A handful of U.S. senators has asked the Federal Communications Commission to review the practice of exclusive distribution deals between handset makers and wireless network operators. The senators believe that such exclusive deals may harm consumer choice, and want the matter explored in detail. The senators' group, which includes former presidential candidate John Kerry, filed a letter with the FCC on June 15. It read, in part, "We ask that you examine this issue carefully and act expeditiously should you find that exclusivity agreements unfairly restrict consumer choice or adversely impact competition in the commercial wireless marketplace." The senators are going to meet to discuss possible legislation regarding the issue on June 17.