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FCC Reverses Home Roaming Rules

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Apr 21, 2010, 11:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today the Federal Communications Commission overturned a 2007 decision about rules regulating wireless roaming. Wireless network operators will now be required to offer voice roaming services to other carriers in areas where those carriers own spectrum but have yet to build network coverage. The new rules make it mandatory for carriers to forge reasonable agreements about voice roaming. The FCC today also indicated that it is giving thought to applying the same rules to data roaming. Last, the FCC furthered its agenda of transitioning where the Universal Service Fund money is spent. Now, the money is spent expanding voice services to rural areas. The FCC wants the money to be spent on expanding broadband services in those areas instead.

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Apr 21, 2010, 11:59 AM


this is insane, wow what a good way to make money. So if I buy spectrum knowing I don't have enough money to build towers I will buy it anyways and make money because I can just use someone elses towers thats in my spectrum? lol
I don't understand what the FCC is doing.

I'm just going to chalk it up to the guy's in charge finding a new way to get more money from the people in the name of helping the public.

I can't wait to find out what negative effect this has on the...
Ok look at it this way. Small carrier buys spectrum. Gets low rate on roaming. Spent boat load on spectrum and is trying to make a profit but having a hard time because of major spectrum purchase. One of the bigger 4 see this and step in. They buy the...

Apr 22, 2010, 9:51 AM

when is SEC going to reverse

the discriminate
when is SEC going to reverse the discrimate 25000$ daytrader rule?
if you have 25000$ in your stock account, you can daytrades as many as you wish!
but if you poor and dont have 25000$, you only allow to daytrades 3 times in 5 days period!
that is ...

Apr 21, 2010, 12:07 PM

Its called.....

Obama Nation, get use to it or do something about it. Like vote Republican!
For sure!
Makes about as much sense as voting republican if you don't like the dems

Apr 21, 2010, 12:23 PM

is this good or bad?

I know this would for sure benefit consumers, but does this help carriers?
It helps carriers that do not invest in their network in areas where they own the rights to specific radio frequencies. Where is the encouragement to actually build their own network?
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