Appeals Court Shuts Down Verizon's Roaming Complaint
Dec 4, 2012, 11:12 AM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
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