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Senators Target Carrier Exclusivity

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Jun 15, 2009, 4:28 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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Carrier Exclusivity is BAD jhr2112 Jun 15, 2009, 7:26 PM
Now This is a Big Deal!!! mitch2009 Jun 15, 2009, 5:14 PM
I wonder what kind of kickbacks they are getting. justfinethanku Jun 18, 2009, 12:30 PM
About time!! carlsberg Jun 16, 2009, 7:27 AM
So the feds want to tell manufacturers who they have to sell to? Globhead Jun 15, 2009, 6:16 PM
nothing better to do? murmermer Jun 15, 2009, 4:42 PM
Seriously Below.Me Jun 15, 2009, 10:17 PM
Yet another nail in the coffin of free market. stevelvl Jun 16, 2009, 11:57 AM
From The Horses Mouth Foneteck Jun 16, 2009, 6:51 PM
I think the most important issue... Slammer Jun 16, 2009, 2:12 PM
Interesting snakpakdeuce Jun 16, 2009, 1:01 PM
I hope it passes... miko34 Jun 16, 2009, 3:46 AM
Why the FCC? irockash Jun 15, 2009, 5:38 PM
Looks to me like... RUFF1415 Jun 15, 2009, 7:13 PM
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