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Skype Asks FCC to Level the Playing Field

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Feb 22, 2007, 11:47 AM   by (staff)

Skype recently petitioned the FCC to force wireless network operators to completely open their networks to all devices and applications. Carriers currently limit which phones and applications run on their networks and specifically prohibit Skype-based calls. Skype claims that by more stringently applying existing laws (1968 Carterfone decision), consumers could purchase a voice or data plan and then use whichever device they choose on whichever network they want. Competition from companies like Skype would lead to more choice and lower prices for consumers.

more info at Ars Technica »



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Consider this SkillciaX Feb 26, 2007, 5:11 AM
This would only shift consumer costs to data use Globhead Feb 26, 2007, 2:22 PM
IMPOSSIBLE!!! SNREK Feb 22, 2007, 5:55 PM
I think most of you are missing the point... kiwietnies Feb 23, 2007, 3:48 PM
Skype is full of crap wu10304 Feb 24, 2007, 1:34 PM
Sounds a bit desperate to me muchdrama Feb 22, 2007, 6:09 PM
Great Ideas DetMiMobile Feb 24, 2007, 5:35 PM
Skype really sucks acculabs Feb 23, 2007, 12:05 PM
misunderstand of request ecmark00 Feb 23, 2007, 10:33 AM
Any use of a wireless network is detrimental! nikg Feb 22, 2007, 7:25 PM
If this for some odd reason did occur... ErikaMarie Feb 22, 2007, 3:53 PM
This is already possible >>>>> justinwilliams Feb 22, 2007, 6:39 PM
Different situation urnamehere Feb 22, 2007, 1:48 PM
yeah right flying_monkey Feb 22, 2007, 12:20 PM
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