCC ruled that wireless network operators have to allow competitors' customers to roam onto their data networks at fair rates. Verizon challenged the ruling, believing the FCC was overreaching its purview. The court sided with the FCC, stating that it does have such authority, and that the mandate does not amount to "unfair government seizure" as Verizon complained.
Court: FCC Allowed to Manage Tower Siting Process
An appeals court sided with the FCC recently in a decision that upholds the agency's authority to accelerate the process of gaining local approval for cell towers. The U.S.
AT&T, Verizon Take Issue with FCC's Data Roaming Rules
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have challenged a ruling made by the FCC in December regarding data roaming rates. The FCC sided with an argument made by T-Mobile about how reasonable roaming rates are calculated.
Flat Wireless Alleges Verizon Charging Unfair Roaming Rates
Flat Wireless, a Texas-based company, has filed a complaint with the FCC over roaming rates charged by Verizon Wireless. Flat said Verizon's data rates are "unjust and unreasonable in absolute terms and in relation to charges assessed by Verizon Wireless for similar services to its retail customers, MVNOs, and to international roaming partners.
FCC Agrees to Help Better Define Data Roaming Rates
The FCC today granted T-Mobile's petition that the agency "provide guidance on the application of the commercial reasonableness standard" with respect to data roaming rates. T-Mobile filed the petition earlier this year in order to help it and other carriers negotiate better roaming rates with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Honestly....the FCC is getting out of control and becoming a rogue agency....
The purpose of the FCC is to determine what frequencies radio stations can operate on so as to m...